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Charges laid in the murder of Russell Storoschuk

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Male arrested, charged in connection to murder of Russell Storoschuk

September 1, 2020

Investigators from the Edmonton Police Service’s Homicide Section have arrested and charged a 23-year-old Edmonton man in connection to the Aug. 22, 2020 murder of Russell William Storoschuk.

Storoschuk, 68, died on Aug. 22, 2020, following an unprovoked attack in the area of 118 Avenue and 42 Street at around 4 a.m. that morning. The Edmonton Medical Examiner confirmed that Storoschuk died from blunt force trauma and the manner of death was homicide.

Surveillance obtained from businesses in the 118 Avenue area helped investigators identify a suspect, Darrell David Taylor, 23, who was taken into custody Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 in downtown Edmonton.

Taylor has since been charged with second degree murder.

 

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RCMP use police vehicle to knock down and arrest armed man south of Edmonton

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WETASKIWIN, Alta. — RCMP used a police vehicle to knock down and arrest an armed man on a highway south of Edmonton.

Mounties were called to Highway 2A Friday morning about 1.5 kilometres south of Wetaskiwin, Alta., after a man was seen walking with a firearm on the side of the road.

RCMP say the 35-year-old man was arrested and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No police were injured during the arrest.

During the confrontation traffic on the highway was diverted and cars could be seen turning around away from the suspect.

A video of the arrest shows the RCMP cruiser hitting the man from behind once and then again, knocking him down, before Mounties and a police dog disarmed him.

“As the suspect was not following police verbal commands to drop the firearm, for public and police safety, a police vehicle was used to disarm the male,” said Chief Superintendent Darcy Fleury, the officer in charge of RCMP’s Central Alberta District.

Wetaskiwin RCMP continue to investigate and say the arrest was reported to the Alberta government’s director of law enforcement.

The RCMP says the province’s police watchdog — the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team — will not be investigating the arrest.

(CTV, The Canadian Press)
 

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

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Police seeking public assistance to identify suspect in sexual assault

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Police seeking public assistance to identify suspect in sexual assault

September 10, 2021
from Edmonton Police Service
The Edmonton Police Service is looking for information leading to the identification of a suspect in a sexual assault.

At approximately 6 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2021, at a retail store in the area of Terwillegar Drive and Windermere Boulevard, it was reported to police that a male suspect followed a 15-year-old female into the store, approached her from behind, and lifted her skirt. The male reportedly fled the store and drove away in a white truck.

Sept. 9 update: the suspect has been identified and his photo has been removed from this news release

Police are asking anyone who may have information about the identity of the suspect pictured to call the Edmonton Police Service at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.

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