Maskwacis RCMP seized a shotgun from two youths following a break-in in Wetaskiwin Tuesday.
Members of the Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU) were alerted to the presence of a wanted young offender in Wetaskiwin. The 16 year old young man had more than a dozen outstanding warrants for his arrest, including charges for robbery with a firearm.
CRU members spotted the wanted man and a second male, aged 15, in a residential area. The youths ran inside a home where residents observed them attempt to hide a shotgun, ammunition and a small amount of cocaine. The youths were quickly arrested and the items were seized.
Both youths have been charged with breaking and entering and unauthorized possession of a firearm, as well as additional charges.