Airdrie RCMP charge 2 with weapons and drug offences

CALGARY — RCMP officers in Airdrie announced charges against a man and a woman Tuesday after an Oct. 11 incident that yielded drugs and a semi-automatic weapon with nearly 200 rounds of ammunition.

The incident took place Sunday, when Airdrie RCMP answered a dispatch around 7:15 p.m. about a suspicious vehicle parked in front of a Crossfields residence. After locating it, police determined it had a stolen licence plate.

When officers tried to talk to the driver of the vehicle, he fled on foot, running through a number of yards. With assistance from Crossfield residents, and Police Dog Services, the suspect was located and placed under arrest.

The passenger, a woman, who stayed at the suspected stolen car, was arrested as well.

A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of dugs, the semi-automatic weapon and the rounds of ammunition.

Brendan Kyle Latimer, 26, of Crossfield, Alta., faces 15 charges including:

  • Possession of stolen property;
  •  Possession of a prohibited or restricted firearm;
  • Three counts of traffic a controlled substance;
  • Possession of break-in instruments, and;
  • Alter, deface or remove serial number on a firearm.

Latimer was remanded into custody. He will appear in Airdrie Provincial court Oct. 22 at 9:30 a.m.

Baillee Maureen Adams, 23, of Taber, Alta.. faces 14 charges, including:

  • Possession of stolen property
  • Obstruct a peace officer
  • Three counts of traffic a controlled substance
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Adams was released on conditions. She’ll appear in Airdrie Provincial court Oct. 22, at 9:30 a.m.

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