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Strathcona County RCMP lay firearms and drug charges following high risk vehicle stop

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Sherwood Park, Alta. – On April 11, 2019, Strathcona County RCMP conducted a high risk traffic stop as a result of a 911 complaint of a disturbance involving a firearm.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP attended a local hotel parking lot where an altercation had taken place between several people.  It was reported that there was a knife and a firearm involved.  A suspect vehicle departed the area before police arrived, but was located a short distance away and a high risk traffic stop was conducted on the three occupants.

Subsequently the vehicle was searched and police located a loaded shotgun, a knife, suspected cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.

Dylan Knut Tracy Steinbach (26) of Eckville, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Unlawfully possessing a controlled substance
  • Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Plus 17 additional charges.  Steinbach was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Ashley May Maki (34) of Edmonton, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Unlawfully possessing a controlled substance
  • Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose

Plus five additional charges. Maki was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

The third suspect located in the vehicle was a male youth and was released without charges.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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Woman asked for money at knife point in her own home

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from Edmonton Police Service

Police asking public for help identifying break and enter suspect

13-Aug-2019

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect involved in a recent break and enter in central Edmonton.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 Downtown Division officers responded to the report of a break and enter at a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Street and 100 Avenue.  It was reported to police that a female was sleeping in her suite when she was awakened by a noise. When she arose to investigate, she reportedly encountered an unknown male who produced a knife and demanded money. The female reported telling the male that she had no money and when the male wasn’t looking, ran from her suite and called police. The male then allegedly left her suite and fled the area on foot with some of her belongings.

The female did not report any injuries.

Investigators are releasing security camera images of a male they believe may be the suspect in hopes that someone may recognize him.

 

 

 

 

 

The suspect is described as an Indigenous male in his mid-20s, approximately six feet tall with black gelled spikey hair. He was reportedly wearing black jeans and a blue vest with patches and left behind a black BMX bicycle.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity 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 http://www.p3tips.com/250.

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Drugs, Cash, Guns, worth more than half million seized in search of two Edmonton homes

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From Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Drugs, Guns, Cash Seized During Edmonton Search

Three stolen handguns and more than $560,000 worth of drugs and cash have been seized after ALERT searched two Edmonton homes.

ALERT’s Edmonton organized crime and gang team made the seizures and arrested two people after searching homes in the Hamptons and Crystallina Nera neighbourhoods. Edmonton Police Service and RCMP provided assistance when the search warrants were executed on July 17, 2019.

The search warrants were executed as part of a short-term drug trafficking investigation that began in May 2019. In addition to an assortment of drugs and cash, three stolen handguns were recovered.

Two of the handguns were loaded and one was equipped with a suppressor. The handguns had been previously reported stolen from Mayerthorpe, Strathcona County, and Grande Prairie. The firearms will be the subject of forensic examination and ballistics testing to determine if they were used in any other crimes.

“We’re proud of the significant results this investigation yielded in a relatively short period of time,” said Insp. Marc Cochlin, ALERT Edmonton. “Getting these weapons and drugs off the street will go a long way toward making our communities safer.”

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of more than $400,000 and include:

  • 2.4 kilograms of cocaine;
  • 25 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent;
  • 1 kilogram of methamphetamine;
  • 305 grams of MDMA;
  • 4 kilograms of dried cannabis, along with cannabis resin, oils, and edibles; and
  • over 350 assorted packages of illicit steroids.

More than $166,000 in cash proceeds of crime was also seized.

Two people were arrested. Cody Hilton, 32, and Connie Liu, 53, have been charged with a total of 40 criminal offences, including: possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking; possession of cannabis for the distribution; possession of property obtained by crime; and numerous firearms-related offences.

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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