Wabasca man arrested for weapons charges in Slave Lake

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On May 3, 2024, Slave Lake RCMP received a report of a male who refused to leave a business. RCMP officers arrived on scene and located a man, intoxicated, possibly by drugs, with a duffle bag by his side.

The man was recognized by officers and identified as having multiple warrants for his arrest. The man was arrested and EMS was called due to his state. A search of his bag incidental to arrest revealed a sawed-off rifle, ammunition and a knife.

As a result of the investigation, a 26-year-old man from Wabasca was charged with: possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose, other firearm-related offences (x3), mischief under $5,000, failure to comply with an order, obstructing police officer, and escaping lawful custody.

He was brought before a justice of the peace and remanded into custody. His first date was May 8 in Slave Lake Court of Justice.

“Here is another great example of how a seemingly routine call can lead to something more” says Slave Lake RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Sergeant Casey Bruyns. “We encourage the public to keep calling crimes in and helping us apprehend those who would cause harm and further interfere with the enjoyment of our town through criminality.”

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