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EDMONTON – A man wanted for an alleged kidnapping in south Edmonton early Monday morning was arrested in Calgary Thursday afternoon.

The Calgary Police Service arrested Kemol Delano Creary at a bus stop after a series of violent events over the past few days.

Creary was initially wanted on multiple warrants after allegedly attempting to kidnap a 23-year-old woman after she was dropped off at home in the area of 104 Street and 24 Avenue just before 2:30 a.m. Monday.

READ MORE: Police searching for alleged kidnapping suspect

The Edmonton Police Service says the 25-year-old man allegedly went to Calgary in a stolen vehicle on Wednesday.

Police say Creary reportedly showed up at a Calgary woman’s home with a weapon and demanded she make contact with the Edmonton woman he allegedly tried to kidnap earlier this week.

It’s not known if the two women are known to each other.

Police say Creary was apparently trying to get the woman to arrange a meeting with the 23-year-old Edmonton woman, who declined the offer.

On Thursday, police say the Calgary woman was able to once again contact the Edmonton woman to let her know Creary allegedly had a weapon and was looking for her. The Edmonton woman then called police.

Calgary Police were able to locate and arrest Creary in the area of Centre Street and Blackthorn Road around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

Creary is now facing numerous charges from both the Calgary and Edmonton Police Services including:

Possession over $5,000 Uttering threats Forcible confinement with a firearm Unsafe storage of a firearm Possession of prohibited firearm Possession of a firearm with ammunition Criminal hit and run Kidnapping Assault Dangerous driving Driving while suspended(x2) Criminal flight Breach of emergency protection order(x2) Possession of stolen property over $5,000 Theft over $5,000Breach of recognizance (x4)
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EDMONTON – It’s a campaign that asks men in Alberta to show their support for stopping violence against aboriginal women.

The provincial government, along with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association, wants men and boys to wear moose hide swatches to show support for the cause.

“The more that we talk about the issues of violence against women the better it is,” says David Dorward, associate minister of aboriginal relations. “We need to elevate the understanding that it’s inappropriate, and then to be able to see concrete changes come as a result of that in our society.”

“It’s a time to celebrate because we are taking a look at that and taking a stand and moving towards changing things,” says Merle White, president of the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association.

Read More: Premiers, native leaders call for forum on missing and murdered aboriginal women

As part of the campaign, the province is contributing $75,000 to promote honour and traditional values among boys and men.

“It’s not only a women’s issue and it should never have been a women’s issue,” says Marggo Pariseau with the Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women. “It should have been men, family and the community.

“Violence has been around far too long and we don’t talk about it.”

Read More: Senators make case for missing women inquiry

The RCMP says aboriginal women are over-represented among Canada’s murdered and missing women. They account for more than 15 per cent of the murdered or missing. The latest count shows 1,200 aboriginal women have gone missing in recent decades.

There has been a call from a growing number of groups for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women.

“The province is not opposed to an inquiry but we are moving ahead with initiatives that will recognize that the aboriginal women in the province of Alberta do have higher incidents of violence,” says Dorward.

“It may not resolve, but it would definitely increase the awareness,” says Pariseau.

“If the government says and has an inquiry, it’s saying it’s true, it does exist, and it’s not a part of our imagination and it’s not something we created in our kitchen.”

Read More: Harper on wrong side of history in opposing aboriginal inquiry: Trudeau

The federal Conservatives have resisted calls for an inquiry, saying dozens of studies have already been done and now is the time for action.

The government’s latest budget included a five-year, $25-million renewal of money aimed at stopping violence against aboriginal women and girls.

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