On Oct. 19, 2023, members of the RCMP WAD CRU located a stolen pickup truck in the town of Falher. CRU members observed the occupants exit the vehicle and enter a local business where they were arrested without incident. A search of the stolen vehicle recovered a loaded firearm, ammunition, and other weapons.  

As a result of the investigation, RCMP have charged Clifford Carifelle (34), a resident of Grimshaw, with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000;
  • 6 firearm related charges;
  • 2 counts of possessing firearms while prohibited; and
  • 3 counts of failing to comply with a release order.

RCMP have also charged Danielle Buggins (32), a resident of Berwyn, with:

  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000;
  • Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; and
  • 5 firearms related charges.

Carifelle and Buggins were both brought before a justice of the peace. Carifelle was remanded into custody and Buggins was released. Both are to appear at the Alberta Court of Justice in Falher on Nov. 2, 2023.

Information provided by the Alberta RCMP

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