Male Arrested After RCMP
Witness Drug Deal
On January 26th, 2012 at approximately 8:30 p.m., members of the Leduc RCMP Regional Drug Section were conducting a patrol in the Walmart parking lot. During the patrol, the members witnessed what they believed was one male selling drugs to a second male. The males were in separate vehicles.
The members of the Leduc RCMP Regional Drug Section attempted to arrest the males however both males attempted to flee from police in their vehicles. One male struck a pole with his vehicle and the other was stopped by police a short distance away. The male who struck a pole was not injured. He was arrested and taken into police custody.
The male was searched incidental to his arrest and police recovered three 1 gram packages of what is believed to be cocaine, one bag containing 10 grams of what is believed to be marihuana, scales, and approximately $500 in cash.
RCMP members also searched the male’s vehicle and located 29 individual bags of marihuana containing approx. 1 gram each.
Shawn Wesley Fernando BOWLBY,
a 30 yr old male of no fixed address is facing the following charges:
1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marihuana)
2. Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Cocaine)
3. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000
4. Operate a Motor Vehicle Without a Subsisting Operator’s Licence.
BOWLBY was brought before a Justice and has been remanded into police custody. He is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on February 2nd, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. via closed circuit television.
Escort Van Carrying Prisoners Involved in Collision
January 26 at approximately 7:43 a.m., Leduc RCMP were alerted to a collision on the Queen Elizabeth Highway QEII just north of the Nisku exit (exit 525). Involved in the collision was an Alberta Sherrif’s prisoner escort van believed to be on route to Calgary. As a result of the collision, the prisoner van caught fire. All Nine prisoners and two Alberta Sheriffs were safely evacuated from the vehicle.
Leduc RCMP and The RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit immediately attended the location along with Emergency Medical Services (EMS) as well as fire services. After further investigation, it is believed that there was a series of events that occurred. There was an initial collision between 2 vehicles at the location. A third vehicle traveling in the same direction braked in efforts to avoid the first collision when the escort van collided with the third vehicle.
There were no serious injuries sustained in the collision and EMS treated all involved occupants at the scene. Two prisoners were transported to hospital as a precautionary measure. Alberta Sheriffs arranged for alternate transportation for the prisoners. The prisoner van sustained extensive damage.
The collision is still under investigation at this time. No charges have been laid.
Impaired Driver Passes Out in the Middle of the Road
On January 8th, 2012 at approximately 5:00 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a report of a male passed out behind the wheel of a running vehicle in the middle of the street near the Fas Gas in Calmar. The caller was concerned as the male was unresponsive.
Leduc RCMP immediately attended the location and found the male behind the wheel of a GMC pick up truck. The vehicle parked in the middle of the road was running and the headlights were on. Leduc RCMP also located a long barreled firearm on the passenger seat of the vehicle.
RCMP members attempted to enter the vehicle however the door was locked. The passenger side window was smashed by police and the firearm was removed and secured. The firearm was not loaded however, ammunition for the firearm was accessible to the driver. RCMP members were then able to awaken the male who they believe was extremely intoxicated.
The male was subsequently arrested without incident and taken into police custody.
Damian Peter SPONK, a 27 year old male from Neerlandia, AB is facing the following charges:
1. Impaired Care or Control of a Motor Vehicle
2. Over 80 mgs%
3. Careless Storage of a Firearm
4. Possession of a Controlled Substance (Marihuana)
5. Expired Licence Plate
6. Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle
7. Transport Liquor in an Open Container
SPONK was released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on February 9th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Traffic Violation Results in
Numerous Criminal Charges
On the evening of January 10th, 2012, a member of the Leduc RCMP was conducting a patrol west bound on 50th Ave near Discovery Way when he located a vehicle traveling the same direction without a licence plate. The member activated his emergency equipment in efforts to pull the vehicle over.
The male driver pulled into a nearby parking lot, exited the vehicle and began walking towards the Tim Horton’s. The male was questioned about the license plate and the vehicle.
Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was unregistered and uninsured and police believed that the male was impaired by drug. The male was arrested and taken into police custody without incident.
RCMP members searched the vehicle and located open liquor, stolen property, break and enter tools, a weapon, and drug paraphernalia. A female passenger in the vehicle was also arrested and taken into police custody.
After searching both individuals, police located small baggies containing residue of what they believe is Methamphetamine in the females purse.
Jason Scott MCNALLY, a 42 yr old male and Tracy Lynn WILSON, a 39 yr old female, both of no fixed address are facing the following charges:
– Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5000 (x4)
WILSON further stands Charged with:
– Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)
MCNALLY further stands charged with:
– Carry a weapon (Knife) for a dangerous purpose
– Possession of Break-in Instruments
– Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle
– Operate Unregistered Motor Vehicle
– Transport Open Liquor in Vehicle
Both MCNALLY and WILSON were brought before a Justice and released on a Cash Recognizance. Their next appearance in Leduc Provincial Court is scheduled for January 26th, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.