Officers find two rifles in suspicious vehicle


Bonnyville RCMP were conducting regular patrols when they spotted a suspicious vehicle.

In the early evening on  June 7, officers stopped a vehicle that had no insurance and a non-matching license plate.

The passenger of the vehicle was wanted on warrants for breaching their probation, and was arrested.

During a search of the vehicle, RCMP located marijuana and two rifles.

The driver was under a weapons prohibition at the time of the incident, and has charges pending as a result, including breaching his weapons prohibition and possession of marijuana.

Assault leads RCMP to methamphetamine

Local RCMP were called on June 2 about an assault. The complainant was intoxicated, and appeared to have a cut inside of their mouth.

Officers located the suspect and arrested him for assault, but during their search, they located .33-grams of methamphetamine.

He was charged with possession of an illegal substance.

Not the average drive-thru customer

Just after midnight on June 2, Bonnyville RCMP were called regarding a possible drunk driver in the McDonald’s drive-thru.

According to the caller, at one point, a man had gotten out of the vehicle and urinated in the drive-thru.

Officers located the suspected vehicle on main street, and conducted a traffic stop.

An impaired investigation resulted in the arrest of a Dominican Republic citizen. Samples provided at the detachment revealed the driver was over the legal limit, and they were subsequently charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and providing samples over the legal limit.

White still wanted following Kehewin fire

Bonnyville RCMP are still searching for 42-year-old Bob Lee White, following a fire on the Kehewin Cree Nation in May, where several trailers and a mobile home burned to the ground.

White is facing five counts of arson against his own property, arson with disregard for human life, and arson with general damage to property.

His co-accused, Colleen Badger, appeared in the Bonnyville Provincial Courthouse on Tuesday, June 5. The 37-year-old was arrested at the scene in May and has been charged with four counts of arson to personal property, arson with general damage, arson with disregard for human life, and failing to comply with conditions.

During her most recent court appearance, Badger adjourned her matters to June 19, for further discussions.


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