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Monday , 19 October 2020

St. Paul RCMP arrest two suspects after shots fired

“The quick call from Saddle Lake community members at the onset of this investigation assisted us in the arrest of the two accused,” says Sergeant David Graham, St. Paul RCMP.

“Public safety is our number one concern and we appreciate the communities engagement with this priority.

On May 12, 2020 at 12:30 a.m., St. Paul RCMP responded to numerous calls of firearms being discharged in the town site of Saddle Lake First Nation, Alta.

A suspect vehicle description was identified by witnesses and located by police who responded to the area. A pursuit was initiated which continued through Saddle Lake into the counties of St. Paul and Smokey Lake.

A tire deflation device was successfully deployed on the suspect vehicle causing it to eventually come to a stop and two suspects were arrested without incident.

Simon Shirt (31) of Goodfish Lake, Alta., has been charged with:

  • Flight from police
  • Impaired operation of a motor vehicle
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
  • Fail to comply (X2)
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order (X2)
  • Possession of prohibited ammunition in a motor vehicle

Jasmine Crane (20) of Saddle Lake, Alta., has been charged with:

  • Fail to comply (X5)
  • Possession of ammunition contrary to a prohibition order
  • Possession of prohibited ammunition in a motor vehicle

 

Both accused were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on May 14, 2020.

 

The investigation continues and police are asking anyone that has information regarding this incident to contact St. Paul RCMP Detachment at 780-645-8870 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.”

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