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Maskwacis RCMP: two arrested after shots fired, police helicopters called out



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    Corrected: Maskwacis RCMP: two arrested after shots fired, police helicopters called out

    Two male youths from Maskwacis have been charged with multiple firearms and property offences following shots fired into a rural residence on the Samson First Nation. At approximately 9:29 PM on March 2, 2019, Maskwacis RCMP members were dispatched to a residence that had been shot at from a vehicle. None of the occupants of the residence were injured.

    Witnesses were able to identify a suspect vehicle, which was stolen. A short time later, this vehicle was located when the suspects abandoned it and stole a second vehicle from the Ermineskin First Nation. While on patrol, a Wetaskiwin RCMP member located the vehicle in an alleyway in the City of Wetaskiwin. The vehicle attempted to flee, but became stuck in the snow and the suspects fled on foot. A 30-06 rifle and magazine were located in the vehicle.

    Maskwacis Community Response Unit, RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Air Services, and the Edmonton Police Service’s Flight Operations Unit were engaged to assist with locating the suspects. One suspect, a 17 year-old male, was arrested on foot by a Ponoka RCMP Traffic Services member. The second suspect, a 16 year-old male, was tracked to a residence near the Poplar Grove area of Wetaskiwin and arrested without incident.

    A second firearm, a sawed-off .22 rifle, was located near the scene. Both youths have been charged with multiple counts related to the use and possession of firearms and to the stolen vehicles. Investigation by the Maskwacis Community Response Unit is ongoing and charges are expected against additional suspects.

    Corrections: The Maskwacis Community Response Unit was also engaged to assist with location of the suspects. A second residence was not shot. Further investigation is ongoing.

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    Two Hills RCMP arrest two, recover $200,000 worth of stolen property




  • May 21, 2019

    Two Hills RCMP arrest two, recover $200,000 worth of stolen property

    Two Hills County, Alta. –  “We will continue to collaborate with specialized units to combat property crime,” says Sergeant Robert Daisley, Two Hills RCMP Detachment Commander. “Approximately $200,000 worth of stolen property was recovered and we are returning these items to their rightful owners.” 

    Over the past year, Two Hills RCMP have been actively investigating reported chop shops operating in the Two Hills County area. On April 23, 2019 RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a female on a scooter driving on Highway 45. During the traffic stop, the scooter was found to be stolen and further investigation lead police to a property in the area. 

    On April 25, 2019, Two Hills RCMP along with members of the Vegreville RCMP, RCMP Auto Theft Unit, St. Paul Traffic, and the Eastern Alberta Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) dismantled a rural ‘Chop Shop’ in Two Hills County. Search warrants were executed at three rural properties north of Two Hills. Several stolen trucks, utility trailers, ATVs, travel trailers, generators, and other tools were recovered. 

    Craig Allen Wince (45) of Two Hills was charged with the following Criminal Code offences:

    ·       Possession of property obtained by crime less than $5000 (x4)

    ·       Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 (x8) 

    He was released after a judicial hearing and is set to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 17, 2019. 

    Jamie Bruhm (33) of Vegreville was charged with possession of property obtained by crime less than $5000. She was released and is set to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on June 10, 2019.  

    The stolen property was from several areas including: Camrose, Lloydminster, Lavoy, Smoky Lake, Sedgewick and Sherwood Park.

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    Update: New charges laid in connection to extensive damages to Edson Provincial building




  • An additional Criminal Code charge has been laid against a male who allegedly drove his truck through the Edson Provincial building on May 11, 2019.

    Kelvin Brent Zawadiuk (35) of Edson faces an additional charge of public incitement of hatred. He remains remanded into custody and is due to appear in Edson Provincial Court on May 21, 2019.
    At approximately 9:30 am on May 11, 2019, Edson RCMP received a complaint of extensive damage to the Provincial Building and Provincial Court House in Edson, Alberta. Investigation revealed that a lone male stole a vehicle from the ATCO Electric compound next to the Provincial Building, drove through the fence, through the east entrance to the Provincial building, through the building and exited the west side of the building. Anti-Semitic messaging was written throughout the building.

    Zawadiuk has also been charged with:

    –      Break & enter

    –      Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

    –      Theft of truck

    –      Mischief under $5000 (x2)

    –      Fail to comply with probation order (x2)


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