file photo

Two females arrested for carjacking in Leduc; sword and bear spray used as weapon

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis female arrested for carjacking.

Two females were arrested by Leduc RCMP on August 3, 2020, after Leduc RCMP were dispatched to a carjacking.

A male and female were parked on the gravel road on Grant Macewan Blvd. near Township 500 when they were approached by a female in a passing vehicle.

The approaching female suspect sprayed both the vehicle’s occupants with bear spray while three other suspects approached the vehicle. The male suspect brandished an axe while demanding money and the keys to the vehicle.

Both victims exited the vehicle and a female suspect assaulted the male victim with a sword.

Two female suspects fled in the victim’s car and were spotted a short time later by Edmonton Police Services Air 1.

Police attended the area and a tire deflation device was unsuccessfully deployed, however, the vehicle became stuck in the ditch in the area of Highway 623 and Range Road 235.

Leduc RCMP arrested the two females with the assistance of Edmonton police. The victims of the carjacking were transported to hospital where they were treated and released.

Junelle Desjarlais, 36, of Wetaskiwin was charged with:

• Dangerous operation;

• Robbery with a weapon;

• Assault with a weapon X2;

• Theft of a motor vehicle;

• Obstruction;

• Theft under $5000.

Desjarlais was held in custody after a Judicial Interim Release hearing to appear in Leduc court on Aug. 6, 2020.

Jessica Wildcat, 30, of Maskwacis was charged with:

• Theft of a motor vehicle;

• Robbery with a weapon;

• Assault with a weapon X2;

• Theft under $5000.

Wildcat was released on bail to appear in Leduc court on August 27, 2020.

Leduc RCMP is looking to identify and locate the other male and female suspects.

If you have any information about this incident or the other involved persons, please contact the Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7267. If you wish 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.



shaela.dansereau@pipestoneflyer.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

crime

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Local author Eleanor Bertin thrilled to mark latest novel release

Bertin joins other authors J.L. Cole and Crystal Stewart for a book signing at Stettler’s Sweet Home on Main on Oct. 3rd

Despite pandemic challenges, the Castor Golf Course has some reasons to celebrate their 2020 season

Projects in 2020 include renovations to the club house kitchen and repairs to the roof from last year’s hailstorm

MP Damien Kurek said the recent Throne Speech lacked direction, leadership and clarity

‘It was vague, it was expensive and it’s very intrusive into provincial jurisdiction.’

Central zone down to 16 active COVID-19 cases

Alberta Health Services’ central zone is down to 16

COLUMN: The importance of treating yourself gently

‘Six months into this pandemic and I am starting to struggle. I am starting to be weary’

QUIZ: Do you know what’s on TV?

Fall is normally the time when new television shows are released

The holiday everyone needs this year: Vote for your favourite in Fat Bear Week 2020

Voters will get to decide who gets to take home this year’s most coveted prize

Canadian ski resorts wrestle with pandemic-vs.-profit dilemma as COVID-19 persists

Few are actually restricting the total number of skiers they allow on the hill

End of CERB means uncertainty for some, new system for others

As of a week ago, the CERB had paid out $79.3 billion to 8.8 million people

No winning ticket for Friday night’s $50 million Lotto Max jackpot

Jackpot for the next draw will grow to approximately $55 million

Wilkinson aims to be B.C. premier after cabinet role, working as doctor and lawyer

The B.C. election is Wilkinson’s first as the Liberal party leader

First Nations police services look to throne speech pledge for higher, stable funding

‘I won’t be happy until I hear two words: royal assent’

8 charged, $260K in drugs and cash seized in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

Millet Agriplex to become a hub for indoor soccer

Wetaskiwin Soccer Club will be operating out of the Millet Agriplex this season.

Most Read