UPDATED Police lay charges in Leduc County ‘home invasion’ crime

Eleven criminal code charges laid against 39-year-old Scott Allan Gervais of no fixed address.

  • Jan. 13, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott

Media Relations Group

 

On January 13, following the arrest of a suspect involved in an early morning home invasion, Leduc RCMP swore eleven criminal code charges against 39-year-old Scott Allan Gervais of no fixed address.

As a result of breaking into several outbuildings at one residence and then committing a home invasion at a neighbouring residence, Gervais is facing the following charges:

–       Break and enter to a dwelling house, and commit theft

–       Break and enter to a dwelling house, and commit robbery

–       Possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 (x 2)

–       Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000

–       Wear a disguise with intent to commit indictable offence (x 2)

–       Uttering Threats

–       Assault

–       Mischief over $5,000

–       Possession of break in instrument

Gervais remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Leduc on January 19, 2017.

The investigation into this incident remains ongoing by the Leduc General Investigation Section.

 

 

ORIGINAL STORY

The Leduc RCMP, with assistance from the Police Dog Services Unit apprehended one suspect early this morning following a home invasion in Leduc County.

At approximately 3:20 a.m., the RCMP received a complaint from a homeowner on Township Road 500, that two individuals were on her property. They arrived in a truck and stole her yard tractor, departing in both the truck and the stolen yard tractor.

The male on the yard tractor went to a neighbouring rural property where he broke into the residence and assaulted the home owner before fleeing. The home owner has suffered minor injuries. No property was taken from the second residence.

The truck was later discovered abandoned, and it was determined to have been stolen earlier in the morning from a residence in Leduc City. The yard tractor has also been recovered.

The RCMP Police Dog Services Unit assisted the Leduc RCMP members and were able to locate one male suspect and arrested him. He is currently in police custody and criminal charges are pending.

Several units are actively working on this investigation including the Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section and the Forensic Identification Section.

“The safety of every resident in Leduc and Leduc County is of paramount importance to the RCMP”, says Staff Sergeant Chad Orr, the Operations NCO of Leduc RCMP Detachment. “We are working diligently and utilizing all resources to solve this crime”.

The RCMP are still seeking information and trying to identify and locate the second suspect in this occurrence. The public is being asked to call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7200 if they saw any suspicious person or vehicle in the rural area this morning. Any information is of value.

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.

An update to this will be provided when information is available.

 

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