Maskwacis suspect faces 13 charges after stolen vehicle found in Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin RCMP make arrest in possession of stolen property and weapons offences

A Maskwacis suspect is facing a number of serious weapons charges after police allegedly located a stolen vehicle in Wetaskiwin.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On September 19th, 2019, at approximately 9 p.m., the Wetaskiwin RCMP Crime Reduction Unit with the assistance of the Wetaskiwin RCMP located a stolen vehicle in the parking lot of the Wetaskiwin Motel. The vehicle was originally stolen from a break and enter in Calgary.

“A lone male was arrested at the scene and a loaded firearm and a can of OC spray were located.

“Rainbow Saddleback, 33, of Maskwacis, AB has been arrested and charged with the following:

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

· Careless transportation of a firearm

· Carrying a concealed weapon

· Carrying a concealed firearm

· Possession of a prohibited weapon knowing its possession is unauthorized

· Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized

· Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in a motor vehicle

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

· Possession of a firearm in contravention of a prohibition order

· Possession of ammunition in contravention of a prohibition order

· Possession of a prohibited weapon in contravention of a prohibition order

· Operate a motor vehicle with no licence

· Operate an uninsured motor vehicle

“Saddleback was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was released on $4,000 no cash recognizance and is scheduled to appear in court on October 10, 2019.

“If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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