18-year-old escapes unlawful confinement, 2 Edmonton residents arrested: Salmon Arm RCMP

Two Alberta residents were arrested on Sunday, Salmon Arm RCMP say, after a young woman escaped after being assaulted and held against her will.

According to police, the two suspects were arrested after the distressed 18-year-old called 911, reporting that she had escaped confinement. The call came from the 400 block of 4th Avenue Southeast around 2:40 p.m.

RCMP were told the victim had been assaulted, threatened and unlawfully confined by two individuals. Police say the woman sustained non-life-threatening injuries during the ordeal.

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“Our officers gathered information and evidence quickly, which ultimately led to the arrest of two prime suspects, who police believe were in the process of fleeing the area in a taxicab,” said RCMP Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey.

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“During the arrest procedure, police officers recovered a .22-calibre rifle, and a significant amount of suspected stolen property.”

RCMP say the suspects were a 39-year-old Edmonton man and a 20-year-old Edmonton woman. Both were held in custody.

The investigation is still underway, say police, adding the suspects are facing a number of potential criminal charges.

Global News has reached out to police regarding their arrest status.

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They also said officers are trying to identify the rightful owners of the suspected stolen property.

“Investigators are examining what appears to be a collection of dozens of NHL hockey cards of the same player, estimated to be worth thousands,” said RCMP. “Other recovered property includes a specialized tool set, and hand-held GPS units.”

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If you witnessed this incident or might be able to claim some of the stolen property, you are asked to call the Salmon Arm RCMP at 250-832-6044.

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