UPDATE: Bonnyville RCMP seek public assistance in locating armed suspects

La Corey, Alberta – The Bonnyville RCMP can report that last night, Cashton L’Hirondelle was located and arrested by Edmonton Police Service.  He was in possession of the maroon Ford F350 earlier reported as stolen.  He remains in police custody.

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Aaron Christopher Watt is still at large and being sought by the RCMP.  He is considered armed and dangerous, and may be driving the stolen black Ford F350 with Alberta license plate BNW 5764.

If you have information about this investigation or know the location of Aaron Watt, please call the Bonnyville  RCMP at 780-343-7200 or call your local police detachment.  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.

BACKGROUND:

As a result of an investigation involving the Bonnyville RCMP the Edmonton General Investigation Section and Edmonton Police Service, suspects have been identified and warrants of arrest issued for two males in connection with a shooting.

On November 9, 2016 a male, holding a machete, stole a black Ford F350 and drove away. He was followed by co-workers of the owner of the truck, who were subsequently followed by another suspect in a Ford Escape. The suspect in the Ford Escape fired a shotgun at the co-workers and struck one of them.

An investigation has led to the arrest on November 15, 2016 of one of the suspects; a female youth who cannot be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act. She is facing nine Criminal Code charges and has been released to attend court in December.

The other two suspects involved in this incident have not been located. As a result of this incident, Bonnyville RCMP have sworn the following charges;

Cashton Cole L’Hirondelle is facing ten Criminal Code charges including:

  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by the commission of an offence
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Carry a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possess a firearm without a license
  • Possess a firearm while prohibited (x 2)
  • Operate a motor vehicle while disqualified under the Criminal Code
  • Dangerous Operation of a motor vehicle and
  • Being an occupant in a motor vehicle in which there was a firearm

Aaron Christopher Watt is facing nine Criminal Code charges including:

  • Attempted Murder
  • Theft of a motor vehicle
  • Possession of property obtained by the commission of an offence
  • Possess a firearm without a license
  • Possess a firearm while prohibited
  • Operate a motor vehicle while disqualified under the Criminal Code
  • Being an occupant in a motor vehicle in which there was a firearm
  • Fail to comply with a condition of a Recognizance
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Warrants for arrest have been issued for L’Hirondelle and Watt.

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The Ford Escape that was being driven by these suspects has been recovered. The black Ford F350 with Alberta license plate BNW 5764 has not been located and may still be in the possession of either L’Hirondelle or Watt. Bonnyville RCMP believe that they may be in a possession of a second Ford F350 which was stolen on November 14, 2016 out of Bonnyville. This Ford is maroon, with Alberta license plate BMV 6228.

RELATED REPORT: Bonnyville RCMP Investigate a non-fatal shooting and truck theft near La Corey

Both L’Hirondelle and Watt are considered armed and dangerous. The public is warned not to approach these subjects or their vehicles if spotted, but to call the police.

If you have information about this investigation or know the location of these suspects, please call the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200 or call your local police detachment. 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.

RCMP File #000045879 #000059484

Bonnyville RCMP


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