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

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  • From Bashaw and Innisfail RCMP

    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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    Attempted murder suspect with notable facial tattoos wanted by police. Do not approach!

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  • From RCMP Serious Crimes Branch North

    RCMP Serious Crimes Branch seek public assistance to locate wanted person

    RCMP Serious Crimes Branch North is seeking information to locate a male suspect wanted for attempted murder.

    On March 13, 2019, Tofield RCMP responded to a complaint of a male suffering from a gunshot wound in a rural area near Highway 626. The adult male victim was treated for his injuries. As a result of the investigation, RCMP and Edmonton Police Service were able to locate two of the three suspects.

    Tony Marie Boyd-Watt (20) of Edmonton has been charged with pointing a firearm and property related offences and was released by a Justice on conditions. Rylie David Jason Homeniuk (21) of Edmonton was charged with attempted murder, along with persons, property, and firearms related offences and was remanded into custody.

    Cody Cameron Nicholls (19) of Edmonton is wanted for attempted murder and is currently at large.

    Nicholls is described as follows:

    –          White male

    –          5’4” tall, 170 lbs.

    –          Brown hair, blue eyes

    –          Cross tattoo between eye brows, star tattoo below right eye, ‘99’ tattoo below left eye

    If you see Nicholls do not approach. Call 9-1-1 immediately. If you have information on the whereabouts of Cody Cameron Nicholls please contact the Tofield RCMP at 780-662-3352 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.EE


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    Crime Beat Podcast episode 4 – Shannon Madill’s Last Audition

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  • From Curiouscast

    Curiouscast is a new podcast network from Corus Entertainment and home to The Ongoing History of New Music, Nighttime, Dark Poutine, This is Why, as well as news and talk radio shows from all across Corus Radio. All of our podcasts are completely free and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Tune In or wherever you find your favourite podcasts. New shows are launching all the time so make sure to check back often and enjoy Curiouscast.

    People know their hometowns by streets, a favorite restaurant or the local mall. Crime Reporter Nancy Hixt knows hers by the crime scenes she’s been to.

    Journey deep inside some of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. Each episode will take you inside the story to give you details you didn’t hear on the news.

    Nancy Hixt – host of Crime Beat Podcast

    The podcast is hosted by Nancy Hixt, a former RDTV reporter in Red Deer, and for the past 2 decades, crime reporter with Global TV Calgary.

    In the fourth episode of the Global News podcast  Crime Beat, crime reporter Nancy Hixt tells a story of an aspiring actress who mysteriously disappeared from Calgary in November 2014.

    In Shannon Madill’s Last Audition a murderer’s confession during a police interview is made public for the first time.

    If you enjoy Crime Beat, please take a minute to rate it on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, tell us what you think and share the show with your friends.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @nancyhixt

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NancyHixtCrimeBeat/

    Email: nancy.hixt@globalnews.ca


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