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Update: Suspect arrested in connection to bomb threat

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  • A 68-year-old man has been arrested in relation to a bomb threat at a bank on Baseline Road in Sherwood Park on April 18, 2019.

    The man went inside the bank and advised staff that he had a bomb in his briefcase and another inside his vehicle. The RCMP Explosive Disposal Unit attended and determined there were no explosives inside his briefcase or vehicle.

    Georges Louis Roy of Edmonton has been charged with:

    –       Assault

    –       Uttering threats

    –       Resist arrest

    –       Public Mischief

    –       Mischief

    Georges was released on a recognizance and scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 8, 2019.

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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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