Edson, AB – On February 25, 2016, Edson RCMP, with the assistance of Penticton RCMP, attended a residence in the hamlet of Peers, Alberta, and effected the arrest of individuals wanted on outstanding arrest warrants for charges in British Columbia. The following three individuals were arrested:
1. Bree-Anne Buhler, 21 years old, of Kelowna, British Columbia;
2. William Gaddy, 25 years old, of Osoyoos, British Columbia; and,
3. Waylon Faulhafer, 22 years old, of Scotch Creek, British Columbia.
The three individuals have subsequently been linked to a crime spree involving break-and-enters and thefts that spanned across numerous communities in both British Columbia and West-Central Alberta since January.
A search warrant executed on a residence linked to the individuals in Peers yielded a significant amount of stolen property including numerous firearms, explosives, vehicles, motorcycles, electronics, identity documents, and a large amount of methamphetamine.
The three individuals have been jointly-charged with 17 offences that include the following:
1. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000 contrary to Section 355(a) of the Criminal Code;
2. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime under $5,000 contrary to Section 355(b) of the Criminal Code;
3. Possession of an Explosive contrary to Section 82 of the Criminal Code;
4. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose contrary to Section 88(1) of the Criminal Code;
5. Unsafe Storage of a Firearm contrary to Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code;
6. Possession of a Firearm while knowingly unauthorized contrary to Section 92(1) of the Criminal Code; and,
7. Possession of Methamphetamine for the Purpose of Trafficking contrary to Section 5(2) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act;
Additional Criminal Code charges were laid against each individual as follows:
1. Buhler – 7 charges – Fail to Comply with Probation Order and Fail to Comply with Recognizance; and,
2. Gaddy – 3 charges – Fail to Comply with Probation Order.
3. Faulhafer – 1 charge – Possession of a Firearm Contrary to a Prohibition Order;
The RCMP investigation is ongoing and additional charges are anticipated.