Crime Stoppers: Man wanted after two shootings in Wabasca-Desmarais


On Jan. 5, 2019, Desmarais RCMP investigated two complaints where it was alleged 30-year-old Lance Lessard Atkinson discharged a firearm at two victims in two separate locations.

One victim was injured and is now recovering. The second victim was not physically harmed.

RCMP made several unsuccessful attempts to locate Atkinson. They then issued a news release, with his photo, asking for help in finding him. Police also advised the public not to approach him, as they considered him to be armed and dangerous.

Seven days later, police arrested Atkinson in Edmonton, “without incident.”

Theft from vehicle
On Dec. 5, 2018 at approximately 5:45 p.m., an unknown person entered a parked car in the northwest quadrant of Slave Lake. Stolen were keys, credit cards and debit cards. The suspect used these cards at a local gas station a short time later.

Lance Atkinson

Stolen cards
On November 27, 2018 the Slave Lake RCMP began an investigation into a fraudulent use of a credit card. The complainant reported to the RCMP that they had lost their wallet and their bank cards had been used. At 3:40 a.m., a suspect used the stolen cards to purchase items at 7-11 convenience store in Slave Lake.

Slave Lake RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible.

Please contact the Slave Lake RCMP at 780-849-3999 or your local police.
If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Security camera footage from 7-11 convenience store.

In other news from the RCMP files, Grande Prairie RCMP reported on Jan. 12 they are no longer looking for Betsy Peecheemow, who had been missing since Dec. 4. She was found safe and unharmed.

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