STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP INVESTIGATE RESIDENTIAL BREAK AND ENTERS

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Wednesday October 18, 2018 Strathcona County RCMP responded to three residential break and enters in the Nottingham, Summerwood and Brentwood area of Sherwood Park.  

In all three incidents forced entry was gained by kicking in the front door and once inside the culprit(s) stole T. V’s and jewelry.

Strathcona County RCMP and RCMP Forensic Identification Section continue to investigate.

Residential safety tips:

  • Keep your shrubs and trees trimmed to avoid blocking your doors and windows.
  • Doors should be well lit or lit by motion detector lights.
  • Watch out for suspicious activity, people and vehicles in your neighborhood and report it to police immediately.
  •  Keep inventory and document serials numbers of all your valuables.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP INVESTIGATE ALLEGED ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION

Strathcona County RCMP investigate alleged attempted abduction

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Tuesday October 16, 2018 at approximately 2:11 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to an alleged attempted abduction at Jean Vanier Catholic School in Sherwood Park. 

The 5-year-old girl reports she was approached by an unknown female at lunch recess near the school playground and pulled her towards a vehicle. The young girl ran away and was not injured during the incident.

RCMP are actively investigating and continuing to verify all details that have been provided. Police have been conducting neighbourhood inquiries and collecting any video surveillance that may assist in the investigation.

Police are working with the school and the Catholic School Board who are also investigating this incident.

The public is encouraged to contact police if they have video surveillance in the area of the school or witnessed anything suspicious during the school day yesterday. 

"The RCMP are urging the public not to fuel public panic about this situation by posting on social media and allow us to conduct our investigation" says Insp. Beth Leatherdale of the Strathcona County RCMP.

 

If you have information about this investigation, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 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.  

 

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP AND CITIZENS ON PATROL TEAM UP – LOCK IT OR LOSE IT

Strathcona County RCMP and Citizens On Patrol team up –Lock It or Lose It

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Tuesday October 3, 2018 Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Citizens On Patrol (COP) volunteers did crime prevention inspections on 374 vehicles parked at Millennium Place, as part of the Lock it or Lose it public education campaign. Volunteers did not try doors or touch vehicles, other than to leave a report card at the vehicle, flagging temptations that might encourage a thief to break into the vehicle or try to steal it.

During the October 3, 2018 check, 90 drivers left possessions or cash in plain view, 45 left electronics on visible display,61 had a garage door opener in plain view, 1 wallet and 2 purses in view. 179 vehicles got a positive report cards indicating they have taken care to prevent being a victim of auto crime.

“Most criminals seek out crimes of opportunity. Leaving valuables in plain sight, or in an unlocked vehicle can provide that opportunity,” said Cst. Chantelle Kelly of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Don't allow criminals access to your personal belongings like wallets or ID cards left behind in your car. This increases your risk of being further victimized by identity theft over and above theft of property."

Tips to protect your vehicle and its contents:

  • Ensure doors are always locked and the key is in your pocket.
  • Park in well-lit areas.
  • Never leave money in plain sight.
  • Always roll up your car windows.
  • Put shopping bags and other parcels in the trunk.
  • Ensure GPS is put in a safe, out-of-sight location.
  • Take electronics, including your cellphone, with you.
  • Don’t leave your car running unattended.

Strathcona County RCMP is also encouraging motorists to make a nightly routine of checking their vehicle before heading to bed. By ensuring the doors are locked, windows are up, and valuables have been brought inside their residence, motorists can help decrease the chance of a theft occurring.

The Lock it or Lose it campaign is part of ongoing crime reduction work by Strathcona County RCMP and its crime prevention partners.

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP INVESTIGATE SEXUAL ASSAULT

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in gathering information on the following crime:

On Tuesday September 11, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m. a female youth was walking on Brentwood Blvd near Raven Drive when she was approached by an unknown male. The male attempted to engage in a conversation with the female and while doing so grabbed her hand. The male then hugged and kissed the female and walked away.

The male is described as caucasian, 5’5, with dark hair, dark beard and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and a reflective work vest.

Strathcona County RCMP are releasing a composite sketch in an attempt to identify the suspect.

Strathcona County RCMP continue to investigate this incident. Anyone with information as to the identity and or whereabouts of this male is asked to contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or call your local police detachment. If you wish 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.  

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP REMIND MOTORISTS OF NEW ALL-DAY SCHOOL ZONES

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP REMIND MOTORISTS OF NEW ALL-DAY SCHOOL ZONES

 

Sherwood Park, 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.

This change reflects the importance for motorists to drive with care when children are at school. When children are struck by vehicles, their injuries often result in life threatening or permanent injuries. The faster a vehicle is moving, the greater the impact and the more devastating the results.

All-day school zones will reduce driver confusion around effective hours. They will also provide reduced speed limits on early dismissal days and for rural schools with earlier start and dismissal times.

School zones exist where the yellow school sign is accompanied by a 30 km/h sign. Signage will be installed on all school zone signs in Strathcona County, clearly indicating the new effective hours.

The yellow school sign is sometimes seen without the speed limit posted below it. You will see these signs where schools are located on arterial roads, where the 30 km/h speed limit does not apply. However, caution is still advised.

The speed limit in a playground zone will remain at 30 km/h unless otherwise posted. In addition, a vehicle is not permitted to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction from 8:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset in a playground zone.

The Strathcona County RCMP strives to provide citizens with a safe and secure community. One of their priorities is to improve traffic safety through enforcement and public education. The Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services will be increasing enforcement in school zones early in the school year to remind students and motorists to be careful on the roadways around school and playground zones and to obey the traffic laws.

For more information, see strathcona.ca/schoolsafety

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP SEEKING WITNESSES TO FATAL COLLISION

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP SEEKING WITNESSES TO FATAL COLLISION

 

Strathcona County, 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.

The collision involved a GMC Yukon and resulted in the death of a 16-year-old male. Police are looking for any information that will help with their investigation.

ASIRT has a parallel investigation into the circumstances surrounding the police interaction with the vehicle.

If you have any information about this, including video footage, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP WARN OF SCAMMERS ATTEMPTING TO SELL FAKE GOLD

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP WARN OF SCAMMERS ATTEMPTING TO SELL FAKE GOLD

Strathcona County, 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. 

Those involved in the scam typically provide a story such as having a broken or lost bank card and are unable to access their money to continue the trip.

Some suspects have even gone as far as involving children in the scam to make the story seem more real.

The suspects are generally driving new rental vehicles.

The public should not hesitate to report suspicious activity, and to make note of any information such as type of vehicle, description of the individuals and direction of travel.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP INVESTIGATE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SAFEWAY ENTRANCE

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP INVESTIGATE SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO SAFEWAY ENTRANCE

Strathcona County, 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.

Police located the unoccupied suspect vehicle parked on Hummingbird Road in Sherwood Park and determined the vehicle was stolen from the previous night in Sherwood Park. Suspects have not been located.

There is significant damage to the entrance of the Safeway as a result of the incident.

Strathcona County RCMP and RCMP Forensic Identification Services continue to investigate.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Strathcona County RCMP arrest two youths for arson at playground

Strathcona County RCMP arrest two youths for arson at playground

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Thursday August 9, 2018 Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a fire at a playground on Forrest Drive in Sherwood Park. Upon arrival Strathcona County Emergency Services observed a slide on fire and was immediately extinguished.

The slide was destroyed causing several thousand dollars’ worth in damages.

No one was injured as a result of the fire.

Shortly after the incident, two youths were arrested for arson. The names will not be provided as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Strathcona County RCMP investigate shooting

Strathcona County RCMP investigate shooting

 

Strathcona County, Alberta - On Tuesday August 7, 2018 at approximately 2:27 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a residence near Range Road 225 and Township Road 522 for a possible shooting.  

Upon arrival police located a male inside the residence with a single gunshot wound.

The 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.

Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County General Investigative Section continue to investigate.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Suspicious Item

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Suspicious Item

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are currently investigating a suspicious item located in a ditch along Highway 14. Police have blocked off the eastbound lane of Highway 14 near Range Road 225 and traffic is being re-routed north and south on Range Road 225. The westbound lane of Highway 14 has not been affected.

Explosive Disposal Unit (EDU) has been contacted and will be attending the location to assist.

Updates will be provided once more information is available.

 

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Break and Enter to Business

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Break and Enter to Business

 

Strathcona County, Alberta - On Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 6:42 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter at Global Well Servicing located near Range Road 212 and Township Road 562A.

Suspects broke the lock off of the crew trailer and once inside caused damage to the interior and stole various tools.

The suspects then started a rig and drove it into the cab of a pump truck causing several thousand dollars’ worth of damage.

Suspect #1: Described as male wearing a blue shirt, blue/green/white helmet driving a Yamaha motocross.

Suspect #2: Described as male wearing a lime green jersey, Fox helmet, driving an orange motocross.

Suspect #3: Described as male wearing a red Fox jersey and driving a Yamaha motocross.

Strathcona County RCMP are releasing surveillance images in an attempt to identify the suspects.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Carjacking with Shots fired - UPDATE

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP have charged two males in a series of offences that spanned over three jurisdictions. On October 12, 2017 Strathcona County RCMPresponded to a complaint of shots fired at a local hotel and short time later a car jacking at a nearby gas station.

Jeremy Kellie BUFFIN, age 30 and Dalton Shay CHECKOSIS, age 24 both of North Battleford, Saskatchewan were located and arrested in Saskatchewan and remain in custody.

BUFFIN and CHECKOSIS have been charged with over thirty Criminal Code charges each and arescheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday September 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m.

BACKGROUND

On October 12, 2017 at approximately 12:30 AM, the RCMP were notified by the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) that they were following a black Ford Fusion.  This vehicle was involved in an armed carjacking in Edmonton.  At the same time, the Strathcona County RCMP received a complaint of shots fired at the Holiday Inn Express on Broadmoor Boulevard.  A male individual had been shot in the shoulder and neck area.  The male was conscious and appeared to have non-life threatening injuries.

The male was transported to the Royal Alexandria hospital to have his injuries treated.

At approximately 12:35 AM, the Black Ford Fusion was involved in another armed carjacking with a shotgun, at the Flying “J” gas station.  A Black Chrysler 300, with a Saskatchewan licence plate was stolen.  At that time both the stolen Ford Fusion and Chrysler 300 left the area.

A black Ford Fusion was later found engulfed in flames on Highway 16 at RR 195.  At this time police do not have confirmation that the burned vehicle is the same one used in the carjacking.

The Chrysler 300 was seen traveling at a high rate of speed through the Vegreville area.  The Chrysler 300 was later located in Saskatchewan.  The individual(s) involved are believed to be in Saskatchewan.

There are currently no accurate descriptions of the individual(s) involved available.  Nor is there any information on a new vehicle that may be involved.  The individual(s) responsible are currently still at large.  

The individual(s) involved are believed to be armed and dangerous.  The public should not approach any suspicious activity.  The police are asking the public to report any suspicious activity to the local 

Strathcona County RCMP seek assistance to locate missing male youth

Strathcona County, Alberta - Strathcona County RCMP is asking public's assistance to locate a missing 15-year-old male.

 

Ryan Patrick WYLIE was last seen in Sherwood Park, Alberta on July 9, 2018 at approximately 10:00 p.m. The RCMP are concerned for his well-being and need to locate WYLIE to ensure his safety.

 

WYLIE is described as aboriginal, 6’2, 175 lbs with black hair and dark coloured eyes. Last seen wearing a red checkered hoodie, black sweat pants with a tear in the right leg and black sneakers.

 

The RCMP is asking anyone who has seen, spoke with or knows the whereabouts of WYLIE to please contact the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment at 780-467-7741, 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 atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Theft of Ring from Jewelry Store

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in gathering information on the following crime:

On May 2, 2018 at approximately 4:25 p.m. a men’s diamond ring was stolen from People’s Jewellers located in the Sherwood Park Mall. A male was trying on various jewelry inside the store when he grabbed a ring from the clerk and ran off.

The male is described as Caucasian, 5’8, bald/shaved head, tattoos on his hands and last seen wearing black jeans, black hoodie and black and white sneakers.

Strathcona County RCMP are releasing surveillance images in an attempt to identify the suspect.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Posted: 2018-07-06

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are  investigating an armed robbery that occurred on July 3rd, 2018 at approximately 4:14 a.m. at the Country Boyz Tempo on Highway 16, Sherwood Park.

Two males entered the Country Boyz Tempo where one suspect produced what is believed to be a firearm and demanded cash from the clerk. The second suspect attempted to gain entry to the ATM machine but was unsuccessful. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken from the cash register. No one was injured during the robbery.

Suspect #1 - Described as average build, 5'11" tall, wearing dark coveralls, dark shoes, grey hoodie and ski mask.

Suspect #2 – Described as average build, wearing dark coloured clothing and white/black sneakers.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Posted: 2018-07-06

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Three Thefts From One Yard

Strathcona County, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in gathering information on the following crime:

Between May 13, 2018 and May 28, 2018 suspects(s) entered a yard on Glamorgan Drive in Sherwood Park on three separate occasions stealing various lawn items such as; gnomes, lights and a metal rooster.

On May 28, 2018 surveillance caught a male taking a metal rooster and light from the complainant’s yard.

Strathcona County RCMP are releasing a surveillance clip and image in an attempt to identify the suspect.

If you have any information about this, or any other crime, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Posted: 2018-06-20

Strathcona County RCMP Requesting Public's Assistance in Sudden Death

Strathcona County, Alberta - Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public's assistance regarding the death of 34-year-old Myrah (Murray) Whitstone, a trans woman who was connected to the transgender community in Edmonton. Myrah was located deceased near Range Road 213 north of Highway 16 on March 24th, 2018.

The police investigation has identified Myrah's last known whereabouts along 118 Avenue and 83 Street in Edmonton.

On Friday, March 23, 2018 at 12:45 a.m. Myrah was last witnessed interacting with a man in alight coloured Dodge Journey last seen travelling west along 118 Avenue.

The RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in identifying Myrah's last movements between 12:45 a.m. on March 23, 2018 and 8:00 a.m. on March 24, 2018.

Myrah's cause of death remains undetermined. Police are waiting for toxicology results from the Edmonton Medical Examiner's office.

RCMP are releasing an image of Myrah and the vehicle believed to be associated to Myrah.

If you have any information about this please call the Strathcona County RCMP at (780) 467-7741, 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) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). 

Photographs of Myrah and vehicle attached (including a stock photo of vehicle)

Posted: 2018-06-20

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

Strathcona County, Alberta – On July 1, 2018 at approximately 12:09 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Emergency Services responded to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 216 in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

The vehicle was travelling west on Highway 16 and lost control while on the Highway 216 southbound ramp.

The 46-year-old male driver of the vehicle was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The name of the deceased is not being released.

Strathcona County RCMP Traffic Services and RCMP Collision Analyst were on scene for several hours investigating the collision. The contributing factors to this collision remain under investigation.

Posted: 2018-07-06