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UPDATE: Okotoks RCMP – Additional person charged in relation to gun complaint at rural residence

 

Okotoks, Alberta –  Okotoks RCMP have charged the final person sought in relation to a February theft and shooting.

Stephanie Ann Martens (30) of Okotoks was arrested without incident by Okotoks RCMP on March 13th. She has been charged with Trespass at night, Theft under $5000 and Mischief. Martens has been released from custody and is scheduled to appear on April 20, 2018 in Okotoks Provincial Court.

 

 

UPDATE #1

Okotoks, Alberta – On February 25, 2018, the Okotoks RCMP made an arrest and laid charges on two adult males regarding the incident in Okotoks, Alberta where shots were fired in the vicinity of a residence.

Ryan Watson, the individual who had been taken to hospital was discharged from medical care on February 25, 2018 and was taken into police custody. Watson has been charged with Trespassing by night, Mischief to Property, Theft under $5000 from Motor Vehicle, Possession of methamphetamine and Failure to Comply with Probation (x2). He appeared in court on February 26, 2018 in Calgary.

Edouard Maurice, the homeowner, faces three charges of Aggravated Assault, Pointing a Firearm and Careless Use of a Firearm. Maurice was released from custody following a judicial interim release hearing. He is scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on March 9, 2018.

Okotoks General Investigation Section continues to make efforts to identify a second suspect from the original incident. If you have any information that could assist the police, please contact the Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

BACKGROUND

Okotoks RCMP respond to a gun complaint at a rural residence – UPDATE

Okotoks, Alberta – On February 25, 2018, the Okotoks RCMP made an arrest and laid charges on two adult males regarding the incident in Okotoks, Alberta where shots were fired in the vicinity of a residence.

Ryan Watson, the individual who had been taken to hospital was discharged from medical care on February 25, 2018 and was taken into police custody. Watson has been charged with Trespassing by night, Mischief to Property, Theft under $5000 from Motor Vehicle, Possession of methamphetamine and Failure to Comply with Probation (x2). He appeared in court on February 26, 2018 in Calgary.

Edouard Maurice, the homeowner, faces three charges of Aggravated Assault, Pointing a Firearm and Careless Use of a Firearm. Maurice was released from custody following a judicial interim release hearing. He is scheduled to appear in Okotoks Provincial Court on March 9, 2018.

Okotoks General Investigation Section continues to make efforts to identify a second suspect from the original incident. If you have any information that could assist the police, please contact the Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-6400.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information leads to an arrest, tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.

Okotoks RCMP respond to a gun complaint at a rural residence 

Okotoks, Alberta – On February 24, 2018 at approximately 5:30 am, the Okotoks RCMP responded to a complaint of shots fired at a rural residence and within minutes members were on scene.

The owner of the residence encountered two individuals rummaging through his vehicle(s). During the confrontation with the individuals, there were an unknown number of shots fired from a firearm. The suspects then fled the scene. One individual was later located with an injury to his arm and was taken to a local hospital to receive medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries. The second individual has not been located at this time. The home owner has been detained in custody pending the investigation.

There is no danger to the public at this time. The investigation has been taken over by the General Investigation Section in Okotoks. Forensic Identification section is also assisting with the investigation. This is an active investigation and is still ongoing.  Updates will be provided when they are available.

Police remind citizens to refrain from any attempts to pursue or engage with suspicious individuals and to instead immediately report any incidents to police. Collaboration between the RCMP and the public is instrumental to the success of our intelligence-led crime reduction strategy. The simple act of reporting any suspicious activity or crime provides us with the necessary information to gather intelligence.

 

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