Gas station robbery in Sedgewick


The Killam/Forestburg RCMP detachment responded to a robbery at the Sedgewick Gas Station “Go Mart” on Dec. 7 at approximately 3:15 p.m.  The suspect pointed a pistol at the employee during the robbery.

The suspect was described as a lone male wearing all black with a multi-coloured mask covering his face.

The suspect appeared to be in his 30’s with a slim build and about six feet tall.
It is believed that the suspect left the scene in a newer model black pick-up truck. The suspect’s last known direction of travel was south bound on Hwy 869. The suspect left the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash.
Theft of cattle meat

On Sun., Dec. 6 unknown suspect(s) entered a rural land location located south east of Monitor, Ab. near Township Road 34-4 and shot two cows.  The cows were skinned and butchered and the choice cuts of meats were taken.  The hides and skeletons were left behind and were picked at by predators.

According to Cst. Countryman of the Consort RCMP on Mon., Dec. 14 the investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available at this time.

Illegal marihuana grow 0peration

On Thur., Dec. 3, 2015, according to a press release Bashaw RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in Alix, Ab. and found 76 marihuana plants as well as two marihuana plants in a greenhouse.

The estimated street value of the marihuana seized is $93,000 Grow operation equipment valued at $7000 was also found at the residence and seized by police.

Bashaw RCMP continuing to investigate this matter.

Vehicle collision fatality

Killam RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on Hwy 13 at Range Road 444 near Strome, Ab. on Dec. 9 at 5:20 p.m.

Upon arriving at the scene, RCMP observed a Toyota Prius in the ditch and the lone 38-year-old female seated behind the driver’s seat was deceased.

Investigators have determined that the vehicle was travelling eastbound on Hwy 13 when it lost control at a curve and struck a westbound commercial motor vehicle. The commercial motor vehicle driver was not injured.

EMS attended the scene and pronounced the female deceased. The scene was secured with the assistance of the Flagstaff County Fire Department who assisted with traffic control while RCMP members investigated the collision.

The investigation into this traffic fatality is concluded and poor weather and associated road conditions contributed to the collision, which is deemed non-criminal.  No charges will be forthcoming.

The next of kin of the deceased has been notified.

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