RCMP charge male with weapon offences

Written by ECA Review

Shayden Rocque, an 18-year-old resident of Coronation, flashed what was believed to be a firearm to several youths on May 4, leading to his arrest and charges by authorities.

Rocque had reportedly tucked the weapon into his waistband and followed the students back to the Coronation School from the Community Centre.

The Coronation RCMP apprehended him, resulting in a lockdown of the school, and discovered a concealed kitchen knife in his possession.

Upon investigation, it was determined that no firearm was involved.

Rocque has been charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, two counts of breaches of undertaking, and two counts of breach of sentencing orders.

Rocque is currently on three release orders, two are for weapon offenses. He was held for an Interim Release Hearing and later released with conditions. His next court appearance was scheduled for May 12, 2023, at the Alberta Court of Justice in Coronation.

The RCMP successfully located and apprehended Rocque with the help of the community and the Coronation School. They were able to ensure the safety of the students during the incident.

Theft of tools
The Hanna RCMP are seeking the public’s help locating stolen items from a parked pickup truck.

On May 1, Hanna RCMP received a report saying that a pickup truck located near 2nd Avenue West and Palliser Trail had been entered between 7 p.m. on April 30 and 8:30 a.m. on May 1.

The stolen items include Milwaukee drills and batteries, a Fujitsu scanner/printer, a pink hoverboard and other miscellaneous items. Some tools and batteries may have been marked with “FE.”

Anyone with any information regarding the incident or the locations of the stolen items is asked to contact the Hanna RCMP at 404-854-3391.

Impaired driver stopped
The Hanna RCMP has responded to two reports of an impaired driver on Highway 36 near Highway 586.

The incident occurred on April 9, involving two reports from citizens describing a vehicle swerving on the road and almost colliding with another car.

A Hanna officer located the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, resulting in the driver’s arrest and breath testing. The breath testing revealed the driver was under the influence of alcohol, leading to the immediate revocation of their license, a 30-day impoundment of the vehicle, and over $1000 in fines and penalties.

In addition, the driver’s license will be suspended for 90 days. To reinstate their license, they must participate in the Ignition Interlock Program for a year.


Wallet theft
A wallet theft occurred at a Hanna restaurant on April 28, 2023, at 8:52 p.m.

The Hanna RCMP were called to the restaurant to investigate. According to the report, the incident was not classified as a robbery, as it did not involve any violence or threats of violence.

There is no public safety risk concerning this incident. Authorities are actively investigating the matter and seeking any information that could assist in resolving the case.
If there are any witnesses or persons with information in relation to the theft that would like to come forward, they can contact the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393.


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