Another gun seized by police in Wetaskiwin

Another gun seized by police in Wetaskiwin

Maskwacis RCMP arrest two youths, seize firearm in Wetaskiwin

Wetaskiwin residents are likely alarmed after RCMP seized a shotgun from two pint-sized burglars Mar. 19.

According to a press release from Maskwacis RCMP spokesperson Cst. Morgan Kyle, “On the afternoon of March 19, Maskwacis RCMP members seized a shotgun from two youths following a break-in in Wetaskiwin.

“Members of the Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU) were alerted to the presence of a wanted young offender in Wetaskiwin. The 16 year-old male had more than a dozen outstanding warrants for his arrest, including charges for robbery with a firearm.

“CRU members spotted the wanted youth and a second male, aged 15, in a residential area. The youths ran inside a home where residents observed them attempt to hide a shotgun, ammunition and a small amount of cocaine. The youths were quickly arrested and the items were seized.

“Both youths have been charged with breaking and entering and unauthorized possession of a firearm, as well as additional charges”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

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