Arrest warrants issued for offenders at large: Rocky Mountain House RCMP – ARRESTED

Clearwater County, Alta – The Rocky Mountain House RCMP have effected the arrest of the four wanted men listed below. All four are currently in custody.

The public is thanked for the tips provided.


Clearwater County, Alberta – A robbery on Dec. 12, 2020 which involved shots being fired at a victim, has led to charges and arrest warrants against four adult males, believed to be in the Rocky Mountain House area. Public assistance is being sought in identifying the location of the wanted men, as well as a warning to avoid confronting the men.

At 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 an employee was working on an oilfield lease site when he saw two males driving away in his truck. He tried to stop them, when he was struck by a different truck occupied by two other males. He ran for safety at the compressor station, and while there, one of the men pointed a firearm and fired multiple rounds at him. The rounds missed him. The four men then fled in the two trucks, and the victim sought help.

The victim’s truck was recovered in the early morning of Dec. 13, 2020. The other truck was determined to be previously stolen.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP’s General Investigation Section (GIS) took carriage of this investigation. Supporting units, including the Forensic Identification Section, were engaged in the extensive investigation which involved multiple witness statements and evidence gathering.

On Feb. 11, charges were laid against the four males identified as being responsible.

Darwin James Anderson (24), Cruz Bigchild (24), Evan William Thomas (24) and Dawson Whitford (18) are all facing robbery and firearms charges amongst others. The four accused have not been located by the RCMP and consequently, arrest warrants have been issued.

Cruz Bigchild
(RCMP) Cruz Bigchild
Evan William Thomas
(RCMP) Evan William Thomas
Darwin James Anderson
(RCMP) Darwin James Anderson
Dawson Whitford
(RCMP) Dawson Whitford

If you know the whereabouts of any of these males, please contact Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2881. Please don’t approach any of these males as they are considered dangerous.

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

Rocky Mountain House RCMP

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