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RCMP seek public’s help in disturbing report

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  • Strathcona RCMP are appealing to the public for and video or dashcam footage that may have captured an incident earlier this month.

    On April 12 around 8:37 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on Aspen Trail in Sherwood Park.

    Witnesses observed a female passenger in a vehicle yelling for help while it was driving erratically down the road.

    The suspect vehicle is described as a red van, possibly a Dodge Caravan and was last seen heading west on Aspen Trail from Cloverbar Road.

    Suspect car captured by doorbell camera

    Police are looking to identify the occupants of the vehicle to ensure their safety and well-being.

    Strathcona County RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any video/dash cam footage that may have captured the incident or any other information in relation to this occurrence. Please contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police department with any information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

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    Police say 23 year old was supplying guns to criminals

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  • From Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team

    Straw Buyer Allegedly Sold Guns
    to Criminal Market

    ALERT has charged an alleged firearms straw purchaser with selling firearms to the criminal market.

    An investigation by ALERT Edmonton’s Guns and Gangs unit has resulted in a variety of firearms charges against Aaron Hanlen-Knight. The 23-year-old Athabasca man was arrested on May 9, 2019.

    ALERT alleges that Hanlen-Knight purchased five handguns between November and December of last year, which were then re-sold. Only one of the firearms has been recovered thus far.

    Straw purchasing typically involves someone with a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) but no criminal record obtaining firearms for someone who otherwise could not, or who does not want their name associated with the transaction.

    In a search of Hanlen-Knight’s Athabasca home, ALERT did seize four other firearms, including a prohibited sawed-off shotgun.

    Athabasca RCMP and Boyle RCMP provided assistance with the investigation. The investigation began in December 2018 after the RCMP’s National Weapons Enforcement Support Team (NWEST) provided information about suspicious firearms purchases.

    Hanlen-Knight has been charged with firearms trafficking, possession of firearms for the purpose of trafficking, possession of a prohibited firearm, and firearm possession at an unauthorized place.

    Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

    ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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    Homicide Section investigating suspicious death

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  • May 21, 2019

    The Edmonton Police Service’s Homicide Section is investigating the suspicious death of a 26-year-old male that took place late yesterday.

    At approximately 10:20 p.m. yesterday, Monday, May 20, 2019, Northwest Division officers responded to the report of a disturbance in the area of 101 Street and 118 Avenue.   


    A short time later, police were advised by a local hospital that a 26-year-old male had arrived with life-threatening injuries. The male reportedly died shortly thereafter.

    Homicide Section has since assumed the investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019.No further information is being released at this time.

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