Wanted and dangerous male, Brandon Dennehy, taken into custody, now facing additional charges

Maskwacis, Alberta – On Tuesday, November 2nd 2021, Maskwacis RCMP were actively making attempts to located Dennehy who was wanted on his outstanding warrants. While following up with multiple leads and tips from the public, an officer with a keen eye located a vehicle associated to Dennehy. A traffic stop was attempted however, the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. Police were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device and Dennehy along with three other individuals were taken into custody. Police located a firearm inside the vehicle.

Brandon Dennehy a 28-year-old male, Ocean Hilbach, a 23-year-old male, Sarah Lightning a 23-year old female, and Raven Buffalo a 21-year-old female, all from the Samson Cree Nation were charged jointly with the following criminal code offences:

· Unauthorized possession of a firearm knowing possession is unauthorized

· Possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose

· Possession of prohibited firearm with ammunition

· Possession of a firearm with a tampered serial number

Police were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device and Dennehy along with three other individuals were taken into custody.
Police were able to successfully deploy a tire deflation device and Dennehy along with three other individuals were taken into custody.
Police located a firearm inside the vehicle.
Police located a firearm inside the vehicle.

Dennehy was also charged with the following criminal code offences:

· Flight from a peace officer (X2)

· Breach of a firearms prohibition (X2)

· Dangerous Driving (X2)

· Fail to comply with a release order (X2)

Hilbach was also charged with the following criminal code offences:

· Breach of a firearms prohibition (X3)

Lighting was also charged with the following criminal code offences:

· Breach of a firearms prohibition

· Fail to comply with a release order (X4)

Buffalo was also charged with the following criminal code offences:

· Fail to comply with a release order (X2)

“This is a great example of an intelligence-led investigation and detachment members working together to arrest a known dangerous offender, but also recovering a prohibited firearm,” says Cst. Andrew Deme of the Maskwacis RCMP. “We will continue to liaise with and listen to our local community leaders and work with the residents were serve to address any concerns about crime they might have.”

Dennehy, Lightning, and Buffalo were remanded into custody, while Hilbach was released on multiple conditions. All four are scheduled to appear in Wetaskiwin Provincial Court at 9:30 a.m., on Thursday, November 4th 2021.

BACKGROUND:

October 30th 2021

Maskwacis RCMP – Requesting the publics assistance in locating wanted and dangerous male

Maskwacis, Alta – Maskwacis RCMP are requesting the publics assistance in locating Brandon Joel Dennehy, a twenty-eight year-old male from the Samson Cree Nation. Dennehy was on a release order for charges stemming from a robbery and kidnapping, and it’s alleged on Wednesday, October 27th 2021, Dennehy cut off an electronic monitoring ankle device. Police are actively making attempts to locate Dennehy.

Dennehy is now charged and wanted for the following criminal code offences:

· Fail to comply with conditions of a release order

· Mischief Under $5000

Dennehy is described as:

· 6’5” tall

· 266lbs

· Brown eyes

· Brown or blonde hair

 

Dennehy is believed to frequent the Maskwacis, Ponoka, and Wetaskiwin area. Dennehy is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public. If located, you are asked to call 911 immediately.

If you have any information about the whereabouts of Dennehy you are asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at (780) 585-4600, or your local police. 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.

Maskwacis RCMP



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