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141 charges laid as Red Deer and Edmonton Police seize guns, stolen ID and police equipment, license plates, drugs

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Red Deer RCMP seize weapons and stolen property during multi-agency bust

Red Deer RCMP conducted a joint investigation with Edmonton Police Service and K Division Emergency Response Team resulting in 141 charges and two arrests.

Following reports of a stolen wallet in Red Deer and a related fraudulent vehicle purchase in Edmonton, Red Deer RCMP and EPS conducted a joint investigation. The female suspect was found to be living in Red Deer and on Nov. 13, 2019, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Inglewood.

While executing the warrant, the suspect was involved in a nearby collision with a stolen vehicle.  In the vehicle the following items were seized:

  • Two rifles
  • Stolen police equipment
  • Two-way radios
  • Stolen Alberta license plates

During the warrant execution, a male was found hiding in the Inglewood residence and RCMP K Division Emergency Response Team assisted in his arrest. The following items were seized during the search of the residence:

  • 11 firearms
  • Hundreds of rounds of ammunition
  • Drugs and paraphernalia
  • Stolen laptop
  • Vehicle that was fraudulently purchased
  • Stolen identification

Savannah Korth, 23, and Connor Mueller, 26, both from Red Deer face a total of 141 Criminal Code, drug and traffic related charges, with 59 of the charges shared. Korth and Mueller each face 47 firearms related charges, six counts of possession of stolen property under $5000, two counts of firearm in a motor vehicle, possession for the purpose of trafficking, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Savannah Korth faces additional Criminal Code and Traffic Safety Act charges including failure to remain at scene of an accident, operating a conveyance while prohibited, operating a motor vehicle without insurance and registration, and failure to comply with probation order.

Connor Mueller faces additional Criminal Code charges including two counts of unlawfully resisting a peace/police officer, eight additional firearm related charges, unlawful possession of body armor, and unlawful operation of a motor vehicle.

Both Mueller and Korth are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 6, 2020 in Red Deer.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Jacob Markstrom earns shutout as Flames blank Oilers 5-0 in Battle of Alberta

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CALGARY — Jacob Markstrom stopped all 17 shots he faced and the Calgary Flames put an end to their four-game losing skid with a commanding 5-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday.

Johnny Gaudreau and captain Mark Giordano each had a goal and an assist, while Sean Monahan, Elias Lindholm and Brett Ritchie also scored for Calgary (17-21-3). Sam Bennett and Mikael Backlund each tallied a pair of helpers.

The Flames improved to 3-5 against their provincial rivals this season.

Playing their fourth game in six nights, the Oilers (25-15-2) were blanked for only the third time this year. They dropped to third in the North Division — seven points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs and one point behind the Winnipeg Jets.

Goalie Mike Smith stopped 27-of-32 shots in defeat, Edmonton’s second regulation loss in its last 11 outings.

A tentative first 20 minutes of play saw the teams withdraw to the dressing room with a 0-0 tie.

But the Calgary Flames exploded for four goals on 10 shots in the second period from four different shooters.

Monahan got the barrage going with his first since Mar. 13, snapping a 13-game goalless drought. Alone at the side of the net, he capitalized on a defensive mix-up from the Oilers and converted Andrew Mangiapane’s pass at 3:12.

Calgary gained in confidence as the period progressed. They kept the pressure on and it paid off at 10:43 when Gaudreau took a perfect pass across the crease from Noah Hanifin to beat Smith over the glove from a tight angle.

The Flames were again rewarded for good puck movement when Lindholm netted his 10th of the season, five-hole on Smith on the power play. The big-bodied Milan Lucic got the play started and later screened Smith in the crease.

The captain got in on the second period’s deluge of goals. Coming off the bench and storming into the offensive zone, Giordano called for a pass and fired from the right face-off dot, beating Smith between the pads.

Calgary limited Edmonton to very few high-danger chances. Connor McDavid ended the game with one shot.

The Oilers upped the pressure in the third period but could not solve Markstrom. Tyson Barrie came closest when he fired a puck off the post.

Ritchie padded the lead and made it 5-0 with 6:30 left in the game.

There was some confusion shortly after puck drop, possibly related to the Oilers’ lineup card, as Calgary coach Darryl Sutter chatted with officials from behind the bench.

The Flames are back in action in Toronto on Tuesday. The Oilers are off until Friday when they face the Canucks in Vancouver’s first game since their COVID-19 outbreak.

Notes: Edmonton held a ceremony to honour the late Colby Cave earlier Saturday. The 25-year-old Oilers forward died last April after doctors discovered a cyst in his brain. … Mangiapane and Bennett extended their point streaks to four games. … The Oilers placed 27-year-old centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (upper body) on the injured-reserve list earlier Saturday.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 11, 2021.

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Edmonton Oilers place centre Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on injured list

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EDMONTON — The Edmonton Oilers have placed Ryan Nugent-Hopkins on the injured-reserve list. 

The 27-year-old centre missed Edmonton’s game against the Ottawa Senators Thursday with an upper-body injury. 

Nugent-Hopkins is fifth on the team in scoring with 28 points (12 goals and 16 assists) in 40 games. 

Edmonton has recalled forwards Tyler Ennis and James Neal to the active roster. 

The Oilers (25-14-2) sit second in the North Division, five points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Edmonton is set to face the Flames in Calgary on Saturday. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 10, 2021. 

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