N.B. gang task force helps Lloydminster RCMP arrest 4 Sask. residents

All four cases headed to Lloydminster, Alta., court

Lloydminster RCMP arrested three men from Onion Lake and Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation and a youth after a pursuit and charged them with numerous weapons and drug-related offences.

On Feb. 25 at about 12 p.m. Lloydminster RCMP General Investigations Section members located a stolen vehicle in Lloydminster, which was connected to a prior serious occurrence in the area. Police attempted to stop the vehicle north of Lloydminster but the vehicle fled.  

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RCMP from Lloydminster, the North Battleford RCMP Crime Reduction Team and Lloydminster Police Dog Services located and arrested the occupants of the vehicle shortly afterwards.

When police searched the vehicle they recovered large amounts of drugs, firearms and weapons.

Matthew Stanley, 27, Kashtin Sandfly, 21, both of Onion Lake Cree Nation, Samuel Kiseyinewakup, 19, of Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation, and a young offender were arrested. The young offender can't be identified in accordance with the Youth Criminal Justice Act. 

Stanley was charged with flight from a peace officer, driving while prohibited, dangerous operation of motor vehicle, possession of a weapon contrary to an order, obstruction of a peace officer, possession of a restricted firearm without a license, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a weapon, and possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).

Stanley was remanded in custody and is scheduled to appear in Lloydminster, Alta., Provincial Court on March 16, 2021.

Sandfly was charged with flight from a peace officer, possession of restricted firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, possession of a firearm knowing the possession is unauthorized, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, and possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine).

Kiseyinewakup was charged with flight from a peace officer, possession of a restricted firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, careless use of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), and possession of a weapon contrary to an order.

The 17-year-old youth from Big Island Lake Cree Territory, Sask. was charged with flight from a peace officer, possession of a restricted firearm without a licence, possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000, possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking under $5,000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, careless use of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance (Methamphetamine), possession of a weapon contrary to an order, and failing to comply with conditions of a release order.

The youth was released by a Justice of the Peace on a release order and is scheduled to appear in Lloydminster Alta. Provincial Youth court on March 15, 2021.

Sandfly and Kiseyinewakup were released by a Justice of the Peace, however, both failed to appear in court on March 2, and arrest warrants were issued.

 

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