Boyle RCMP arrest male and seize firearm following traffic stop

Boyle, Alberta – On July 1, 2021, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Boyle RCMP conducted traffic stop of a vehicle for having license plates that did not match the vehicle on Highway 855 on Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement, Alta.

As a result of further investigation, officers learned the male driver was a suspended driver and was wanted on two warrants of arrest on criminal code matters. In addition, the vehicle had been stolen out of Edmonton. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a loaded shotgun.

Rory Patrick Bazinet (39) of Smoky Lake, Alta., has been charged with the following:

· Careless use of a firearm

· Possession of a firearm while unauthorized

· Possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle

· Possession of property obtained by crime

Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

A number of tickets were also issued under the Traffic Safety Act and Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis Act for:

· Drive while unauthorized

· Permit improper use of license plate

· Drive uninsured motor vehicle

· Operate motor vehicle without registration

· Transport liquor within easy access of an occupant

Following a judicial hearing, Bazinet was released from custody on conditions to appear in Boyle Provincial Court on July 27, 2021.

Boyle RCMP



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