RCMP execute ‘high risk’ take-down in Cranbrook

Man from Alberta was alleged to have been involved in a theft of firearms on June 23 in Lacombe

  • Jun. 28, 2013 8:00 p.m.

Early in the morning of June 27, Cranbrook RCMP executed a high-risk take down.

The arrest took place just after 6 a.m. Police were acting on information from Lacombe Police Service in Alberta, and arrested a man for weapons related offences on Cranbrook Street North at the intersection with Victoria Avenue North.

The male was arrested without incident and is in custody pending further direction from Lacombe Police Service and Red Deer RCMP.

The subject from Alberta was alleged to have been involved in a theft of firearms on June 23 in Lacombe. There was intelligence that the subject may have a handgun in his a possession, hence the high-risk take down. No firearms were found upon arrest. Agencies in Alberta are continuing their investigation to locate the firearms.

Transport back to Alberta to face theft and firearms charges is being arranged.