The RCMP’s newly formed Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit (EADCRU) along with members of Elk Point detachment have made an arrest of a wanted male.
On Feb. 6, 2018, Elk Point RCMP responded to several reports of a male with a firearm at a residence in Frog Lake. The male who was known to police from past incidents fled before police arrived at the residence and was not located.
On Feb. 8, 2018, members of the Elk Point Detachment along with EADCRU, Emergency Response Team – Edmonton (ERT) and Police Dog Services (PDS) executed a warrant at a residence on Frog Lake.
The male fled the residence on foot while police were executing the warrant and was located and arrested a short time later. He sustained minor injuries while fleeing and was taken to hospital and released into police custody.
Jeremy Whincup, a 47-year-old male from Mannville, was previously wanted on 17 charges for property and theft related offences from a search warrant that was executed at a chop shop in Elk Point in August 2017. He was remanded into custody with additional Criminal Code offences in relation to his recent arrest:
- Resisting Arrest
- Possession of a Firearm
- Breach of Recognizance (x2)
- Possession Contrary to Order (x2)
- Unauthorized Possession (x2)
- Careless Storage of a Firearm (x3)
He will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Feb. 15, 2018 via CCTV.
EADCRU will focus on specific targets and projects in various policing areas in the East District. The objective is to identify those criminals who have the biggest impact on our communities and work towards the disruption of their ongoing criminal activity.
The unit is committed to increased inter-agency communication, shared criminal intelligence and a strategic focus on repeat property crime offenders, in keeping with the K Division emphasis on crime reduction strategies.