Edson RCMP recently completed a warrant execution project, where 23 individuals wanted on some 42 outstanding warrants were apprehended in order to resolve their court matters.
On Thursday, December 14th, 2017 Edson General Duty (GD) and General Investigative Section (GIS) officers teamed up and arrested 21 persons who were wanted on approximately 40 outstanding warrants. During the project officers also checked condition adherence of persons on release, and ended up locating one man who has been charged with committing two new criminal offences. The inquiries made during this project also led to two individuals turning themselves in the following day.
“We’ve committed to reviewing our outstanding warrant files and tracking down the individuals wanted,” states Constable Andrew Orton of Edson GIS. “This project has ensured these matters get resolved or brought back before the courts in order to hold the offenders accountable.”
Warrants are typically issued in three instances, such as when police believe a crime has been committed and apply to the courts for a warrant in the first instance, where an accused person has failed to attend court as required (both known as Form 7 warrants), or where a person convicted of a criminal or provincial offence fails to pay a fine amount in the period set out (known as a Form 21 warrant).