UPDATE: Wednesday March 14th, 2018 – According to a local resident, the Big River RCMP have recovered of the 2017 white Ford F350 dually in the Debden area. No further details have been provided by the Spiritwood RCMP at this time. Update to follow as more information is available. (Photo credit: Jayden Wingerter)
Spiritwood RCMP are investigating a complaint of a break and enter that occurred in the rural area of Spiritwood Detachment at 12:30 a.m. on March 13. During the incident a firearm was discharged.
At this time one adult male is in custody. This male did not discharge a firearm. No injuries have been reported to police.
28-year-old Ronald Joseph from Big River First Nation is charged with:
- 1 count, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public, section 88 of the Criminal Code
- 1 count, unauthorized possession of a firearm, section 91(1) of the Criminal Code
- 1 count, break and enter, section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code
- 3 counts, theft of motor vehicle, section 333.1 of the Criminal Code
- 1 count, possession of property obtained by crime, section 355(b) of the Criminal Code
- 1 count, operation of a motor vehicle while disqualified, section 259(4) of the Criminal Code
He will appear in Spiritwood Provincial Court on March 14, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
This incident is still under investigation.
A white coloured 2017 Ford F350 dually truck (license plate 995 FTF) is still missing. This vehicle has not been located and the public is advised not to approach it if they see it – please report it to police immediately.
For updates on this article see: Property Owner Who Fired Shots During B&E Will Not Be Charged
Spiritwood RCMP media release March 13,2018