Three Southern Albertans in Custody as RCMP Make 'Sweet' Arrests

$20,000 worth of stolen maple syrup was recovered after a traffic stop near Nanton.

Mounties have recovered a truckload of stolen maple syrup in southern Alberta.

On Wednesday (Nov. 28), Nanton and High River RCMP were conducting rural patrols when they located a truck and cargo trailer that had been stolen from Chestermere, earlier that morning.

As Mounties approached the truck, the driver fled and jumped into a waiting car. Police attempted to stop the car but it left the area. RCMP members from Nanton, Claresholm, High River, and Turner Valley detachments assisted in locating the fleeing vehicle to a stop just south of Black Diamond, close to Highway 22.

Police arrested two women and one man who are now facing numerous charges. The value of the recovered items is believed to be approximately $110,000, including $20,000 worth of maple syrup.

Shelby Kalman (20) of Claresholm, Shawn  Mclaughlin (28) of Lyalta, and Char-lee Fernell (23) of High River, all face a number of charges.

Kalman and Mclaughlin have been remanded into custody after a judicial hearing with Kalman appearing in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Dec. 3, and Mclaughlin appearing in Lethbridge Provincial Court on Nov. 30.

Fernell was released from custody on a promise to appear in Lethbridge Court on Dec. 3, 2018.  - RCMP Release

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