March 2016 RCMP News Archive

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Red Deer RCMP requests public’s assistance in investigation of death of 23-year-old man - Update - Arrests made

March 29, 2016 8:40 AM

March 27, 2016

Red Deer, AB - On March 26, 2016, Alexander Michael Talbot (24) was remanded into custody to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on April 1, 2016.

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Media Contact:
RCMP K Division Strategic Communications
780-412-5260

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March 25, 2016

Arrest made on Canada-wide warrant - Update #3

Red Deer, AB - RCMP Major Crimes Units have located and arrested the subject of a Canada Wide Warrant issued earlier today. Alexander Michael Talbot (24) was wanted in connection with the death of Dawson James Wegner Cramer which occurred on March 16, 2016 . Talbot was located and arrested this afternoon in Red Deer without incident. Talbot is being held in custody pending the completion of his judicial interim release hearing.

Police are not searching for anyone else in relation to this investigation and wish to thank the public for their assistance with this matter.

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Media Contact
K Division RCMP Strategic Communications Unit
780-412-5260

March 25, 2016

RCMP issue Canada-wide warrant - Update #2

Red Deer, AB - After an exhaustive investigation conducted by the RCMP Major Crimes Unit - South, Red Deer City Detachment and Red Deer Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), on March 25, 2016, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for Alexander Michael Talbot (24) in connection with the death of Dawson Wegner which occurred on March 16, 2016 in the City of Red Deer. On March 17, 2016, the Calgary Medical Examiner Office determined Wegner died as the result of multiple blunt force trauma injuries. Investigators believe Talbot was in the process of stealing Wegner's white Ford F650 when he was confronted by Wegner. Talbot drove the truck into Wegner which resulted in his death. The RCMP have charged Talbot, of no fixed address Red Deer, with Manslaughter and Theft of Wegner's vehicle. On March 24, 2016, the RCMP charged Amanda Jo-Lynn Larsen (27), of no fixed address Red Deer, with Possession of Stolen Property over $5,000 as a result of her involvement in the theft of Wegner's vehicle. Larsen was remanded into custody to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on March 29, 2016.

Talbot, who also goes by the alias of "ACE" is describe as a short and thin male, brown spiky hair with a goatee. Police consider Talbot to be dangerous and advise in the interest of public safety he not be approached if seen, instead call police immediately.

The RCMP would like to thank the public who provided information regarding this homicide. The RCMP is looking for your help in locating Alexander Michael Talbot (ACE). If you have any information regarding his location, please the Red Deer City RCMP Detachment at 403-343-5575, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Media Contact:
K Division, RCMP Strategic Communications Unit
780-412-5260

March 17, 2016

Red Deer RCMP investigate death of man - Update #1

Red Deer, AB – Early yesterday morning, at approximately 4:54 a.m., members of the Red Deer City Detachment were dispatched to a report of a man in distress in an alley in behind Nordegg Crescent. Police located the man and he was transported to hospital for treatment where he passed away.

The investigation has determined that the 23-year-old Red Deer man, Dawson (D.J) Wegner Cramer, had attempted to stop two suspects from stealing his 2001 white Ford F650 when he was killed. The vehicle fled the scene. Wegner Cramer's vehicle was recovered a short distance away in a residential area on Page Avenue, however the two suspects had left the vehicle according to witnesses who saw the two men run into a wooded area. Police can confirm that the two scenes being investigated yesterday are connected.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a white F650 driving erratically yesterday morning between 4:50 a.m. and 5:50 a.m. in the area of Nordegg Crescent, Nolan Street, Page Avenue, Gaetz Avenue and 76 Street. Anyone who may have a video recording of the incident, be it on a smart phone, security camera or other device, is asked to contact investigators. A photo of the truck is attached below.

The Calgary RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has assumed carriage of this investigation and is receiving assistance from the RCMP Forensic Investigation Section (FIS) in addition to investigators from the Red Deer RCMP Detachment.

The RCMP is looking for your help in solving this crime. If you have any information about this matter, please the Red Deer City RCMP Detachment at 403-343-5575, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Media Contact:
Hal Turnbull, Cpl.
RCMP, Strategic Communications Unit
Edmonton, Alberta
780-412-5260

photo of truck

 

March 16, 2016

Red Deer RCMP investigate death of man

Red Deer, AB - Members of the Red Deer City Detachment were dispatched to a report of a man in distress in an alley in Red Deer this morning at approximately 4:54 a.m. Police located the man and he was transported to hospital for treatment where he passed away.

The Calgary RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU) has assumed carriage of this investigation and is receiving assistance from the RCMP Forensic Investigation Section (FIS) in addition to investigators from the Red Deer RCMP Detachment.

At this time, additional details are not available but updates will be provided as new information is confirmed by the ongoing investigation.

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Media Contact:
Cpl. Hal Turnbull
RCMP, “K” Division
Strategic Communications Unit
780-412-5260

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