A Google Map showing the location of the incident on Dec. 19. Google Map image

Man wanted on several warrants arrested near Ponoka arena

Ponoka residents may have noticed heavy police presence near the arena complex in the afternoon of Dec. 19.

According to an RCMP release, at about 3 p.m. a wanted man, who was believed to be in possession of a firearm, was arrested on the 5000 block of 44 Ave. in Ponoka on multiple warrants out of Edmonton and Wetaskiwin.

Maskwacis RCMP, Ponoka RCMP, RCMP Emergency Response Team and Edmonton Police coordinated to make the arrest.

Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit (CRU) was contacted by the Edmonton Police to assist with the arrest. A residence in Ponoka was identified, and Maskwacis CRU contacted Ponoka RCMP and the RCMP Emergency Response Team (ERT) to assist and ensure the safety of the public.

RCMP members were able to secure the residence and the 30-year-old man was arrested without incident.No further updates are anticipated.

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