Man with firearm in guitar case arrested in Leduc County Jan. 18

Complaint of a suspicious individual driving a motor bike in dark leads to numerous firearm offences

  • Jan. 23, 2017 10:00 a.m.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Submitted by Cst. Lamarche

Thorsby/Breton RCMP

On January 18, 2017, at 2:47 a.m. a motorist reported that he nearly missed a male on a motorbike with no light on, who was driving west bound on Highway 616 near Range Road 55.

The Breton RCMP attended the area and located a male on a motorbike nearby Range Road 61 on Highway 616.

Upon approaching the male the barrel of a firearm was visible and was sticking out of a guitar case that the male was wearing on his back.

The male was subsequently arrested and searched and an imitation of a .22 revolver, a large knife, a loaded .22 rifle, a whip and drugs were located.

The male is currently facing the following 13 charges, including Possession of a controlled substance X 1, Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose X 3, Unauthorized possession of a firearm in/on a motor vehicle, Possession of a firearm without a license, Carrying a concealed weapon X 2, Careless use of a firearm X 2 and Breach of recognizance X 3.

The accused was released by a justice of the peace on bail with conditions.

The accused, Jeremy Cairns, is to appear at the Breton Provincial Court on January 25, 2017.

If you have any information that could assist in this investigation or other investigations, please contact the Breton RCMP at 780-696-3520; or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.crimestoppers.ab.ca.

Serious collision

On January 21, 2017, at approximately 9:45 a.m., the Leduc RCMP with the Leduc Fire Services responded to a motor vehicle collision on Highway 2A at Township Road 490, Leduc County. A westbound pickup truck proceeded through a stop sign on Township 490, colliding with a sport utility vehicle that was northbound on Highway 2A. Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the collision.

The sole occupant of the pickup was extricated by fire services and transported by ambulance to hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The occupants of the sport utility vehicle sustained injuries, not requiring hospitalization.

Road conditions at the time of the collision were slippery, with a dense fog in the area which severely limited visibility.

The Leduc RCMP would like to remind motorists to exercise caution when driving, especially during the quickly changing winter road conditions.

 

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