Major arrests in region this week

Wetaskiwin RCMP have arrested and charged a man for the September, 2015 robbery at FasGas in Millet.

  • Oct. 21, 2015 10:00 a.m.

Wetaskiwin RCMP have arrested and charged a man for the September, 2015 robbery at FasGas in Millet.

At about 4 a.m. on September 30 Wetaskiwin RCMP was alerted of a robbery in progress at the Millet FasGas on the highway. The suspect entered the store and demanded money from the attendant while threatening him with a knife.

The attendant was able to get away without any injury. Surveillance footage inside the store showed the suspect take money from the till along with other items.

Police were able to identify the male, and on October 2 he was arrested. Clinton Kapchinsky, 35, of Wetaskiwin has been charged with robbery and several counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. He remains in custody and will be in Wetaskiwin court later this month.

Major drug arrest

On October 14 the Wetaskiwin RCMP along with the General Investigations Unit arrested a man on three outstanding warrants who was in possession of several narcotics.

Bruce Sinclair, 30, of Wetaskiwin, was arrested and police found over 400 grams of marihuana, 50 grams of hash, cannabis oil, crystal meth (methamphetamine), cocaine and cash.

Sinclair has been charged with one count of possession of property obtained by crime, two counts of possession for the purpose of trafficking and three counts of possession of a controlled substance. He will be in Wetaskiwin court later this month.

Many charges for Leduc suspects

According to Leduc RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Niki Borden, on October 10 Leduc RCMP officers responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle in the Southfork area in Leduc. Responding officers were able to locate and stop the vehicle as it left the area.

Inside the vehicle police located stolen mail, evidence of identity theft, break in tools, and drug paraphernalia. This triggered a much larger investigation which led to the identification of 13 separate victims of identity theft from a number of locations in Alberta and the recovery of a stolen vehicle and property from the Keystone area of Leduc.

Kristeen Brandt (27 yrs) and Mychael Watson (30 yrs) from Leduc, and Alexander Valentine (29 yrs) and Charlie Bedard (24 yrs) from Edmonton are facing more than 80 combined Criminal Code charges including multiple counts of identity theft, possession of break in instruments, and possession of property obtained by crime. The investigation is ongoing and police expect more charges to follow.

The Leduc RCMP detachment would like to thank the member of the public who made the call that led to this major investigation and we encourage the public to contact police whenever they see suspicious or criminal activity.  If anyone believes they may have been victimized in relation to this incident, but who have not yet reported the matter to police, they are encouraged to contact the Leduc detachment at 780-980-7200 and quote file 20151316824.

 

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