Drumheller RCMP search­ing for sus­pect charged with kid­nap­ping

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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

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