Monday, 13 August 2018

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.

As a result of these enforcement effort the following statistics were recorded:

· 2037 vehicle checks

· 163 Provincial violation tickets issued

· Numerous individuals arrested for various offences

· 53 compliance checks completed

· Over 20 Criminal Code charges laid

· Several other offences/drug related charges

Wetaskiwin RCMP commends the support received on this initiative from the numerous units committed to reducing crime in the City and County of Wetaskiwin and Town of Millet. These enhanced enforcement shifts are in alignment with KDivision’s Crime Reduction Strategy with collaborative partnerships targeting enforcement and patrols aimed at disrupting criminal and/or illegal activities.

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