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RCMP arrest 2 Red Deer men after 2-day armed robbery spree

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Bashaw and Innisfail RCMP charge two males with armed robberies

Bashaw and Innisfail RCMP have charged two males with three separate armed robberies in the Bashaw and Innisfail, Alta., areas.

“Bashaw, Innisfail, Red Deer City RCMP detachments, as well as the Red Deer and Innisfail General Investigation Sections all worked together to bring these incidents to a quick and successful conclusion,” says Sgt. Bruce Holliday, Detachment Commander of the Bashaw RCMP. “I am very proud of our members who work together to keep our communities safe.”

On March 9, 2019, at approximately 4:35 p.m., Bashaw RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Whistle Stop Gas Station near Mirror, Alta.

On March 10, 2019, at approximately 1:40 p.m., Innisfail RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Fas Gas in Pine Lake, Alta.

On March 11, 2019, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Bashaw RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the BugTussel Bar in Alix, Alta. At approximately 10:00 p.m., shortly after the robbery in Alix, Red Deer City RCMP intercepted the suspect vehicle placing the adult male passenger under arrest. The adult male driver was arrested after a short foot chase.

Garnet Lawrence Benn (55) of Red Deer, Alta., has been charged with:

  • Pointing a firearm (x6)
  • Robbery with a firearm (x3)
  • Weapon dangerous to the public (x3)
  • Use firearm in commission of an offence (x3)
  • Possess firearm while prohibited (x3)
  • Uttering threats (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Benn has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Innisfail Provincial Court on March 13, 2019, and Stettler Provincial Court on March 14, 2019 to answer to the Mirror and Alix matters.

Ryan Wraight (37) of Red Deer, has been charged with:

  • Pointing a firearm (x6)
  • Robbery with a firearm (x3)
  • Weapon dangerous to the public (x3)
  • Use firearm in commission of an offence (x3)
  • Uttering threats (x2)
  • Possession of stolen property under $5,000

Wraight has been remanded into custody and will be appearing in Innisfail Provincial Court on March 25, 2019, and Stettler Provincial Court on March 28, 2019 to answer to the Mirror and Alix matters.

As these matters are now before the court, no further details will be available.

If you have information about this incident to please call the Bashaw RCMP at 780-372-3793, Innisfail RCMP at 403-227-3342 or call your local police. 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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Lac La Biche RCMP investigate attempted child luring

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Lac La Biche, Alta. – Lac La Biche RCMP are investigating a report of attempted child luring that occurred at approximately 8:00 p.m., on June 18, 2019 near 102 Avenue in Plamondon, Alberta. 

Lac La Biche RCMP were notified minutes after the incident. A suspicious male wearing all black clothing, driving in a vehicle pulled over and asked a young boy if he wanted a chocolate bar. The boy ran from the suspect vehicle and the male left the area. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a newer black SUV or a black pickup truck with a canopy. No further description of the suspect male is available. 

Police commend the boy for refusing to approach the vehicle and for advising adults, and remind parents and caregivers of the importance of educating children about safety. 

Lac La Biche RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident (or identifying those responsible). Please contact Lac La Biche RCMP at 780-404-2500 or your local police. 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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Update: RCMP charge 3 youth with weapon possession after incident at Red Deer Middle School

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Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School – Update Charges laid

Following an investigation into a threat at Eastview Middle School, RCMP have now laid charges against three youth.

On June 11, two of three suspects were apprehended by the RCMP and a third suspect was not immediately located.  On June 12 in the evening, the third youth involved cooperated with RCMP by turning himself in.

All three youths, aged 15, 16, 17, are facing charges of possession of a weapon and carrying a concealed weapon under the criminal code, as well as disturb or interrupt proceedings of a school under the School Act.  The three are scheduled to appear in youth court on June 27, 2019 in Red Deer Provincial Court. 

No further information will be made available in relation to this incident.

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ORIGINAL MEDIA RELEASE FROM RCMP: Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School

On June 11, 2019, at approximately 3:22 p.m. Red Deer RCMP responded to a call at Eastview Middle School after three male youth entered the school with a possible firearm.  

Eastview Middle School, along with surrounding schools, were put into lockdown as a result. 

There were no injuries as a result of this incident.   

RCMP cleared the building and the suspects fled. Two of the three suspects have been apprehended and charged with firearms related offences. RCMP continue to search for the remaining suspect. 

A replica firearm was later located. 

RCMP continue to investigate this incident and are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or your local police detachment. 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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