Tag Archives: Alberta

Taxi driver charged in hit-and-run death of 16-year-old Tyla Rain Rose Chipaway

In the early hours of March 18, police were called to the area of 16 Avenue and 5 Street N.E Calgary. after EMS reported a body was found by area residents.

Police say the victim, a 16-year-old girl, sustained trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. She was declared dead at the scene.

The accused, 70-year-old Stanislaw Maguder, was released on $10,000 bail. Conditions of Maguder’s release includes:

  • A curfew which requires he remains in his home between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
  • He may only ride in a motor vehicle if the vehicle’s registered owner is present (public transit and hired taxi exluded)

 

Family of Calgary man Anthony Heffernan demand answers.

Heffernan was shot by a Calgary officer with 15 years policing experience the afternoon of March 16 at the Super 8 in the 3000 block of Barlow Tr. N.E.

Police at the time said they were called by hotel staff and tried to make contact through the space in a latched door before making the decision to enter the room, then inside were confronted with a “high-risk situation.”

Heffernan’s sister Natalie Iaquinta offered details of what she said the family has been told thus far by investigators.

Iaquinta said the ordeal started when her brother failed to check out in the midst of his relapse into drug addiction.

She said five officers broke down the door and Heffernan stood and raised his hands — in one was a lighter and in the other was a syringe.

Police confirm Jessica Rae Newman was murdered.

Jessica Newman’s, body was found in a ditch in a rural area northeast Calgary March 10th.

The 24-year-old was missing for eight weeks before her body was found and was last seen alive at her workplace, the Water Grill. She leaves behind three young boys.

**UPDATE**

Calgary’s Kavin Rubletz is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Jessica Rae Newman.

 

 

Anyone  who may have information, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers anonymously using any of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 27463

Three people charged with murder of Brando Walker.

21 year old Chad Gosselin is charged with accessory to commit murder, a 15 year old male is charged with second degree murder and 20 year old Dylan Cameron is charged with manslaughter.

RCMP say Walker was killed in a home in Saddleridge, in NE Calgary.

His partially burned body was then dumped on the Tsuu T’ina Nation where it was found March 7 by a couple of fisherman near the Weaselhead Bridge.

Death of Hyde Hayden, 14, being investigated as homicide.

The death of 14-year-old Hyde Hayden, whose body was found at the Roseau River First Nation over the weekend, is being investigated as a homicide, RCMP announced Tuesday.

Officers with the Dakota Ojibway Police Service found the teen outside Ginew School on March 1st.

The cause of death has not been released, and no suspects have been named.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Dakota Ojibway Police Service Roseau River Detachment at 204-427-3034 or Crime Stoppers.

Deng Mathew Garang Tong died of a stab wound

Deng Mathew Garang Tong 23, was stabbed Feb 22 in an altercation that left four people with injuries. Police were called to a weapons complaint in the area. Police found Tong suffering from a stab wound. He was taken to hospital where he died.

The other victims were rushed to hospital and suffered non life threatening injuries

Update-

5 people now charged in the Death of Tong. Keith James Phillips, 31, was arrested on Thursday May 19th 2016 and charged with first degree murder. Clinton Robert Kailek, 26, Billy Joe Nelson, 37, Jonathan Piche, 32, and Tyler Strathdee, 27, are also charged with first-degree murder in Tong’s death.