On Oct. 25, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., Maskwacis RCMP responded to reports of a subject who was wanted on multiple warrants being in Samson Cree Nation. Maskwacis RCMP went to the location and located the suspect and brought him into custody.

A 37-year-old male has been arrested, facing charges for the following offences:

  • Uttering threats against a person
  • Discharge fiream with intent (x3)
  • Mischief under $5,000 (x2)
  • Assault with Weapon
  • Fail to comply probation order (x2)
  • Disobeying order of court
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Weapons possession contrary to order and fail to surrender
  • Possession of a firearm/prohibited weapon when knowing possession unauthorized
  • Dangerous operation of motor vehicle
  • Assault on Police Officer
  • Flight from Peace officer
  • Provincial traffic offences (x3)

Charges have not been sworn before the Provincial Court of Justice. The accused remains in custody awaiting a judicial interim release hearing.

The Maskwacis RCMP would like to extend their thanks to the members of the public who reported the location of the individual. Without their assistance the individual would not have been located as quickly as he was.

Information provided by the public plays a crucial role in helping police identify where crime is occurring, and who is committing it. RCMP encourage citizens to report any crime or suspicious activity. Please contact the Mascawacis RCMP at 780-585-3767 or your local police. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you want to remain anonymous, you can 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.