UPDATE: Busy weekend for crime in region

UPDATE: Genevive Davies Monin has been located. The RCMP would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

A number of serious incidents occurred in the Wetaskiwin and Leduc regions over the weekend, according to RCMP.

Warburg Armed Robbery

According to RCMP S/Sgt. Brent Meyer on Friday, Sept. 18 at 4:20 p.m. Thorsby/Breton RCMP responded to complaint of an armed robbery at the ATB Bank in Warburg. The subject male brandished a firearm and demanded everyone to get on the ground. The lone male then took an unknown amount of currency and fled on foot north from the bank.  No one was injured during this incident

The suspect is described as Caucasian, Male, 6’0 tall, 180lbs, wearing baggy jeans, black hoodie type sweater and handkerchief covering half his face

RCMP Forensic Identification Section is assisting with the investigation.

If you have information, please call the Thorsby/Breton RCMP at 780-789-3950. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers the leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Missing Wetaskiwin girl

 

UPDATE: Genevive DAVIES MONIN has been located. The RCMP would like to thank the media and public for their assistance.

According to Wetaskiwin RCMP spokesperson Cst. Holly Porterfield, police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing 16 year old girl. Genevive Davies Monin was last seen leaving her Wetaskiwin residence on Friday, Sept. 18 at about 7:30 p.m.

Genevive is described as a Caucasian female, 5’3”, slim build, shoulder length blond hair. Genevive was last seen wearing a blue hoodie with black or grey jeans and a black baseball cap that she often wears backwards.

Police believe she may be in Red Deer. If you have any information on the whereabouts of Genevive Davies Monin please call the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267 or the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

Two kilos of drugs seized, male charged

According to RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Leanne MacMillan a simple traffic stop on Friday, Sept. 11, led to a taking a few kilograms of drugs off the street. 

That day, an Alberta Sheriff with the Leduc Integrated Traffic Unit conducted a traffic stop on Airport Road. As a result of the traffic stop, The Leduc RCMP Drug Section was requested to assist with the investigation.  During the course of the investigation, RCMP seized nearly 13 grams of marijuana and one kilogram of benzocaine. Benzocaine is a pharmaceutical used to cut cocaine in order to decrease the potency and increase the street value.   RCMP also seized one kilogram of a substance that tested positive for cocaine.

A 29 year old Edmonton man was arrested on charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking a Controlled Substance under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.  The accused, who has an extensive history of trafficking drugs, was denied bail and will be held in custody in until his next court date on October 22.

“Illegal drug use is a challenge every community faces,” notes Cpl. MacMillan of the Leduc RCMP. “Disrupting the drug supply chain is an important part of police work to keep our community safe.”

Integrated Traffic Units consist of RCMP Traffic Services members and Sheriff Highway Patrol officers working together in a collaborative effort to deliver effective and efficient traffic safety services to Albertans, with a focus on identified enforcement priorities.

 

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