Innisfail RCMP execute search warrant recovering numerous firearms, charges laid

December 6, 2021
Innisfail, Alberta

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Seized firearms

At approximately 5 a.m. on Nov. 30, 2021, Innisfail RCMP observed a subject known to police to violate his court-imposed conditions by leaving his residence in Penhold, Alta. and depart in a vehicle.

With the assistance of Blackfalds RCMP, a traffic stop was conducted on Highway 2A leaving Penhold. Three occupants in the vehicle were located in possession of two firearms. The vehicle and firearms were seized and the occupants, two males and one female, were arrested.

Search warrants were obtained and executed by Innisfail RCMP at the residence in Penhold as well as on the seized vehicle with the assistance from the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit (SACRU), Forensic Identification Section (FIS), and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) along with Blackfalds and Innisfail ITU

A total of 21 prohibited and non-restricted firearms were seized, along with silver coins, collectable currency and suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

A 21-year-old male from Penhold, Alta., a 33-year-old male of no fixed address, and a 37-year-old female from Olds, Alta., have been jointly charged with numerous offences:

  • Possess firearm in vehicle (x2)
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of break in instruments

The 21-year-old male and the 37-year-old female have been jointly charged with the following:

  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x3)
  • Unsafe transportation of firearm in motor vehicle
  • Possess loaded firearm

The 21-year-old male has also been charged with the following:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
  • Fail to comply with release order
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000 (x2)

The 37-year-old female has also been charged with the following:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (CDSA)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (CDSA)
  • Possession of stolen property over $5000
  • The 33-year-old male has also been charged with the following:
  • Unsafe transportation of a firearm in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of a loaded firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)

After a judicial hearing, all three accused were remanded in to custody. The 33-year-old male and the 37-year-old female will next be appearing on Dec. 9, 2021, and the 21-year-old male on Dec. 12, 2021, in Red Deer Provincial Court.

Innisfail RCMP General Investigative Section believe the firearms seized are related to a recent Break and Enter in Innisfail and are continuing to investigate.

Innisfail RCMP are encouraging the community to report criminal or suspicious activity when it is observed as too often incidents are reported long after the incident. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.

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Contact information

Alberta RCMP Media Relations
780-509-3970

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