In the early morning of February 20th, Drumheller RCMP were called to the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site because of reports of suspicious activity.
"Yesterday morning our members were called and a report was made that there was some suspicious activity at the Canadian Badlands Passion Play site," explained Corporal Rachel Pergunas. "In speaking with a couple of members of the community, and determined that two male suspects had been on a red A.T.V. and had believed to have been stealing items."
The community members pointed out to the RCMP where the items were thought to be stashed. They were able to track and arrest the suspects.
"The property reps were able to provide some surveillance footage and with some information from the public. We were able to locate all the stolen items that they had stashed, clearly with the intent of going back to get, after the fact, and left the area on the red A.T.V. We were able to track them down to the community of Nacmine and able to arrest Alvin Sieppert and Allen John McAullay Lampard," stated Pergunas.
Not only did the suspects stash stolen items, but they also tried to steal vehicles without success.
"They have been charged with a number of offenses related to the break and enter. They also tried to steal two vehicles at the Passion Play Site. There was damage to the ignitions as a result of that. Mr. Sieppert was on a number of court-imposed conditions, so he had a number of breached charges as well."
Sieppert is to appear in Drumheller court Friday, February 22nd. and McAullay-Lampard was released on $2000.00, no cash recognizance and to appear in Drumheller court on March 8th.