Attempted murder charges have been laid on a man previously wanted on several warrants out of Fort Saskatchewan and other areas.
 
The Edmonton RCMP Serious Crimes Branch, General Investigation Section (GIS) has charged George Siemens, age 34, with attempted murder in connection with a shooting incident in Devon last August.
 
“Back on August 18 in Devon, a single shot was fired at a vehicle. The RCMP determined that it was a man being shot at in the vehicle and an investigation was launched,” said Edmonton RCMP Corporal Laurel Scott. “We were able to identify the accused and make his arrest on January 17.”
 
At the time of his arrest he was already in custody at the Edmonton Remand Centre after an earlier, unrelated arrest in Barrhead last October.
 
Upon his arrest in Barrhead, Siemens had been wanted on multiple warrants out of Fort Saskatchewan with seven charges and multiple warrants out of Westlock, Whitecourt, Camrose and Vermillion.
 
“He was very fluid amongst the communities surrounding Edmonton and wanted for a variety of offences in different jurisdictions,” said Scott.
 
These charges were in relation to break and enters, including theft and possession of stolen property, scattered throughout Alberta in 2017. Those charges have not yet gone to court.
 
Anyone with tips on unsolved crimes can contact their local RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.

More Local News

Convoy much smaller than expected

An area rally has hit the road.

$2-billion upgrading facility planned for the heartland

More jobs could soon be on the way.

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association aiming for $30 billion by 2030

The local economy is looking up, according to Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA).

Jessica Littlewood staying put as NDP nominee

Current Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville MLA Jessica Littlewood is sticking around.

Girl Guides work to improve relevance in their program

There were a few recent changes to the Girl Guides of Canada program.

Camping reservations already up 31 per cent for summer 2019

Elk Island National Park (EINP) is experiencing an uptick in summer camping reservations this year.

Harbour Pool renovations on schedule

Residents will soon be able to swim in the local pool again.

Nearly 3,000 youth looking for mentors during mentorship month

Thousands of children across Alberta are waiting to get mentors.

Local MLA not seeking re-election

Strathcona-Sherwood Park MLA Estefania Cortes-Vargas will not be seeking re-election this year.

Inter Pipeline still on time and budget after big move

Inter Pipeline’s $3.5-billion petrochemical complex continues to move along smoothly.

DiscoverWestman.com is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login