RCMP Makes Arrests After Brief Chase in Vegreville

A pair of individuals face a long list of charges, including unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm, after Vegreville RCMP received a tip regarding a possible stolen vehicle parked at a local motel ...

According to RCMP, around 10:00 AM on September 13th police were investigating the stolen vehicle complaint and when the vehicle in question was located, an adult male attempted to drive away in the vehicle but was stopped by police.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot and was arrested after a brief foot chase.  

The accused was found in possession of substances believed to be methamphetamine and fentanyl.

Investigators later obtained a search warrant for the room which the suspect had exited and during the subsequent search found a loaded .22 caliber rifle which had been modified, rendering it a prohibited firearm as defined by the Criminal Code.

Mark Alexander Kennedy, 29, of Red Deer Alberta, has been charged with the eleven Criminal Code and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, including, but not limited to:

·         Possession for the purposes of trafficking (x2)

·         Possession of stolen property over $5,000,

·         Possession of stolen property under $5,000

·         Unauthorized possession of a prohibited firearm

·         Failing to comply with release conditions

Meantime, Lindsay Patricia Dickson, of Two Hills has also been charged with the following offences:

·         Possession for the purposes of trafficking (x2)

·         Unauthorized Possession of a prohibited firearm,

·         Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition/without
holding subsisting license.

Kennedy is being held in custody, while Dickson has been released via Recognizance.  

Both are scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on September 23rd.




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