One night Wetaskiwin crime wave Mar. 24 from Maskwacis residents

Wetaskiwin RCMP arrest four in break and enter, robbery, mischief and theft

Wetaskiwin RCMP coped with a one-night crime wave that involved stolen booze and smashed windows March 24, but arrested suspects in every investigation.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Christine Hepburn, “On March 24th, 2018 Wetaskiwin RCMP attended numerous calls involving a break and enter at the Royal Canadian Legion, mischief at Master Cell Tech, a suspicious vehicle in the area of 40th Avenue and 57 Street, and a Robbery at 55th Street and 37A Avenue. With the assistance from the Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section four suspects were located and arrested.

“At 3:07 in the morning police were first dispatched to a complaint of a break and enter at the Royal Canadian Legion. The suspects broke a window and entered the business taking several bottles of liquor. The suspects had fled the scene before police arrived. Video footage was obtained.

“At 4:47 in the morning police were dispatched to an alarm at Master Cell Tech in Wetaskiwin. There was a loud bang and glass breaking heard from the alarm. Police attended and were able to confirm that there was a broken entry door but no entry to the business was made. Video footage showed three individuals walking by.

“At 4:57 in the morning police were dispatched to a break and enter at a residence. The homeowners were bear sprayed and could hear someone inside the residence. Police arrived on scene and were informed their vehicle, a black SUV, had been stolen from their driveway and the suspects were gone. The individuals had their faces covered and were not identified at the time.

“At 9:30 in the morning police were called to a suspicious vehicle complaint. A black SUV had been seen driving at a high rate of speed with smashed out windows. The vehicle was not located at this time.

“At 10:26 in the evening police were called to the Wetaskiwin McDonalds. The community peace officer had been flagged down by a man who had been bear sprayed and his cell phone stolen. The suspects in this incident were driving the black SUV from the previous files. The vehicle was later located in Wetaskiwin. The black SUV that was stolen from the residential break and enter was later recovered behind Rigger’s bar. With the assistance of surveillance all parties were identified and located at a residence near the vehicle,” stated Hepburn.

According to RCMP a male youth 16-years-old from Maskwacis has been charged with break and enter business, theft under $5,000, possession of property over $5,000, mischief under $5,000, two counts of robbery, assault causing bodily harm, utter threats and two counts of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

A male youth 14-years-old from Maskwacis has been charged with two counts of robbery, break and enter business, theft under $5,000, two counts of fail to comply with Undertaking, two counts of fail to comply with probation, assault causing bodily harm, utter threats, possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, possession of property obtained by crime and mischief under $5,000.

Both youths remain in custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Wetaskiwin on April 4.

Donovan Lightning, 25-Years-Old of Maskwacis, has been charged with mischief Under $5,000, fail to comply with undertaking, possession of property obtained by crime, robbery and two Traffic Safety offences. Lightning remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Court on March 29.

Shalien Ward, 23-Years-Old from Maskwacis, has been charged with robbery, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and two counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. She was released on her own recognizance for court in Wetaskiwin on March 29.

All parties are well known to police.

stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Just Posted

New City of Lacombe public art unveiled at Encore Art Show and Sale

Trent Leach created his ode to the Gretsch 1620 and the Lacombe music scene

WATCH: ‘Battle of the Badges’ event raises money for Humboldt Broncos

Red Deerians get together at charity hockey tournament April 20th at Servus Arena

WATCH: Second annual Our Best To You Craft Sale on now

Red Deerians can expect over 150 artisans, makers and designers

Buccaneers looking to loot a national championship

Footballers look to ride high octane offense to the finals

Central Alberta Theatre is gearing up to present Neil LaBute’s Some Girl(s)

Opening night is April 20th with shows running through to May 5th.

WATCH: Central Albertan receives award for aiding RCMP officer in arrest

Lonnie Amundson, rugby player, tackled a fleeing suspect to help ailing officer

Producer, DJ Avicii found dead at 28

Swedish-born artist Tim Bergling, was found in Muscat, Oman

Trudeau ends 3-country tour with global reputation, alliances intact

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau finds footing on the world stage after China and India controversies

Leafs’ Matthews has top-selling jersey, edging Crosby, McDavid: NHL

Austin Matthews jersey sales top Pittsburgh Penguins’ Sidney Crosby, Edmonton Oilers’ Connor McDavid

Victims grant may miss needy parents due to eligibility rules: report

Only 29 of 50 applicants between 2013 and 2017 received the grant across Canada, a federal report says

Three suspects charged with 38 crimes after Wetaskiwin carjacking

RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project starts strong in Wetaskiwin

4-20: Pot activists continue their fight beyond legalization

Cannabis activists say there is still a lot to fight for beyond legalization

Comey memos: Trump talks of jailed journalists and ‘hookers’

A 15 page document written by former FBI Director James Comey about dealings with Trump is released to press

UPDATED: Prince Charles to be next Commonwealth leader

Prince Charles to succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance

Most Read