A 37-year-old man was wanted on 55 warrants, but he didn’t make it easy for the Calgary Police Service or the Airdrie RCMP to make the arrest.
Police made a discovery in mid-November that Joed Smith, who was wanted on warrants in relation to failing to appear in court, may have been residing in Airdrie. A team of officers executed a warrant at a home in the region, but did not find the suspect at the residence.
He was, however, spotted driving in the neighbourhood on Thursday, November 29, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service. Smith was followed to a home in Calgary on the 1400 block of 40th Street SW.
According to the release, Smith refused to leave the residence and told officers that he was armed.
After several hours of negotiations, Smith eventually surrendered to police without incident, and officers discovered imitation firearms, a crossbow, and bear spray within the home.
Smith now faces an additional 26 charges following the ordeal.