Man charged after running out on tab and assaulting officer


Man assaults police officer

A Morinville man has been charged with a series of charges including assaulting an RCMP officer.

On Nov. 28 at 10 p.m. the Morinville RCMP responded to a complaint that a man at the Coach’s Corner Pub in Morinville refused to pay his tab and then assaulted a staff member.

When the RCMP arrived the man was outside. They placed him under arrest but he fled on foot. The RCMP followed the man to a home in town.

Police say the man assaulted the RCMP officer and produced a weapon but was quickly subdued and taken into custody.

Morinville resident, 22-year-old Killian Wood has been charged with 17 Criminal Code offences. Wood is facing charges of fraudulently obtain food/beverage, assault, mischief, resisting arrest, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, seven counts of breaching conditions and one breach of probation.

Wood remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 7 in Morinville.

Seven county break and enters

The Morinville RCMP responded to seven break-and-enters in subdivisions of Sturgeon County in less than a week.

The RCMP responded to four break-and-enters that happened overnight in Northpoint and Cardiff subdivisions.

On Nov. 30 four break-and-enters were reported in the Northpoint subdivision located at 544220 Range Road 250 and the Cardiff subdivision located at 25115 Twp. Road 554 in Sturgeon County.

All four break-and-enters were in garages and shops and were entered by an unknown person or persons.

The owners reported a variety of items stolen including a 2008 purple/grey Ford Escape, three dirt bikes, tools and gasoline.

Near the Cardiff residence the Morinville RCMP recovered an abandoned 2005 green Chrysler Sebring, which was not registered and had a stolen licence plate. The RCMP believe the Sebring may be connected to the break-and-enters and are asking the public’s assistance to help identify the driver or any passengers.

The RCMP also responded to three break-and-enters that happened overnight Dec. 4 in the Skyglen subdivision located at 54321 Range Road 250 in Sturgeon County.

An unknown suspect or suspects entered shops and garages and stole tools, gasoline and a white 2013 Lincoln MKX.

RCMP want to remind residents to prevent crime in the community by locking houses, sheds, vehicles and any other property that is easily accessible. RCMP say to never leave vehicles running and unlocked because half of the vehicle thefts in Alberta over the past year have had their keys left inside.

RCMP also suggest to take photos and record serial numbers of property.

RCMP also want residents to report any suspicious activity to the police immediately.

Arrest made for possession of stolen property

RCMP responded to a call of mischief and ended up laying charges of possession of stolen property.

On Dec. 3 the Morinville RCMP responded to a call of mischief in process in Legal. The complainant confronted a man known to him who was trying to break into his shop.

The suspect took off in a motor vehicle but was located a short time later by the Morinville RCMP.

The suspect was in possession of a stolen vehicle and attempted to run away from the RCMP but was apprehended and charged after a short foot pursuit.

Legal resident Donald Brisson, 35, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. He was also charged with mischief under $5,000, obstructing a peace officer, driving while unauthorized, driving while uninsured.

Brisson is also facing charges out of Westlock. He is charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000. He is also charged with obstructing a peace officer, possession of a substance and driving while uninsured.

Brisson remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 6 in Westlock and Dec. 7 in Morinville.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at


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