RCMP Major Crimes Unit seeking assistance to locate two subjects wanted on warrant

Cochrane, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit has obtained arrest warrants for two adults who are believed to be in possession of a stolen vehicle related to an earlier death investigation.

On December 29, 2019 the Major Crimes Unit took carriage of an investigation into a male found deceased near Spring Bank Airport.  Today, an autopsy was completed and the manner of death was determined to be a homicide.

The victim’s car has not been recovered by the RCMP, and arrest warrants have been obtained for two subjects believed to be in possession of the vehicle.  Public assistance is being sought to locate these two subjects and the vehicle. They may be in the Calgary area.

Trista Nadene TINKLER a 34-year-old female has been charged with:

·         Possession of property obtained by crime – Section 354 of the Criminal Code

·         Theft of Credit Card – Section 342(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

·         Failure to comply with Appearance Notice or Promise to Appear – Section 145(5)(A) of the Criminal Code. 

TINKLER is described as: 5 feet 6 inches, 154 lbs with red hair and brown eyes.

Trista Nadene TINKLER

Robert Gordon DAIGNAULT a 51-year-old male has been charged with:

·         Possession of property obtained by crime – Section 354 of the Criminal Code

·         Theft of Credit Card – Section 342(1)(a) of the Criminal Code

·         Failure to comply with Appearance Notice or Promise to Appear – Section 145(5)(A) of the Criminal Code.

·         Resisting or Obstructing a Peace Officer – Section 129(A) of the Criminal Code  

DAIGNAULT is described as: 5 feet 9 inches, 185 lbs with hazel eyes and a bald head.

Robert Gordon DAIGNAULT

The vehicle is described as a 2013 Kia Optima, Bronze in colour, with Alberta license plate E22149.

The RCMP believe that these two individuals may be armed and present a danger to the public.  If you see them or know their whereabouts, or you locate the vehicle, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000, or call your local police agency.  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.

No further information is available at this time in relation to the nature of these charges.

2013 Kia Optima, Bronze in colour, with Alberta license plate E22149

BACKGROUND:

Dec. 29, 2019

RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating suspicious death

Cochrane, Alta. – At 8:30 a.m. today, Cochrane RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male located off of a rural road near the Spring Bank Airport.  Responding RCMP determined that the death is suspicious and the Major Crimes Unit South has taken carriage of the investigation.

RCMP members including the Forensic Identification Section remain on scene to conduct an examination.

An autopsy of the male is scheduled for Dec. 31.  Investigators are working to confirm the identity of the adult male.

No further information is available.  The RCMP will provide an update following the autopsy.

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