Thursday, 24 May 2018

St. Albert men face assault charges

RCMP Alberta - On Friday, May 18, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m., St. Albert RCMP responded to a 911 call at Lions Park for an assault. As RCMP and EMS arrived on scene, they located an injured 50 year old male from Stony Plain, who was transported via ambulance to an Edmonton hospital with serious facial injuries that are believed to be non-life threatening.

In the initial stages of the investigation, St. Albert RCMP learned that the male victim had been playing soccer with numerous other people in the park when a verbal disagreement occurred between the victim and three males which progressed to the assault of the 50 year old man where undisclosed weapons were present.

Alexander PRZYBYSZ, age 20 of St. Albert, and Brendan CRAIG, age 18 of St. Albert, were arrested and charged with:
  • Aggravated Assault - Section 268 Criminal Code
  • Assault with a Weapon - Section 267(a) Criminal Code
  • Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose - Section 88(1) Criminal Code
  • Causing a Disturbance - Section 175(1)(a) Criminal Code
Both adults were released by a Justice of the Peace with several conditions and to appear in St. Albert Provincial Court on June 4, 2018. A 17 year old male youth from Edmonton was also arrested for Breaching his previous release conditions for matters already before the courts.

This is not believed to be a random event and the investigation is on going as numerous witnesses are being interviewed. Further details are not available at this time and anyone who has been impacted by this incident is encouraged to call St. Albert Victim Services @ 780-458-4353, who provide free emotional support and referrals to victims of crime or tragedy.

If you have any information about this assault or any other crimes, you are asked to call the St. Albert R.C.M.P. at 780-458-7700 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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