Arrests & Charges Laid in Break & Enter at the Fressen Bros Grocery Store in Hanna

Hanna, Alberta – On March 19, 2017, at approximately 1:00 a.m. Hanna RCMP responded to a break and enter that had just occurred at the Fressen Bros Grocery Store in Hanna. 3 masked suspects entered through the main entrance after forcing their way inside the store. In addition, very close in time 3 suspects then broke into Anderson Drugs where $2200 worth of prescription medications, including Fentanyl was stolen. As a result of the investigation, Hanna RCMP executed a search warrant at a Hanna residence which resulted in two arrests and the recovery of a quantity of the same prescription medication that had been stolen from Anderson Drugs. A 3rd suspect was later identified and arrested in relation to this investigation.

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Charges are pending against the following three individuals:

Jean Bogdan Niculescu (male), 33 years old of Hanna, Alberta:

  • Break and Enter to a Business.
  • Disguise With Intent to Commit an Offence.
  • Possession of Break in Instruments.
  • Fail to Comply With Recognizance x 2.

Jean Niculescu has been remanded into custody and is next appearing at Hanna Provincial Court on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Lora Lee Hewko (female), 32 years old of Hanna, Alberta:

  • Break & Enter to a Business.
  • Disguise With Intent to Commit an Offence.
  • Possession of Break in Instruments.
  • Fail to Comply With Recognizance x 5.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

Lora Hewko has been remanded into custody and is next appearing at Hanna Provincial Court on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.

Ryan Wayne Moench (male), 42 years old of Hanna, Alberta:

  • Break & Enter to a Business.
  • Disguise With Intent to Commit an Offence.
  • Possession of Break in Instruments.
  • Mischief Under $5000.
  • Possession of Methamphetamine.
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

Ryan Moench appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was released on a Recognizance pending his next court appearance at Hanna Provincial Court on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10 a.m.

If anyone has information regarding this or any other unsolved crime, please call the Hanna RCMP Detachment at 403-854-3393. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers(www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions on how). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Hanna RCMP


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