Two Wetaskiwin youths arrested for bear spray incident Feb. 4

Two Wetaskiwin youths arrested for bear spray incident Feb. 4

Two Wetaskiwin suspects also wanted to rear-end collision, other crimes

On February 4th, 2018 at 3:07 p.m. Wetaskiwin RCMP were dispatched to a hit an run collision complaint at the Calvary Baptist Church. The suspect vehicle left the location and was involved in an assault at the local Dollarama. One victim was transported to the hospital with minor injuries and was later released.

Police were investigating a hit and run where a vehicle had rear ended another vehicle and left the scene. During the investigation police were dispatched to a male that had been bear sprayed outside of the Dollarama. A similar vehicle description was provided in both cases.

At 4:12 p.m. the victim was outside the Dollarama and had been bear sprayed in the face by two males. The individuals had fled the scene before police arrived.

At 4:30 p.m. police were called to a suspicious vehicle complaint at the Heritage Museum. The vehicle matched the description from the previous two investigations. Individuals were observed pulling a bumper off of the vehicle in the parking lot. Multiple individuals were seen fleeing the vehicle and entering a residence not far away. Police entered the residence and located and arrested two youths alleged to have been involved in both of the above noted investigations.

Both males remain in custody with numerous charges including assault with a weapon, possessions of property over $5,000 and fail to comply with the conditions of their bail release. Both youths are well known to police and are facing numerous criminal code charges as well as the new charges noted above.

Names of the individuals can not be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police are not seeking any further individuals in relation to this event. Police would like to thank the public for their help on this file.

Submitted by Wetaskiwin RCMP