LA RONGE – La Ronge RCMP arrested a man who was wanted following an emergency alert and lockdown in La Ronge, Air Ronge, and Lac La Ronge after police were shot at and multiple people arrested. Bullets struck the cruiser’s windshield and radiator.
On Tuesday around lunch time, police received a tip from the public and found 36-year-old Allan Sanderson hiding under a blanket in the back seat of a vehicle at a business on Highway 2 in La Ronge.
“La Ronge RCMP is very grateful for all the assistance from the community we’ve received – from following police direction during the incident on June 19 to passing along information that has helped progress the investigation,” said La Ronge RCMP Sgt. Brent Nicol.
“Our community is safer when we have this productive, collaborative relationship between residents and police.”
Sanderson was charged with obstruction and unauthorized possession of a firearm in a vehicle in relation to the June 19 firearms and shooting incident. Police say their investigation continues into the firearm seized from the vehicle he was in. Officers were searching for him since June 20.
Sanderson appears in La Ronge Provincial Court July 7.
In connection to the lockdown incident, Terrance Daigenault and Nikeyta Bradfield, both of La Ronge, were arrested June 22 in Saskatoon at a business by Saskatoon Police Guns and Gangs unit, with the assistance of the Saskatoon Police Tactical Support, K9, and patrol units, as well as help from the Saskatchewan RCMP.
Daigenault has a show cause hearing scheduled for July 7 in La Ronge court on 11 charges, including two counts of attempted murder. Daigenault allegedly shot at police officers and a police vehicle. No RCMP officers were injured during this incident and no other injuries have been reported to police.
Bradfield was released on bail June 27 and appears in La Ronge Provincial Court Aug. 8 on two counts of accessory after the fact to attempted murder with a firearm. She allegedly helped Daigenault.
La Ronge RCMP continue to look for 22-year-old Celine Charles, who was charged with one count of obstruction in relation to the same incident. She is described a being 5-foot-4, 112 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. She has a rose tattoo on her left hand, a heart and flame tattoo on her left arm and “Charles” tattooed on her chest.
If you see Charles, or have information about where she is, report it to your local RCMP detachment by calling 310-RCMP. Information can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.saskcrimestoppers.com.