On January 23, 2017, at approximately 4:40 p.m. Cold Lake RCMP and Alberta Fish and Wildlife attended to shots fired in the area of Township Road 624, in the MD of Bonnyville. RCMP upon arrival confirmed 4 moose had been shot on private property and were deceased. Cold Lake RCMP have charged 59 year old Dwayne Gerald Nest of Cold Lake First Nations with unauthorized use of a firearm. Gerald Nest will be appearing at Cold Lake Provincial Court on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. RCMP also seized a rifle and ammunition in relation to this investigation. RCMP are unable to comment on an investigation being carried out by another enforcement agency.
The RCMP is appealing to the public to come forward with any information in relation to this offence or in relation to any other offence that may have occurred in the same geographical area. Please contact the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment at 780-594-3302, or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.