15 April 2016

SRCWA #2016049 - Firearms Complaint in Cardiff


RCMP File: #2016439167 
The Registered Owner called Detachment when he saw his vehicle posted on Facebook. 
Further investigation revealed that this event involved a pellet gun, which is not considered a firearm. 
Police are no longer looking for this vehicle. 
Thank you.

On April 14th, 2016 at approximately 6:00 p.m. Morinville RCMP received a complaint in the hamlet of Cardiff in regards to a suspicious vehicle.  The occupants, both the driver and passenger of the vehicle pointed what appeared to be long barreled firearms  out the windows of the vehicle.  It is alleged that the occupants of the vehicle were going to discharge the firearms at gophers and ducks in the area.

Occupied dwellings are near the area of concern, and the area is also used by residents for hiking and walking of their pets.  The Cardiff golf course is also close by.

There are definite concerns that if firearms are discharged in that area that it could fall under Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code.  It is also illegal under the Provincial Wildlife Act to discharge a firearm from a vehicle and/or have a loaded firearm in a vehicle.  There also is no current open season for duck hunting.

The vehicle is described as a newer blue single cab Dodge pick-up truck with tinted side windows (see attached photograph.)

Morinville RCMP would like to speak to the owner and the occupants of the vehicle involved.

If you have any information, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipssubmit.com  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 Attached is a photograph of the vehicle.


PROS file 2016439167

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


Dan Antoniuk
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director