UPDATE: Leduc RCMP arrest two females following car jacking

Leduc, Alberta – Leduc RCMP General Investigation Section identified the other two persons involved.

Trisha Simon (27) of Maskwacis was arrested and charged with:

· Robbery with a weapon

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Assault with a weapon X2

· Theft under $5000.

Simon was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on October 1, 2020.

Qunechra Okeynan-Louis (18) of Maskwacis was arrested and charged with:

· Robbery with a weapon

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Assault with a weapon X2

· Theft under $5000.

Okeynan-Louis was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on October 1, 2020.

Leduc RCMP would like to remind the public when parking in their vehicles to park in a well lit public place, keep doors locked and be aware of your surroundings.

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Aug. 5, 2020

Leduc RCMP arrest two females following car jacking

Leduc, Alta. – On Aug. 3, 2020, Leduc RCMP arrested two females following a car jacking on Grant Macewan Blvd. near Township 500.

At 10:50 p.m., Leduc RCMP were dispatched to a car jacking. A male and female were parked on the gravel road when they were approached by a female in a passing vehicle. The female suspect sprayed both occupants with bear spray. Three other suspects approached and the male brandished an axe while demanding money and the keys to the vehicle. Both victims exited the vehicle and a female suspect assaulted the male victim with a sword. Two female suspects fled in the victim’s car.

The stolen vehicle was observed a short time later by Edmonton Police Services Air 1. Police attended the area and a tire deflation device was unsuccessfully deployed, however the vehicle became stuck in the ditch in the area of Highway 623 and Range Road 235

Leduc RCMP with the assistance of Edmonton police arrested two females.

Junelle Desjarlais (36) of Wetaskiwin was charged with:

· Dangerous operation

· Robbery with a weapon

· Assault with a weapon X2

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Obstruction

· Theft under $5000.

Desjarlais was held in custody after a Judicial Interim Release hearing to appear in Leduc court on Aug. 6, 2020.

Jessica Wildcat (30) of Maskwacis was charged with:

· Theft of motor vehicle

· Robbery with a weapon

· Assault with a weapon X2

· Theft under $5000.

Wildcat was released on bail to appear in Leduc court on Aug. 27, 2020.

The victims of the car jacking were transported to hospital where they were treated and released.

Leduc RCMP is looking to identify and locate the other male and female suspects.

If you have any information about this incident or the other involved persons, please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, 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.

Leduc RCMP



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