Eatonia, Saskatchewan – On February 17, 2022, at approximately 11:20 p.m., Kindersley RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at a business in Eatonia, SK. The male suspect had left the business before police were called.
Through investigation, police officers were able to identify the location of the suspect. They immediately attended that location, an apartment on the 100 block of Main Street in Kindersley, SK.
At approximately 5:15 a.m. on February 18, 2022, the roads surrounding the apartment were blocked with the assistance of Rosetown Traffic Services and the Town of Kindersley. Local residents and motorists were asked to avoid the area.
At approximately 9:30 a.m., the suspect was located inside the apartment by the Saskatchewan RCMP Critical Incident Program and arrested without incident. Cash and a handgun were seized during a subsequent search of the apartment.
The suspect, Joel Roland Reed, aka Joel Woodburn, from Edmonton, AB, was charged with the following:
1 count of Robbery with firearm for a criminal organization, Section 344(1a) of the Criminal Code;
1 count of Disguise with intent to commit offense, Section 352(2) of the Criminal Code;
1 count of Pointing a firearm, Section 87(2) of the Criminal Code;
1 count of Using a firearm in the commission of an offence, Section 85(3) of the Criminal Code;
1 count of Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Section 88(2) of the Criminal Code;
1 count of Possession of a weapon contrary to order and fail to surrender authorization, Section 117.01(3) of the Criminal Code.
He was also wanted on multiple outstanding warrants.
Joel Roland Reed will appear in Saskatoon Provincial Court to face all charges on February 24, 2022.
Kindersley RCMP would like to thank all those who participated in the safe conclusion of this incident: Kindersley RCMP police officers, Saskatchewan RCMP General Investigation Section in Saskatoon, Rosetown Traffic Services, Town of Kindersley, Saskatchewan RCMP Critical Incident Program and Swift Current RCMP Police Dog Services.
The investigation ongoing.
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