Blackfalds, Sylvan Lake RCMP and Lacombe Police arrest Blackfalds man, seize 14 firearms, stolen truck

One firearm was stolen during a break and enter in Ponoka

Blackfalds RCMP seized 14 firearms and a stolen vehicle and arrested a Blackfalds man.

Blackfalds RCMP, with assistance from Lacombe Police and Sylvan Lake RCMP, executed a search warrant on Jan. 17 at a residence in Blackfalds on Westridge Drive and recovered 14 firearms, including one that was reported stolen earlier at a break and enter in Ponoka.

Police arrested Kevin John Brown, 49, of Blackfalds without incident and he is remanded in custody. Brown was under a court-ordered ban prohibiting him from possessing firearms.

Brown is charged with two counts of possession of property under $5,000 obtained by crime, 12 counts of unsafe storage of a firearm and 15 counts of failing to comply with conditions.

READ MORE: Stettler RCMP arrests two men, one woman and recovers stolen property. Blackfalds and Coronation RCMP assist

He was remanded in custody and appears in Red Deer provincial court on Jan. 21.

Since 2018, Blackfalds RCMP has secured funding for a two-person plainclothes GIS. Red Deer County and Lacombe County each fund a position. This unit was established to tackle serious crimes, and crimes linked between jurisdictions. The primary focus of the GIS is to dedicate time to identifying underlying causes of crimes and to try to prevent them.



lisa.joy@stettlerindependent.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Just Posted

ALUS Lacombe County program ready for more participants

ALUS program places a value on the delivery of ecosystem services

UPDATE: Generals take first-round series over Stony Plain

Win sets up second-round ACHW series with rival Innisfail

Lacombe Property Assessments are in the mail

Residents should look over assessment before Feb. 28th

WATCH: Canada Games Torch Relay lights spark in Lacombe

100s brave blistering cold to support local torchbearers

Ontario man accused of killing 11-year-old daughter dies in hospital, police say

Roopesh Rajkumar had been hospitalized with what police described as a self-inflicted gunshot wound

Manitoba ‘pauses’ link with ex-B.C. premier Gordon Campbell after allegations

Campbell had been hired to review two major hydro projects

Heritage minute features Japanese-Canadian baseball team, internment

The Vancouver Asahi baseball team won various championships across the Pacific Northwest

Hee-Won Son takes home gold in 500m Female Short Track Speed Skating

Team Alberta sits in second place overall at the Canada Winter Games

Shots fired in Maskwacis home invasion

Maskwacis RCMP are searching for three suspects in a home invasion (with photos)

CRTC report finds ‘misleading, aggressive’ sales tactics used by telecom industry

Report recommends measures to make a fairer situation for consumers

Crude-by-rail shipments set new record in December despite lower price discounts

Canada exported nearly 354,000 barrels per day of oil, up seven per cent from November

Do you live with your partner? More and more Canadians don’t

Statistics Canada shows fewer couples live together than did a decade ago

Most Read