Wetaskiwin RCMP stop vehicle, arrest two men

Wetaskiwin residents Tyler Pluim, Cody Warren arrested by RCMP, facing multiple charges

On March 6th, 2018 the Wetaskiwin Crime Reduction Unit was conducting proactive patrols in reported crime hotspots in Wetaskiwin. During the patrols a suspicious vehicle was observed. The Crime Reduction Unit conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and as a result of further investigation, two males were arrested and charged.

Tyler Pluim (27) of Wetaskiwin Alberta was charged with the following offences:

· Possession for the purpose of trafficking (X3).

· Fail to comply with Recognizance (X4).

· At the time of his arrest, Pluim was wanted on several outstanding warrants out of Wetaskiwin.

He was remanded into custody and will appear in Wetaskiwin Court on March 13th, 2018.

A search of the vehicle yielded the seizure of an air soft gun, brass knuckles, a shank and bear spray.

Cody Warren (27) of Wetaskiwin Alberta was charged with the following offences:

· Possession of Weapon for dangerous purpose X2

· Weapons Possession contrary to Order X2

· Unauthorized Possession of firearm/prohibited or restricted weapon.

He was released on his own recognizance to appear in court on March 29th, 2018.

Intelligence gathering is a key pillar to crime reduction. Wetaskiwin RCMP members gather intelligence, utilize local knowledge and consider historical and current trends when assigning resources to target issues within our communities.

-Wetaskiwin RCMP

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