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Three co-accused in Coleman home invasion released from custody

Three of four men facing charges in an alleged home invasion in Crowsnest Pass in mid September were granted bail last Thursday after a hearing in Pincher Creek.

Garret Ouellette and brothers Tyler Trodden and Robert Dwyer have each been released on $2,500 promise-to-pay sureties.

Aaron Thompson, the fourth man charged in the incident, was released from custody Sept. 26.

The men are accused of breaking into a home in Coleman on Sept. 16 and assaulting three individuals. Charges include aggravated assault, threats of causing death or bodily harm and pointing a firearm. A robbery charge was added after the reported thefts of several electronic items from the home.

In making their submissions, lawyers for each of the three argued that their clients had strong connections to Pincher Creek and equally strong family support, and were not likely to flee. The presiding judge agreed. 

“Nobody’s absconding. That’s not happening in this incident,” said Justice J.N. LeGrandeur in his closing remarks. “I don’t believe they [the accused] are likely to harm someone, based on the scrutiny they’ll be under.” 

 

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LeGrandeur stated he wasn’t passing judgment, but felt the three men in custody could have potentially been buoyed by the actions of the others and would never have done it, individually, on their own. 

Admitting there is always some risk in releasing someone from custody, he said there was no indication of any substantial risk to the complainants or witnesses in this case.

None have been found guilty of the charges brought forward. 

Ouellette, Trodden and Dwyer have been released with a number of strict conditions.

There is to be no contact between the four men. An exception is in place for Trodden and Dwyer for functions like family dinners. The brothers, however, are not allowed to talk about the case at any time while together.

Trodden, whose home and family are in Champion, must stay in Pincher Creek during the week but is allowed to travel back for prescribed hours on the weekend. His family, however, is able to visit him in Pincher Creek at any time.

The four are also not allowed to have any contact with anyone in the case, including witnesses, at their home or workplace.

Other than for work, they’re to stay out of Coleman entirely. They can’t be in possession of a firearm, other form of ammunition, explosive device or knife, other than for work or cooking.

LeGrandeur also imposed an 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew unless required for work. 

The men must completely refrain from consumption of alcohol or drugs, except for medicinal purposes.

The case is set to return to the court of justice in Pincher Creek on Dec. 7.

 

 

Dwyer behind bars, charges laid in Coleman home invasion

A fourth suspect in a recent home invasion in Crowsnest Pass is now in custody.

Robert Dwyer, 37, of Lethbridge faces a long list of charges relating to the forced entry of a home in Coleman on Sept. 16. 

RCMP report that five men, armed with weapons, entered the residence and assaulted a man and woman inside.

It’s alleged, a third resident was also attacked when he returned home.

Robert Dwyer is accused of two counts of aggravated assault, break and enter, robbery, pointing a firearm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, unauthorized possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon, uttering threats and assault with a weapon.

Police also executed a search warrant on Dwyer’s home.

Among items seized were a bat, hatchet, knife, two air rifles, one air pistol, three cell phones and ammunition.

 

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Two other suspects in this case, 39-year-old Tyler Trodden and Garett Ouelette, 41, have been remanded in custody pending their next court appearance, via video, in Lethbridge.

Aaron Thompson, 40, is scheduled to appear in Pincher Creek provincial court Nov. 2. 

He was released from custody with a promise to appear.

RCMP have said all four suspects are active members of the Rebels Motorcycle Club.

 

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Tyler Thomas Trodden, white male with short dark hair, mustache, beard and sideburns with some grey and receding hairline. Arrested in relation to Crowsnest Pass home invasion.

Second suspect in Coleman home invasion arrested

Tyler Thomas Trodden, wanted in connection with a Crowsnest Pass home invasion, has been arrested by Vulcan RCMP.

The 39-year-old Pincher Creek man was arrested without incident, and a shelter-in-place advisory issued earlier today for the village of Champion has been lifted. 

Trodden was the subject of an arrest warrant for charges including aggravated assault, break and enter, robbery, and firearms and weapons offences. 

Five armed men forced their way into a residence where two men and one woman were assaulted. Police allege the suspects had firearms and other weapons in what they believe to be a targeted attack

Trodden will remain in custody until a judicial interim release hearing determines if bail will be granted.

 

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RCMP arrested Garett Adam Ouellette, 41, on Sept. 21 and remanded him in custody until his next court appearance on Sept. 28 in Pincher Creek Provincial Court.

Robert Russell Dwyer, 37, and Aaron John Thompson, 40, remain at large along with a third unidentified man.

Authorities believe Robert Dwyer is in the Pincher Creek area. He is 6’ tall and 165 pounds. He has brown eyes, brown hair and a light complexion.

Aaron Thompson may also be in or near Pincher Creek. He is 5’10” and weighs 294 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and a light complexion.

If you have information about the whereabouts of Dwyer or Thompson, or if you know the identity of the fifth suspect, please contact Crowsnest Pass RCMP at 403-562-2867 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or the P3 app available through the Apple App or Google Play stores.

 

Three white male home invasion suspects from Pincher Creek. Left – Robert Russell Dyer, reddish-brown hair, mustache and goatee, lettered tattoo on right side of neck; middle – Aaron John Thompson, clean shaven with dark eyebrows and sideburns, wearing ball cap; right – Tyler Thomas Trodden – Short dark hair, mustache, beard and sideburns with some grey and receding hairline.

Suspects sought after Coleman home invasion

This is the original post also see update: Second suspect in Coleman home invasion arrested

One man is in custody and Crowsnest Pass RCMP are seeking three others after a Sept. 16 home invasion in the community. RCMP have charged four Pincher Creek men with aggravated assault, break and enter, robbery, and firearms and weapons offences.

RCMP arrested Garett Adam Ouellette, 41, on Sept. 21 and remanded him in custody until his next court appearance on Sept. 28 in Pincher Creek Provincial Court.

 Tyler Thomas Trodden, 39, Robert Russell Dwyer, 37, and Aaron John Thompson, 40, remain at large. The identity of a fifth suspect is unknown. 

Charges stem from a Sept. 16 event at a Coleman residence. Crowsnest Pass RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at 5:15 p.m. after the incident spread to the street.

A statement released today by Alberta RCMP says five men armed with weapons forced entry into the home and assaulted one male and one female resident. During the incident, the attackers also targeted a second male resident who had returned home.

 

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Police allege the suspects had firearms and other weapons.

Based on evidence gathered and interviews conducted, investigators believe the home invasion was a targeted attack, The investigation is ongoing.

While Ouellette is in custody, Crowsnest Pass RCMP seek public assistance in locating the other suspects.

Tyler Trodden is 6’3” and weighs 213 pounds. He has brown eyes, brown hair, and a light complexion. RCMP believe Trodden is in the Vulcan area.

Authorities believe Robert Dwyer is in the Pincher Creek area. He is 6’ tall and 165 pounds. He also has brown eyes, brown hair and a light complexion.

Aaron Thompson may also be in or near Pincher Creek. He is 5’10” and weighs 294 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and a light complexion.

If you have information about the whereabouts of Trodden, Dwyer, or Thompson, or if you know the identity of the fifth suspect, please contact Crowsnest Pass RCMP at 403-562-2867 or your local police.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com, or the P3 app available through the Apple App or Google Play stores.