Weapons seized in bust

An arrest of three people on April 14, 2015 resulted in the seizure of two prohibited weapons and ammunition.

  • Apr. 15, 2015 3:00 p.m.
An RCMP Police Dog Services officer and dog are pictured at the scene of an arrest

An RCMP Police Dog Services officer and dog are pictured at the scene of an arrest

An arrest of three people on April 14, 2015 resulted in the seizure of two prohibited weapons and ammunition. At 9:45 a.m., Cranbrook RCMP officers responded to a threat complaint involving a vehicle and three individuals from Alberta.

The vehicle was located and officers conducted a high risk “take down” during which three people were taken into custody without incident.

A search of their vehicle subsequent to the arrest resulted in police locating and seizing two sawed-off firearms and related ammunition.

All three individuals were lodged in the Cranbrook RCMP cells to be held for a court appearance Wednesday morning in provincial court.

A 49-year-old Calgary woman is facing a charge of uttering threats. Two others in the vehicle, a 20-year-old Calgary woman and 25-year-old Calgary man, are facing charges of possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of firearm without valid licence, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon in a motor vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon with ammunition readily available.

“The successful end to this investigation was again the result of a strong coordinated effort from all of our officers involved which included officers from Cranbrook General Duty, our Plain Clothes Section and the Police Dog Service,” noted Staff Sgt. Dubnyk, Cranbrook RCMP.

“Any situation involving firearms has potential to be extremely dangerous so it is imperative our officers remain vigilant and tactical to ensure the safety of themselves and the public at all times. I am very pleased with how quick and safely our officers dealt with this high risk situation.”