Fort Vermilion RCMP Investigate Firearms being pointed at a moving vehicle; “The victims were travelling in their vehicle on Highway 697”

Fort Vermilion, Alberta – On June 12, 2020 at approximately 7:19 p.m., Fort Vermilion RCMP were dispatched to a 9-1-1 call from victims who had a firearm pointed at them.

The victims were travelling in their vehicle on Highway 697, when they were passed by a vehicle driving dangerously. The suspect vehicle then pointed a firearm out the window at the victims. Shortly following the incident, the victims were approached a second time, in the Hamlet of Fort Vermilion, by the same suspect vehicle. The suspects again pointed a firearm at the victims.

Investigation lead to the location of the vehicle involved, where the suspects were subsequently arrested without incident. Fort Vermilion RCMP along with the Mackenzie County Enhanced Unit, continue to investigate the incident at this time.

File Photo – Arrested

Ty Cardinal (21) of Fort Vermilion, has been charged with:

• Dangerous Operation – Sect. 320.13(1) of the Criminal Code

• Pointing a firearm – Sect. 87 of the Criminal Code

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm – Sect. 91(1) of the Criminal Code

• Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose – Sect. 88(1) of the Criminal Code

• Using imitation firearm in commission of offence – Sect. 85(2) of the Criminal Code

Ty has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Fort Vermilion provincial court on September 15, 2020, in relation to these allegations.

Should you have information relating to this or any other crime, please contact the Fort Vermilion RCMP detachment at 780-927-3255. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at, or by using the “P3Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Fort Vermilion RCMP

File # 2020-770694

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