Charges laid following Peace Regional RCMP heavy police presence in Grimshaw, Alberta

Grimshaw, Alberta – On Nov. 23, 2021, and Nov. 24, 2021, two search warrants were executed residence and out building in Grimshaw with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team, Western Alberta District General Investigation Section (WAD GIS) and the National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST).

Two suspects, an adult male and a male youth were arrested and charged, related to the execution of the search warrants where stolen firearms and $20000 in stolen firefighting equipment were recovered.

Tywon Larose (18) from Grimshaw has been charged with:

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Possession of prohibited firearm

· Possession of a weapon obtained by crime

· Fail to comply with release order (x5)

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 (x2)

· Breaking and entering (x2)

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Theft over $5000 (x2)

· Robbery to steal firearm

After a judicial hearing, Larose was remanded to custody and will next be appearing in Peace River Provincial Court on Jan. 10, 2022.

A 15-year-old male youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was charged with:

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Possession of prohibited firearm

· Possession of a weapon obtained by crime

The youth was released from custody after a judicial hearing and is next scheduled to appear on Jan. 10, 2022 in Peace River Provincial Youth Court.

On Dec. 1, 2021, three search warrants were executed on multiple locations including two residences and a storage locker in Grimshaw and surrounding area, where five stolen firearms related to this investigation were recovered. Eight persons were arrested and detained for investigation while properties were searched. Six were later released without charges.

Chad Richard (45) from Grimshaw has been charged with:

· Possession controlled substance (x3)

· Break enter and stealing firearms

· Possession of a weapon obtained by crime

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Theft over $5000

· Possession of property obtained by crime

After a judicial hearing Richard was remanded to custody and is next scheduled to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on Dec. 13, 2021.

Leaanna Morgan (47) from Grimshaw has been charged with:

· Possession controlled substance (x3)

· Fail to comply (x2)

After a judicial hearing Morgan was released on a $5000 Promise to Pay release order and is next scheduled to appear in Peace River Provincial Court on Jan. 10, 2022.

At this time Peace Regional General Investigation Section continues to investigate.

As these matters are before the courts no further details surrounding the investigation can be provided.

Peace Regional RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Please contact Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611 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.

Peace Regional RCMP

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