Two people are facing charges following an RCMP investigation into property crimes in the Sundre area.
While investigating thefts near the town on Monday, the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit found and arrested a 34-year-old man on outstanding warrants for breaching release conditions.
A 38-year-old woman was arrested on outstanding warrants for possession of break-and-enter tools.
A search of the vehicle the two suspects were travelling in led to the seizure of a long rifle, ammunition and several pieces of identification, including a Canadian passport.
Kirk Arthur Clark and Dana Lucille Patterson, both from Sundre, have each been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a weapon obtained by crime and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
Clark has additional charges of possessing a weapon contrary to a court order and driving a motor vehicle while prohibited.
In relation to an investigation regarding a stolen vehicle and attempted catalytic converter theft that occurred in Didsbury on Sunday, Didsbury RCMP have charged Clark with mischief under $5,000, theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failing to comply with a release order.
Clark remains in custody and will appear in Okotoks provincial court on Friday.
Patterson was released to appear in Didsbury provincial court on Mar. 22.
The ammunition recovered is very distinct, says RCMP. Most of the rifle rounds are “reloads” with blue tips.
If this is yours, or you have information regarding the owner of the ammunition, contact Sgt. Gary Maclaren, of the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Unit at 403-704-6283.