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Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest two males from Millet after flight from police

Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section (GIS) members were on patrol in the area of Millet, Alta., on Oct. 29, 2021 when they located a Black Dodge Ram with a mismatched license plate.

Following this, a Wetaskiwin Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) member assisted in attempting a traffic stop and the vehicle fled from police.

With the assistance of Wetaskiwin GIS, Crime Reduction Unit (CRU), and Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (CAD CRU), RCMP were able to locate the vehicle after it stopped in a residential neighbourhood in Leduc. At this stop the driver of the vehicle was observed running into the passenger seat of a waiting vehicle.

Wetaskiwin CRU members extracted and arrested both occupants.

A search of the vehicle revealed a loaded sawed off shotgun behind the driver seat. As a result of the investigation multiple charges have been laid against two individuals from Millet.

Lester Devon Acorn, 36, of Millet, Alta. is facing charges for:

• Flight from police;

• Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle;

• Failure to comply with a release order x2;

• Driving while unauthorized;

• Driving uninsured motor vehicle.

Collin Andrew Wark, 58, of Millet, Alta. is facing charges for:

• Possession of a prohibited weapon;

• Possession of a firearm in motor vehicle;

• Possession of a firearm without licence/ registration;

• Possession of a weapon contrary to order;

• Flight from police;

• Failure to comply with undertaking;

• Possession of methamphetamine;

• Possession of break-in instruments.

Both subjects were brought before a Justice of the Peace. Acorn was remanded and is scheduled to appear in court in Wetaskiwin on Nov. 2, 2021. Wark was released on a $2,000 promise to pay release order and is scheduled to appear in court in Wetaskiwin on Dec. 2, 2021.

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