Friday, 31 August 2018

Car collides with house near Readymade


RCMP Alberta –
Coaldale RCMP members along with the Coaldale Fire Department and EMS responded August 30 to a serious collision involving a car being driven into a house along Highway 512 near Readymade.

Beaverlodge RCMP investigate early morning collision

RCMP Alberta – On August 31, 2018 at approximately 6:15 a.m., Beaverlodge RCMP were dispatched to a three vehicle collision on Highway 43 near Township Road 724A.

All three vehicle’s had one occupant. One driver was taken by STARS to an area hospital. Another driver was taken to hospital by ground ambulance to be treated for injuries. The other driver was not injured.

Leduc RCMP investigate armed robbery


RCMP Alberta –
Leduc RCMP are investigating an armed robbery which occurred on August 26 at the Mico’s Liquor Store. Public assistance is being sought in identifying the suspect involved.

Drayton Valley RCMP warn public about telephone scams

RCMP Alberta - Drayton Valley RCMP are warning the public about several different telephone scams that have recently been reported.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Athabasca RCMP charge male with multiple offences after vehicle reported stolen

RCMP Alberta - The Athabasca RCMP arrested one male suspect after responding to a report of a stolen vehicle from Fortis.

On Sunday August 26, 2018, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Athabasca RCMP were advised that a stolen vehicle from Fortis was on Highway 827 southeast of Athabasca. Upon arrival, RCMP observed the stolen vehicle and a second vehicle on the road.

Redcliff RCMP Investigate Possible Horse Theft


RCMP Alberta -
Redcliff RCMP are currently investigating a missing horse from an area south of Irvine which was last seen on August 26, 2018. He is a black Percheron gelding, stands 19 HH, 23 yrs old and has a 2"white circle/star on forehead. The horse has a brand on his left rear thigh which is an Anchor over R. This missing animal has been reported to Livestock Identification Services.

Any information can be reported to Redcliff RCMP: 403-548-2288

St. Albert Victim Services Needs Community Support

RCMP Alberta – St. Albert Victim Services is celebrating 25 years of helping victims of crimes and tragedies recover from the trauma that these incidents cause and continue as healthy citizens of this city. But this essential service requires the support of the community as it is necessary to fundraise to cover all the costs of the program.

Stettler RCMP reminder about School and Playground Zones

Stettler RCMP - With the beginning of the new school year, the Stettler RCMP would like to remind motorists of the requirement to obey School Zone signs, the times those are in effect and the differences between those and Playground Zones.

School Zones
  • In effect on school days only
  • During the following hours 8am - 9:30am / 11:30am - 1:30pm / 3pm - 4:30pm
  • A municipality may change the hours of school zones, however those alternate hours are required to be posted with the sign
  • Speed limit during hours of enforcement is 30km/hr

Playground Zones
  • In effect every day
  • During the hours of 8:30am - one hour after sunset
  • A municipality may establish 'set hours' for their playground zones, however they must be posted with the sign
  • Speed limit during hours of enforcement is 30km/hr
  • Stettler Detachment offers free cards outlining the differences of the two zones that can be kept with your vehicle as a reminder.

Also, the following link provides information and clarification of the two zones: http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/1954.htm

Elk Point RCMP respond to structure fire

RCMP Alberta – This morning at approximately 8:15 a.m., Elk Point RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire on the Frog Lake First Nation.

A mobile home was located fully engulfed and an fire investigator was also called to the scene. Tragically, the remains of two adults were located inside.

Elk Point RCMP remain on scene and the investigation into the fire continues. An autopsy is expected to be completed Friday at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton.

No further information is available at this time.

Suspect Arrested Following Flight from Grande Prairie RCMP

RCMP Alberta – A 27 year old female is in custody after fleeing from police during a traffic stop.

On August 29, 2018 at approximately 5:40 PM Grande Prairie RCMP conducted a traffic stop in the area of 97a Street and 100 Avenue. The female driver was wanted on criminal warrants. Officers placed her under arrest however she broke free and jumped back into her vehicle. She sped off at a high rate of speed while officers were still holding on to the doors of the jeep.

Grande Prairie RCMP Charge Youth Following Acts of Vandalism

RCMP Alberta - On August 30, 2018 at approximately 2:00 AM Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of young people ringing the doorbell and running away in the area of Kateri Drive. Investigation revealed that, in addition to disturbing residents, the youth were breaking windows and vandalizing vehicles.

Parkland County chop shop dismantled

RCMP Alberta – On August 24, 2018, RCMP members of the Stony Plain/ Spruce Grove Drug Section with the assistance of K Division Auto Theft Section and members of the Evansburg RCMP executed a search warrant at a rural residence in the area of Parkland County. The warrant and subsequent search was the result of an ongoing investigation into rural property crime.

Lac La Biche RCMP respond to fatal MVC

RCMP Alberta – Yesterday morning at approximately 2:00 a.m., Lac La Biche RCMP responded to a single vehicle collision on Highway 881 just south of Heart Lake.

Preliminary investigation indicates a car was driving on Highway 881 when and collided with a ditch and then a tree. The car was located on fire and emergency personnel were able to extinguish it.

Tragically, a 27-year-old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. Two other occupants suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries and were transported to hospital.

All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered and it remains under investigation.

No further information is available at this time.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Bow Island RCMP Seek Public Assistance to Identify Suspect(s) in Break and Enter/ Theft

RCMP Alberta - Sometime between Saturday, August 25,, and Monday, August 27, unknown suspect(s) attended a local construction site at Jayco Homes in Bow Island and broke into a utility trailer. A large quantity of tools were stolen, valued at over $5500.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Project Blue Ghost nets 99 criminal charges against four people

RCMP Alberta - During the week of August 18 – 27 Innisfail RCMP responded to a large number of calls for service including, but not limited to the following occurrences:

Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch lay charges in relation to shooting on Highway 1A – Final Update

RCMP Alberta – Alberta RCMP Serious Crimes Branch have laid 14 charges against a youth in relation to the shooting that occurred August 2, 2018 on Highway 1A.

On August 24, 2018, after an extensive investigation by the RCMP K- Division Serious Crimes Branch, Cochrane RCMP Detachment and several other support units, a suspect was located on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation and taken into custody.

Cold Lake RCMP Investigate Hit & Run with Pedestrian



RCMP Alberta -
On August 24, 2018, at approximately 11:50 p.m. a hit and run occurred with a pedestrian outside of Solo Liquor in Cold Lake north. The vehicle involved in the Hit & Run was a stolen 2014 black Dodge Ram truck. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries in the incident.

Airdrie RCMP Investigate Attempted Robbery at Jewellery Store



RCMP Alberta -
Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating an attempted jewellery store robbery that took place earlier this morning at Goldworks Sales & Service Inc. on Main Street in Airdrie.

Monday, 27 August 2018

Red Deer RCMP conduct search warrant after targeted shooting

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have conducted a search warrant on a Michener Hill residence after a targeted shooting at a downtown apartment the morning of August 26 in which a man sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries; RCMP have identified both suspects in the shooting and continue to work the investigation.

Red Deer RCMP investigate targeted home invasion

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a targeted home invasion that occurred in the Anders neighbourhood the night of August 24 after three males, including two believed to be youth, forced their way into the residence of another male youth and robbed and assaulted him.

Breton RCMP seek witnesses to a commercial vehicle incident

RCMP Alberta - On August 25 at approximately 12:45 p.m., Breton RCMP received a report of a near head on collision near an oversize load rig move travelling eastbound on Highway 39 at Range Road 52. It was reported that the driver of an eastbound B-Train configured tanker truck attempted to pass the oversize load that was turning left onto Range Road 52 from eastbound Highway 39, creating a traffic hazard and causing other drivers to take evasive action.

Police would like to speak with anyone who witnessed this incident, and particularly with the driver of a westbound pick up truck that may have been forced into the ditch during this incident.

Grande Prairie RCMP Charge Male Following Arson Investigation

RCMP Alberta - On Thursday August 23, 2018 at approximately 1:00 PM, Grande Prairie RCMP were called to assist Grande Prairie Fire Department with a structure fire on 98 Street. The location was abandoned and there were no injuries. Witnesses reported seeing a suspicious male in the area at the time the fire started.

Elk Point RCMP investigating attempted break and enter


RCMP Alberta -
On July 8, 2018 Elk Point RCMP were notified of an attempted Break and Enter that occurred just North of Elk Point. The suspects tried to gain entry in the residence but were unsuccessful. The suspects stole a rototiller before departing the residence.

Saddle Lake man faces multiple charges after knife incident

RCMP Alberta - On the morning of Aug. 23, 2018, St. Paul RCMP responded to a residence in Saddle Lake as a result of a call for police assistance.

Police attended the residence and located a male who was wielding a knife in a violent manner. Following the confrontation with police, the armed male suspect quickly fled the residence on foot. No one was injured.

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Firearms Incident

RCMP Alberta – On Saturday August 25, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM, Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a report of an adult male who received a gunshot wound to the leg while participating in a golf tournament south of the city. The male was transported to the hospital by a witness where he was treated and released.

Strathcona County RCMP respond to house explosion

RCMP Alberta – This afternoon at 2:10, the RCMP were dispatched to a house explosion near Range Road 224 and Township Road 513. The RCMP responded with Strathcona County Fire Department and EMS.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP seek public assistance in locating wanted assault suspect

Wanted: Terry St. Germain (Note – he does not have the beard shown in one photo)
RCMP Alberta – The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP have obtained an arrest warrant against 50-year-old Terry St. Germain and are seeking public assistance in locating him.

The RCMP responded to a call for assistance at 9:49 this morning at a residence in Lamont County. Investigation revealed that St. Germain allegedly assaulted an adult female. RCMP have laid charges against St. Germain which include assault with a weapon. An arrest warrant has been issued.

Terry St. Germain is described as:

- Metis

- 5’10” tall / 145 pounds (described as ‘skinny’)

- Short black hair / blue eyes

- Moustache (no beard)

- Mole in the center of his chin

- Last seen wearing a white t-shirt with a dark coloured light jacket/sweater, and jeans.

St. Germain was dropped off at the Chipman Market at approximately 10:00 a.m. this morning and the RCMP have been unable to locate him. He is not associated to any vehicle.

It is believed that he may be in possession of a knife and the public is requested not to approach him, but to call the RCMP.



If you have information about the whereabouts of Terry St. Germain, please call the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP at 780-992-6100 or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.

Waste and Wasps: A Dangerous combination for City Collectors

City of Edmonton - The summer weather is perfect for wasps, which can pose a concern for residents and waste collectors, especially for those who may have life-threatening allergic reactions. Some collectors have already reported stings.

ASIRT investigates injury to youth in CPS care

ASIRT - On August 22, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident where a 12-year-old boy was injured while in the care of members of the Calgary Police Service (CPS).

Two Hills RCMP investigate suspected arson

RCMP Alberta – On Aug. 21, 2018 at approximately 1:00 a.m., Two Hills RCMP responded to a report of a fire at the Environmental Metal Works building on 55 Avenue in Two Hills.  Damage to the building is significant. A fire investigator attended the scene and police believe the fire was a result of arson.

Red Deer RCMP seek public tips as they investigate assault

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance as they continue to investigate a witness report from August 11 regarding the assault and possible abduction of an unknown man; when RCMP attended the scene, all involved parties were gone and police officers have been working since then to identify the victim and verify his well-being.

Red Deer RCMP, Lake Louise RCMP and Calgary Police Service charge five with trafficking in multi-agency arrests

Wanted: 32 year old Brandy Ross of Calgary
RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP, Lake Louise RCMP and Calgary Police Service have charged five people with 30 charges after a multi-agency drug trafficking investigation resulted in the seizure of large amounts of cocaine and methamphetamine in three different jurisdictions.

Wetaskiwin RCMP collaborate with multi Units to recover substantial stolen property and handguns


RCMP Alberta –
On August 23, the Wetaskiwin RCMP, in cooperation with other units, executed a search warrant at a rural farmyard where several stolen vehicles were recovered. Vehicles included four passenger vehicles, one R.V., and two ATVs. Also seized from within the residence were two handguns, one of which was loaded.

Grande Prairie RCMP investigate early morning collision with power pole

RCMP Alberta – On August 24 at 2:51 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP responded to a single vehicle motor vehicle collision 100 Street and 73 Avenue.  A truck was travelling South on 100 Street when it struck a power pole at 73 Avenue. The truck continued South through several wooden posts on the perimeter of Muskoseepi park before crossing a walking trail and entering the trees on the edge of the valley. A single occupant of the vehicle, a 36-year-old male was located and was uninjured. Due to the collision several houses were without power until Atco attended the location.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisory issued for Berry Creek Reservoir

Alberta Health Services – A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Berry Creek Reservoir, commonly referred to as Carolside Dam, in Special Areas No. 2, about 95 kilometres north of Brooks. This body of water is predominantly used for recreational fishing and boating. There are no designated swim beaches.

Clerk of Legislative Assembly of Alberta retires after 25 years of service

Government of Alberta - Speaker Robert E. Wanner announced today that Robert Reynolds, Clerk of the Legislative Assembly, will be retiring at the end of September 2018.  “Rob Reynolds will be leaving his position following a career spanning a quarter-century at the Legislative Assembly Office and attaining the Clerk position in 2016,” said Speaker Wanner.

Lethbridge Police thwart convenience store armed robbery

Lethbridge Police Service - Lethbridge police arrested two masked men armed with weapons as they exited a vehicle and attempted to enter a north side convenience store during the early morning hours Wednesday.

Elk Point RCMP execute search warrant in Frog Lake

RCMP Alberta – The Elk Point RCMP alongside the Kitscoty RCMP were investigating a Break and Enter and theft on a lease site in Tulliby Lake that occurred on August 1st 2018.

Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Shooting Incident

RCMP Alberta – On Tuesday August 14 approximately 5:49 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP were dispatched to a campground at Evergreen Park for a possible shooting.  Upon arrival police located a male inside a trailer with a single gunshot wound. The 62-year-old male was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition.  Police believe this was not a random act and there is no additional risk to public safety.

Red Deer RCMP investigate two break-ins at hair salons

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating two break-ins to hair salons that occurred in the early morning hours of August 22 and August 23; at this point in the investigation RCMP believe that the two break-ins may be related, as both involved glass breaks, the use of a truck, and the theft of significant amounts of hair products. In one break-in, a firearm was discharged to break the glass and gain access.

Red Deer RCMP look for the owner of Governor General’s Medal


RCMP Alberta –
Red Deer RCMP are looking for the owner of a Governor General’s Academic Medal, which police recovered as stolen property during an arrest in June. While the medal does not have specific monetary value, the bestowing of a Governor General’s award is a significant Canadian honour, and RCMP believe this medal is likely to have sentimental value to its owner.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Break and Enter

RCMP Alberta - On August 5th, Grande Prairie RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter to a residence on 93 Street and 98 Avenue.  Between 4:00 pm and 8:00 pm on August 5th, unknown person(s) gained entry into the residence and stole several items, including a 4’ long, bright yellow corn snake, two laptops and luxury beauty items.

RCMP Historical Homicide Unit lead search in Hinton area regarding historical homicide investigation

RCMP Alberta – A ground and water search is underway north of Hinton in the continuing investigation of the disappearance of Stephanie Stewart.

RCMP resources, Alberta Ministry of Agriculture & Forestry, and civilian Search & Rescue Teams are conducting a search in the vicinities of the Athabasca Fire Tower, Jarvis Lake, and Highway 40 North.

High Prairie RCMP seek suspects after armed robbery


RCMP Alberta –
RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance to identify those responsible for an armed robbery last evening.

On August 22, 2018 at approximately 8:00 p.m., a High Prairie RCMP member on patrol observed a male suspect running from a business with a bottle of liquor in the area of 53 Avenue and 47 Street. The male suspect got into a white 2016 Jeep Cherokee and fled. Due to public safety concerns a pursuit was not initiated.

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Cardston man charged in connection with armed robbery

Lethbridge Police Service - Lethbridge Police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with an armed robbery.

On August 16, 2018 at approximately 1:20 a.m. police responded to a report of an armed robbery at Gas King along the 2600 block of 16 Avenue South. The investigation determined that a masked male entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded cash. An undisclosed amount was provided and the suspect fled on foot. Police located the suspect a short distance away and he was arrested without incident. The money was also recovered and returned to the business.

Edson ITU traffic enforcement project result in variety of charges

RCMP Alberta – The Edson Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) focused enforcement efforts on aggressive driving behaviours last week in the Jasper Detachment area.

Between August 13, 2018 and August 17, 2018 patrols of the Jasper town site and Highway 93 from Highway 16 to the Columbia Icefields resulted in several charges being laid including:

Gleichen RCMP investigating pedestrian fatality

RCMP Alberta – Gleichen RCMP responded with emergency services at 12:21 a.m., this morning, to a collision involving a semi truck and a pedestrian on Highway 1.

The semi truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 1 near Range Road 211 when it struck a male pedestrian. The 38-year-old male from Taber was pronounced deceased on scene.

Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit execute search warrant - seize weapons

RCMP Alberta – Our coordinated and intelligence-led Crime Reduction Strategy enables the RCMP to identify crime hotspots and target the repeat offenders responsible for the majority of the crime in our communities.

On Aug. 15, 2018, members of the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) in conjunction with the St. Paul RCMP Detachment acted on intelligence gathered and arrested two males at a residence in Saddle Lake who were wanted on outstanding warrants. Following the arrest, a search warrant was executed at the residence and a sawed-off prohibited shotgun, ammunition, and weapons were seized.

MVC involving a train and dump truck in Stettler

RCMP Alberta - On August 21st at approximately 3:45pm, Stettler RCMP received a report of a collision between a dump truck and a train on the edge of the Stettler townsite near Hwy 56.

ATV stolen from oil site east of Drumheller


RCMP Alberta -
On August 22, 2018, in the early morning hours, a Polaris Ranger side by side ATV was stolen from an oil lease site east of Drumheller, Alberta. The ATV has a black, soft-top canopy on it and a box at the back similar to one seen in the picture. A 2000 watt charcoal grey generator was also stolen at the same time. A white 3/4 tonne truck was seen leaving the area with a black flat-deck trailer and may be involved in the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to notify the Drumheller RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Fatal rollover near Spruce Grove

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP have cleared from a collision scene on Highway 16 westbound that left one 71-year-old male, and lone occupant, deceased. The male was travelling westbound on the highway when his truck was involved in a rollover. No other vehicles were involved.

Traffic is flowing on the highway, and no further information will be posted.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate single vehicle fatality

RCMP Alberta – On August 20, at 6:48 a.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP, with Clearwater County Fire and EMS, responded to a single vehicle rollover. When the RCMP arrived on scene, the 25-year-old male driver, and lone occupant of the vehicle, was declared deceased.

Red Deer RCMP investigate suspicious package at north detachment

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP Explosives Disposal Unit arrived in Red Deer mid-afternoon today to deal with a suspicious package that had been brought to the north Red Deer RCMP detachment, and destroyed the package without incident at approximately 4 pm.

Airdrie RCMP Investigate Afternoon Bank Robbery

RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating a bank robbery that took place earlier this afternoon at the RBC Royal Bank located in the Bayside Community in Airdrie.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Deceased Male Located Near the Train Tracks under Cochrane Area Highway 22 Overpass

RCMP Alberta – This morning at 8:15 a.m. the Cochrane RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male near the train tracks under the Highway 22 overpass at approximately Highway 1A. Upon police arrival the male was confirmed deceased. The name of the deceased will not be released. The investigation into this sudden death is continuing and is in the very initial stages.

Elk Point RCMP arrest two after separate assaults reported

RCMP Alberta – On Aug 3, 2018 Elk Point RCMP responded to a report of shots fired at a residence on the Frog Lake First Nation. It was alleged that two suspects used bear spray and discharged several rounds from a firearm at the outside of a residence before fleeing in vehicles. No-one was injured.

Grande Prairie RCMP Respond to Gas Leak Caused by Collision

RCMP Alberta - On Saturday, August 18 at approximately 4:45 p.m., Grande Prairie responded to a complaint of a gas leak caused by a collision.

RCMP attended a residence on 96 Street and 72 Avenue where a vehicle had gone through a fence, hitting a residence, and damaging the gas meter to the home. Gas was being released from the broken meter. Nearby homes were evacuated and the area was closed down to the public. ATCO arrived and was able to repair the broken meter. The home did not receive any structural damage.

Grande Prairie RCMP Pursuit ends in arrest

RCMP Alberta – An adult male is facing several charges after driving dangerously and leading RCMP on a pursuit.

On August 18, 2018 at approximately 8:54 p.m. Grande Prairie RCMP received several complaints of a bobtail semi truck driving in an erratic manner. Grande Prairie RCMP members responded and located the suspect vehicle, later determined to be stolen, in the area of 71 Ave. A vehicle stop was attempted however the suspect vehicle evaded police by driving through a playground and then through a field. RCMP continued to receive complaints of the suspect vehicle driving dangerously through residential areas causing damage to several fences.

Armed Robbery at St. Albert Scotiabank

RCMP Alberta – At approximately 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, August 20, 2018, St. Albert RCMP received a report of an armed robbery at the Scotiabank on Hebert Road in St. Albert. Immediate attendance by RCMP found that the lone suspect had left the area with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is alleged to have entered the bank, shown a black handgun and demanded money from the teller. St. Albert RCMP General Investigation Section, RCMP General Duty Section, K Division RCMP Forensic Investigative Section and K Division RCMP Police Dog Section were all involved in this investigation.

Saturday, 18 August 2018

Deceased hiker near Canmore

RCMP Alberta - On August 18, 2018 at approximately 4:30 pm, Canmore RCMP and Kananaskis Emergency Services responded to a complaint of a fallen hiker off the East End of Rundle (also known as EEOR) near Canmore. The hiker was descending a short scramble section when she slipped and fell before coming to a rest. She was hiking with two friends and there were a number of other hikers and climbers in the area that attempted to assist. Visibility in the area at the time was very poor due to smoke. Unfortunately, the 30 year old female hiker from Calgary was critically injured and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The identity of the deceased will not be released.

Homicide on the Paul Band First Nation - charges laid

RCMP Alberta – Two people have been charged in the homicide of 31-year-old Ellie Mae House of the Paul Band First Nation.

On August 17, 2018, after an extensive search consisting of resources from RCMP Emergency Response Team North, Eastern Alberta District Crime Reduction Team, RCMP Police Dog Services, RCMP Cold Lake Detachment, and RCMP Bonnyville Detachment, two suspects were located at a residence on the Cold Lake First Nations, and were arrested in relation to the investigation.

Grande Prairie RCMP respond to explosion at salvage yard

RCMP Alberta – At approximately 10:51 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP, along with other emergency services responded to an explosion that took place at a salvage yard on the North end of Grande Prairie.  Initial reports indicate that a propane tank had exploded causing damage to equipment and injuring one employee.  The scene was quickly contained and secured by emergency services.  The injured employee was taken to Grande Prairie hospital with non life threatening injuries.  Alberta Occupational Health and Safety attended the scene and investigators continue to look into the cause of the explosion.

City of Edmonton faces environmental charges

Government of Alberta - The City of Edmonton has been charged with six counts under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and one count under the province's Pesticide Sales, Handling, Use and Application Regulation. The charges relate to a set of events that occurred on May 11, 2016, and between May 11 and Sept. 9, 2016.

Friday, 17 August 2018

Strathcona County RCMP reminds motorists of new all-day school zones

RCMP Alberta – In anticipation of the upcoming school year, the Strathcona County RCMP, along with their enforcement partners, would like to remind Strathcona County drivers that school zone hours in Strathcona County will now be 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on school days.

Strathcona County RCMP seeking witnesses to fatal collision

RCMP Alberta - Strathcona County RCMP are continuing to investigate the collision which followed an attempted traffic stop on Tuesday, August 14, 2018. In an effort to further the investigation, the RCMP are encouraging any drivers who have dash camera footage or anyone who witnessed the single vehicle rollover on the Sherwood Park Freeway which occurred at approximately 3:00 p.m. to contact the RCMP.

Two Hills RCMP seek to identify owner of recovered 1940’s vehicle


RCMP Alberta -
Two Hills RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the owner of a rare older vehicle that was found abandoned near an oil lease site in Lamont County. All efforts have been exhausted in locating a previous owner of the vehicle which is believed to be a 1940-49 Dodge Special Deluxe.  Two Hills RCMP would like to hear from anyone who has information about this vehicle in an effort to locate the owner.

If you have information about this vehicle, please call Two Hills RCMP at 780-657-2820 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Alberta RCMP alarm policy changes to improve efficiency

RCMP Alberta - Alberta RCMP is following a new policy: to verify alarms before responding, and to not respond to alarms that are only triggered once. The policy came into effect on July 13, 2018.

Canada Revenue Agency fraud scam

RCMP Alberta - RCMP have recently received reports of a telephone scam circulating where individuals posing as Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) tell the call recipient they own money to CRA and can pay with Google cards or some form of alternate gift card purchase.

RCMP want to remind the public these requests for payment are not actual calls from CRA and should be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at www.antifraudcentre-centreantifraude.ca or by phone toll free 1-888-495-8501

If you receive an unsolicited call, we remind the public to always protect their personal information and do not give out the following over the phone:
  • Full name;
  • Date of birth;
  • Social Insurance Number;
  • Banking information;
  • Passwords;
  • Home address.

Airdrie RCMP Investigating Recovered Stolen Vehicle Complaint


RCMP Alberta -
Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects who were observed dumping a stolen vehicle in the parking lot at 604 East Lake Boulevard in Airdrie before committing further crimes.

Red Deer RCMP look for fraud suspect


RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are looking for public assistance to identify a fraud suspect after a man had $6,800 stolen from his bank accounts using stolen cheques and identification. 

Arrest made in Onoway area sexual assault

RCMP Alberta - On August 14, 2018 at approximately 9:00 p.m. in the area of Onoway, RCMP were called to an attempted sexual assault. A woman in her late 20’s told police that she had been out running when she observed a white cube van following her. A male driver got out of the van wearing a mask and started chasing her. After a struggle, the woman was able to get to a neighbour’s house and call the police.

Ponoka RCMP arrest man following mischief and arson

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP have arrested and charged one male following a series of incidents which occurred over a two hour period in downtown Ponoka on August 13. During this time windows were smashed with an axe, and a shed was set on fire.

EPS seeks assistance to identify suspect in sexual assaults

Suspect photo captured from surveillance footage
Edmonton Police Service - The Edmonton Police Service is asking the public to help identify a suspect in three reported groping incidents that occurred in northeast Edmonton in May and July of this year.  The three incidents occurred in the Newton and Beverly neighbourhoods of Edmonton. Two separate assaults were reported on May 16, 2018, and a third was reported on July 15, 2018. In each case, the suspect reportedly ran up behind a female during daylight hours to commit the assault, then fled.

Teen vehicle fatality near Sherwood Park under investigation by ASIRT

ASIRT - On August 14, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate circumstances surrounding a single-vehicle rollover where a 16-year-old young man died following an encounter with Strathcona County RCMP.

Edmonton Fentanyl Production Lab Shut Down

The totality of goods seized during ALERT's investigation
ALERT Edmonton - ALERT Edmonton’s organized crime and gang team has shut down a fentanyl production lab operating out of a home in southeast Edmonton. Two people were arrested and nearly $1 million worth of drugs were seized.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Update on investigation into shooting on Highway 1A


RCMP Alberta -
The RCMP Serious Crimes Branch is appealing to the public for information in the investigation into a shooting that occurred August 2, 2018.

At approximately 11:40 am, a black Dodge Durango was travelling eastbound on Highway 1A through the Stoney Nakoda First Nation. The investigation thus far has revealed that the vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old man from Germany, was travelling from Banff towards Calgary. While travelling on Highway 1A, the man and his family detoured into the Nakoda Lodge briefly then continued east, travelling off the highway once again onto Branch Road and driving a short distance before returning to Highway 1A and continuing east.

Breton RCMP request public assistance to identify B&E suspects


RCMP Alberta -
On August 13, 2018, Breton RCMP received a call of an attempted break and enter that occurred at the Breton Food Town. Investigation revealed that the break and enter occurred between 5:30 am and 5:40 am on August 13. The suspect vehicle is described as a white Ford F-350 with a missing tailgate cap. Two men emerged from the vehicle and attempted to break the glass on the door using a pry bar.

Mayerthorpe RCMP investigate fatal plane crash

RCMP Alberta - Plane wreckage has been located in a wooded area after Search & Rescue technicians located the scene from the air earlier this afternoon.

On August 16, 2018 at approximately 4:30 p.m., Mayerthorpe RCMP were notified of the wreckage in rural Lac Ste. Anne County. The aircraft sustained extensive damage and a body was discovered at scene.

Bonnyville RCMP Look for Leads on Stolen Diesel Filters

Diesel Particulate Filter
RCMP Alberta - Sometime overnight on August 14th or 15th, multiple Diesel Particulate Filters were stolen from various vehicles at a local vehicle dealership in Bonnyville. The filters were sawed out of their respective vehicles at a total estimated value of $20000. The filters are quite large and heavy and would have required some skill and planning to steal.

Airdrie RCMP Announce Vehicle Theft Stats for June and July 2018

RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP have compiled vehicle theft stats for June and July 2018 which indicate that vehicle thefts have increased slightly since May of this same year.

The Airdrie RCMP received 12 vehicle theft complaints in June and nine in July which is up slightly from 9 reported thefts in May. Of the 21 vehicles reported stolen over the two months, seven of them were stolen with keys left inside the vehicle.

Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP Catch Truck Thief with Help of Good Samaritan

RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP have arrested and charged a 41-year old male from Olds, Alberta after a lengthy pursuit of a stolen vehicle which involved the Calgary Police Service, Airdrie, Beiseker, and Three Hills RCMP.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Alberta invests in greener public transit

Electric buses, like this one from the City of Edmonton, will be eligible for the Alberta Community Transit Fund.
Government of Alberta - Alberta commuters will have more options when it comes to getting around thanks to a new public transportation program that invests in green transit throughout the province.

The $215 million Alberta Community Transit (ACT) Fund will be available to municipalities, Métis Settlements and transit commissions and authorities to invest in low and zero-emission transit vehicles, and increase transit ridership across the province. This will help reduce overall emissions and give more Albertans the option to use public transit.

“We are always focused on trying to help people get to school, to work or to spending time with family members in as efficient a way as possible. That’s why we are investing in more public transit. The program reflects what we heard from Albertans from across the province on the future of public transit. The new program creates the right incentives to move towards more green transit fleets and facilities in Alberta.” - Brian Mason, Minister of Transportation
"Investments like this provide the City of Edmonton and our region the opportunity to offer sustainable transit options to citizens. We're pleased that the provincial government recognizes the importance of commuter options and we look forward to future investments that will ease congestion as we grow." - Don Iveson, mayor, Edmonton
"There is a real need for investment in transportation, especially to connect villages, towns and cities. Whether it’s seniors trying to access essential health care, students travelling home to visit family or people trying to access jobs, connecting our various communities with safe transportation is essential. This is an important step and we look forward to continuing to work with Alberta Transportation to move ahead on these kinds of investments." - Barry Morishita, Alberta Urban Municipalities Association
"The Canadian Urban Transit Association (CUTA) works to support and influence the advancement of public transit across urban centres. Support for transit projects that increase service and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, as this new program does, clearly shows that the Government of Alberta also sees public transit as a critical service for residents in urban areas across the province.” - Wade Coombs, chair, CUTA Prairie Provinces and Territories Chapter, and CUTA Board of Directors

The ACT Fund provides a total of $215 million in funding over five years for Alberta transit projects; $115 million of the grant fund comes from Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan.

It is a merit-based program that will score each project based on regional collaboration, and environmental, economic and social benefits.

Related information:
Alberta Community Transit Fund
Change Climate Change to Climate Leadership Plan

ASIRT investigation finds no use of force in Lethbridge incident

ASIRT - The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has concluded its investigation into injuries sustained by a man while fleeing police in Lethbridge last year.

Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize This Male Involved in Genesis Place Theft


RCMP Alberta -
Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect responsible for break and enter and theft that occurred within Genesis Place in Airdrie.

Strathcona County RCMP investigate significant damage to Safeway entrance

RCMP Alberta – This morning at approximately 5:10 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle purposefully driving into the Safeway entrance located on Sherwood Drive. The suspect vehicle was last seen driving east on Granada Boulevard.

Strathcona County RCMP warn of scammers attempting to selling fake gold

RCMP Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP have received multiple reports of people attempting to sell gold out of their vehicles. These groups of people have been flagging motorists down, or approaching them in parking lots asking people to buy their jewelry or take it in trade for gasoline. The jewelry is not real and is offered at extremely low prices.

RCMP Major Crimes Unit North investigating a homicide on the Paul Band First Nation

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit along with Stony Plain RCMP continue to investigate the death of a 31-year-old female of the Paul Band First Nation.

The investigation began yesterday at 7:38 a.m., when Stony Plain RCMP responded to the Paul Band First Nation in relation to a death at a residence. Evidence obtained at the scene led the Major Crimes Unit – North to become engaged in the investigation.

RCMP arrest two after following a dangerous pursuit and theft

RCMP Alberta – Two people are in custody following a dangerous occurrence on August 15, 2018. The incident began shortly after 10:00 A.M. while members of the Faust RCMP Detachment were conducting targeted patrols in the area of Kinuso, Alberta. Members had been in search of suspicious vehicles believed to be involved in recent criminal activities. During these patrols one of these vehicles was located and refused to stop for police. In an effort to evade apprehension, the suspect vehicle was observed forcing police vehicles off the road and driving in the opposite lane on Highway 2.

Okotoks RCMP Seeks Assistance in Identifying Suspects


RCMP Alberta - RCMP are asking for public assistance identifying two suspects who assaulted a man early Tuesday morning. At approximately 2:00 am on August 14th, two males were seen checking car doors along Knowles Avenue in Okotoks. A member of the public was sitting in his vehicle when the two men checked his vehicle doors. When the suspects realized the car had an occupant one man fled on foot and the second man hid close by.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Edmonton submits 40-acre annexation application to Province with Sturgeon County support


City of Edmonton  -
The City of Edmonton submitted an annexation application to the Municipal Government Board (MGB) on July 18, 2018, for 16 hectares (40 acres) of land in Sturgeon County jurisdiction north of Anthony Henday Drive and 66 Street interchange.

ASIRT assumes investigation of EPS pursuit

ASIRT - On August 1, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding an incident in the early morning of July 30, 2018, involving a pursuit following an attempted vehicle stop by members of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS).

Passenger causes disruption on Via Rail train

RCMP Alberta - On Monday, August 13 at approximately 9:20 p.m. Viking RCMP were called to assist Via Rail staff with an unruly passenger on one of their trains en route from Vancouver to Toronto. Staff advised an intoxicated male on board was causing issues for staff and being belligerent to other passengers, forcing them to make an unscheduled stop in Viking.

Grande Prairie RCMP Investigate Shooting Incident

RCMP Alberta – On Tuesday August 14 approximately 5:49 a.m. Grande Prairie RCMP were dispatched to a campground at Evergreen Park for a possible shooting.  Upon arrival police located a male inside a trailer with a single gunshot wound. The 62-year-old male was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition.  Police believe this was not a random act and there is no additional risk to public safety.

Peace Regional RCMP Warn of Attempts to Pass Counterfeit Currency

RCMP Alberta - Between August 12 and August 14, 2018, Peace Regional RCMP responded to multiple reports of counterfeit American currency attempting to be passed at local businesses. In each of these instances, the currency appeared as $20 American bills, which, upon closer inspection, showed multiple obvious indicators of being counterfeit.

Blackfalds RCMP Warns of Attempts to Steal Property

RCMP Alberta - On August 14, 2018 the Blackfalds RCMP took a call for service from a person who resides on a rural property in Red Deer County of two males attempting to steal a utility vehicle from his property.

Monday, 13 August 2018

Edmonton International Airport RCMP seize $100,000 worth of illegal drugs


RCMP Alberta -
On the 31st of July 2018, RCMP at the Edmonton International Airport were alerted to a suspicious suitcase that was heading to St. John's NFLD. Police searched the suitcase and located 2 kgs of hashish, 8 pounds of marijuana and a large quantity of pills that include fentanyl, oxycodine, morphine as well as a number of other controlled drugs.

Leduc RCMP investigate robbery


RCMP Alberta –
On August 12, 2018 at approximately 3:50 pm, Leduc RCMP responded to a robbery at the Complete Communications store in the City of Leduc. 4 male suspects made away with an undisclosed amount of phones.

The suspects fled from the store on foot. The employee sustained minor injuries.

Airdrie RCMP Release Composite Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect


RCMP Alberta -
Airdrie RCMP are releasing a composite sketch of the male suspect involved in the armed robbery of the Salvation Army Thrift Store back on August 4th, 2018 in Airdrie.

On Saturday, August 4th at approximately 4:00 pm, a lone male entered the Salvation Army Thrift Store, brandished a weapon, and demanded cash from the store employee. The male suspect was handed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction from the store.

Wetaskiwin RCMP effect numerous arrests and seizures during Enhanced Enforcement shifts

RCMP Alberta - Since July 19, 2018 Wetaskiwin RCMP has conducted three Enhanced Enforcement shifts in conjunction with numerous support units including: Wetaskiwin General Investigation Section, Maskwacis Community Response Unit, RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project, Integrated Traffic Units, Stony Plain and Bashaw RCMP members, Wetaskiwin City/County Peace Officers and RCMP Air Services. This is an ongoing effort to reduce property related offences and high risk driving behaviours.

WAD RCRU RCMP execute search warrant and recover stolen property

RCMP Alberta – Three people are facing charges after the Western Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Team executed a search warrant at a rural property last week. A quantity of stolen property, stolen vehicles, drugs, and a loaded firearm were seized.

Red Deer RCMP warn public about online job scams

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are warning the public to do their research before sending personal information when applying for online job postings, and never to send cash, after receiving a report of an online job scam.

Request to ID St. Albert Theft Suspect


RCMP Alberta - At approximately 3:40 a.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018, a female suspect entered the 7-11 store on Akins Drive and walked out of the store a short time later with several unpaid items in her arms including frozen pizzas.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Cold Lake RCMP Investigates Theft of Truck & Firearm

RCMP Alberta - On August 12, 2018, at approximately 2:45 a.m. a black 2014 Dodge Ram truck with Alberta licence plate BDM6339 was stolen from a residence in Cold Lake north. Within the stolen truck was a Tiki 223/556 Nato bolt action rifle with ammunition.

Police are asking that anyone with information about this theft to contact the Cold Lake RCMP at 780-594-3302. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact crime stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.

Saturday, 11 August 2018

Elk Point RCMP Investigates Fatal Single Vehicle Collision

RCMP Alberta - On August 10, 2018, at approximately 12:15 a.m. Elk Point RCMP responded to single vehicle rollover on Township Road 562, at the intersection of Range Road 33. The driver, a 20 year old male was pronounced deceased at the scene. A 23 year old female was transported by STARS to an Edmonton hospital in serious condition. A 22 year old female and a 28 year old male were transported by ground ambulance to a local hospital. A 22 year old male was uninjured in the collision. An RCMP Collision Analyst assisted in the investigation. All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered, and the collision remains under investigation. No further updates are available at this time.

Strathcona RCMP Investigates Collision with Cyclists on Sherwood Park Freeway

RCMP Alberta - At approximately 9:50 a.m. today, Strathcona County RCMP responded to a collision between a group of cyclists and a pickup truck. The preliminary investigation has revealed that approximately 15 cyclists were riding east bound on Sherwood Park Freeway when a group of them were struck by an east bound pickup truck. The collision occurred just prior to Highway 216. Five cyclists, both males and females were transported by ground ambulance to Edmonton hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Two of the five cyclists suffered serious injuries. The pickup truck and driver, an adult female remained at the scene. All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered and the collision remains under investigation. No further details are available at this time.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Red Deer RCMP arrest man after incident in store with knife

RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have charged a man with multiple offences after he was alleged to have stolen merchandise from a store while in possession of a large knife and then fled police in a stolen SUV the afternoon of August 8.

Ponoka RCMP charge male with 95 counts in stolen property investigation

RCMP Alberta – A 32-year-old male is facing 95 charges after a tip from an alert citizen lead RCMP into a stolen property investigation.

On August 8, 2018 RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at a commercial location on 46 Avenue. RCMP attended where the male suspect was allegedly siphoning fuel from a piece of heavy equipment that was parked at the location. Investigation determined the vehicle was stolen and the male suspect was arrested.

Agriculture Youth Council launches


Agriculture for Life - Agriculture for Life (Ag for Life), is seeking Alberta youth aged 16 to 21 to join its Agriculture Youth Council. The council will pilot Ag for Life programs and resources, provide valuable insight and ideas on types of programs and ag-related topics for youth and attend Ag for Life events.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP make arrests in Break/Enter and Auto Thefts

RCMP Alberta - On August 8, 2018 around 1:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain House RCMP were actively patrolling a known crime area in town, and located a stolen vehicle with two suspects inside. The vehicle made an attempt to ram the police vehicle then fled the scene. Police pursued the vehicle for a short distance before terminating the pursuit due to public safety issues. Around 2:30 p.m., a citizen located the stolen car, which had crashed in a rural area southeast of Rocky Mountain House. 

RCMP Major Crimes Unit North charge youth with Second Degree Murder

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP have made an arrest and laid charges following a serious assault with a weapon that left one male dead as a result of his injuries.

On August 7 at 10:00 p.m. Boyle RCMP responded to a complaint of a serious assault at a residence on the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement. The 22-year-old victim was transported to the hospital in Boyle. An identified 17-year-old suspect was arrested on scene and taken into police custody.

Olds RCMP seek public assistance in identifying suspect in “Jason” mask


RCMP Alberta – The Olds RCMP were dispatched early this morning to a break and enter at the Dodge Dealership in Olds where three different vehicles were stolen.

At 2:46 a.m., the RCMP received a complaint that a suspect vehicle came to the dealership, rammed a barricade and stole two Dodge Ram trucks and a Jeep Grande Cherokee. The suspects left, each driving a different vehicle.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Vehicle Theft & Arson near Elk Point



RCMP Alberta - On August 7, 2018 at 5:30 am Elk Point RCMP responded to a vehicle fire on Township road 572 just northwest of Elk Point. Upon arrival a service truck that was destroyed by fire was discovered and subsequent investigation revealed that it had been stolen from a local oilfield services company which is located approx 10 km south of Elk Point.

Jasper RCMP investigate multiple fatality collision

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP have cleared from a collision scene, but investigation remains ongoing into the crash which tragically left six people deceased, and two people in serious to life-threatening condition.

Morinville RCMP Seek Public’s Assistance in Locating Stolen Truck


Similar vehicle
RCMP Alberta – On August 8, 2018 at approximately 06:50 a.m. Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter, and theft of motor vehicle from PSA Construction Inc. in the Pro North Industrial Park, Sturgeon County, AB. The investigation revealed that sometime between 6:00 p.m. August 7, 2018 and this morning, unknown persons drove through two gates on the property, and stole a white 2007 Ford F250 with a large PSA Logo Sticker on the driver and passenger doors bearing Alberta license plate BJL 8772.

St. Paul RCMP Investigates Fatal Collision

RCMP Alberta - St. Paul RCMP were dispatched to a two vehicle collision at approximately 20:10 hours this evening. St. Paul RCMP with the assistance of an RCMP Collision Analyst remain at the scene investigating this collision. At this time it is known that a vac truck and a small car collided at the intersection of Highway 881 and Highway 646. The 19 year old female driver of the car was pronounced deceased at the scene. The driver and lone occupant of the truck was uninjured. Traffic is unobstructed at the scene and is flowing in all directions. All possible contributing factors related to this collision are being considered, and the collision remains under investigation. No further updates are available at this time.

Tuesday, 7 August 2018

Reconciliation Lethbridge: Moving forward

Treena Tallow
AHS Advisor Treena Tallow - This year signals the fourth anniversary since Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) concluded. The Commission arose as a result of the Indian Residential School Settlement Agreement and had the important task of documenting the truth of the survivors, their families and communities, and those affected by experience.

Taber/Vauxhall RCMP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision Involving a Tractor

RCMP Alberta – On August 5, 2018 at 8:30 p.m., Taber/Vauxhall RCMP along with the MD of Taber Fire Department, MD of Taber Community Peace Officers and EMS responded to a collision involving a tractor towing a trailer on Range Road 17-2 south of Township Road 8-2.

Sylvan Lake RCMP investigate triple fatality MVC

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP are investigating a serious collision which occurred on August 6, leaving three people dead and one young child in the hospital.

St. Paul RCMP investigate suspected arson

RCMP Alberta – On Aug. 7, 2018 at approximately 5:30 a.m. St. Paul RCMP, Mallaig Fire, and St. Paul Fire responded to two commercial structure fires in the Town of St. Paul. Both fires have been extinguished and there is no concern for public safety. Preliminary information suggests the fires were not accidental in nature. The cause and origins of the fires are being investigated by the RCMP and Forensic Identification Section.

Rimbey RCMP seek public's assistance in identifying male


RCMP Alberta –
The RCMP have been investigating a theft of copper wire that occurred on July 8, 2018 on a remote oil lease site. A suspect photo has been obtained, and police are seeking assistance in identifying the male in the above photos.

RCMP CRU recovers 9 racing bicycles


RCMP Alberta –
On August 2, the RCMP Central Alberta District (CAD) CRU investigated information which led them to an abandoned property near Nisku, where 9 stolen, specialty racing bicycles were stashed. The bicycles were recovered by the RCMP and have been seized for investigation purposes.

Wanted: Airdrie B&E and vehicle theft suspect

Suspect

RCMP Alberta -
Airdrie RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for break and enter and vehicle theft that took place at 403 Mackenzie Way in Airdrie.

Triple fatality on Hwy 22 near Priddis


RCMP Alberta – This morning at 3:10 a.m., Turner Valley RCMP responded to a report of a serious motor vehicle collision on Highway 22 west of Priddis Valley Road.

As a result of the collision three adults are deceased, and one adult has been transported to a hospital via STARS Air Ambulance.

Two vehicles were travelling on Highway 22 in opposite directions and collided head-on.  The 26-year-old male driver and his 31-year-old female passenger in a car were both declared deceased on scene.  The 34-year-old male driver of an SUV was also declared deceased while the 27-year-old female passenger of the SUV was transported to a Calgary hospital with serious, but non life-threatening injuries.

Investigation into this collision continues by the RCMP Collision Analyst.  Resources from Okotoks and Cochrane RCMP provided assistance.

The RCMP have now re-opened the highway to travel.

Further information will not be made available.

Rocky Mountain House RCMP and emergency crews respond to capsized canoers

RCMP Alberta - On August 4 around 8:00 p.m., the Rocky Mountain House RCMP responded to a call for assistance from canoers who had capsized their canoe and had fallen into the North Saskatchewan River. Of the group of eight canoers, two were exposed to the water and required medical attention.

Beiseker RCMP arrest two for motor vehicle theft, other charges

RCMP Alberta – As a result of continued and extensive investigation Beiseker RCMP have arrested and charged two individuals involved in earlier reported incident of vehicle thefts. Beiseker RCMP relied on assistance from Cochrane RCMP's General Duty and General Investigation Section, Cold Lake RCMP General Investigation Section, Emergency Response Teams and the Serious Crimes Branch South teams consisting of Auto Theft Section, General Investigations Section and Crime Reduction Unit in order to safely locate and arrest the two males.

Monday, 6 August 2018

Airdrie RCMP Investigating Armed Robbery of Salvation Army Thrift Store

RCMP Alberta - Airdrie RCMP are currently investigating an armed robbery that took place earlier today at Salvation Army Thrift Store located on Main Street in Airdrie.

On Saturday, August 4th at approximately 4:00 pm, a lone male suspect entered the Salvation Army Thrift Store, brandished a weapon, and demanded cash from the store employee. The male suspect was handed an undisclosed amount of cash before fleeing on foot in an unknown direction from the store.

The male was described as:
· 5’6” to 5’7” tall and 140-150 lbs in weight
· He was wearing a green jacket with hood, black pants, and white sunglasses
· He had black hair with some greying and light grey facial hair

The Airdrie RCMP are currently canvassing businesses and citizens whom might have video footage from the area of 125 Main Street at approximately 4:00 pm on Saturday, August 4.

If you have any information about this incident or can identify the suspect, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200 or call your local police. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Thursday, 2 August 2018

Drumheller RCMP execute search warrant and lay over 50 charges

RCMP Alberta - On July 29, members of the Drumheller RCMP executed a Search Warrant on a residence and shop in the community of Nacmine. 

The search resulted in over 50 charges laid including the recovery of stolen vehicles, illegally possessed firearms, improperly stored firearms and ammunition, drug possession and possession for the purpose of trafficking charges as well as charges related to forged vehicle documents and tampered VIN plates.

Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisory issued for Bullshead Reservoir

Alberta Health Services South Zone – A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom has been identified in areas of Bullshead Reservoir in Cypress County. Residents living near the shores of this lake, as well as visitors to this lake, are advised to take the following precautions:

· Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.

· Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible.

· Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets.

· Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).

Cochrane traffic stop yields drugs, weapons, counterfeit cash


RCMP Alberta –
On August 1st, 2018, a Cochrane RCMP traffic member located a stolen vehicle with two occupants on Highway 40.

Beiseker RCMP lay charges following theft of boat from rural residence


RCMP Alberta –
The Beiseker RCMP have one 30-year-old male in custody following the theft of a boat, and an unusual incident where the stolen boat ended up in a ditch.

On August 1, at approximately 11:55 a.m., the Beiseker RCMP received a complaint that a suspect in a black Dodge truck stole a boat and trailer from a residential property and was last seen entering Irricana. An RCMP officer in a marked police car travelling westbound into Irricana witnessed the suspect truck travelling eastbound toward him at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control of the boat and trailer causing the boat to fly off the trailer into the southbound ditch.

Red Deer RCMP investigate break-in and ATM theft at mall



RCMP Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are investigating a break-in at Parkland Mall early this morning in which three men in a truck smashed through the mall doors and stole two ATMs, causing significant damage within the mall.

RCMP responded to a report of a break-in in progress at the mall at 4:15 am on August 2 and determined that the suspect truck drove through the mall doors at Entrance 5. The truck drove through the mall to two separate ATMs in the food court area, and the three male occupants of the truck were seen lifting the cash machines into the back of the truck. The truck then smashed through glass doors at Entrance 1 and fled.

Grande Prairie RCMP Charge Young Offenders Following Multiple Break and Enters

RCMP Alberta - During period of July 19, 2018 and July 20, 2018 RCMP received numerous calls from residents reporting break and enters and mischief to their residences, primarily in the area of Crystal Lake Estates.

While investigating the break and enters, police encountered a stolen vehicle with three occupants. The suspects fled from the scene on foot but were located with the assistance of Police Dog Services and arrested without incident. Investigation revealed that all three were involved in the earlier crimes.

High River RCMP arrest driver of stolen, pursued vehicle

RCMP Alberta – On July 31st, 2018, in the late afternoon, Okotoks and High River RCMP were involved in a vehicle pursuit that originated when an Okotoks RCMP officer attempted to arrest a male in a stolen vehicle. The pursuit was called off when the suspect’s manner of driving became dangerous to both police and public safety. Video from the police vehicles provided investigators with photos that would eventually help to identify the driver.

Sundre Community Van Society Treasurer arrested

RCMP Alberta - On July 10, 2018, the Sundre RCMP detachment received a complaint from the Sundre Community Van Society regarding the fraudulent use of its funds by its Treasurer. The Society, which provides senior's transportation for appointments, events and amenity needs, reported that approximately $6300 was spent by its treasurer on unauthorized purchases such as personal payments, cell phone bills and fuel between April and June of this year. 

 On July 31, 2018 Robin Strub (30) of Caroline, AB was arrested and charged with Section 336CC - Criminal Breach of Trust. She was released by a Justice of the Peace to appear in Provincial Court in Didsbury, AB on August 13, 2018 to speak to the matter. "Unfortunately this is a solemn reminder that there are individuals out there that prey on the good trusting nature of our seniors and the organizations that assist them. I am glad that the RCMP Sundre detachment was able to assist the Society to hold Ms. Strub accountable for her alleged actions." Cpl Joe Mandel

Strathmore RCMP respond to serious collision, highway reopened

RCMP Alberta – The RCMP continue to investigate a two vehicle collision which occurred at approximately 11:43 a.m. today. As a result of this collision, one 64-year-old male is confirmed to be deceased.

The RCMP Collision Analyst attended the collision scene and is conducting an investigation into the cause of this collision.

Preliminary information is that a truck was travelling north on Highway 817, and collided with a truck pulling a trailer, travelling south.

Both vehicles had one occupant. The driver of the truck hauling the trailer was treated on scene for injuries. The driver of the northbound truck was declared deceased on scene as a result of injuries incurred in the collision.

Highway 817 is reopened to traffic, which is now moving in both directions.

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

Breton RCMP investigate fatal motor vehicle collision

RCMP Alberta – This afternoon at 3:12 p.m., RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highways 13 and 20 that left one 19-year-old female deceased.

The female was the sole occupant in an SUV travelling westbound on Highway 13. A semi truck was travelling northbound on Highway 20 and the two vehicles collided in the intersection.

The driver of the semi truck was not injured in the collision.

High Prairie RCMP Investigate a Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision

RCMP Alberta - On Tuesday July 31st, 2018 at approximately 5:30 pm, High Prairie RCMP and Emergency Services responded to a single vehicle roll over collision on Highway 750 in community of Grouard, Alberta, approximately 30 kilometres northeast of High Prairie.

Banff RCMP seek return of special artifact

Replica of artifact
RCMP Alberta – The RCMP are seeking public assistance in the return of an artifact that was removed on July 28 from a historical site at Lower Bankhead near Lake Minnewanka in Banff National Park.

High River RCMP investigate mischief to a local business

RCMP Alberta – On July 21, 2018, High River RCMP received a complaint of mischief to the 7-11 store. At approximately 6:00 pm that date, a 7-11 employee observed that a north window of the business had been damaged by what appeared to be a round from a pellet or a BB gun. Officers would appreciate anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about who is responsible contacting the High River RCMP detachment.

Spirit River RCMP investigate two serious collisions in one day

RCMP Alberta – On July 31, the Spirit River RCMP attended a serious motor vehicle collision at 3:43 p.m., and then a fatal motor vehicle collision at 4:43 p.m.

Fatal plane crash on Rae Glacier

Alberta – The RCMP worked with partner agencies in what became a recovery effort for occupants of the twin engine plane that is confirmed to have crashed today, at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Kananaskis Public Safety Officers have recovered two male bodies from the crash, and both are confirmed to be deceased.

The RCMP established that there were two persons on the plane before it crashed. The Transportation Safety Board of Canada will assume carriage of the investigation into the crash, and the RCMP have secured the scene for their arrival.

Information about the occupants of the plane will not be provided by the RCMP at this time.

Fatality during RCMP arrest in St. Paul under investigation

Government of Alberta - On July 31, 2018, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a 38-year-old man during an encounter with RCMP officers in St. Paul.