Robbery Suspect Arrested in Dryden

Crime Update

DRYDEN – At approximately 1:00 a.m., November 30th, police received a call from a night clerk at a motel on Government Street indicating that he had just been robbed. A male subject entered the lobby of the motel brandishing a knife, demanding money. The clerk provided the subject with whatever cash they had on hand. The subject then fled the scene in a cab with a quantity of cash. There were no injuries sustained. The subject was tracked down and arrested a short time later behind a gas station on Government Street.

Blake Kowalchuk, 32 years of age, from Oxdrift has been charged with Robbery with a Weapon and Utter Threats to Cause Death. He was held in custody with a bail hearing scheduled for later in the day.

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