RCMP in Edson have arrested and charged a 22-year-old male in relation to four separate investigations.
On May 7th at approximately 7 am, police received a complaint of suspicious males possibly breaking into a seacan container belonging to a business in the area of 47 Street and 3 Avenue in Edson.
Edson RCMP detained two males located in the area and arrested the 22-year-old.
A search was conducted that resulted in the seizure of a quantity of methamphetamine and cocaine, airsoft pistol, bear spray, machete, a stolen driver’s license, and other stolen identification cards and stolen vehicle keys.
The stolen items are related to a theft of two motor vehicles that occurred in the Edson area on April 20th and April 29th.
As a result of further investigation, police then linked the suspect to additional stolen property, a theft of a motor vehicle, and flight from police that occurred in the Edson area on April 21st and 29th.
James Elias Flynn (22) of Edson is facing a string of charges in the four investigations, including: • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose (x3) • Possession of stolen property exceeding $5,000 (x2) • Possession, without lawful excuse, of identity documents that relate to another person • Possession of a controlled substance (x4) (methamphetamine, oxycodone pills, cocaine) • Flight from peace officer (x2) • Possession of stolen property not exceeding $5,000 (x14) • Possession of break-in instruments • Theft of motor vehicle
Following a judicial hearing, Flynn was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court on May 25th.