Stettler RCMP respond to report of an armed robbery at local Stettler business

Written by ECA Review

Stettler RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery on March 15 at a local business. 

The suspect entered the business where they produced a handgun and demanded cash and cigarettes before fleeing the location in a vehicle. 

Investigators recovered the involved vehicle and evidence related to the armed robbery and on March 18, made an authorized entrance into a residence in the Town of Stettler and arrested the suspect without incident.

Triston James Ruby (36) a resident of Stettler was charged with robbery with a  firearm, disguised with intent to commit an offence and failure to comply with conditions of an undertaking.  

A Judicial Interim Release Hearing was conducted with Ruby who was remanded and held in custody to appear in Red Deer Court on Tues., March 22, 2022. 

Loaded handgun and taser

On March 15th Stettler RCMP responded to a traffic complaint in the Town of Stettler. Investigators attended and located the subject of the complaint, operating a red Ford Focus, had collided with a parked vehicle. 

As a result of the investigation and subsequent search of the Ford Focus, investigators located a loaded revolver handgun, a taser and various other weapons.

 William (Bill) McKinnon, 65 years, a resident in Stettler County, was charged with 10 firearm and weapon related offences as well as issued violation tickets in relation to the collision. 

McKinnon was remanded and held in custody to appear in Red Deer Court on Thurs., March 24. 

Suspect arrested

On March 16  and into the morning of March 17, in support of Cornation & Killam-Forestburg Detachment’s reports of a stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction,  Stettler RCMP, along with Bashaw RCMP members, responded to a report of a stolen school bus in Stettler County near the hamlet of Gadsby. There, investigators recovered the school bus and located a male in close proximity taking him into custody.

 Kyle Jacob Grams (33), of no fixed address, was transported to hospital for medical treatment for injuries but has been charged with theft of a motor vehicle, flight from police and possession of weapons/ammunition contrary to a Court Order. Grams has been compelled to appear in Stettler Court on May 22, 2022. 

Reports of vandalism

On March 19  and into March 20, as a result of reports of graffiti, Stettler RCMP attended numerous locations in the Town of Stettler including local schools, businesses and residences where investigators gathered evidence and photographed damages. 

The Stettler RCMP investigators, with the support of local businesses and residents, identified three suspects that were believed to be responsible for the damages. 

On March 21, RCMP members arrested the suspects that were determined to be under the age of 18 years and as per the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, cannot be identified and their identities must be protected.

 The three are facing multiple charges of mischief in relation to their activities and may be facing additional charges as the investigation continues. They have been compelled to appear in Stettler Court in the near future.



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