Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit execute search warrant - seize weapons

RCMP Alberta – Our coordinated and intelligence-led Crime Reduction Strategy enables the RCMP to identify crime hotspots and target the repeat offenders responsible for the majority of the crime in our communities.

On Aug. 15, 2018, members of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) in conjunction with the St. Paul RCMP Detachment acted on intelligence gathered and arrested two males at a residence in Saddle Lake who were wanted on outstanding warrants. Following the arrest, a search warrant was executed at the residence and a sawed-off prohibited shotgun, ammunition, and weapons were seized.

"We will continue to track down repeat offenders in various communities and bring them before the courts," says Constable Guillaume Wilson, EADCRU. "Disruption of their illegal activities paves the way for safer communities."

Jay Cardinal (26) of Saddle Lake, was arrested for outstanding warrants which included uttering threats, failing to attend court, and possession of stolen property.

Freddy Cardinal (19) was also arrested for an outstanding warrant for possession of stolen property.

Both males are facing several new charges, which include:

· Possession of a prohibited firearm

· Unsafe storage of a firearm

· Possession of a weapon obtained by crime

· Possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number

· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Jay Cardinal was released following a bail hearing. Freddy Cardinal was also released and both are scheduled to appear in court in St. Paul Provincial Court on Aug. 23, 2018.

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