Two arrested for vehicle theft, weapons charges

Two people were arrested in Fredericton almost two weeks ago after police located a pair of vehicles reported as stolen.

The force said Monday officers located a BMW and a Mercedes Benz on April 6. They say officers found the cars driving near Sheffield, N.B., about 25 minutes from Fredericton.

“After a tire deflation device was deployed, one female was taken into custody,” said Fredericton police spokesperson Sonya Gilks in a statement.

“The second vehicle rammed a police car and attempted to flee but was successfully stopped.”

Police say they also arrested one man after a short foot chase and recovered a modified .22 caliber rifle, a 20-gauge shotgun and crystal meth from the vehicle he drove.

Victoria King, 21, now faces charges for possessing stolen property, flight from police, and careless storage of ammunition.

She was released on conditions after her bail hearing and is scheduled to return to court at a later date.

Meanwhile, Codie McNeill, 22, was charged with several charges, including possession of stolen property, assaulting a police officer, flight from police, and resisting arrest.

McNeill also faces the following weapons charges:

  • Possession of prohibited Firearm in a Vehicle
  • Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
  • Possession of a Firearm with a Tampered Serial Number
  • Possession of Identity Documents
  • Fail to Comply with Judge’s Release Order
  • Possession of Substance (Methamphetamine)

McNeill’s bail hearing has been adjourned until April 24.