RCMP finally catch Beau Desire-Tesar, wanted after gun theft

Police have successfully ended their weeks-long pursuit of a man wanted in connection with the ransacking of a Yellowknife home.

Beau Desire-Tesar, 31, became the subject of a highly publicized manhunt after guns, ammunition, and jewellery were taken from a home on Rivett Crescent during Thanksgiving.

“RCMP have taken Beau Desire-Tesar into custody and transported him back to Yellowknife,” police triumphantly announced on Thursday.


“Desire-Tesar was arrested in Westlock, AB under the outstanding arrest warrant issued October 12, 2018 and extradited to Northwest Territories,” the RCMP statement continued.

Police revealed two other Yellowknife residents – 27-year-old Todd Vatcher and Francois Parisella, 37 – were arrested and charged in connection with the same incident earlier in October, joining Toufic Chamas, who was also taken into custody.

Desire-Tesar faces a range of charges related to theft and firearms offences. He is due in court on Friday.

Police say seven guns have been found but some are still missing.

“The hard work of the members, our investigative sections and the assistance from the public has paid off in the removal of several firearms from our streets and brought those believed responsible into custody,” said Yellowknife detachment commander Inspector Alex Laporte.


The investigation continues. Nothing related to any of the above charges has yet been proven in court.