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Rocky Mountain House RCMP make arrests in two Violent Home Invasions  


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December 30, 2017

 Rocky Mountain House, Alberta On December 26, 2017 around 9:15 a.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call for service of a home invasion at a residence in the town of Rocky Mountain House.  Upon arrival, Police discovered the lone male suspect had departed.  There was evidence to show three individuals in the residence were assaulted and robbed of property.  At approximately 10:00 a.m., the same day, three suspects forced their way into another residence within the town of Rocky Mountain House, where the home owner was assaulted with a weapon, unlawfully confined, and robbed of property. 

On December 29, 2017, Rocky Mountain House RCMP, with the assistance of the RCMP Calgary Emergency Response Team, executed two search warrants at two different residences within the town of Rocky Mountain House.  Several individuals were arrested as a result.  Firearms stolen from one of the home invasions were recovered, along with other offence related property. The investigation continued with the assistance of the RCMP Calgary General Investigation Section.  The following three individuals have been charged with numerous Criminal Code offences connected to the two home invasions:

 Rickie Wapoose CARDINAL (30) of Rocky Mountain House, has been charged with :

– Robbery X 2 – Sec. 344(b) CC

– Break and Enter X 2 – Sec. 348(1)(b) CC

– Uttering Threats X 3 – Sec. 264.1 CC

– Assault with a Weapon X 4 – Sec. 267(a) CC

– Assault X 2 – Sec. 266 CC

– Disobey a Lawful Order X 5 – Sec. 127 CC

– Extortion – Sec. 346(1.1)(a.1) CC

– Pointing a Firearm – Sec. 87 CC

– Unlawful Confinement – Sec. 279(1) CC

– Disguise with Intent – Sec. 351(2) CC

– Robbery to Steal Firearm – Sec. 98.1 CC

– Possession of a Weapon Obtained by Commission of an Offence X 3 – 96(a) CC

– Unlawful Possession of a Firearm X 3 – Sec. 92(1) CC

– Careless Storage of a Firearm – Sec. 86(1) CC

– Possession of Prohibited Weapon – Sec. 91(2) CC


Keehoo Rick CARDINAL (35) of no fixed address, and Shanel BRODERSEN (26) of Rocky Mountain House, have been charged with:

– Robbery – Sec. 344(b) CC

– Break and Enter – Sec. 348(1)(b) CC

– Extortion – Sec. 346(1.1)(a.1) CC

– Pointing a Firearm – Sec. 87 CC

– Unlawful Confinement – Sec. 279(2) CC

– Disguise with Intent – 351(2) CC

– Uttering Threats – Sec. 264.1(1) CC

– Assault with a Weapon X 2 – Sec. 267(a) CC

– Robbery to Steal a Firearm – Sec. 98.1 CC

 Police have determined that all the individuals involved in these home invasions were known to one another.

Rickie Wapoose CARDINAL and Shanel BRODERSEN were remanded into police custody and will appear in Rocky Mountain House Provincial Court on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.  A warrant for arrest has been sought for Keehoo CARDINAL. The Rocky Mountain House RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating him.  If you have information about Keehoo CARDINAL’s whereabouts, please call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882 or call your local police service.  Keehoo CARDINAL is considered armed and dangerous.  If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at or by SMS.

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