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Four charged in weekend shootings


from Edmonton Police Service

Charges laid in weekend shootings

October 15, 2019

The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged four individuals believed to be involved in two separate shootings that took place in north Edmonton on Saturday.

On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Northeast Division officers responded to the report of a personal robbery involving a firearm at a business in the area of 127 Avenue and 97 Street.

It was reported to police that two males were standing outside of the business when a maroon coloured sedan with five occupants arrived at the location. All five occupants reportedly exited the vehicle and approached the two males demanding their personal property. A brief altercation allegedly took place and one of the vehicle’s occupants shot one of the males. The vehicle and all five occupants then reportedly fled the scene.

EMS responded, treated and transported a 17-year-old male to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other male was not injured.

At approximately 10:40 p.m. the same day, Northeast Division officers responded to the report of a shooting outside of an entertainment establishment in the area of 111 Avenue and 96 Street.

It was reported to police that a maroon Acura sedan with multiple occupants arrived at the location. An altercation then reportedly took place between the Acura’s occupants and two males and one of the vehicle’s occupants shot the two males. The sedan and the suspects then reportedly fled the scene.

EMS responded, treated and transported the two injured males, aged 21 and 22, to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police located the Acura a short time later and took four suspects, three males and one female, into custody without incident.

Following a thorough investigation, officers believe the four suspects were involved in both shootings. Investigators are not seeking any additional suspects.

Omarr Jamal Cameron-Bramwell, 19, Gabir Fadlelmanan, 22, Wahid Mounji, 20, and Alana Nicole Kovac, 18, have subsequently been remanded and each has been charged with aggravated assault (x2), careless use of a firearm, possess offensive weapon dangerous to the public, use of a firearm while committing an offence, unauthorized possession of a firearm/weapon in a vehicle and unauthorized possession of a firearm. 

Additional charges are pending.

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EPS lays murder charge in 83-year-old woman’s death



Homicide Section lays murder charge in relation to 83-year-old woman’s death

November 7, 2019

The Edmonton Police Service has laid a first-degree murder charge in relation to an incident that occurred in July, which resulted in the recent death of an 83-year-old woman.

Cynthia Hamelin, 49, is charged with first-degree murder. 

On Saturday, July 20, 2019, police were called to a senior’s housing facility in the area of 95 Street and 108A Avenue on the report of a of break-and-enter. It was reported that Hamelin gained entry to 83-year-old Guiseppina Micieli’s suite and assaulted her. The complainant was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics with serious injuries sustained from the assault. The complainant and accused were not known to one another.

A few days later, Hamelin was identified and charged for Break and Enter, Aggravated Assault and Forcible Confinement.  At the time of this offence she was out on a recognizance order for a series of break-and-enters of senior homes.

On Monday, Aug. 26, 2019, Micieli succumbed to her injuries in hospital and an autopsy was conducted the following day, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be pneumonia caused by blunt force injuries sustained during the assault in July. The manner of death was determined to be homicide.

Investigators are not looking for any additional suspects.

Anyone with information in relation to this death is asked to contact the EPS 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

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Police looking for help locating man in connection to Airbnb property theft and damage



Police seek public’s assistance locating male in connection to Airbnb investigation

November 6, 2019
The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a 30-year-old male in relation to a stolen property and property damage investigation.

Martin Irwin, 30, is wanted in connection to an Airbnb rental property located in the area of 147 Avenue and 125 Street. Irwin allegedly rented a dwelling through Airbnb from Aug. 29 until Sept. 16, 2019 under the alias of Curtis Holladay. After Irwin allegedly checked-out of the rental, it was reported that much of the furnishings and electronics had been removed and there was significant damage to the interior of the property.

“We are looking for any information relating to the whereabouts of Mr. Irwin,” says Const. Michael Davis. “Everything from bed linens, cutlery, electronics and furniture were taken from this rental property and the interior damage is quite extensive.”

“We would also like to make other Airbnb property owners aware of this individual, who may use other aliases.”

The damage and theft is estimated to be over $50,000.

Irwin is described as a black male who stands 5’11” and weighs approximately 290lbs. He has brown eyes and short black hair with little to no facial hair.

Irwin is also wanted on warrants for identity fraud and fraud under $5,000.

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