Eastern Alberta District Makes Arrest for ATM Thefts

EADIS Makes Arrest for ATM Thefts

Eastern Alberta District
General Investigation Section

Gunn, Alta. –  During the afternoon of Nov. 30, 2020, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the Eastern Alberta District General Investigation Section (EADGIS) with assistance from the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) and RCMP Air Services, attempted to apprehend an individual wanted on numerous outstanding warrants.

The individual was followed to a rural area near Barrhead where he evaded capture after fleeing in a motor vehicle.

On Dec. 1, 2020, at approximately 1:20 p.m., EADGIS with the assistance of ERT and the Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, collaborated in the arrest of the same male pursued the previous night.

Darwyn Ronald Beaudry (38) of no fixed address was arrested in Gunn, Alta., after exiting a vehicle and fleeing on foot.

EADGIS became involved in attempting to locate Beaudry after a lengthy year long investigation into ATM thefts around the province of Alberta spanning from September 2019 to Nov. 17, 2020. Beaudry was identified as a suspect in multiple investigations and is alleged to have committed a number of crimes which resulted in significant property damage in the towns of Legal, and Slave Lake. The ATM thefts were from a credit union and gas station. He is also alleged to have committed a break and enter into the No Frills Pharmacy in Vegreville, Alta., which occurred on Nov. 20, 2019.

Beaudry is facing 23 charges from multiple RCMP detachments. Some of the charges include:

  • Participation in a criminal organization
  • Flight from police
  • Resisting arrest
  • Disguise with intent (x3)
  • Break and enter/theft (x5)

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Stony Plain Provincial Court on Dec. 9, 2020.

“These ATM investigations have now resulted in over 100 charges and continue,” says Corporal Robert Burgess, EADGIS. “We continue to follow up on calls received with additional information and more arrests are anticipated.”

EADGIS continue to investigate the ATM thefts that occurred in the towns noted and are asking anyone with information regarding these thefts to contact them at 780-645-8870. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.