A two vehicle “head on” motor vehicle collision on Hwy 12 between Erskine and Stettler occurred on Aug. 26 at approximately 2 p.m.
One vehicle’s driver was found deceased prior to emergency crews’ arrival and the passenger of the same vehicle died shortly thereafter.
The driver, and sole occupant, of the other vehicle was taken to Stettler Hospital by EMS with minor injuries.
At this time, it is believed neither alcohol nor drugs are not a factor in the cause of the collision.
Police are investigating the identities of the decedents and are working to notify next of kin.
The identity of the driver taken to hospital will not be released. The release of the identity of the deceased persons is pending confirmation and notification of next of kin.
Coronation man charged
A 27-year-old Coronation man was arrested without incident on Wed., Aug. 24 at approximately 11 p.m., after members of the Coronation RCMP detachment responded to a report of a man having pointed a gun at a woman.
Police were summoned to a residence late Wednesday night after a woman noticed a man on her property. The woman asked the man, who was unknown to her, what he was doing and it was then that the man pointed what the woman believed to be a handgun at her. The woman retreated into her home and called police.
Police arrived at the scene and located 27-year-old Brent Eric Golby of Coronation. The investigation revealed that Golby was in possession of a replica firearm and he was arrested.
No one was harmed in this incident.
Golby has been charged with several offences including assault with a weapon and using a firearm in the commission of an offence. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Red Deer on Mon., Aug. 29, 2016.
Bashaw RCMP recover stolen property
Bashaw RCMP, along with the assistance of Stettler RCMP and Red Deer Police Dog Services, received information that stolen property was on a rural residence on Aug. 19 at 10:46 p.m.
The RCMP attended the residence and recovered a stolen vehicle as well as some miscellaneous stolen property.
The investigation revealed that some of the stolen property was associated to thefts reported to both Wetaskiwin RCMP and Camrose Police Service.
A report received by Wetaskiwin RCMP on Aug. 19 at 5:30 p.m. stating that a truck was stolen, along with personal property within the truck which included an amount of donated money to “Farm Animal Rescue and Re-Homing” run by Melissa Foley of Gwynne, Ab.
Foley spoke with the ECA Review and confirmed that thousands of dollars were stolen from her truck, along with sunglasses, a GPS, dog beds, her wallet and most importantly a necklace which contained the ashes of her brother.
The Bashaw RCMP arrested 23-year-old Nicholas Klinck of Mirror, Ab., who was located at the rural Bashaw property, without incident.
Klinck is currently facing the following eight criminal code charges out of Bashaw:
Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x 30, fail to comply with conditions of an undertaking (x 2)and possession of a credit card obtained by crime (x 2).
He has been released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Sept. 8, 2016.
Search warrant locates drugs, cash
Hanna RCMP with the assistance of Police Dog Services executed a search warrant on a residence in Hanna for methamphetamine and cocaine on Aug. 26 at approximately 8 p.m.
The search located some cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, marihuana, Canadian currency and other property that is related to these offences.
Members arrested and charged Jean Bogdan Niculescu (33) and Lora Lea Hewko (32) of Hanna with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marihuana and possession of proceeds of crime.
Both Niculescu and Hewko appeared before a Justice of the Peace and were released to attend Provincial Court in Hanna on Sept. 28, 2016.
Coronation RCMP would like to advise the public of several instances of counterfeit American and Canadian Currency being passed in the County of Paintearth area recently. The counterfeit bills have been accepted by local businesses in the area and have been detected as counterfeit after the suspects have already left the area. Several of these recent incidents have involved counterfeit American $50 bills. Coronation RCMP are urging businesses and citizens to be discriminating when examining bills and identify the numerous security features located on genuine currency.