RCMP in Viking have arrested a trio of suspects for firearms and property crime offences ...
According to police, at approximately 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1st, RCMP received a call regarding an attempted theft of a vehicle in progress in Viking.
Suspects were interrupted by a vehicle owner as they tried to access his truck which was outside running.
The suspect truck containing 2 males fled the scene.
Several minutes later, Viking and Killam RCMP members located the suspect truck parked at a local residence.
Two males and a female were located at the property, and were subsequently arrested.
Police determined that the truck in question had been recently reported stolen from Lindale, Alberta.
A further search of the truck revealed that the suspects had been carrying a loaded sawed off shotgun within easy reach.
33-year-old Scott Pollom of Camrose, 55-year-old Nancy Welch of Viking and 50-year-old Anthony Ward of Provost have all been charged with a list of offences.
Pollom was remanded into custody, while Welch and Ward were released to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court at a later date.