Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction efforts result in arrests

Grande Prairie, Alberta – On September 5, 2019 at approximately 8:00 p.m. the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) was conducting patrols in the downtown area of Grande Prairie when they located a vehicle with a stolen licence plate.

The CRU unit conducted a traffic stop and as a result of an investigation the driver and one passenger were arrested. During a search of the vehicle police seized a small amount of methamphetamine, a loaded restricted firearm with a tampered serial number, $300.00 in counterfeit currency, two cans of bear spray, a machete, two throwing knives and an imitation firearm.

Patrick EDENS (38) of Red Deer was charged with Traffic Safety Act offences as well as a total of 11 Criminal Code offences, including Possession of a restricted firearm with ammunition without a licence, Tampering with serial number of a firearm, Possession of a weapon contrary to order and Possession of counterfeit money. Eden’s appeared in Grande Prairie Provincial court on Sept 9.

The passenger, a female youth, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. She appeared in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on September 16.

Photo by RCMP
Photo by RCMP

As this matter is before the courts no further information will be provided.

Crime reduction continues to be a policing priority for the Grande Prairie RCMP. Proactive enforcement such as this demonstrates our commitment to Alberta’s Crime Reduction strategy and helps create a safer community.

Grande Prairie RCMP
File #2019-1355273

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