On July 4, 2018, the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) in conjunction with the St. Paul RCMP Detachment made efforts to locate wanted individuals in Saddle Lake.
“If you are wanted on outstanding warrants we will be looking for you,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson, Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit. “Help us find you by visiting your local detachment and turning yourself in.”
Police located a male at a residence in Saddle Lake wanted on outstanding warrants from St. Paul who was fleeing into the woods. The male was located a short time later and arrested without incident. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, a sawed-off shotgun, and ammunition.
Philip Favel (40), of Saddle Lake was charged with new offences in addition to his outstanding warrants. Charges include the following:
- Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose
- Unsafe storage of a firearm
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
- Possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number
- Possession of a weapon obtained by crime
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Obstructing a peace officer
- Failing to comply with the conditions of a recognizance
He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in St. Paul Provincial Court on July 12, 2018.
Further efforts by RCMP the same day resulted in locating another male wanted on outstanding warrants from Edmonton.
Thomas Russell (28), of Edmonton was arrested and released in relation to his outstanding warrant for failing to appear and is scheduled back in Edmonton Provincial Court on July 25, 2018.