Media Releases https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/news/mediareleases.aspx Below is a listing of all EPS news releases. These releases are available for three months from the date of posting. <br /><br />To contact the EPS Corporate Communications, please phone (780) 421-3551. en 19 Jan 2022 17:46:57 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2022, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. EPS homicide detectives arrest 22-year-old male in connection to death of Andrew Bellerose  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/bellerosemurderupdate EPS Homicide Section investigators have arrested and charged Brookes Buffalo, 22, with second-degree murder in connection to the Aug. 16, 2021 death of Andrew Bellerose. <span>Homicide investigators had issued a <em>second-degree murder warrant</em> for Buffalo&rsquo;s arrest back in November 2021. Buffalo was arrested earlier today, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022, at an Edmonton residence.<br /> <br /> <strong>Background:</strong><br /> At approximately 2:15 a.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, police responded to a trouble not known call in the area of 82 Avenue and 105 Street. Upon arrival, officers located </span><strong><span>Bellerose, 24, </span></strong><span>in critical condition. Despite the assistance from citizens and paramedics, <strong>Bellerose</strong> succumbed to his injuries on scene. <br /> <br /> An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner confirmed that </span><strong><span>Bellerose </span></strong><span>died from a stab wound. Homicide Section investigators determined the manner of death to be a homicide. <br /> <br /> <br /> </span> 19 Jan 2022 00:00:58 UT Police seek public’s assistance locating missing woman https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/missingwoman-desjarlais-jan15 The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 33-year-old woman. <p><strong>Terri Desjarlais, 33,</strong>&nbsp;is an Indigenous female who stands 5&rsquo;3&rdquo; and weighs approximately 140 lbs. She has brown eyes and reddish-brown hair. <strong>Desjarlais </strong>was last heard from on January 6, 2022 and is known to frequent the 108 Avenue and 95 Street area.<br> <br> <strong>Desjarlais&rsquo;</strong> disappearance is out of character. As such, there are concerns for her safety and wellbeing.&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="-/media/DF4657AC4B5246C7B6A8344394B64B32.ashx?h=540&amp;w=450"><br> Missing woman: Terri Desjarlais, 33</strong></p> 16 Jan 2022 02:57:00 UT Suspect wanted in connection to Valleyview shooting arrested by EPS  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/westtraparrest The Edmonton Police Service has arrested a 39-year-old male wanted in connection to a stolen vehicle criminal flight in Valleyview, AB, in July 2021, wherein the suspect allegedly fired gunshots at RCMP members. <p><span>At approximately 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022, EPS West Branch patrol members responded to a weapons complaint at a residence on Lakeview Road. Members quickly identified the suspect and discovered that he had warrants for a July criminal flight and shooting offence in Valleyview. <br /> <br /> After leaving the west-side home, Air 1 quickly located the suspect vehicle at a walk-up address near 116 Avenue and 124 Street. Members of the EPS Targeted Response to Auto-theft Prevention team (TRAP) subsequently converged on the west-end address, and witnessed the suspect leave the address in a different vehicle as a passenger. <br /> <br /> EPS Tactical members responded to the area, conducted a traffic stop and took the suspect into custody without incident. EPS members recovered a pair of imitation firearms within the stolen vehicle, during the investigation. </span></p> <p><strong><span>Archie Papastesis, 39, </span></strong><span>is facing multiple charges including possession of stolen property under $5,000, possession of a controlled substance (CDSA) and breach of conditions (x5).</span></p> 14 Jan 2022 23:51:21 UT Police seek witnesses to Jan. 10 hit-and-run collision https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/collisionwitnesses EPS Major Collision Investigations Section (MCIS) is looking for witnesses to a Jan. 10, 2022 hit-and-run collision, which sent the elderly driver of a Subaru to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. <p><span style="color: black;">It was reported to police that on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, between 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., a white five-tone cube truck was travelling eastbound on 128 Avenue when it collided with a Subaru Impreza that was travelling southbound on 149 Street. <br /> <br /> </span><span>The truck subsequently fled the scene eastbound on 128 Avenue. The 83-year-old driver of the Subaru was transported to hospital by EMS with non-life-threatening injuries.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Anyone that may have witnessed this collision or who may have dashcam video of this Jan. 10<sup>th</sup> incident is asked to contact the EPS </span><span>at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.</span></p> 13 Jan 2022 21:27:14 UT Additional arrests made in death of Darrin Cross https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/crossinvestigation The Edmonton Police Service has arrested and charged two more suspects in connection to the 2020 death of Darrin Dean Cross. <p>At approximately 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2020, while responding to a weapons complaint, Northwest Division patrol members found Darrin <b>Dean Cross, 37</b>, deceased inside a residence near 120 Avenue and 102 Street.<br> <br> A Nov. 13, 2020 autopsy by the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined<strong> </strong>Cross<strong> </strong>died of a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was homicide.</p> <p><span></span><strong>Catherine Nichole Willier, 41, </strong>was taken into custody last night, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022. She has since been charged with <em>manslaughter with a firearm </em>and <em>robbery with a firearm.</em></p> <p><span>On Dec. 14, 2021, <strong>James Whyte, 54,</strong> was arrested and charged with </span><em><span>manslaughter with a firearm</span></em><span> and <em>robbery with a firearm. </em></span></p> <p>On Dec. 2, 2021, following a lengthy investigation, Homicide Section investigators arrested and charged <strong>Sheldon Blyan, 45</strong> with <em>manslaughter with a firearm</em>, <em>robbery with a firearm</em>, and additional firearms charges.</p> <p><span>Homicide investigators believe there may still be additional suspects outstanding. </span><span>Anyone with information regarding Mr. Cross’s death is asked to contact EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span>. </span></p> <p><span><br> <br> </span></p> 12 Jan 2022 20:52:20 UT Police seek public’s assistance to ID suspects in vape shop robbery https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/vapeshoprobbery The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify upwards of four suspects who robbed a northeast Edmonton vape shop in November 2021. <p><span>At approximately 2 p.m., Nov. 11, 2021, three suspects attended a vape shop at 37 Street and 118 Avenue. <br /> <br /> The suspects produced bear spray and sprayed the lone female employee, who was trapped at the locked door while trying to flee the store. The suspects stole approximately $700 in vape pens, before fleeing the store westbound. <br /> <br /> </span><span>The three suspects, two males and one female, are described as black, under 20 years of age with thin builds. The suspects were all wearing masks and/or scarfs at the time of the robbery. The female was wearing distinctive red/black plaid pants with one of the males wearing red sweatpants and a red/blue jacket.<br /> <br /> </span>A second female, who was also in the store at the time of the robbery, stole items from the vape shop. It is not clear whether she was with the robbery suspects or merely took advantage of the opportunity to steal from the business during the incident.<span><br /> </span></p> <p><span>Anyone with information regarding the identity of these four suspects is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at</span><span style="color: #333333;"> </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><span> <br /> </span></strong><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/cnw2qd4wbwkmum0/AAB3Wh2wY_DfyOxLQ1YwzKbTa?dl=0">Suspect video and still images</a><strong><span><br /> </span></strong></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> 11 Jan 2022 22:41:08 UT Autopsy confirms New Year’s Eve suspicious death is a homicide https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/johnsonhomicide An autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that the death of a 31-year-old male on Dec. 31, 2021 is a homicide. <p><span>At approximately 3:35 a.m. on New Year&rsquo;s Eve, police responded to a trouble unknown call at a residence near 120 Avenue and 93 Street in northwest Edmonton. <br> <br> Upon arrival, EPS members discovered <strong>Sheldon Johnson, 31,</strong></span><strong> </strong><span>deceased inside the residence. Cause of death is not being released at this time for investigative purposes. <br> <br> EPS Homicide Section detectives continue to investigate and are releasing a photo of Mr. Johnson in an attempt to generate some tips regarding the suspect(s) responsible for his death. </span></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.p3tips.com/250.</p> <p><img alt="" height="396" width="400" src="-/media/6F2D9B64854B4B5794F52BE5E70C5094.ashx?h=396&amp;w=400"><br> <strong>Sheldon Johnson, 31</strong></p> 06 Jan 2022 23:28:32 UT Police seek public’s assistance to ID suspect in connection to three pharmacy robberies https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/pharmrobberies The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a suspect who robbed three pharmacies on Jan. 3 and Jan. 4 on the city’s south side. <p><span>At approximately 9 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Southwest Branch officers responded to the report of a robbery with a weapon at a pharmacy in the neighbourhood of Edgemont.&nbsp; It was reported to police that a male suspect entered the pharmacy, threatened staff with a firearm, before fleeing the scene on foot with pharmaceuticals. The suspect proceeded northwest to 42 Avenue and 204 Street.<br /> <br /> </span>At 6:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022, Southeast Branch officers responded to a pair of similar robberies involving the same suspect, at pharmacies in Mill Woods and Ottewell.<br /> <br /> EPS Robbery Section detectives continue to investigate and are releasing images to the public today in an attempt to identify the suspect.</p> <p>The suspect is described as a 20 to 30-year-old white male, approximately 6&rsquo;2&rdquo; to 6&rsquo;3&rdquo; tall,&nbsp;medium build and wearing tan cargo pants, distinctive patterned gloves and a dark and light blue-hooded top.</p> <p><span>Anyone with information regarding the suspect&rsquo;s identity and/or these three robberies is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at</span><span style="color: #333333;"> </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p><span></span><strong>A video clip and still image of the suspect can be found here:</strong></p> <p><span><a href="https://www.dropbox.com/sh/150lgd1okl8c6wl/AADUpoyARhVJMt6YBq8-mPQ0a?dl=0">Pharmacy robberies suspect</a><br /> </span></p> 05 Jan 2022 23:46:25 UT Missing man found https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/MissingManJan5 The 45-year-old man who was listed as missing on Jan. 5, 2022 has been found deceased. His death is not considered to be suspicious. 05 Jan 2022 21:28:19 UT Homicide Section investigating first suspicious death of 2022 https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/suspicousdeath22 EPS Homicide Section detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred at a homeless shelter early this morning in the city’s downtown area. <p><span>At approximately 1:30 a.m. today, Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, EPS Downtown Branch patrol members responded to a reported assault at a shelter near 100 Street and 105A Avenue. &nbsp;<br> <br> Upon arrival, paramedics had commenced life-saving measures on a 54-year-old male, before transporting him to hospital. The male succumbed to his injuries shortly thereafter while in hospital.<br> <br> </span>Homicide Section detectives have since taken over the investigation, and witness interviews are ongoing, at this time.<br> <br> <span style="color: black;">The Edmonton Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;"></span><span style="color: black;">Anyone with information regarding this suspicious death is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250">www.p3tips.com/250</a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> 03 Jan 2022 19:36:32 UT