Suspect allegedly points gun, gets 15 charges from Wetaskiwin RCMP

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate firearms offences

Wetaskiwin RCMP have arrested and charged one man who is alleged to have pointed a gun at someone.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Shaun Marchand, “On August 12, 2019 at approximately 10:12 hours Wetaskiwin RCMP received a complaint from a male victim who had attended a Wetaskiwin residence to see a male regarding property and that the suspect male pointed a firearm at him.

“The male victim left location. No injuries were sustained. No rounds were discharged. Subjects are known to each other.

“Wetaskiwin City RCMP in conjunction with Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section and Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit completed an investigation. One suspect was later located at the same address and arrested without incident.

“Wayne Wiebe (37) of Wetaskiwin has been charged with the following:

· Pointing a Firearm

· Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

· Possession of Firearm when known unauthorized

· Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm

· Careless Use of a Firearm

· Possession of a Controlled Substance

· Fail to comply with conditions of Release (X8)

· Possession of a Firearm contrary to Prohibition Order

“Wayne Wiebe was brought before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded and is scheduled to appear in court August 22, 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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