On Nov. 25, the Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU) assisted the Southern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (SAD CRU) with the successful apprehension of a male wanted on an arrest warrant.
Previously, charges were laid by SAD CRU against Michael Caseley in relation to a shooting incident at CrossIron Mills. Information was shared amongst the two crime reduction units, and the CAD CRU was able to locate Caseley in the company of two other males. All three were arrested without incident in downtown Edmonton.
The males were in possession of a stolen vehicle at the time of the arrests. Subsequent searches of the males and the stolen vehicle led the RCMP to seize: a significant quantity of cash, a substance believed to be methamphetamine, three loaded handguns, break and enter instruments and a quantity of stolen and/or fraudulently obtained identification, credit cards and other property.
One of the handguns seized was determined to have been stolen from Ontario. All three males were subject to firearms prohibitions as well as on probation orders and/or recognizances.
As a result of these arrests 81 new criminal charges have been laid, and four warrants were executed against Alan Ray McAbee (39), Justin Cecil Scott (34) and Michael Keith Caseley (42). The criminal charges include multiple possession of stolen property charges as well as multiple charges for firearms offences.
A judicial interim release hearing has been held for all three accused. They remain in custody with a court date scheduled for Dec. 9 in Edmonton. Caseley also has an appearance set for Dec. 11 in Airdrie Provincial Court.
"Nothing good can come from loaded guns being in the wrong hands" says Staff Sergeant Gary Hollender Acting Operations Officer for Central Alberta District. "Our CRU mandate is to continue to target the interruption of criminal activity in an effort to reduce crime."