Langley/Edmonton/Chilliwack – A junior constable, currently posted to Langley RCMP Detachment, has been charged with assault in relation to a stabbing that occurred at a fast food restaurant in Edmonton, Alberta in 2013, prior to the officer joining the RCMP. Two victims received serious injuries and the unidentified suspect fled the scene.
In January 2019, new information gathered by Edmonton Police Service
caused it to engage the assistance of the BC RCMP Serious Crime Unit.
On March 12, 2019, Benjamen Kozlovich was arrested in Chilliwack on
unendorsed warrants for Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon
for a Dangerous Purpose. He has made his first appearance in court and
has been released on bail.
The BC RCMP has launched an internal investigation and is assessing the
member’s employment status. Kozlovich, who completed RCMP training in
January 2018, is a probationary member.
From Edmonton Police: The Edmonton Police Service, with the assistance of the RCMP in BC and the Abbotsford Police Department, has arrested a man in relation to a serious assault that took place on Jan. 1, 2013 in north Edmonton.
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019, Benjamen Patrick Kozlovich, 31, was arrested in Chilliwack, BC and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
“The investigation can now be concluded with thanks to witnesses that came forward with important information,” says Det. Paul Kelly of Northwest Division.
Background: On Jan. 1, 2013 at approximately 2:40 a.m. a grey Pontiac Grand Am occupied by three males was waiting in a McDonalds drive-thru located at 15333 Castledowns Road. An unknown male suspect approached the vehicle and a physical altercation ensued where a knife was used by the suspect. Witnesses intervened and the suspect then reportedly fled the scene on foot. Two victims sustained serious injuries as a result of this incident, one of whose injuries are described as life-altering. The EPS issued a news release on Feb. 21, 2019 with a sketch of the suspect asking the public for help in identifying the male.