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Accused in central Alberta property thefts pleads not guilty

Ponoka man remains free on bail with preliminary hearing set for April 2019

A Ponoka man accused in a case involving thousands of dollars of stolen property will be heading to trial.

Caleb Shimwell, 19, had his lawyer Rodney Clark appear on his behalf in Ponoka Provincial Court Oct. 26 and had not guilty pleas entered to all 10 charges he is facing. Those criminal counts include break, enter and theft along with mischief, possession of property obtained by crime and failure to comply with a court order.

The charges stem from a search warrant that was executed on a home and property in Ponoka on Sept. 12, where police recovered about $38,000 in property that had allegedly been stolen from around the region.

Shimwell has selected a trial by judge alone in Alberta Court of Queens Bench as well as to have preliminary hearing.

That hearing, which is held to determine whether the crown has enough evidence to proceed to a trail, will be held in Ponoka on Apr. 12, 2019.

A trial date will be set at a later date, should the hearing find a trial is necessary.

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