Stolen Alberta transport truck carrying 49,500 litres of diesel recovered by Clearwater RCMP

A Surrey man has been arrested and released on a promise to appear in court after Clearwater RCMP and Highway Patrol recovered a stolen transport truck carrying 49,500 liters of diesel on Highway 5 last week .

Clearwater Sgt. Grant Simpson said his detachment received a call at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9 from the manager of a major trucking company in Edmonton reporting a stolen 2019 A Kenworth W900 hauls a diesel-laden Class B train from Edmonton, Alberta.

Simpson noted that the complainant said the vehicle had a GPS device that showed the truck was heading south on Highway 5 near Avola. Members of the Clearwater RCMP and the BC Highway Patrol located the vehicle with the assistance of TMX Pipeline traffic control officers and managers working in the area.

This unit has Alberta license plates and is located on Hwy 5 near Hoirrup Road. The driver and sole occupant, a 47-year-old Surrey man, were arrested and transported safely to a Clearwater cell.

Simpson said the man contacted his attorney after arriving at the detachment cell. There was minor damage to the console area and interior of the tractor.

“The owner of the tractor, a 40-year-old Edmonton man, provided a statement to Const. No one had a right to own his vehicle … the total value of the truck, trailer and fuel,” Klassen said on the phone. Estimated at $440,000,” Simpson noted.

Simpson said the fingerprints were obtained from the arrested driver, who was charged and released on Jan. 23, 2023, on a court appearance notice.

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