Airdrie man arrested in Burnaby

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Airdrie RCMP, with the assistance of Burnaby RCMP, have arrested a 26-year-old male from Airdrie on firearms-related warrants.

According to a press release, Cody Theodore Fowlie allegedly pointed a firearm at an individual inside an Airdrie residence Feb. 4, before departing the scene with the firearm. After he returned a short time later to retrieve a further number of long-barrel firearms and fled again, Airdrie RCMP were called in to investigate.

“Upon arriving at the residence, Airdrie RCMP members were unable to locate the male, but located a hockey bag within the residence containing other imitation firearms, ammunition, holsters and a pistol magazine, which were seized as part of the investigation,” the press release stated.

“RCMP believed this to be an isolated incident and that there was no further danger to the public.”

Public interest arrest warrants were obtained by Airdrie RCMP’s General Investigations Section Feb. 6, and the next day, the man was located and arrested at a residence in Burnaby, B.C. According to the press release, Burnaby RCMP are continuing to investigate the residence where the arrest was made.

Fowlie has been remanded into custody while arrangements are made for him to appear in Airdrie Provincial Court at a later date. He faces six charges, including assault, unauthorized possession of a firearm and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.

The Airdrie Fire Department responded to the report of a vehicle fire on Market Street S.E. at 3:13 p.m. Feb. 8, in a parking lot directly adjacent to the east of the Toad ‘n’ Turtle Pubhouse & Grill. According to Deputy Chief Garth Rabel, the fire caused “extensive damage” to two vehicles.

“When crews arrived, they found that a mid-sized car was completely engulfed in flames, and that aggressive fire had extended itself to a truck parked on the south side of it,” he said.

“Quickly, the fire consumed a large portion of that vehicle, as well.”

Fortunately, Rabel said, the vehicles were both unoccupied at the time, and no injuries were reported. The immediate area was temporarily cordoned off to traffic, and firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the blaze.

Rabel added the department is continuing to investigate the exact cause of the fire, as well as complete final damage estimates.

“In cold weather like this, it’s important to consider preventatives – make sure your block heater is functioning properly, that your extension cords are reliable and safe, and your vehicle is well-maintained,” Rabel said.

“It needs to be ready to take on the brutal, fluctuating conditions we’ve been seeing.”

If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP detachment at 403-945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com

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