Three accused in separate high profile Ponoka thefts have cases adjourned

Two men suspected in gun thefts remain in custody, while one other makes first appearance

Two cases involving several break and enters in central Alberta as well as possession of stolen weapons are continuing to make their way through the justice system.

Kirk Kuske, 42, and 23-year-old Clyde Rabbit — both of no fixed address — appeared in Ponoka Provincial Court on Oct. 5 via closed-circuit television (CCTV) from the Edmonton Remand Centre to speak to the 98 overall counts the pair face resulting from a number of alleged incidents from around the region.

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The two men were arrested on Sept. 18 by Ponoka RCMP following a brief vehicle chase after an alert citizen reported a suspicious vehicle that turned out to be reported stolen. A search of the vehicle netted a number of stolen firearms.

Their charges include possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while prohibited and obstruction.

Lawyers for the two accused had their request approved in Ponoka Nov. 9 to reserve pleas on the charges until the pair’s next court appearance — via CCTV as the two will remain in custody.

Stolen vehicles, weapons

A Ponoka man accused in four break and enters along with possession of several stolen items — including a stolen snowmobile, horse trailer and pick up truck.

READ MORE: Suspicious activity links Ponoka man to property crimes

Caleb Shimwell, 19, made his first appearance Oct. 5 in Ponoka Provincial Court on 10 charges including break, enter and theft plus mischief, possession of property obtained by crime and failure to comply with a court order.

Ponoka RCMP arrested Shimwell following the execution of a search warrant on a Ponoka home Sept. 12 where stolen property worth around $38,000 was recovered.

Defence lawyer Rodney Clark was granted a request to reserve Shimwell’s plea and adjourn the case until Oct. 26 to await disclosure.

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