On Nov. 9, 2020 Elk Point RCMP along with the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit received information that two people who were wanted by police were driving around in stolen vehicles and were in possession of firearms.
On Nov. 10, 2020 with assistance from the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit, officers located one of the reported stolen vehicles at a residence on Frog Lake First Nation. The vehicle which was found to be stolen from Bonnyville in Oct. 2020 was parked in the driveway. Two males were arrested at the residence. One of them was located hiding in a freezer upstairs inside.
Police located and seized what is believed to be methamphetamine (5g), drug paraphernalia, ammunition and four firearms some of which were loaded inside the residence.
A 37-year-old male of Saddle Lake and a 40-year-old female of Fishing Lake were arrested and charged with the following offences:
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes
- Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
- Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
- Possession of restricted firearm with ammo without licence
- Possession of firearm in a motor vehicle
- Resist/obstruct peace officer
- Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
- Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x4)
The 40-year-old female was additionally charged with weapon possession contrary to an order and fail to comply with release order condition (x2).
Both were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing today in St. Paul Provincial Court.