Drumheller RCMP investigate firearms complaint

Written by ECA Review

Drumheller RCMP received a report of individuals discharging a firearm at another vehicle and driving dangerously on Highway 56 North of Drumheller on Sept. 15 at 8:51 a.m.

Both occupants of the vehicle were observed entering a residence in Rumsey, Alta. Upon police arrival, both suspects exited the residence and were taken into custody.

RCMP executed a search warrant at the residence and vehicle. A firearm, as well as ammunition and spent shell casings were located.

Stettler resident, Crystal Anne Primrose (30), has been charged with discharging a firearm with intent, six firearms offences, recklessly discharging a firearm, and failing to comply with probation order.

Rumsey resident, James Hussey (49), has been charged with dangerous driving, discharging firearm with intent, six firearms offences, recklessly discharging a firearm and failing to appear in court two times.

Both Hussey and Primrose were taken before a justice of the peace and remanded into custody with their next court date set for Sept. 18, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Didsbury.

Although charges have been laid, Drumheller RCMP continue the investigation into this incident. RCMP are asking for vehicle dash camera footage depicting a white/blue Chevrolet truck on Sept. 15, 2023, between the hours of 8:30 a.m., and 9:30 a.m., in the area of Highway 56 to Highway 9, Range Road 210 to Highway 839 and Highway 839 to Rumsey.

Nabs suspect
Hanna RCMP officer conducted a traffic stop of a minivan in the parking of a business in Hanna on Aug. 29.  The driver was found to be unlicensed and in violation of a release order which prohibited her from being behind the wheel of a motor vehicle.

Sergeant Rob Welsman stated, “Upon closer inspection of the vehicle, it was determined the license plate on the vehicle belonged to a different vehicle, and the vehicle itself had been reported stolen.”

The driver, 53-year-old Wanda Charlton, a resident of Drumheller, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property under $5000 and failure to comply with a release order.

Charlton will make her next court appearance in Hanna on Oct. 25, 2023.


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