Two Hills, Alberta – On Nov. 16, 2021, at 5:46 a.m., the Two Hills RCMP received a 911 call of a carjacking of a pick-up truck with a firearm in the area of Highway 29 near Mundare, Alta. Weather at the time was severe and included heavy winds, snowfall and icy roadways. Two Hills RCMP responded and while en route received information that a second carjacking had occurred at the same location and a car had been stolen. Upon arrival, police located the carjacked pickup truck and an additional pickup. One suspect was arrested at the scene.
Based on evidence at the scene police believe that the suspects were involved in a break and enter to a pharmacy in Mundare that had been reported to the Vegreville RCMP on Nov. 16, 2021, at 3:28 a.m., where a large quantity of drugs had been stolen. The break and enter had also involved a stolen pick-up truck being driven into the premises. That truck was later found burned in a rural area.
At approximately 8:45 a.m., Two Hills RCMP located the stolen car abandoned in the area of Range Road 190 and Township Road 580. Further investigation found that a good Samaritan assisted the suspects and gave them a ride to Waskatenau, Alta. The Eastern Alberta District RCMP Crime Reduction Unit, Saddle Lake Crime Reduction Unit, the RCMP Police Dog Service, and Smoky Lake RCMP attended a motel in Waskatenau and arrested the remaining three suspects. At the time of the arrests, a shotgun and ammunition were also seized by police.
Tyrone Jermaine Hunter (28) of Edmonton; Daniel John Sunday (40) of Whitefish Lake First Nations, Alta.; Kody Kruz Baptiste (27) of Vilna, Alta.; and Miriam Nicole Bruno (28) of Saddle Lake Cree Nation, Alta., are charged with:
· Theft of a truck
· Break, enter, and commit theft
· Possession of property obtained by crime
Hunter, Sunday, and Bruno are further charged with two counts of Robbery With a Firearm and several other firearms-related offences.
Kody Baptiste is also charged with three counts of Failing to Comply with Release Order.
Daniel Sunday was charge with two counts of failing to comply with a release order.
All four are scheduled to appear in Vegreville Provincial Court on Jan. 10, 2022.
As this matter is now before the courts, no further information can be provided.
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