RCMP in Hanna are asking for the public’s assistance to identify two break and enter suspects.
On Wed. Feb 8, at approximately 10 p.m., a break and enter was committed at a rural residence northeast of Hanna, near Hwy 586 and Township Road 32-4, just south of Coronation.
A dark coloured 2000-2002 model Chevrolet Silverado with the following descriptors was used in the offence: body lift kit, step up rails, after market light bar on the roof which is activated by a switch on the light bar itself, after market reverse lights, a large 4×4 sticker seen behind the rear wheel on the box, white canopy topper and after market larger tires with five pronged rims.
Possible partial license plate of *** 649 (unknown province).
There were two Caucasian males appearing to be between the ages of 20 – 30 years old occupying the pickup truck.
The two males entered several different buildings on the property stealing various power tools, a ice auger, fish camera, welder and fuel from a tank on the property.
The vehicle entered the property westbound from Hwy 586 and later left eastbound on Hwy 586.
In the early hours of Feb. 21, Stettler RCMP received a report of a male failing to pay for fuel. Upon reviewing the video surveillance, it was determined the licence plate attached to the vehicle was stolen from another vehicle in Red Deer.
Photos obtained from this incident showing a lone male filling up a pickup truck with, what appears to be, beer kegs in the box.
On Feb. 18, at approximately 7 p.m. a male subject failed to pay for $179.66 worth of fuel from the Stettler Fas Gas.
An additional subject is seen sitting in the passenger seat while the male suspect was filling the vehicle with fuel. The male subject is described as wearing a grey toque, a dark puffer jacket and blue jeans and has a light skin complection.
If members of the public recognize this person, they’re encouraged to contact the Stettler RCMP or Crimestoppers.
On Feb. 17 two suspects were arrested in relation to the fire arms incidence in Alliance, Ab. on Feb. 15 (see story pg. 9, ECA Review, Feb. 23).
Neil Scott Naslund, a 24-year-old from Camrose, Ab. was arrested without incident and charged with: pointing a firearm, uttering threats X2, mischief, suspended, driving.
Nicole Corrina Quirk, (30) from Camrose, Ab. was arrested without incident and charged with pointing a firearm, ttering threats times two, and possession of break in instruments, and mischief.
A bail hearing was conducted before a Justice of the Peace, both accused were granted release from custody on cash bail and will be appearing in the Killam Provincial Court.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be available.
On Feb. 24, RCMP were called to a residence located in Wainwright, Ab. to perform a welfare check. Upon entry into the residence, Nichole Clifford, the lone female occupant, was located deceased.
The incident is considered suspicious at this time.
Police are wishing to speak with anyone who may have been out walking or driving in that area between the evening of the 23rd and morning of the 24th of February.
If residents noticed any unusual activity in the area of 12th street and 8th avenue, or have any information please contact the Wainwright RCMP.
Police are specifically interested in anyone with exterior video surveillance in their home or vehicle.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Wainwright RCMP or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
RCMP Major Crimes has taken over the investigation. The investigation is ongoing. At this time, there is no further information.
Motor vehicle collision fatalities
Killam RCMP were dispatched to attend a two vehicle collision at approx. 7 p.m. on Highway 13 south of Hardisty, Ab.
A westbound SUV with a male occupant (21) of Amisk, Ab. crossed the centre line and collided head on with an eastbound car with four occupants, Tim Carson, wife and their two children, also of Amisk, Ab.
The SUV then travelled into the ditch on fire. Fire personnel on scene worked quickly to extinguish the SUV.
Tragically all five occupants involved in this collision were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Further information regarding the lone occupant of the SUV is not available at this time.
The 52-year-old male driver, 44-year-old female passenger, 12 and 9-year-old passengers of the car were from Amisk, Ab.
“Our thoughts are with the family members of the deceased, and the community of Amisk during this extremely difficult time,” says Corporal Ronald Bumbry, RCMP Media Relations Officer.
Members along with a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. Killam RCMP victim services attended the scene and continue to assist with this tragic collision. Road and weather conditions do not appear to be factors.