UPDATE: Final suspect arrested in Leduc Home invasion

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Leduc, Alberta – The fifth and final suspect in an October 2016 home invasion is now in custody.

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Yesterday, 51-year-old Ryan Warren Taylor was arrested by Edmonton Police Service on outstanding warrants issued by Leduc RCMP. Taylor had been earlier identified as a suspect in a Leduc home invasion along with four other individuals.

“We are pleased to have brought this investigation to a successful conclusion,” says Constable Paetz from Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section. “I know it will go a long way to providing closure to the victims in this case.”

Following his arrest, Ryan Taylor was turned over to Leduc RCMP. He has been remanded in custody with a bail hearing appearance date of April 27 in Leduc Provincial Court.

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BACKGROUND:

March 24, 2017

Leduc RCMP – Public Assistance being sought to locate wanted man

Leduc, Alberta – An arrest warrant has been issued for 51-year-old Ryan Warren Taylor in relation to a home invasion that occurred in Leduc County on October 9, 2016. Taylor is facing 19 criminal code charges including Robbery with a firearm, break and enter and forcible confinement.

Following an active investigation into the home invasion, four people were charged earlier, in December 2016 and March 2017. On March 22, 2017, 47-year-old Stephane LeClerc was the fourth suspect identified, arrested and charged in relation to this investigation. LeClerc remains in custody awaiting a court appearance on April 20, 2017. Taylor is the fifth and final suspect identified and charged.

The Leduc RCMP are not seeking any other suspects in this home invasion.

“The Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section are reporting that we have now identified all the suspects responsible for this home invasion”, says Constable Paetz of the Leduc GIS. “We hope this will be another step towards closure for the victims of this traumatic event.”

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating Ryan Taylor. Police would like to remind everyone not to approach Taylor as he is considered armed and dangerous.

Police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Taylor to call the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267 or your local police service. 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

BACKGROUND

March 16, 2017

Leduc RCMP lay further charges in Leduc County Home Invasion

Leduc, Alberta – On October 9, 2016 a home invasion occurred in Leduc County. The Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) maintained carriage of this investigation.

Konrad Chittick was identified as one of the suspects and on December 20, 2016 he was charged with 19 criminal code charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued and he was arrested in Edmonton by Edmonton Police Service on January 7, 2017.

He remains in custody and is awaiting a preliminary trial in October, 2017.

Continued investigation led to the identification of two more suspects. On March 14, 2017 40-year-old Kristopher Rowe, of Edmonton, was arrested in Edmonton.

On March 15, 23-year-old Ashley Sampson, of Edmonton, was arrested in Edmonton.

Both subjects also remain in custody and face the same 19 criminal code charges as Chittick, including Robbery with a firearm, break and enter, pointing a firearm, aggravated assault, possession of a prohibited weapon and forcible confinement. They are both scheduled for their first court appearance on March 23 in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Leduc.

“We are pleased with the progress we have made to identify these three individuals who are now before the Court.” says Corporal Leanne MacMillan with the GIS Unit in Leduc.  “Every step forward is important to provide a sense of security to the victims of the terrible event.”

The investigation into this home invasion remains ongoing.

BACKGROUND:

January 11, 2017

Leduc RCMP – Wanted man located

Leduc, Alberta – On October 9, 2016 Leduc RCMP investigated a home invasion. As a result of that investigation, 30-year-old Konrad Chittick was identified as a suspect and charged with 19 criminal code charges. A warrant for his arrest was issued.

Chittick was arrested on January 7, 2017 by Edmonton Police Service. He has been remanded in custody to appear in Leduc Provincial court on January 12, 2017.

This matter is now before the courts. Public and media assistance was appreciated in the search to locate Chittick.

Leduc RCMP


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