Grande Prairie man charged after firearms complaint

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A Grande Prairie man is due to appear in court today after he was arrested last week following a firearms complaint.

The RCMP received the complaint at around 1:45 p.m. last Thursday of a man making threats with a gun at a home south of Grande Prairie. Police arrived on scene before the male suspect attempted to flee.

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The man was quickly arrested and taken into custody with the help of Police Dog Services. A search warrant was executed at the home resulting in the seizure of weapons and ammunition.

18 year-old Grande Prairie resident Collin Strand has been charged with the following 12 Criminal Code offences:

  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Using a firearm in the commission of an offence
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized
  • Extortion without firearm
  • Assault
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Uttering threats
  • Forcible confinement
  • Mischief

Strand is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, February 26th. Police said they would not further comment on the incident as it is now before the court.

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