Edmonton Police recover stolen vehicle and find gun in crib

Edmonton, Alberta – The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a man after recovering a stolen vehicle and finding a weapon in a crib.

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, police were dispatched to a report of a stolen 2015 Dodge Ram just after 1 a.m. in the area of 40 Street and 137 Avenue.

Upon further investigation, EPS Canine Unit later located the stolen vehicle in the area of 136 Avenue and 38 Street. The suspect, believed to have a weapon, fled inside a residence.

It was reported that the suspect entered the residence of an acquaintance and had a handgun in his possession.

Northeast Division patrol officers arrested the suspect and searched the residence for the alleged weapon. A handgun was recovered underneath a mattress in an empty crib.

Lorne Cardinal, 20, was charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, careless use/storage of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon dangerous to public, possession of firearm knowing possession unauthorized, unauthorized possession of firearm/weapon in a vehicle, possession of loaded prohibited or restricted firearm, possession of prohibited weapon, and possession of firearm/weapon obtained by offence.

Cardinal had two outstanding firearms prohibitions from previous offences and was wanted on a Canada Wide Apprehension Suspension Warrant.

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