Tag Archives: Calgary

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.

Alan Devon Bird charged in the death of Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir.

30-year-old Jaimend Roberto Orellana-Sincuir. He was shot just after 2 p.m. Feb 22nd, in the 2600 block of Edmonton Trail in the neighbourhood of Winston Heights-Mountview. He was transported to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Police took down Alan Devon Bird, 20, near Deerfoot Tr. and 32 Ave. N.E and he’s now charged with first-degree murder.

Dawns Echoes Baptiste found dead behind Calgary home

Police were called to a home on Whitworth Road N.E. on February 12th to check on welfare of a person outside.

When they arrived, officers discovered Dawns Echoes Baptiste 31 lying unresponsive in the backyard of the home. Paramedics declared her dead at the scene.

Curtis Jade Tyson Healy, 25, faces a charge of first-degree murder in connection with the death of Baptiste. He is also accused of sexually assaulting Baptiste before killing her.

23-year-old Murat Osman Omar found dead in alley.

23 year old Murat Osman Omar a man of Somali descent who had been living in Calgary was murdered in an alley in the city’s northwest on January 2nd 2015.

Police were called to a report on gunshots. Upon arrival Omar’s body was found, however his cause of death has not been determined.

There have been no suspects as of yet. Detectives have identified a vehicle of interest and are seeking public assistance to locate and identify it. The vehicle is believed to be a 2000 to 2003, silver, Acura MDX.

If you have information please contact Crime Stoppers anonymously:
TALK: 1-800-222-8477
TYPE: www.calgarycrimestoppers.org
TEXT: tttTIPS to 274637

Abdullahi Ahmed New Year’s Day Death.

Abdullahi Ahmed 27, who was of Somalian heritage, moved to Calgary from Toronto a little more than five years ago. He has become the city’s first homicide victim of 2015.  The shooting attack took place at 5am January 1st, 2015 on a quiet residential street in Calgary. Seven people sustained gunshot wounds, however only Mr. Ahmed was fatal.

There have been no suspects named at this time.