For Immediate Release / September 30, 2020
RCMP - Crime Stoppers - Seize Firearms and Arrest One Male
On September 23, 2020, at approximately 11:00 p.m., a St. Albert General Duty member was conducting patrols in the Century Casino parking lot and observed a Ford Explorer parked in an unlit area of the property with a male occupant in the driver's seat. The RCMP member went to investigate and determined the vehicle was stolen.
The male driver was arrested and identified as Wesley Aubichon (36) of Edmonton. Inside the vehicle, the police noticed in plain view a lot of new household items still in boxes along with ammunition for a shot gun. The registered owner of the vehicle indicated that none of the property inside the vehicle was theirs and asked police to remove & secure all the items before they took the vehicle home that night.
Police emptied the contents from the vehicle, while doing so, located the following:
- Remington 12 Gauge 870 Shotgun (loaded)
- 3 Huntgroup Arms Shotguns
- Ranger Shotgun
- Metal Baton
- Drugs (believed to be Heroin)
- Canadian Currency
- Security Safe
- Numerous Electronic/Household Goods
- Audio Equipment
- Numerous Cell/Mobile Phones
- Police Equipment/Tactical Vest
- Numerous sets of keys
- Drug Paraphernalia
- Buck Knife
Wesley Aubichon was charged with the following Criminal Code offenses:
- Possession of Weapon For Dangerous Purpose X 1
- Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Firearm With Ammunition X 1
- Unauthorized Possession In Motor Vehicle X 2
- Possession Contrary To Mandatory Prohibition Order X 2
- Unauthorized Possession of Firearm X 1
- Possession of Property Obtained by Crime X 1
- Possession of Break-In Instrument X 1
Wesley Aubichon was also charged with:
- Possession of Body Armour Without a Valid Permit X 1 (Body Armour Control Act)
- Possession of Controlled Substance X 1 (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act)
Following a Judicial Hearing, Wesley Aubichon was remanded into custody and appeared in St. Albert Provincial Court on Sept 28, 2020, where bail was denied. His next court appearance is on October 19, 2020 (St. Albert Provincial Court).
The RCMP are in the process of implementing a “Voluntary Surveillance Camera Registry” Program within the Community. For more information on this program or to sign up, please contact the St. Albert RCMP by email (attached below) and a member will be in contact with you.
Anyone who has information on any crime is asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police. 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.
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Last edited: September 30, 2020