Thursday, 6 September 2018

WAD Rural Crime Reduction Team & Valleyview RCMP arrest five in relation to shooting incident

RCMP Alberta – Five people are facing charges after the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Team assisted Valleyview RCMP with locating offenders on outstanding warrants in relation to a shooting incident that occurred last month.

On September 4, 2018 WAD RCRU and Valleyview RCMP members observed an adult female on an outstanding warrant exiting her vehicle into a residence. She was arrested shortly thereafter and members located a loaded long barreled rifle in the vehicle, along with brass knuckles and a loaded magazine on her person.

Winona Kristen Lynn Gouchey (30) of Valleyview is facing 9 Criminal Code weapons and firearms related charges.

Gouchey was remanded into custody and appeared in Valleyview Provincial Court on September 6, 2018.

On the same day, patrols located a male wanted on outstanding warrants. A traffic stop was conducted where a firearm was located between the console and drivers seat. A rifle, shotgun and SKS rifle were recovered from the vehicle, all were fully loaded at the time.

Lawrence Edward Tyson Kiyawasew (29) of Valleyview and Tess Courtoreille (19) of No Fixed Address are facing 18 firearms charges. Kiyawasew was remanded into custody for a court appearance on September 6, 2018. Courtoreille was released on bail for a court appearance on September 20, 2018.

RCMP continued their proactive efforts on September 4, 2018 and patrols located another male on outstanding warrants. A traffic stop was conducted where two adult males were arrested. Search incidental to arrest discovered methamphetamine and .22 calibre rifle in the backseat.

Dorian Harvey (20) of Valleyview and Damien Allan James Kappo (26) of Grande Prairie have been charged with possession of methamphetamine and unlawful possession of a firearm. Harvey was remanded into custody for a court appearance on September 6, 2018. Kappa was released was released on bail for a court appearance on September 6, 2018 in Valleyview.

All parties arrested with the exception of Courtoreille were arrested on outstanding charges related to their alleged involvement in an August 9, 2018 shooting incident.

“By focusing on volume crimes perpetrated by a small number of repeat offenders, RCMP will reduce the instances of crime over the long term. Collaboration with enforcement partners will continue to yield positive results for the community. Getting these firearms and drugs off the streets of our community will help keep our residents safe”, said S/Sgt Brent Meyer, Detachment Commander of Valleyview RCMP.

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