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Traffic stop after theft leads to two arrests

The Lloydminster RCMP have arrested two women after a theft complaint. Police responded to a business on the 500 block of 44 street on July 13. After determining a suspect vehicle, Mounties performed a traffic stop which found a loaded sawed-off shotgun, an SKS-style rifle and ammunition.

Gena Marie Margret Lewis, 29, of Onion Lake, Sask., and Destiny Dawn Littlewolfe, 32, of Lloydminster, Sask. are each charged with 16 Criminal Code Offences. They include theft under $5,000, possession of property obtained by a crime, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance. Lewis is also charged with assaulting a peace officer. Corp. Ken Rhodenizer of the Lloydminster RCMP calls the bust a team effort.

“It was a great team effort for the detachment,” says Corp. Rhodenizer. “It’s important that we keep these guns off the streets and out of the hands of criminals.”

The RCMP says property crime is a priority for the detachment, and the Lloydminster RCMP encourages all members of the community to be aware of crime reduction strategies: such as locking your vehicle doors and removing all valuables when you are parking it for an extended period of time. Const. Michael Hagel encourages residents to watch out for anything suspicious and look out for their neighbours.

“Everyone is encouraged to watch out for their neighbours and report any suspicious activity to the police,” according to Const. Hagel. “If something doesn’t feel right, don’t hesitate to contact the detachment.”

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Lewis and Littlewolfe have been remanded in custody until August 1 at Lloydminster Provincial Court.

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