Viking RCMP arrest three suspects for firearms and property crime offences

Viking, Alberta – At approximately 8:20 a.m. on April 1, 2020, Viking RCMP received a call regarding an attempted theft of a vehicle in progress in Viking. Suspects were interrupted by a vehicle owner as they tried to access his truck which was outside running. The suspect truck containing 2 males fled the scene. Several minutes later, Viking and Killam RCMP members located the suspect truck parked at a local residence. Two males and a female were located at the property, and were subsequently arrested.

Police determined that the truck in question had been recently reported stolen from Lindale, AB. A further search of the truck revealed that the suspects had been carrying a loaded sawed off shotgun within easy reach.

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Scott Pollom, 33, of Camrose, AB has been charged with:

• S. 354(1)(a) Criminal Code- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

• S. 333.1(1) Criminal Code- Theft of Truck

• S. 86(1) Criminal Code- Careless use of a firearm

• S. 91(3) Criminal Code- Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• S. 88(2) Criminal Code- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

• S. 117.01(3) Criminal Code- Weapons possession contrary to order.

Nancy Welch, 55, of Viking, AB, has been charged with:

• S. 354(1)(a) Criminal Code- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.

Anthony Ward, 50, of Provost, AB, has been charged with:

• S. 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act- Possession of a controlled substance- methamphetamine

Pollom was remanded into custody, while Welch and Ward were released to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court at a later date.

If you have information about any criminal activity, please contact the Viking RCMP at 780-336-3441 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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