UPDATE Turtleford RCMP: Break and enter; robbery

August 2, 2019
Turtleford, Saskatchewan

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On August 24, 2018 at approximately 9:00 a.m., members of the North Battleford RCMP General Investigation Section and North Battleford Provost Section arrested a serving prisoner at the Lethbridge Correctional Centre in Alberta in relation to a Break and Enter and Robbery that occurred at a residence north of Edam on January 12, 2018.

The prisoner was transported back to North Battleford and appeared in North Battleford Provincial Court on August 27, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

Darian Jordan Meesto, (DOB: 1993-10-31), is facing the following charges in relation to this incident:

  • Break and enter and commit robbery - Section 348(1)(b) and 344(1)(a.1) of the Criminal Code
  • Use a firearm in a careless manner - Section 86(1) of the Criminal Code
  • Point a firearm in a careless manner - Section 87 of the Criminal Code
  • Discharge a firearm while being reckless - Section 244.2 of the Criminal Code
  • Wear a disguise with intent to commit an offence - Section 351(2) of the Criminal Code
  • Forcible confinement - Section 279(2) of the Criminal Code

Meesto's next court appearance is on August 29, 2018.

This investigation is ongoing and anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to contact the Turtleford RCMP at 306-845-4520 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Backgrounder

On January 12, 2018 shortly after 1:00 a.m. Turtleford RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter and robbery at a residence north of Edam near Highway #26.

Three individuals entered the residence wearing black masks. A number of items were taken from inside the residence before the three individuals left in an unknown vehicle in an unknown direction. An adult male, adult female and youth inside the residence at the time of the incident did not report any injuries to police.

We do not have any further descriptions of the three people who entered the residence. Turtleford RCMP continues to investigate with the assistance of the Forensic Identification Section.

We are seeking assistance from the public in identifying any suspicious vehicles that may have been in the Edam area last night. We encourage anyone with information to report it to Turtleford RCMP at 306-845-4520 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

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