Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigation leads to the arrest of wanted male

Rocky Mountain House, Alberta – On Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, the Rocky Mountain House RCMP Crime Reduction Team were conducting an investigation when they located a male who was wanted in connection with a recent assault.

Police conducted a traffic stop and the suspect was arrested without incident. A loaded sawed off shotgun and equipment used to forge credit cards was located and seized.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

Richard Chip Francoeur, 31-years-old of no fixed address was charged with 15 offences, some of which include:

• Assault

• Mischief under $5000

• Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Possess of a firearm obtained by crime

• Unsafe storage of a firearm

• Possession of instruments intended to forge credit cards

• Possess a firearm and ammunition contrary to prohibition order (x4)

He was released after a judicial hearing with conditions and is set to appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on Feb. 19, 2020.

The Rocky Mountain House RCMP continue to engage in crime reduction initiatives. If you have information about a crime, please contact the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882 or your local police service. If you wish to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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