Man Charged In Amber Alert Case

A 19 year old man has been charged in connection to Sunday’s Amber Alert in North Battleford.

Several police agencies combed through hundreds of hours of surveillance video from over 200 businesses to track the vehicle’s movements after it was stolen from in front of a strip mall.

Johnathan Ryann Gunville of North Battleford has been charged with:

  • Abduction of a person under 14, Section 281 of the Criminal Code
  • Unlawful confinement, Section 279(2) of the Criminal Code
  • Abandoning a child, Section 218 of the Criminal Code
  • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, Section 249(1)(a) of the Criminal Code x2
  • Theft of a motor vehicle, Section 333.1 of the Criminal Code
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000, Section 355(a) of the Criminal Code
  • Evade a police officer, Section 249.1 of the Criminal Code
  • Drive while disqualified, Section 259(4)(a) of the Criminal Code x2
  • Fail to comply with a probation order, Section 733.1(1) of the Criminal Code x8

RCMP say the charges encompass the Amber Alert on September 16, as well as two subsequent vehicle thefts on September 19th and 20th.

Gunville has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in North Battleford Provincial Court on Monday.


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