Four charged in armed Samson Cree Nation home invasion

Four charged in armed Samson Cree Nation home invasion

Suspects tied to prior forcible confinement case

A response to a 911 call made Jan. 12, by both the Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin RCMP detachments, has led to the arrest and charging of four individuals, who are alleged to have committed a home invasion involving knives and a gun.

At approximately 12:22 a.m. Maskwacis RCMP, with assistance from the Wetaskiwin RCMP, responded to a residence on the Samson Cree Nation.

Police are saying four suspects entered the residence armed with knives and a gun. While no shots were fired three residents in the home suffered stab wounds and were transported to a local hospital.

Two of the suspects were arrested shortly after the RCMP arrived on scene. Two other suspects had already fled — they were known to police and subsequently arrested on Jan. 15.

While aiding in the investigation the Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit uncovered a separate but related offence which had occurred Jan. 10.

A second investigation was launched into an incident pertaining to forcible confinement and assault on the Samson Cree Nation. It was determined that the same suspects were responsible.

Octavio Saddleback, 23, is facing 28 criminal code charges and Lindsey Bruno, 24, is facing 25 criminal code charges including aggravated assault, robbery with a weapon, uttering threats, using a firearm in the commission of an offence. At the time of his arrest, Bruno was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant.

Blaine Saskatchewan, 21, and Chervaine Saddleback, 18, are facing 16 criminal code charges including aggravated assault, robbery with a firearm and failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

In relation to the second incident police uncovered Octavio Saddleback has been charged with 14 offences including assault causing bodily harm, forcible confinement, pointing a firearm, and discharging firearm with intent.

Chervaine Saddleback has been charged with five offences including assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement.

Bruno has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement.

Latisha Northwest, 23, has been charged with assault causing bodily harm and forcible confinement.

If you have any information about these incidents, pleased contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-4600 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

amelia.naismith@pipestoneflyer.ca