Mini’ Thni, Alberta – On May 15, 2022, a Stoney Nakoda RCMP officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a driving infraction, and the vehicle fled from police. The vehicle was later located near a residence. Three occupants fled from the vehicle and ran into the residence. RCMP secured the area and obtained judicial authorization to enter the home. With assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Services and additional officers from Cochrane Detachment, three suspects were taken into custody. During the subsequent investigation, a weapon, substances believed to be methamphetamine and fentanyl, and drug paraphernalia were seized from the vehicle.
Butch Holloway (27), Dale Waskewitch (35) and Davina Rider (41), all of Mini’ Thni, Alta, have been charged with:
· Possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking
· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
· Unauthorized possession of a weapon
Holloway was additionally charged with:
· Fail to comply with conditions of a release order (x2).
Rider was additionally charged with:
· Flight from police
· Refusal to provide a breath sample
· Possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle
· Fail to comply with conditions of a release order
· and charges under the Traffic Safety Act.
Following Judicial Interim Release hearings, Holloway and Waskewitch were released with conditions to appear in Court, while Rider was remanded into custody. The next Court appearance for all three accused was set for May 24, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., in Cochrane Provincial Court.
“Stoney Nakoda RCMP remain committed to the Stoney Nakoda Nation and our mandate of “Safe Homes, Safe Communities”, said Inspector Dave Brunner, Officer in Charge of Cochrane Detachment (inclusive of the Stoney Nakoda satellite detachment). “We are working hard to reach this goal, and we encourage members of the community to report any suspicious activity to police”.
Cochrane RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.
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