Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit and Elk Point RCMP Arrest Wanted Man

The RCMP's newly formed Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit along with members of the Elk Point RCMP have made an arrest of a wanted male

On Feb. 6, Elk Point RCMP responded to several reports of a male with a firearm at a residence in Frog Lake. The male was known to police from past incidents and fled before police arrived at the residence and was not located.

On Feb. 8,  members of the Elk Point Detachment along with the Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit, Emergency Response Team - Edmonton (ERT) and Police Dog Services (PDS) executed a warrant at a residence on Frog Lake.

The male fled the residence on foot while police were executing the warrant and was located and arrested a short time later. He sustained minor injuries while fleeing and was taken to hospital and released into police custody.

47-year-old Jeremy Whincup from Mannville, was previously wanted on 17 charges for property and theft related offenses from a search warrant that was executed at a chop shop in Elk Point in August 2017. He was remanded into custody with additional Criminal Code offenses in relation to his recent arrest: He is charged with

  • Resisting Arrest  
  • Possession of a Firearm
  • Breach of Recognizance (x2)
  • Possession Contrary to Order (x2)
  • Unauthorized Possession (x2)
  • Careless Storage of a Firearm (x3)

He will be appearing in St. Paul Provincial Court on Thursday.

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