High Prairie RCMP seeking public assistance in locating suspects wanted for attempted murder – UPDATED

High Prairie, Alberta — On March 16, 2020, members of the High Prairie RCMP First Nations Police Unit apprehended Bobby Fawn Auger (30), with the assistance of the RCMP Metis Enhanced Unit and High Prairie RCMP Detachment members. Bobby Fawn Auger was wanted on warrants for the attempted murder that occurred on Feb. 12, 2020, on Whitefish First Nations, Alta.

The High Prairie RCMP thanks the community for their assistance in providing information that led to the apprehension of Auger.

The High Prairie RCMP are still seeking the public’s assistance in locating Venessia Katelynn Cardinal (26) who remains on a warrant in connection to the attempted murder.

High Prairie RCMP are asking that anyone who may know the current whereabouts of Cardinal to contact the High Prairie RCMP at 780-523-3370. The public are cautioned not to approach Cardinal as she is considered armed and dangerous. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store

BACKGROUND

High Prairie, Alberta — On Feb. 12, 2020, at 12:30 a.m., High Prairie RCMP received a 911 call of a firearms related complaint in Whitefish First Nations. A 26-year-old male from Whitefish First Nations was transported to hospital by EMS with non-life threatening injuries.

Further investigation revealed that this incident was an attempted homicide. High Prairie RCMP continue to investigate. This incident is believed to be targeted and the public are not believed to be at risk.

Venessia Katelynn Cardinal (L) and Bobby Fawn Auger (R)
Venessia Katelynn Cardinal (L) and Bobby Fawn Auger (R)

Bobby Fawn Auger (30) of Peace River, Alta., and Venessia Katelynn Cardinal (26) of Marten Lake, Alta., are jointly charged with:

• Attempted murder with a firearm

• Assault

• Break and enter into residence

• Careless use of a firearm

• Discharge firearm with intent

• Disguised with intent to commit offence

• Overcoming resistance to the commission of an indictable offence

• Participate in activities of a criminal organization

• Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

• Unauthorized possession of a firearm

• Using a firearm in the commission of an offence

• Uttering threats (x2)

Auger is also charged with fail to comply with release conditions (x4).

The current whereabouts of Bobby Auger and Venessia Cardinal are unknown. High Prairie RCMP have obtained arrest warrants for Auger and Cardinal in relation to the above noted charges.

High Prairie RCMP are asking that anyone who may have witnessed anything in the area of Whitefish First Nations on Feb. 11, 2020, between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m., or who may know the current whereabouts of Auger or Cardinal, to contact the High Prairie RCMP at 780-523-3370. The public are cautioned not to approach Auger or Cardinal as they are considered armed and dangerous.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

High Prairie RCMP
Western Alberta District RCMP



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