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Elk Point RCMP arrest four after patrols and tip from the public

 On Dec. 2-3, 2019, a coordinated effort between the Elk Point RCMP, Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) and RCMP Police Dog Services (PDS) resulted in the apprehension of multiple wanted individuals in the Fishing Lake area.

On Dec. 2, 2019, police observed two males in a vehicle believed to be used in other offences and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The vehicle fled a short distance before turning on a dead end road where the traffic stop occurred. Two males were arrested without incident.

Kevin Stahn, (31) of Fishing Lake was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with multiple additional offences, including:

  • Flight from police
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2)
  • Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Failing to comply with a Recognizance
  • Four offences under the Traffic Safety Act

Fergus Brosseau, (43) of Fishing Lake was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with multiple additional offences, including:

  • Flight from police
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x2)
  • Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Failing to comply with a Recognizance

He was also charged with theft of a truck stemming from a file in the Two Hills area in October 2019.

Both of the accused were released after a judicial hearing with conditions. They are set to appear next in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 19, 2019.

On Dec. 3, 2019 an Elk Point RCMP officer patrolling in Fishing Lake received a tip from the public about a wanted offender in the area. Patrols conducted by both the Elk Point RCMP and EADRCRU located the wanted male and a traffic stop was conducted and both occupants were arrested without incident.

Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia were located after a search of the vehicle consistent with drug trafficking.

Kristen James Podolecki (39) of Sputinow was arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine. He was also charged with break and enter stemming from a file in the Lloydminster area in November 2019.

The passenger in the vehicle, Chelsea McAdam (23) of Frog Lake was also arrested and charged multiple offences including:

  • Possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Obstructing a peace officer
  • Failing to comply with a probation order (x5)

Both of the accused are set to appear next in St. Paul Provincial Court on Dec. 19, 2019.

“I’d like to thank the members of the public for their assistance,” says Sergeant Dave Henry, Elk Point Detachment Commander. “This was a great example of the community coming together to help locate offenders in the area.”