SASKATOON – One of the three men arrested after the RCMP tactical unit SERT (Saskatchewan Enforcement Response Team) raided a Rosetown home has been granted bail. His two co-accused are still seeking bail.
Andrew Brock Ek, 31, was scheduled to have a bail hearing in Saskatoon Provincial Court on Sept. 22 but the hearing was adjourned to Sept. 26. Brandon Roland Hipfner, 28, was in Saskatoon court Sept. 19 and has a bail hearing scheduled for Oct. 4. Jaiden Rosen, 23, has been released and appears in Rosetown Circuit Court on Sept. 28 to enter an election.
All three were charged with attempted murder and numerous firearms-related offences. Ek was additionally charged with possession of weapons (firearm and a taser) contrary to a court order. Hipfner was additionally charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
RCMP had executed a search warrant at a home in Rosetown early in the morning on Aug. 23. Rosetown RCMP, along with officers from the North Battleford and Moose Jaw RCMP Crime Reduction Teams, the Saskatchewan RCMP Emergency Response Team and Combined Traffic Services Section (CTSS), worked together. Saskatoon RCMP General Investigation Section and the Saskatchewan RCMP Trafficking Response Team in Saskatoon also assisted.
During the search, officers located and seized a sawed-off shotgun, a sawed-off rifle, a large amount of ammunition, imitation firearms, hash packaged for sale, illicit cannabis, scales and packaging material.
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