Strathmore RCMP have charged three men in relation to property-related offences. Jason Little, 35, Kelly Dwyer, 25, and Ralph Huizinga, 58, are facing 28 charges related to the crime spree.

On September 19, Strathmore RCMP responded to a break and eter to a storage yard. It's alleged that at approximately 3 p.m. a Haulmark Trailer was stolen and inside the trailer was an antique car and other items. According to police, the owner of the trailer circulated images of his trailer and antique car on social media, in attempts to spread awareness and have more eyes in the area looking for his stolen property.

On September 20, after seeing a social media post, a resident of Wheatland County saw a truck pulling the trailer, then called police.

RCMP arrived on scene, and the suspects fled, trying to evade police. RCMP safely disabled the vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and the suspects were arrested. The truck they were driving was also found to be stolen.

"Local residents were instrumental in helping us make these arrests," said Cst. Denzil Morey, Strathmore RCMP Media Relations Officer. “By using social media to raise awareness, they positioned themselves so they could report the sighting right away, and RCMP could move in and apprehend the suspects. This is a great example of the community working with the police to fight crime.”

Little, Dwyer and Huizinga are facing charges that range from possession of property obtained by crime (over $5,000), flight from peace officer, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, and failing to comply with a recognizance.