NEWS
12/11/2017 08:12 EST | Updated 12/11/2017 08:20 EST

Weapons, stolen property and IDs: Alberta man and woman face almost 200 charges

RED DEER, Alta. — A man and a woman are facing almost 200 criminal charges after two police searches in central Alberta found almost three dozen weapons along with stolen property and identification.

Red Deer RCMP say they searched a storage locker and a private home in November.

They seized 25 rifles, four shotguns, four crossbows, two pellet guns and a replica firearm.

The weapons were stored in a large hockey bag, a sleeping bag, a ski bag and gun cases.

RCMP also uncovered dirt bikes, chainsaws, a generator and electronics — all stolen — as well as stolen identity documents.

Police say the searches were part of a larger crime reduction effort focused on identifying prolific offenders through targeted investigations.

Andrew Scott Charpentier and Kelsey Pearl Torpe, both 25, face a total of 198 charges — most of them weapons-related.

There also face several stolen property charges as well as charges of illegal possession or trafficking in government documents.

They have been remanded in custody and are next to appear in court on Tuesday.