— On March 9th, 2018, the Peace River RCMP General Investigation Section with the assistance of personnel from Peace Regional detachment, executed a search warrant at an apartment unit in the town of Peace River, Alberta. The search of the apartment resulted in the seizure of cocaine, multiple firearms, including a sawed off shotgun, over $1,000 in suspected proceeds of crime, as well as other stolen property including cheques and credit cards.
As of the result of the investigation, 37 year old David John TESTAWICH, and 29 year old Charmaine OMINAYAK, both of Peace River, have been charged with various offences, including:
- Possession of a controlled substance
- Unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon
- Unsafe storage of firearms
- Possession of a stolen credit card
- Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
- Possession of proceeds of crime under $5,000
TESTAWICH remains in custody pending his first appearance in Peace River provincial court on March 12, 2018. OMINAYAK is scheduled to appear in provincial court on April 9, 2018.
The R.C.M.P. would like to public, for their assistance in this matter and encourage members of the public to report suspicious activity in their communities.
If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Peace Regional RCMP at (780) 624-6611, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).