Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP seized 14 firearms, explosives, thousands of rounds of ammunition and numerous credit and debit cards during a search warrant at a residence in the Normandeau neighbourhood on April 6.
At 7 am on March 6, Red Deer RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at a commercial yard in north Red Deer. Police located the suspect and initiated a traffic stop, taking him into custody without incident. As the investigation continued, shared intelligence between Sylvan Lake RCMP and Red Deer RCMP regarding recent property crimes, including firearms thefts in the area, led Red Deer RCMP to apply for a search warrant for the suspect’s residence.
Red Deer RCMP executed the search warrant at a residence in the Parkside Estates mobile home park at approximately 9 pm on April 6. A number of the 14 firearms that police seized had been illegally modified; RCMP also seized six replica firearms, numerous stolen credit and debit cards, tools, thousands of rounds of ammunition and various other items. When police located the fireworks and explosive materials, the RCMP Explosive Device Unit was consulted to ensure the safe handling and disposition of those items.
RCMP continue to investigate. An update will be issued as more information becomes available and when charges have been sworn before the courts.
If you have information about this investigation, contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward up to $2,000.
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP