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Friday , 21 January 2022

Suspicious gang activity leads to multiple arrests by the RCMP in Bonnyville

two people have been charged after police observed what appeared to be suspicious gang related activity that was taking place near a vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.

On December 9, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a member from RCMP’s Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (LCRU) was conducting patrols in a residential area in the Town of Bonnyville. Police approached the occupants of the vehicle and identified one male as being wanted on a Canada-wide arrest warrant. With the assistance from the Bonnyville General Investigation Section (GIS), Police were able to arrest two individuals who were both wanted on outstanding arrest warrants.

While conducting the arrest, Police discovered that one of the individuals was wearing Kevlar body armour and was also found to be in possession of a 20 gauge sawed off shotgun with ammunition.

Stacey Dustin Moosepayo, 38, of Kehewin was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a prohibited firearm;
  • Possession of a firearm without a valid licence;
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle;
  • Obstruction;
  • Fail to comply with firearm/weapons prohibition x2;
  • Unlawful possession of body armour.

Brittney Lynn Fiddler, 20, of Frog Lake was charged with the following offences:

  • Possession of a prohibited firearm;
  • Possession of a firearm without a valid licence;
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm in a motor vehicle;
  • Resisting Arrest;
  • Fail to comply with conditions of an Undertaking x2.

Both Moosepayo and Fiddler with held for bail hearings.

Moosepayo was Remanded into custody by a Justice of the Peace and is scheduled to attend Bonnyville Provincial Court via CCTV on January 4, 2022. Fiddler was released by a Justice of the Peace on a $1500 no cash Release Order and is scheduled to attend Bonnyville Provincial Court on January 4, 2022.

About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.