RCMP apprehend wanted man in Kikino

On Jan. 31, the Lac La Biche RCMP and Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) conducted a joint operation to apprehend a male who’d been on the run from police for nearly two years.

RCMP members identified where the male would be hiding and surrounded a residence in Kikino.

RCMP members entered the residence after obtaining a warrant and located the male who was hiding in a crawl space underneath the house.  He was arrested without incident.

Joey Whitford (31) of Kikino is facing charges for multiple offences, including:

  • Forcible confinement (X4)
  • Assault (X6)
  • Failing to comply with a probation order
  • Uttering threats (X5)
  • Mischief
  • Theft under $5,000

He was held following a bail hearing and is scheduled to appear in court in Lac La Biche on Feb. 11, 2019.