PENHOLD — A wanted man in possession of a dangerous weapon who was found sleeping inside a running stolen vehicle was busted by investigating Mounties and is now behind bars facing more than a dozen Criminal Code charges.
Innisfail RCMP Cpl. Michael Heysa said shortly after 9 a.m. on Sept. 23 a report from concerned citizens was received about a suspicious vehicle in Penhold’s Hawkridge area.
Heysa said witnesses informed the RCMP a male had been sleeping in a still-running vehicle since the early morning hours.
Innisfail RCMP attended the location and an investigation revealed the vehicle was stolen from Okotoks, he said.
Heysa said local RCMP arrested a lone male subject after gaining entrance into the vehicle. The corporal said a search of the subject resulted in police locating a loaded 9mm Glock 17 handgun, additional rounds of 9mm ammo, as well as illegal drugs that included methamphetamine and fentanyl that were allegedly in the supsect's possession.
In addition, a number of break-in tools were located in the vehicle, said Heysa.
Trevor Norman Legge, a 39-year-old Central Alberta man, has been charged with:
- Possession of property obtained by crime;
- Possession of a restricted firearm;
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose;
- Possession of a firearm knowing its possession is unauthorized;
- Carrying a concealed weapon;
- Possession of a weapon contrary to an order to surrender;
- Two counts of possession of a controlled substance;
- Possession of break-in tools;
- Resisting arrest;
- Three counts of failing to comply with release order conditions.
Heysa said Legge was also charged with a “number” of provincial Traffic Safety Act offences.
At the time of his arrest, Legge was wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Drumheller and on a Canada-wide apprehension order, said Heysa. Following a bail hearing, Legge was remanded to appear today (Sept. 24) in Red Deer provincial court.
Innisfail RCMP is encouraging any members of the public who suspect suspicious activity in their community to contact their local RCMP detachment. If any citizen has information about this incident or any other illegal activity, he or she can call the Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or their local police. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous can either contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), go online at www.P3Tips.com, or use the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.