A call for service to RCMP Sylvan Lake has resulted in the seizure of a loaded prohibited firearm and methamphetamine in Innisfail.
Innisfail, Alberta ~ On the morning of May 8th, 2020 RCMP Sylvan Lake received a call from the Red Deer County Patrol regarding a vehicle with a male sleeping behind the wheel near the boundary of Innisfail and Sylvan Lake detachment areas. The County Peace Officer had also observed a firearm in the back seat.
As RCMP began to converge on the area the vehicle became mobile. A coordinated effort between Sylvan Lake and Innisfail detachment members, Red Deer Police Dog Service, GIS members from Innisfail and Sylvan Lake as well as the K Division Member Operational Support Service the suspect was followed covertly into the town of Innisfail where an arrest was effected.
Police seized a sawed off SKS rifle loaded with 32 rounds of ammunition and a quarter ounce of methamphetamine out of the vehicle.
Keira Vandervliet, a 38 year old male from Innisfail, has been charged with the following:
· Possess firearm without license
· Possess prohibited device without license
· Possess firearm in a vehicle
· Possess loaded prohibited firearm
· Possess firearm obtained by crime
· Careless storage of a firearm
· Possess weapon for dangerous purpose x2
· Possess methamphetamine
Vandervliet was held for Judicial Interm Release hearing and release by a Justice of the Peace to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court July 24th, 2020.
Innisfail detachment was supported by Sylvan Lake detachment, GIS members from Innisfail and Sylvan Lake, the Innisfail Integrated Traffic Unit, Red Deer Police Dog Service, K Division Member Operational Support Service and the National Weapon Enforcement Support Team.
If you have information about any criminal activity, please contact the Innisfail RCMP Detachment at 403-227-3341 or your local police service. 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.