Vermilion RCMP suspicious vehicle investigation leads to stolen vehicle, sawed off shotgun and charges

Vermilion, Alberta – On Jan. 19, 2022, an off duty RCMP officer observed a white pick up truck travelling well in excess of the posted speed limit on Highway 16. On duty Vermilion RCMP were advised and the vehicle was located parked at a lounge in the town of Vermilion where a traffic stop was conducted. Additional support from Kitscoty RCMP, Vermilion Traffic Services and the Eastern Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit responded to the scene.

The vehicle was occupied by two females who had a sawed off shotgun on the passenger seat. The females were arrested and taken into custody.

Further investigation determined the truck to be stolen. Additional involved parties were located inside the lounge and were also arrested and taken into custody.

(File Photo) Sawed Off Shot Gun
(File Photo) Sawed Off Shot Gun

Matthew Belly (31) of Lloydminster, Blake Dillon (27) of Edmonton, Fabian Littlewolfe (31) of Onion Lake, Kristian Harper (24) of Lloydminster, Kelsi Naistus (23) of Onion Lake and Shaylene Lewis (26) of Lloydminster are all jointly charged with offences that include:

Possessing property obtained by crime over $5000

Possessing property obtained by crime under $5000

Possession of Prohibited Weapon

Additional individual charges include;

Fabian Littlewolfe

Possession of weapon while prohibited (4 counts)

Breach of release order (3 counts)

Possess controlled substance

Drive while Prohibited

Blake Dillon

Possession of weapon while prohibited

Kelsi Naistus

Possess weapon for dangerous purpose

Breach of release order

Matthew Belly

Possession of weapon while prohibited

Matthew Belly and Kelsi Naistus were also arrested on warrants for their arrest at the time.

Kelsi Naistus, Shaylene Lewis and Kristian Harper were all released by way of Undertaking to next appear in Vermilion Provincial Court on March 21, 2022.

Following a judicial hearing Matthew Belly, Fabian Littlwolfe and Blake Dillion were remanded in custody to speak to bail in Vegreville Provincial Court on January 24, 2022.

As this matter is now before the court no additional details can be released.

Vermilion RCMP

Eastern Alberta District RCMP

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