UPDATE: Shots fired following home invasion and flight from police; Two Suspects Arrested

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP have arrested and charged two individuals involved in an aggravated assault and flight from police incident that occurred on October 8, 2017 in Ardrossan, Alberta.

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Jessica Marie GEHMAN, age 26 of Camrose, Alberta has been charged with:

  • Two counts of aggravated assault.
  • One count of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Two counts of flight from police.
  • One count of possession of stolen property over $5000.
  • One count of possession of stolen property under $5000.
  • One count of failure to stop or remain.
  • One count of resist/obstruct a peace officer.
  • One count of careless use of a firearm.

John Patrick L’HIRONDELLE, age 51 of Vegreville, Alberta has been charged with:

  • Once count of possession of stolen property over $5000.
  • One count of possession of stolen property under $5000.
  • One count of careless use of a firearm.
  • One count of resist/obstruct a peace officer.
  • One count of weapons possession contrary to order.

GEHMAN and L’HIRONDELLE were remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday October 25, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Vegreville RCMP are still investigating the initial home invasion complaint.

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 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.

Strathcona County RCMP

BACKGROUND

On October 8, 2017 at 4:43 a.m., the RCMP responded to a call of a home invasion in the rural Vegreville area. It was reported that suspects entered a home armed with weapons before fleeing the scene.

At approximately 5:15 a.m., RCMP officers located the suspect’s vehicle in Strathcona County and attempted to initiate a traffic stop. The suspect’s vehicle refused to stop but was disabled using a tire deflation device. The vehicle then rammed two police cars.

During this course of this event an RCMP officer discharged their firearm.

Two suspects were taken into custody by officers on scene.

None of the suspects or officers were injured during this occurrence.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was notified and the RCMP will maintain carriage of the investigation.

At this time investigators believe there were only two suspects involved and are no longer looking for a third individual.

Strathcona County RCMP


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