Maskwacis man sought in ‘hospital ride’ carjacking

Maskwacis man sought in ‘hospital ride’ carjacking

Wetaskiwin RCMP and Camrose Police Service collaborate on recovering stolen car

The Wetaskiwin RCMP and Camrose police are looking for a Maskwacis man in relation to a carjacking investigation.

According to a press release from RCMP K Division spokesperson Cpl. Laurel Scott, “The RCMP took one female in custody and have an arrest warrant for a male following a robbery involving a vehicle which occurred in Wetaskiwin on October 23.

“On October 24, Camrose Police Service was instrumental in locating the stolen vehicle and arresting the female suspect.

“On the morning of October 23, the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a complaint that two suspects took a victim’s Oldsmobile Alero while he was parked outside a local business. The male suspect allegedly had a firearm, and the female suspect a knife.

“The female asked for help with a medical condition and the victim allowed her into his car to drive her to the hospital. Once in the car, the female produced the knife and demanded the car.

“The victim complied and the two suspects drove away with his car. During the incident the victim was not injured and at no time was a gun observed.

“On October 24, while responding to an unrelated incident, Camrose Police Service located the stolen Alero and arrested the female suspect. Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) members took custody of her.

“32-year-old Ashley Renee Applegarth is facing two charges: robbery with other offensive weapon and theft of vehicle. A judicial interim release hearing has been held and she has been released from custody. She is scheduled to appear in court on October 29, 2019.

“30-year-old Tyson James Applegarth, of Maskwacis, has been charged with robbery with other offensive weapon and theft of car. He has not been located and a warrant of arrest has been issued.

“If you have information about the whereabouts of Tyson Applegarth, please contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.”

Stu.salkeld@pipestoneflyer.ca

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

File photo
Gov’t of Alberta identifies estimated 300 new COVID-19 cases Sunday

Online COVID-19 dashboard unavailable as upgrades being completed

COVID
Red Deer down to 313 active cases of COVID-19

Alberta reports an additional 411 COVID-19 cases

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta
Economists “cautiously hopeful” for economic recovery in Alberta

Charles St. Arnaud says Alberta’s recovery will rebound along with roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine

Alberta’s chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw acknowledged that Friday would be one year since the first case of COVID-19 was identified in the province. (photography by Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta)
Three more Red Deer COVID-19 deaths, 331 active cases in Alberta

Red Deer is down to 362 active cases of the virus

Elvira D’Angelo, 92, waits to receive her COVID-19 vaccination shot at a clinic in Montreal, Sunday, March 7, 2021, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues in Canada and around the world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
‘It’s been a good week’: Tam hopeful on vaccines as pandemic anniversary nears

Tam says the addition of two new vaccines will help Canadians get immunized faster

Kiara Robillard is seen in an undated handout photo. When the pandemic began, Robillard had to rush back home to Alberta from California, where she had been living for five years, after she was struck by a truck that broke her spine in two places. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Kiara Robillard, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
‘It kind of clicks:’ Text4Hope program helps with depression, anxiety during pandemic

Participants receive one text message every morning for three months

(The Canadian Press)
‘Worse than Sept. 11, SARS and financial crisis combined’: Tourism industry in crisis

Travel services saw the biggest drop in active businesses with 31 per cent fewer firms operating

Hockey hall-of-fame legend Wayne Gretzky, right, watches the casket of his father, Walter Gretzky, as it is carried from the church during a funeral service in Brantford, Ont., Saturday, March 6, 2021. HE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Walter Gretzky remembered as a man with a ‘heart of gold’ at funeral

The famous hockey father died Thursday at age 82 after battling Parkinson’s disease

Supporters rally outside court as Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church is in court to appeal bail conditions, after he was arrested for holding day services in violation of COVID-19 rules, in Edmonton, Alta., on Thursday March 4, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
‘Law remains valid:’ Pastor accused of violating health orders to remain in jail

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms is representing the pastor

A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is suspending all of the licences held by an oil and gas producer with more than 2,200 wells and 2,100 pipelines after it failed to bring its operations into compliance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of oil and gas producer that owes $67M

The company is being asked to comply with past orders to clean up historic spills and contamination

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau holds a press conference in Ottawa Friday, March 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Trudeau holds firm on premiers’ health-care funding demands, COVID-19 aid comes first

Premiers argue that the current amount doesn’t keep pace with yearly cost increases of about five per cent

Seniors in the 65-unit Piper Creek Lodge are among those waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations. (File photo by Advocate staff)
Central Alberta senior lodges anxiously waiting for COVID-19 vaccinations

“Should be at the front of the line, not the back of the line”

Most Read