UPDATE: Two charged in connection with New Brunswick firearms incidents

Tobique Narrows, New Brunswick – Two men have been charged in connection with two firearm incidents in northwestern New Brunswick on June 11, 2021.

Stephen Perley, Jr. appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court by telephone on June 14 in relation to a firearms incident in Medford, where a firearm was pointed toward at least one person, and discharged in the presence of several people, including a child.

The 25-year-old man was charged with intentionally discharging a firearm while being reckless as to the safety of another person, and possession of a firearm while prohibited. He was also charged with failure to comply with an undertaking on an unrelated matter. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Woodstock Provincial Court on June 17 at 9:30 a.m.

Mckenzie Moir was charged on June 13 with discharging a firearm with intent in relation to an incident on Route 105 in Tobique Narrows, where a police vehicle was struck by bullets. Police believe there were two people in the vehicle when the shooting occurred.

On June 14, the 21-year-old man appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court and was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, and resisting or obstructing a police officer. He was remanded in custody pending an appearance in Woodstock Provincial Court on June 16 at 1:30 p.m.

Two people arrested in Fredericton as part of the investigation were later released.

The investigation is continuing.

New Brunswick RCMP

BACKGROUND

Fredericton, New Brunswick – The man at the centre of an extensive police search in northwestern New Brunswick has been arrested in Fredericton, along with two other people. Meanwhile, a second man has been charged in connection with a shooting incident involving police.

On June 11, 2021, around 7:05 p.m., members of the West District RCMP responded to a complaint in Medford, north of Tobique Narrows. Police received information that a man had pointed a firearm towards at least one person, and had discharged the firearm in the presence of several people, including a young child. The man fled the scene in a vehicle toward Perth-Andover.Around 8:05 p.m., police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle on Route 105 in Tobique Narrows. A firearm was discharged at police, and a police vehicle was struck by bullets. The vehicle fled the scene on a nearby road in a wooded area.

Based on the information known at the time of both incidents, an Alert Ready message was issued to the area to advise the public that police were searching for one man believed to be armed and dangerous.

On June 12, the vehicle was located in a ditch along Route 109 in the Tobique Narrows area while police were searching for the main suspect in both shootings. A 21-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene. Through information gathered during the course of the investigation, police learned there were two people in the vehicle when the firearm was discharged at police.

On June 13, 21-year-old McKenzie Moir of Bloomfield Ridge appeared in court via tele-remand and was charged with one count of discharging a firearm with intent. He was remanded in custody pending an appearance in Woodstock Provincial Court on June 14 at 10 a.m.

On June 13, shortly after 4 p.m., the man was arrested in the Devon neighbourhood by Fredericton Police Force, in conjunction with the New Brunswick RCMP. A man and a woman were also arrested at the scene.

The investigation is continuing.

Northwest, New Brunswick – One man has been arrested, as police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.

Stephen Perley, Jr. is considered armed and dangerous, and should not be approached.

Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately. Anyone with information that could assist investigators locate him is asked to call 1-888-506-RCMP (7267).

On June 11, 2021, around 7:30 p.m., members of the West District RCMP responded to a complaint of a man who had pointed and discharged a firearm in Medford, north of Tobique Narrows. The man fled the scene in a vehicle towards Perth-Andover. At 8:05 p.m., police attempted to stop the suspect vehicle on Route 105 in Tobique Narrows. A firearm was discharged at police, and a police vehicle was struck by bullets. No one was injured. The vehicle fled the scene on a nearby road in a wooded area. The vehicle was recovered the next day.

An Alert Ready message was issued for the area at 9:29 p.m. on June 11, 2021.

Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.
Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.
Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.
Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.
Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.
Police continue to search for Stephen Perley, Jr. in connection with two shooting incidents in Northwestern New Brunswick.

On June 12, a 21-year-old man was taken into custody. Through information gathered during the course of the investigation, police now believe there were two people in the vehicle when the firearm was discharged at police.

“Everyone wants a peaceful resolution to this incident. We want to locate Stephen Perley, Jr., as quickly and safely as possible for everyone,” says Cpl. Hans Ouellette of the New Brunswick RCMP. “If you have information that can help us locate him, and bring him safely into custody, please call police immediately.”

The New Brunswick RCMP is increasing patrols in the Tobique Narrows, Plaster Rock and Perth-Andover area as the search and investigation continues. Residents may notice an increased police presence, including specialized services such as RCMP Air Services, Police Dog Services, Forensic Identification Services and others.

“The New Brunswick RCMP is using all available resources to search for the suspect while ensuring critical services are available for the rest of the province,” says Cpl. Hans Ouellette. “We are engaged with all other law enforcement agencies in the province, as well as government departments and other agencies.”

Stephen Perley, Jr. is described as five feet ten inches (180 centimetres) tall, and has a small build. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information that could assist the investigation, is asked to contact the New Brunswick RCMP at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267). Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.

New Brunswick RCMP



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