Abbotsford woman charged after police find loaded gun in bag at mall – Mission City Record

Abbotsford woman charged after police find loaded gun in bag at mall - Mission City Record
Woman on house arrest jailed for allegedly bringing gun and drugs to Abbotsford mall
A woman under house arrest is now in custody after allegedly bringing a handgun, drugs and cash to Sevenoaks Shopping Centre in Abbotsford Monday.

In a statement, Abbotsford police say Danielle Rigdon, described as a woman in her early 40s, left her home without permission wearing an electronic monitoring bracelet with GPS tracking.

During her arrest, police allege Rigdon tried to hand off a bag to a friend which the arresting officer intercepted. Police say it was filled with drugs, cash and the handgun. 

Rigdon faces earlier charges from January 2019 including uttering threats, pointing a firearm and assault with a weapon.

Police said a search of her home after the alleged January incident turned up a loaded gun and ammo.

Rigdon remains in custody and is facing new charges for drug possession, carrying a concealed, loaded, prohibited weapon and violating the terms of her house arrest.

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Police tracked the woman to the shopping mall by following the GPS signal on her electronic-monitoring ankle bracelet.

An Abbotsford woman who was under house arrest faces several gun charges following an arrest Monday at the Sevenoaks Shopping Centre.

Abbotsford police tracked the woman to the shopping mall by following the GPS signal on her electronic ankle bracelet.

During the arrest, police say the woman attempted to hand a bag to a friend. The bag, intercepted by the arresting officers, was found to contain a loaded handgun, drugs and cash.

Danielle Rigdon, 42, has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a firearm without a licence, possession of a prohibited weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of a controlled substance.

In January, Rigdon was charged with pointing a firearms, assault with a weapon and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm. She was released pending trial subject to house arrest and electronic bracelet monitoring.

Rigdon, who has also been charged with three counts of violating conditions of her release, is schedule to appear in Abbotsford provincial court on March 25. She remains in custody.