Midday on July 18th, 2016, the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment received a complaint from an anonymous male reporting that a male was trying to sell bear mace on Main Street in Bonnyville, AB. Bonnyville RCMP Detachment officers attended the area and located a male, 29 year old resident of the M.D. of Bonnyville, that was known to them who matched the description provided by the complainant.
The male was subsequently arrested and transported to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment where he confessed to selling the weapon. The was released on court compelling documents being charged with Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on August 16th, 2016.
The charges have not been sworn on this matter therefore we cannot release the name of the individual however you can obtain his name from court on his first appearance date.
The Bonnyville RCMP would like to remind the public that if they have any information they believe is related to a crime to contact the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200/780-826-3358 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
*Press Release from the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment