Strathcona County RCMP Execute Search Warrant Following A Kidnapping Complaint

May 23, 2023

Strathcona County RCMP execute search warrant following a kidnapping complaint

Strathcona County, Alta. –  On May 11, 2023, Strathcona County RCMP received a report of a kidnapping involving a firearm that occurred in April 2023.

The female victim reported that in mid April she attended a residence in Sherwood Park to gather her belongings when she encountered a known male with a firearm. The victim told police she was assaulted by the male, forced into a vehicle and driven to another location where she was dropped off.

On May 18, 2023, the Strathcona County RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) along with the assistance of the RCMP Emergency Response Team North and RCMP Police Dog Service successfully arrested the male suspect without incident. Police completed a search warrant on the residence and vehicle located on Groveland Road in Sherwood Park. To date the suspected firearm used during the offence has not been located.

George Siemens (40), a resident of Camrose County, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Kidnapping with firearm
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Unauthorized possession of a weapon
  • Careless use of a firearm (x2)
  • Pointing a firearm
  • Uttering threats
  • Fail to comply (x3)

George Siemens was remanded into custody and scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 24, 2023.

Anyone who may have information can contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or using the “P3 TIPS” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store. To report crime online, or for access to RCMP news and information, download the Alberta RCMP app through Apple or Google Play.