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RCMP Airdrie execute warrant with assistance of Emergency Response Team

Search Warrant Executed – Balzac

Balzac, AB – In the early morning hours of February 23rd, 2016, the Airdrie Rural RCMP, with assistance from the RCMP Southern Alberta District Emergency Response Team, executed a search warrant on a rural property on Range Road 293, near Balzac, Alberta.  A 51 year old male was arrested at the property, without incident.

Randy Omer VANMACKELBERG is charged with

Utterring Threats under Section 264.1(1) Criminal Code

Unlawfully Point a Firearm under Section 87(1) Criminal Code

Intimidation of a Witness under Section 423.1 Criminal Code

Unsafe storage of Firearm under Section 86(1) Criminal Code

VANMACKLEBERG will appear in court to answer to these charges on February 25th, 2016.

If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by the internet at You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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