MIL-OSI Security: Thompson — Thompson RCMP seize guns from traffic stop, leads to search warrants

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Source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police

On January 12, 2024, at approximately 5:25 pm, Thompson RCMP initiated a traffic stop on Oak Street in Thompson, Manitoba. The vehicle would not stop and proceeded slowly, but erratically. The officer activated the air horn and siren, and the vehicle eventually stopped on Dominion Bay.

When the officer approached the vehicle, he immediately recognized the male passenger as being wanted on an outstanding warrant. The officer arrested Jodi Alguire, 25, of Thompson. Other officers arrived on scene, and the female driver misidentified herself to police. When she was properly identified, Jolene Spence, 31, of Thompson was also found to have an outstanding warrant for arrest. She was taken into custody.

A search of Alguire located a restricted firearm – a handgun – in a satchel he was wearing around his shoulder. Police also found a loaded prohibited magazine and a large amount of Canadian currency.

A search of Spence also resulted in the seizure of a large amount of Canadian currency.

The vehicle was searched. A prohibited assault rifle with a round in the chamber was located as were two sawed off shotguns; several prohibited magazines, including a high-capacity magazine loaded with rounds that matched the handgun located on Alguire; a large amount of ammunition for all types of firearms; several machetes and throwing knives; numerous cell phones; and bear mace. Upon further investigation, it was determined the handgun located on Alguire’s person was stolen.

The continued investigation lead officers to execute two search warrants on January 13, 2024, on two residences in Thompson – one on Oxford Bay and one on Dominion Bay, both of which are connected with Alguire. At the residence on Dominion Bay, three adults were inside the home and were arrested for Possession of Proceeds Obtained by Crime. The search yielded a large amount of Canadian currency, ammunition, cell phones, parts of firearms, and weapons.

The search on Oxford Bay resulted in the seizure of gang paraphernalia, cellphones, drug paraphernalia, and weapons.

Two of the adults arrested were released without charges as it was determined they were not involved in trafficking. A 56-year-old male was charged with Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000, and was released with an appearance notice.

Alguire is charged with multiple firearms offences, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000, as well as Fail to Comply with Release Order. He is remanded in custody.

Spence is charged with Obstruct a Peace Officer by Giving False Name, Possession of Proceeds of Crime Over $5000, as well as firearms charges. She is remanded in custody.

In total, four firearms were seized and more than $100,000 in Canadian currency.

The investigation continues.

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