Maidstone RCMP report that a 25-year-old man wanted on a number of warrants has turned himself in, and they are thanking the public for their assistance in the matter.
Jan. 8, Gavin Howe was arrested on his warrants after presenting himself to police at the Maidstone detachment. Howe has been released for provincial court in Lloydminster Jan. 14.
A warrant had been issued for his arrest of the Maidstone man as a result of a traffic stop near Waseca at about 6:25 p.m. New Year’s Eve. The stop was originally made for a traffic offence, but it was determined the driver had several outstanding warrants from Edmonton Police Service, Lloydminster RCMP and the Battlefords RCMP. In the process of the arrest, the man sped off eastbound and evaded police. The fleeing vehicle was located a short time later in Maidstone, abandoned.
Neighbourhood checks related to the initial traffic stop led to a second traffic stop of a different vehicle, where a passenger fled on foot.
Jan. 1, RCMP said Howe been charged with obstruction of a police officer, resisting arrest, operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failing to comply with recognizance and common nuisance. They also reported he had outstanding warrants of arrest for mischief under $5,000, failing to appear, theft under $5,000 and failing to comply with conditions.