Red Deer RCMP recover stolen firearms and arrest suspects; “suspects were involved in a break and enter of a firearms supplier in Red Deer County”

Red Deer, Alberta – On the morning of May 19th, 2022, three unidentified suspects were involved in a break and enter of a firearms supplier in Red Deer County. Multiple firearms and other items were stolen from the business.

The stolen vehicles used in the break and enter were identified by Red Deer RCMP’s Crime Reduction Team (CRT). Later that day, members located one of the stolen vehicles associated to the break and enter and observed two occupants enter a building in the Edgar Industrial area. When the Emergency Response Team (ERT) and Police Dog Service (PDS) were deployed to the building, the two suspects fled, but were apprehended a short time later without incident.

File Photo - Arrested
File Photo – Arrested

On May 20th, 2022, search warrants were executed at three separate locations in Red Deer, including a commercial building on Edgar Industrial Drive, an apartment building in Johnstone Park, and a residence in West Park. As a result of these search warrants, Red Deer RCMP members seized several of the stolen firearms, a stolen vehicle, utility trailer, and side by side UTV. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided when it becomes available.

As a result of the investigation, two suspects were arrested and charged.

Trevor Legge (39) of Red Deer has been charged with:

Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

Possession of a firearm when unauthorized

Possession of restricted firearm with ammunition without licence

Weapons possession contrary to order

Unsafe storage of firearms

Fail to comply with release order

Legge is set to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court on May 31, 2022.

Jacob Courtemanche (24) of Red Deer has been charged with:

Possession of property obtained by crime less than $5000 (x2)

Weapons possession contrary to order (x2)

Possession of a firearm when unauthorized

Careless use of a firearm

Possession of a controlled substance (x2)

Fail to comply with probation order

Fail to comply with release order

Courtemanche is set to appear at Red Deer Provincial Court on May 27, 2022.

If you have any information regarding this investigation please contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403 406 2300. 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.

Red Deer RCMP

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