Friday, November 19, 2021

Queen Charlotte RCMP make arrest on Break and Enter file, seek Wanted Man

The Queen Charlotte detachment of the RCMP has made an arrest in a break and enter incident at the Richardson Ranch in Tlell, with one suspect arrested as ar result of the November 9th incident.

In an information update, the Queen Charlotte RCMP outlined the particulars of the case file:

Sometime during the previous night (November 8th), a number of businesses at the ranch were broken into including a tackle store, feed store, and the only serving veterinary clinic in the area. 

The thieves stole a number of items, animal medication, and personal items that hold sentimental value to the Richardson Family. 

Through the investigation, police gathered evidence, forensically examined the scene and spoke to witness which lead to the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence. 

One individual was arrested and charges are being forwarded to crown counsel. 

Investigators believe that there are people in the community who may have knowledge about the incident. If you have any information about this contact the Queen Charlotte RCMP at (250) 559-4421 

As part of the update, Sergeant Greg Willcocks Commander of the Queen Charlotte detachment noted of the concerning nature of the incident for area residents. 

"There was a lot of community concern about the incident that occurred at the Richardson Ranch These acts have no place in the community, if someone is thinking of breaking into someone’s home or business know that you will get caught and arrested if you do."

As they continue with that investigation, the Queen Charlotte Detachment is also asking residents of Haida Gwaii for some help as they look for a man alleged to be involved in a Break and Enter and failure to comply with a release order.

Wanted is Troy Donavan Edinger-Moody

He is described as an Indigenous man 33 years old 
180 cm (5’11) 93 kg (205 lbs) With a Stocky build 
He has Brown hair, possibly shaved Brown eyes and a Dark complexion 

The Mounties note that if you know of his whereabouts that you, contact the RCMP or the police of jurisdiction in your area. 

Adding that you should not confront Troy Edinger-Moody. 

If you have any information about Troy Edinger-Moody, or where he might be, contact your local detachment in on Haida Gwaii contact the Queen Charlotte RCMP at (250) 559-4421.

For more notes on the work of Emergency Responders across the Northwest and Haida Gwaii see our archive page here.

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