Crime & Court

Rocky Mountain House RCMP search for 4 suspects considered dangerous

ROCKY MOUNTAIN HOUSE – A robbery on Dec. 12, 2020, which involved shots being fired at a victim, has led to charges and arrest warrants against four men, believed to be in the Rocky Mountain House area.  Public assistance is being sought in identifying the location of the wanted men, as well as a warning to avoid confronting the men.

At 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 2020, an employee was working on an oilfield lease site when he saw two men driving away in his truck.  He tried to stop them, when he was struck by a different truck occupied by two other men.  He ran for safety at the compressor station, and while there, one of the men pointed a firearm and fired multiple rounds at him. The rounds missed him. The four men then fled in the two trucks, and the victim sought help.

The victim’s truck was recovered in the early morning of Dec. 13, 2020. The other truck was determined to be previously stolen.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP’s General Investigation Section (GIS) took carriage of this investigation. Supporting units, including the Forensic Identification Section, were engaged in the extensive investigation which involved multiple witness statements and evidence gathering. 

On Feb. 11, charges were laid against the four men identified as being responsible.

Darwin James Anderson (24), Cruz Bigchild (24), Evan William Thomas (24) and Dawson Whitford (18) are all facing robbery and firearms charges among others.

The four accused have not been located by the RCMP and consequently, arrest warrants have been issued.

If you know the whereabouts of any of these men, please contact Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2881. Please don’t approach any of these males as they are considered dangerous.

If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.