Police arrest man wanted on various charges including possession of stolen rifle

A wanted Red Deer man who had a stolen rife in his possession was arrested in Kentwood on Monday, police say.

A wanted Red Deer man who had a stolen rife in his possession was arrested in Kentwood on Monday, police say.

Just before 11 a.m., police arrested a man without incident. They say he was unlawfully at large and wanted on several warrants for breach of probation orders. He was arrested at a residence on Kerr Close.

A long-barrel bolt action rifle that was reported stolen in Stettler during a residential break-in on Aug. 2 was found in a suspect’s possession.

Justyn Barry Bourne, 29, of Red Deer is charged with breach of probation order, possession of stolen property under $5,000, unlawful possession of a firearm and careless use and storage of firearm.

Bourne has been remanded in custody and will appear in provincial court in Red Deer on Thursday.

RCMP ask anyone with information regarding this crime to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.