EADRCRU RCMP arrest four after pursuit

February 15, 2019
Saddle Lake, Alberta

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Vehicle involved in pursuit
Vehicle during pursuit

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.

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Contact information

Cpl. Chris Warren
Media Relations Group
780-831-2347

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