On Feb. 4, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m., the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was conducting patrols when they observed a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a hotel. The CRU unit conducted a traffic stop and determined through their investigation that the vehicle was stolen. The driver of the vehicle was arrested without incident. During a search of the vehicle, police seized three firearms, ammunition, and a small amount of methamphetamine.
The 37-year-old male of Grande Prairie has been charged with the following Criminal Code Offences:
· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000
· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000 x 4
· Unlawful possession of firearm in a vehicle x 3
· Unlawful possession of ammunition in a vehicle
· Possession of a controlled substance
He has been remanded in custody to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on Feb.8, 2018.
Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.
If you have information on this or any other crime in Grande Prairie, contact Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at 780-830-5700 or should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.
Grande Prairie, Alberta Media Release – February 6, 2018