UPDATE: Two wanted individuals, in relations to a traffic stop where firearms and a pipe bomb were located, arrested

Lac La Biche, Alberta – Lac La Biche RCMP have arrested two wanted individuals in relations to a traffic stop where firearms and a pipe bomb were located on Aug.8, 2021 in Lac La Biche, Alta.

Calvin Stanley Ballantyne (39) of Conklin, Alta. has been charged with:

· Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2)

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)

· Fail to comply (x6)

· Possession of weapon contrary to order (x4)

· Possess explosive substance without lawful excuse

· Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle (x2)

Arrested
(File Photo) Arrested

Suzie Amanda Cardinal (40) of Lac La Biche, Alta. has been charged with:

· Possess explosive substance without lawful excuse

· Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2)

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x2)

· Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle (x2)

· Fail to comply (x7)

Ballantyne and Cardinal were both remanded into custody following a remand hearing and are scheduled to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court on Oct. 4, 2021.

Background

Aug. 10, 2021

Lac La Biche RCMP charge one for prohibited weapons with two persons wanted

Lac La Biche, Alberta – On Aug. 8, 2021 shortly after 7 p.m., Lac La Biche RCMP initiated a police traffic stop for a traffic related offence. The vehicle stopped near 99 Avenue along 103 Street in Lac La Biche. Police located firearms in the vehicle and the driver was subsequently arrested. Further search of the vehicle revealed what appeared to be a pipe bomb. Alberta RCMP’s Explosive Disposal Unit was engaged and attended. The item was disposed of safely.

The driver, Janet Melissa Richards (34) of Conklin, Alta., was arrested and is facing the following charges:

Fail to obey traffic control device

Drive while unauthorized

Transporting liquor in an open container

Possess explosive substance without lawful excuse,

Possess weapon for dangerous purpose x 2,

Unauthorized possession of firearm x 2 and

Unauthorized possession in motor vehicle x 2

Richards was held for an in-custody hearing and has since been released on conditions. She is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 30 at 10:00 a.m., in Lac La Biche, Alta.

Warrants for arrest have been issued for the two passengers who departed the scene prior to grounds for arrest. Lac La Biche RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance on locating:

Calvin Stanley Ballantyne (39) of Conklin, Alta. Ballantyne is described as:

· Height: 5’6”

· Weight: 180 pounds

· Hair colour: Black

· Eye colour: Brown

· Identifying marks: tattoos of letters on neck, feline on chest, dragonon left arm.

· Known to frequent areas in Lac La Biche and Conklin, Alta.

Suzie Amanda Cardinal (40) of Lac La Biche, Alta. Cardinal is described as:

· Height: 5’ 3”

· Weight: 120 pounds

· Hair colour: Brown

· Eye colour: Brown

· Known to frequent areas in Lac La Biche and Conklin, Alta.

Lac La Biche RCMP’s investigation is ongoing. If you have any information about this or any other crime in our community, please contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-623-4012 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Lac La Biche RCMP



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