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.
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
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