Man targeted in newly formed RCMP Crime Reduction unit pleads not guilty to more than 40 charges

Charged by Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and Bashaw RCMP

Lyle Vance (social media photo)

“It takes several pages,” said Judge B.H. Fraser referring to the list of charges on the court docket against Lyle Vance.

Lyle Robert Vance appeared in Stettler provincial court via CCTV from the Red Deer Remand Centre June 28 facing 54 charges and filling up three-and-a-half pages of the court docket.

Vance is charged with various offences including unlawful confinement, robbery with a firearm, possession of prohibited weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, failing to stop for police, resisting arrest, unlawfully being in a dwelling, possession of stolen property, possession of break-in tools, driving while disqualified, careless driving, driving without insurance and breach of probation.

A trial for Vance is set Nov. 8 in Stettler provincial court. The Crown is proceeding against Vance by way of indictable offence, which is the more serious charge.

Vance is co-accused with Lyle Alden Anderson, 26.

Anderson also appeared in Stettler provincial court via CCTV from Red Deer Remand Centre June 28. Anderson faces 39 charges including robbery with a firearm, pointing a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon, unlawfully being in a dwelling, robbery, intimidation by threats and breach of probation.

Vance and Anderson were arrested by Bashaw RCMP. RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project and Blackfalds RCMP began several investigations in January in Mirror.

Blackfalds RCMP investigated a break-and-enter and assault incident at a hotel in Red Deer’s Gasoline Alley Jan. 31. Vance was charged in connection with this incident and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

On Feb. 24 Bashaw RCMP started an investigation into three robberies against persons and both Anderson and Vance were charged with 21 offences.

RCMP say the two were also involved in a flight from police incident in Sylvan Lake on Feb. 22. The two were charged and arrest warrants issued.

In April Bashaw RCMP asked the newly formed Rural Crime Reduction Project to help them locate and arrest Vance and Anderson after the Bashaw RCMP identified the two as repeat offenders still at large.

On April 16 Ponoka RCMP arrested Anderson without incident.

On April 25 Red Deer RCMP responded to a call about a possible kidnapping from a carjacking incident after a woman was assaulted and her van stolen.

The same day, as a result of the RCMP’s intelligence gathering, the Rural Crime Reduction Project members and Bashaw RCMP converged on the tiny hamlet of Mirror and arrested Vance without incident.

Vance faces charges out of Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Bashaw and Blackfalds.

 

Lyle Anderson (social media photo)

Just Posted

Teckla Anderson’s legacy lives on in Stettler

150 youth from central Alberta participate in basketball camp

Points West celebrates five years

Helps seniors age in place

Kitchen table talk: Where change starts

Ask yourself what values you’d like others to come away with

Storm rips through Stettler

Hail pelts region

Angry giant baby Trump balloon makes him feel ‘unwelcome’ in London

Trump told The Sun newspaper that he felt unwelcome in London because of protests, including a giant balloon that was being flown over Parliament on Friday.

Critics claim Trump “defended a tyrant”

Trump questions US intel, not Putin, on Russia 2016 meddling

B.C. reporter calls out immigration photo on social media as fake news

A Vancouver reporter is calling out a British politician for spreading fake news

Hundreds of Arctic glaciers shrinking, disappearing

Out of 1,773 glaciers, 1,353 shrank significantly between 2000 and 2016

Indigenous housing providers worried Liberal proposals could put families on the streets

Indigenous housing providers raise alarms about future of federal funding deals

Concerned about hospice/palliative care misconceptions: Reader

Hospice/palliative care is an approach to care, not defined by a place

Lacombe Corn Maze celebrates CFR 45

Kraay Family Farm opens July 20th

Most Read


Weekly delivery plus unlimited digital access for $50.40 for 52 issues (must live within 95 kilometers of Stettler) Unlimited Digital Access for one year for $50.40 Prefer to have us call you? Click here and we’ll get back to you within one business day.