UPDATE: Grande Prairie RCMP Arrest Male Following Firearms Complaint

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP have charged one male in relation to a firearms incident on Saturday, May 12, 2018. At approximately 7:30 AM police attended the parking lot of the Silver Crest Lodge in response to a report of a male with a firearm.

Tyler NESS (28) of Grande Prairie is facing 11 Criminal Code charges including:

  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Discharge firearm while being reckless
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Uttering threats (x2)
  • Possession of property obtained by crime
  • Mischief under $5000(x2)
  • Resist police officer

NESS appeared in court in Grande Prairie earlier today.

The Dodge Nitro has been located and the people associated to it have been identified. Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance in this matter.

Grande Prairie RCMP

Police File #2018637037

BACKGROUND

May 12, 2018

Grande Prairie RCMP Arrest Male Following Firearms Complaint

Grande Prairie, Alberta – Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a complaint of a male with a firearm in the parking lot of the Silver Crest Lodge early this morning.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a complaint of a male with a firearm in the parking lot of the Silver Crest Lodge. The male had earlier been involved in an incident with the occupants of a vehicle, in which he smashed the driver side window. When police arrived on scene a single gun shot was heard from the west side of the parking lot. Police entered the parking lot and identified a male matching the description of the suspect. He did not have any firearms in his possession at this time. Police attempted to arrest the male at which time he became combative with the officers before being taken into custody. Police learned from witnesses that the male had fired a single shot from a shotgun into a vehicle that he had stolen earlier and driven to the Silver Crest Lodge. There were no injuries as a result of the firearm being discharged. Police seized an assault rifle and a shotgun at the scene. A 28-year-old male from Grande Prairie is facing several charges.

Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the occupants of the vehicle in the attached picture. Police believe the vehicle is a Dodge Nitro and has damage to the rear and driver side windows.

The RCMP take these offences very seriously and are continuing the investigation. The RCMP is mandated to enhance public safety, which includes investigating and prosecuting those who commit acts such as this, ensuring citizens feel welcome and safe in their community. The RCMP would like to thank the residents of Grande Prairie for their support in providing information to help keep our community safe.

If you have any information regarding this matter, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-830-5700. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

Grande Prairie RCMP



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