Drumheller RCMP searching for suspect charged with kidnapping
On October 18, 2016, Drumheller RCMP received a complaint from an elderly local resident that in early July 2016, a male forced his way into her home demanding money. The victim was forced to attend a local bank and withdraw a small amount of cash, then drive the male to a neighbouring community before being released. The male was known to the victim as he had previously done yard work on the victim’s property.
The ongoing investigation and consultation with the Crown Prosecutor’s Office has resulted in Darren Guntel, age 48, being charged with Kidnapping, Extortion, Robbery, and Breaking and Entering. There are currently warrants in place for the arrest of Mr. Guntel for these crimes.
The Drumheller RCMP are currently seeking public assistance in locating Darren Guntel, as well as determining if other crimes of this nature have taken place. Anyone that has been a victim of this type of crime is encouraged to contact the Drumheller RCMP or their local police.
If you have information about this crime or the whereabouts of Mr. Guntel, please contact the Drumheller RCMP at 403-8232630. Do not approach Mr. Guntel. If you wish to remain anonymous, please 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).
Drumheller RCMP are searching for Darren Guntel, charged with kidnapping