Suspects flee DC RCMP, leads to seizure of loaded weapons

Police dog 'Hammer' aids in apprehension of suspects. Loaded sawed-off shotgun and a loaded .22 handgun found.

A police chase early Thursday morning through Dawson Creek has resulted in a cache of firearms being discovered.

RCMP observed a suspicious vehicle near 107th Avenue at approximately 2:30am. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle however, the vehicle and drivers in it, fled.

article continues below

When RCMP members located the vehicle it was abandoned but still running. Discovered inside was a loaded sawed-off shotgun and a loaded .22 handgun.

With the assistance from Dawson Creek's newest members; Constable Curtis Quanstrom and Police Service Dog "Hammer", a scent track was established leading officers to a nearby residence at which two male suspects were arrested and taken into police custody.

As a result of the police investigation, Devin Daniel Calliou, 24, has been charged with breach of a Conditional Release order, while 27 year-old and Jesse William Freeman has been charged with Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Both men currently remain in police custody pending court appearances. Devin Calliou currently has several matters before the courts awaiting disposition including  but not limited to; robbery, use of imitation firearm, kidnapping using a firearm, kidnapping, occupy a vehicle knowing a firearm was present, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm without a license, and possession of a prohibited and/or restricted firearm with ammunition.

Dawson Creek RCMP Staff/Sgt Damon Werrell notes that Devin Calliou is a recognized as a prolific offender, and that being in breach of court ordered conditions and inside a vehicle in which loaded firearms were found, is very concerning.

"Individuals such as this present a very real danger to the public and to police as they continue to be active in committing violent crime."

RCMP expect additional charges as this investigation unfolds.

editor@dcdn.ca

 

© Copyright Dawson Creek Mirror News

Comments

NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Dawson Creek Mirror welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus