On March 3, at 5 p.m., the Fort Chipewyan RCMP were conducting proactive patrols within the community of Fort Chipewyan when they observed a male operating an ATV in a carless manner on Delta Road.  

With the assistance of Wood Buffalo RCMP, Fort Chipewyan RCMP stopped the male, who was subsequently arrested.  

Upon search of the male, police located a loaded 9mm pistol and hollow point ammunition. 

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged 19-year-old Red Deer resident Keanu Redbear with:  

  • Unsafe storage of firearms 

  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose 

  • Possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon when knowing possession unauthorized 

  • Possession of firearm/weapon/device/ammunition in motor vehicle 

  • Possession of restricted firearm/prohibited weapon with ammo without licence/registration 

  • Assault on Police Officer with Weapon/Causing Bodily Harm 

  • Resists/obstruct peace officer 

  • Driving carelessly and driving an uninsured motor vehicle on a highway under the Traffic Safety Act

Redbear was taken before a justice of the peace and released from custody with the next court date set for March 7, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Fort Chipewyan.  

“On behalf of the Fort Chipewyan RCMP, I would like to thank the residents of the community for their continued support and for their shared determination in achieving safer communities,” said Fort Chipewyan RCMP Cpl. Warren Davison. 



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