RCMP arrest and charge two suspects in Wetaskiwin carjacking

Maskwacis man and Wetaskiwin woman facing numerous charges

A Maskwacis man and Wetaskiwin woman are facing charges after an alleged carjacking.

Wetaskiwin RCMP said they went to a residence in the Poplar Grove area of Wetaskiwin, Alta. about 9:30 p.m. last Tuesday after getting a call about a carjacking.

A man told police that at about 9 p.m., he and another male passenger gave a lift to an unknown male and female who allegedly threatened them with a firearm.

Police say the driver and his passenger were forced to remain in the vehicle as it was driven in the Edmonton, Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin areas. About 9:20 p.m., one of the vehicle’s passengers was able to flee from the 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and the two unknown suspects took off with the second passenger still inside.

The stolen vehicle was found on Feb. 12 about 10 a.m. outside a Maskwacis residence. The second passenger was found safe and unharmed the following day.

About 3:30 p.m. that day, RCMP located two suspects and arrested them without incident.

Brandon Joel Dennehy, 26, and Charmaine Cheralee Louis-Crier, 40, have been jointly charged with two counts each of kidnapping with a firearm, robbery with a firearm, uttering threats, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and single counts of truck theft and extortion with a firearm. They are also facing eight counts each of failing to comply with release orders.

Louis-Crier is also charged with two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Dennehy and Louis-Crier remain in custody and are due in Wetaskiwin provincial court on Tuesday.

Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section are asking if anyone saw the red 2011 Chevrolet Colorado between 9 p.m. on Feb. 11 until 10 a.m. on Feb. 12 to contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP Detachment at 780-312-7267 or their local police. To remain anonymous, 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.”

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