Time line of events – Abduction of Kienan Hebert in Sparwood

Time line of events

  • Sep. 15, 2011 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 6

10 p.m. Last seen. Kienan Hebert was put to bed in his home in Sparwood.

 

Wednesday, September 7

8:54 a.m. Kienan is discovered and reported missing by his parents.

9:10 a.m. Search begins immediately. Police consider Amber Alert almost immediately, but did not have the information tomeet the threshold. RCMP call Search and Rescue.

10:36 a.m. Police dogs are deployed.

11 a.m. The Elk Valley RCMP call for extra resources

11:55 a.m. RCMP members from Kelowna arrive.

12:15 a.m. A forensic examination of the Hebert’s house is carried out.

6 p.m. B.C. Police identify Randall Hopley as a suspect and issue an Amber Alert across the province. Media in Alberta also pick up on the story and provide extensive coverage to the public.

 

Thursday, September 8

8 p.m. Candlelight vigil held for Kienan in Sparwood.

9 p.m. City of Kamloops locked down for 90 minutes after possible sighting of Hopley’s car.

 

Friday, September 9

2:15 p.m.BC Ferries’ Coastal Celebration is turned back to Tsawwassen after police receive a tip which is later found to be false alarm.

Margaret Fink, Hopley’s mother, appeals for her son to return Kienan.

Police ask cabin owners to check their vacation properties.

 

 

Saturday, September 10

1 p.m. Paul Hebert, Kienan’s father, appeals for the safe return of his son. Police confirm for the first time Kienan was abducted.

1 p.m. Police also announce a second abduction attempt happened at another home the evening Hebert went missing.

 

Sunday, September 11

8 a.m. Sevice held for Kienan at the Sparwood Fellowship Baptist Church

Between 3 a.m. and 3:15 a.m.Kienan is returned to the family home

 

Tuesday, September 13

10 a.m. Police arrest Hopley after he is discovered hiding in a cabin in a bible camp area near the Crowsnest Pass.

 

Wednesday, September 14

9:30 a.m. Hopley appears in court and is ordered to undergo a psychiatric assesment.

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