Two Hills RCMP have charged four individuals following a carjacking and a pharmacy break-in.
On November 16th at 5:46 a.m., police got a 911 call of a carjacking of a pick-up truck with a firearm in the area of Highway 29 near Mundare. Two Hills police indicate weather conditions were not ideal with heavy winds, snowfall and icy roads. Officers responded and while on their way, there was another call that a second carjacking had occurred at the same location and a car had been stolen. Upon arrival, police found the carjacked pick-up truck and an additional pick-up. One suspect was arrested at the scene.
Police say their investigations at the scene turned up evidence that the suspects were involved in a break and enter to a pharmacy in Mundare which had been reported to the Vegreville RCMP earlier that morning, at 3:28 a.m. They say a large quantity of drugs had been stolen from the pharmacy. The break and enter had also involved a stolen pick-up truck being driven into the premises. That truck was later found burned in a rural area.
At about 8:45 a.m., Two Hills RCMP found the stolen car abandoned near Range Road 190 and Township Road 580. Further investigation revealed that a good Samaritan helped the suspects, giving them a ride to Waskatenau, Alberta.
The Eastern Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, Saddle Lake Crime Reduction Unit, the RCMP Police Dog Service, and Smoky Lake RCMP attended a motel in Waskatenau and arrested the remaining three suspects. Police also seized a shotgun and ammunition.
Twenty-eight year old Tyrone Jermaine Hunter of Edmonton, Daniel John Sunday (40-years) of Whitefish Lake First Nations, Kody Kruz Baptiste (27-years) of Vilna, and Miriam Nicole Bruno (28-years) of Saddle Lake Cree Nation are charged with suspected:
- Theft of a truck
- Break, enter, and commit theft
- Possession of property obtained by crime.
Hunter, Sunday, and Bruno are further charged with two counts of suspected Robbery With a Firearm and several other firearms-related offences.
Kody Baptiste is also charged with three counts of suspected Failing to comply with release order.
Daniel Sunday was charged with two counts of suspected Failing to comply with a release order.
All four are scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on January 10th, 2022.