59-year-old Dwayne Gerald Nest of Cold Lake First Nations is facing charges on accusations of shooting four moose on private property.
Cold Lake RCMP and Alberta Fish and Wildlife arrived on the scene around 4:40 in the afternoon on Monday. Police seized a rifle and ammunition in the case as well.
Nest will appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on February 22nd. Police are seeking eye witness accounts in the incident. They can be reached at 780-594-3302, or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If the information you provide leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Local MLA Scott Cyr says his office has been flooded with calls and concerns over the incident. “The first and foremost concerns for myself and the Wildrose Party are the safety of individuals and the protection of property,” Cyr wrote on Facebook. “I have spoken with the office of the Minister of Justice on this matter, and I have told her office to expect letters from the constituents of Bonnyville Cold Lake. ”
Anyone who wishes to contact him can do so at [email protected].