During the early morning hours of Feb. 24, 2016, Consort RCMP were called to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle in the Hemaruka area. This vehicle was subsequently located in Consort, Ab.
According a Consort RCMP press release they located the stolen property including three stolen Ford pickup trucks, a flat deck trailer, two license plates, a large quantity of illegal drugs, and various tools and other equipment.
Jason and Cindy Emter, both of Wainwright, face multiple charges including possession of stolen property over $5,000; stolen property under $5,000, possession of break in instruments, three counts under the Drugs & Substances Act.
Investigate sexual assault
A female youth attended the Killam RCMP detachment on Tues. Feb. 16 to report that she had been sexually assaulted by an adult male.
Police conducted a thorough investigation into the allegation and on Thur. Feb. 25, charged Bruce Darren White (49) of Strome, Ab. with sexual assault. Police are continuing their investigation which may result in additional charges.
White has been remanded into custody and will appear in Killam Provincial Court on Tuesday, April 5.
Armed robbery suspect arrested
On Feb, 21 at approximately 7:05 p.m. Killam RCMP were advised of an armed robbery that had just occurred at the Esso gas station in Sedgewick, Ab. A male wearing a skull mask, red t-shirt and black hoodie pointed what appeared to be a rifle at the owner and demanded money.
A customer pulled into the parking lot and the suspect hid in a back room. The customer entered the store and walked towards the back of the store. The suspect pointed the gun at him and forced him into the back room.
The suspect then returned to the front counter and demanded money. The owner gave the suspect the money from the cash register. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.
The investigation led police to a suspect who lives in Forestburg Ab. where a search warrant was executed on the suspect’s home.
A 19 year old man, Cody Allen Nelson was arrested and charged with robbery, two counts of pointing a firearm, fail to comply with a probation order, unlawful confinement, possession of a controlled substance, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm, and careless use of a firearm.
Nelson has been remanded into custody and will appear at Killam Provincial Court on March 1.