Sylvan Lake RCMP charge man in relation to stabbing on Lakeshore Drive

The victim’s condition is currently stable and he is being treated at a hospital.

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

Reeti Meenakshi Rohilla / Sylvan Lake News

A 21-year-old Benalto male was stabbed multiple times on Sylvan Lake’s Lakeshore Drive on July 6.

The RCMP investigation has resulted in charges being laid against 28-year-old Brandon James Ritchie for Aggravated Assault and Assault with a Weapon.

The victim’s condition is currently stable and he is being treated at a hospital.

RCMP have issued a warrant for Ritchie’s arrest and are asking for the public assistance in locating him. Brandon James Ritchie is described as fair complexion, brown hair, 5’9”, 135 pounds with a neck tattoo.

Individuals are asked to not approach Ritchie and contact the Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-887-3333 or the local police.

For those wanting to stay anonymous, 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.

RCMP received a complaint around 7:10 p.m. The scene was attended by an ambulance and over five police vehicles.

A part of the sidewalk on Lakeshore Drive was also blocked for investigation.

Cpl. Troy Savinkoff said early reports reveal there was a dispute among some adults leading to a physical altercation and the stabbing. The suspect fled the scene.

The incident took place on a sidewalk bench located between 47 St. and 48 St. on Lakeshore Drive.

RCMP continues to search for the suspect.

Be Among The First To Know

Sign up for a free account today, and receive top headlines in your inbox Monday to Saturday.

Sign Up with google Sign Up with facebook

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Reset your password

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

A link has been emailed to you - check your inbox.



Don't have an account? Click here to sign up