Crime & Court

Whitecourt RCMP arrest man on roof of house with loaded rifle

On May 15 at 2:30 p.m. Whitecourt RCMP responded to a report of shots fired in the Woodlands County area.  The report was false but a man was located on the roof of the house with a loaded rifle. 

The man was cooperative and was arrested without incident. 

Jesse Caithness-McGregor, 27, of Woodlands County, Alta. was arrested for an outstanding warrant and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use of a firearm.

Jesse Caithness-McGregor was held for a judicial hearing.  He was released and will be appearing in Whitecourt Provincial Court at 10 a.m. on July 28.

 While Whitecourt RCMP were in attendance at the first call, a second high priority call came in involving shots fired in the area of Woodlands County. 

The investigation revealed that a shot had been fired into the air.  No one was injured.  A 58-year-old male man was arrested without incident.  He was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in Whitecourt Provincial Court at 10 a.m. on July 28, 2020.  Police say his name will not be released as his documents are waiting for judicial authorization. 

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