On Aug. 26, 2021, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a Wetaskiwin RCMP officer was conducting patrols in an industrial area when a suspicious vehicle was observed. The licence plate did not match the vehicle, so the officer conducted a traffic stop. During the subsequent investigation, the driver and passenger were arrested. During a search of the vehicle, the officer located several weapons as well as drugs and break-in tools.
A 36-year-old male of Wetaskiwin, Alta. and a 35-year-old female of Breton, Alta. have been charged with several offences, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine);
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x3);
- Possession of break-in instruments;
- Possession of prohibited weapon while unauthorized (x2).
After a judicial interim release hearing, the 36-year-old male was released with conditions to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Sept. 9, 2021. The 35-year-old female was remanded to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court on Aug. 27, 2021.
Wetaskiwin RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.