RCMP recover firearms and drugs during arrest of Matthew Barker

Saskatchewan – As a result of the arrest of Matthew Barker at a Winnipeg location on May 6, 2022, officers located approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine in his possession along with a weapon and drug-related paraphernalia.

Subsequent to his arrest, officers conducted a search of a hotel room used by Barker and located several loaded handguns.

Approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine, un-disclosed amount of cash and weapon and drug-related paraphernalia.
Approximately 27 grams of methamphetamine, un-disclosed amount of cash and weapon and drug-related paraphernalia.

Matthew Barker was remanded into custody for a court appearance scheduled May 9, 2022, in Winnipeg on the following charges;

Unsafe Storage of a Firearm x2

Possession of a Restricted Firearm without License / Registration x2

Possession of a Firearm when knowing Possession Unauthorized x2

Carrying Concealed Weapon

Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine)

Fail to Comply with Release Order Condition X5

RCMP continue to investigate.

Saskatchewan RCMP


Saskatchewan – On April 25, 2022, Nipawin RCMP attempted to initiate a traffic stop with the driver of a truck in Aylsham, SK. The driver did not stop for police and fled the scene. The driver continued southbound out of the community and was last seen by police at approximately 10 p.m.

On April 26, the truck, which was determined by police to be stolen, was located abandoned at a rural location in the RM of Bjorkdale.

As a result of investigation, 31-year-old Matthew Barker of Swan River, MB, has been charged with:

Possession of stolen property over $5,000, Section 355(a) of the Criminal Code (CC)

Possession of stolen property under $5,000, Section 355(b), CC

Traffic stolen property, Section 355.2, CC

Fraudulently personate another person with intent to avoid prosecution, Section 403(1)(d), CC

Fail to stop while being pursued by peace officer, Section 320.17, CC

Dangerous operation of a conveyance, Section 320.13(1), CC

Failure to comply, Section 145(5)(a), CC

A warrant has been issued for his arrest. Nipawin and Tisdale RCMP are actively trying to locate him.

Matthew Barker is described as being 5’11” tall, approximately 250 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes. Barker has numerous tattoos on his forearms and a large tattoo on his neck.

31-year-old Matthew Barker of Swan River, MB
31-year-old Matthew Barker of Swan River, MB

Barker may be armed and is considered dangerous. The public should not approach him.

If you see Matthew Barker, contact your nearest RCMP Detachment or police service. Call 911 in an emergency. You can report information and tips regarding his whereabouts anonymously by calling 1-800-222-8477.

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