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Red Deer RCMP patrol results in seizure of weapons

January 11, 2022 2:39 PM

In the early morning hours of Dec. 12, members of the Red Deer RCMP Downtown Unit were conducting patrols in the 4900 block of 47 Avenue. 

During their patrol, officers observed several people and an idling vehicle in an alley. Five people were located in the vehicle along with a number of weapons, including a loaded 9mm handgun, an extended baton, a bat, a pair of brass knuckles, a hammer, and three knives. One of the individuals was identified as a member of the Syndicate Red Deer Motorcycle Club, a support club for the Hells Angels.

The five individuals were charged with a total of 58 Criminal Code charges, including:

Lester Acorn, 35, of Wetaskiwin:

  • Nine firearms related charges
  • Nine Breach of Release Order Conditions Charges

Michael Zwiggelar, 27, of Red Deer:

  • Eight firearms related charges
  • Two weapons related charges

Chasse Bare, 24, of Red Deer:

  • Nine firearms related charges
  • Three Breach of Release Order Conditions charges

William Vince, 51, of Red Deer:

  • Eight Firearm related charges 

William Johnson-Vince, 30, of Red Deer:

  • Eight firearm related charges
  • Two weapons related charges

Acorn has been remanded. The other four individuals were released on bail with conditions of release. First court appearances being January 8, 2021 at the Red Deer Provincial Court House.


Media Contact:

Red Deer RCMP

File No.: 20201907207