On Feb. 13, 2019, members of the St. Paul RCMP and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) became involved in a pursuit with a vehicle that fled at high speed. During the pursuit, firearms were thrown from the vehicle.
The pursuit came to an end at a dead end driveway after several minutes, and all four occupants of the vehicle were arrested. Ammunition was recovered inside the vehicle and a prohibited firearm that was discarded during the pursuit was located in a ditch nearby.
A 37-year-old male of Edmonton, a 23-year-old male of Edmonton, a 19-year-old female of Saddle Lake, and a 36-year-old female of Fort Saskatchewan were charged with multiple offences, which included:
- Flight from police
- Dangerous driving
- Careless use of a firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm
- Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Possession of a weapon obtained by crime
- Possession of a weapon with a defaced serial number
The 37-year-old male is also facing two additional counts of possession of a firearm contrary to an order.
He was remanded into custody following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court in St. Paul on Feb. 21, 2019.
The other three individuals were released following a bail hearing and are scheduled to appear in court in St. Paul on Feb. 28, 2019.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.