Saturday , 19 June 2021

Cold Lake RCMP arrest five individuals following shots fired

SKS firearm seized this week after five were arrested following a police pursuit.

On March 10, Cold Lake RCMP with the assistance of Police Dog Services located and arrested five individuals following a police pursuit in the area of Cold Lake, Alberta.

The police pursuit ensued after the Cold Lake RCMP responded to shots fired at a vehicle with two occupants inside on Range Road 420 just outside of Cold Lake.

The suspects then fled in a stolen truck which was immediately located by the Cold Lake RCMP. A police pursuit ensued and the suspects fled on foot when their vehicle became stuck.

All occupants were shortly located and arrested by the Cold Lake RCMP and the Police Dog Services unit. Upon searching the area, the Cold Lake RCMP located a SKS firearm.  No one was harmed during the incident.

Tealyn Marten, a 19-year old man from Cold Lake, Cody Spence, a 20-year old man from Cold Lake, Vanessa Gabriel, a 19-year old female from Cold Lake, Peter Hamelin, a 34-year old man from Lac La Biche and Shane Weekley, a 24-year old man from Redwater were arrested and charged with:

  • Discharge firearm with intent
  • Pointing firearm
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Flight from police
  • Possession of firearm/ammunition in a motor vehicle
  • Possession of weapon for dangerous purpose
  • Trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5000 (x2)
  • Unauthorized possession of firearm

All accused are remanded into custody and will appear in Cold Lake Court on Wednesday, March 13th.

If anyone has information regarding these suspects, they are asked to contact the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment at 780-594-3302 or their local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.