Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance To Locate 30-Year-Old Male

Strathcona County, Atla. – The Strathcona County RCMP are requesting public assistance to locate 30-year-old Trevor Hans Wallwork who was reported missing on Feb. 14, 2019.

Trevor was last seen at his residence in Strathcona County, Alta. on Feb. 2, 2019. The RCMP, along with his family wish to verify his well-being.

Trevor is described as:

  • caucasian
  • 180 pounds
  • 5’9” tall
  • Blue eyes
  • Light brown hair
  • Beard

 

If you have been in contact with or seen Trevor Hans Wallwork, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741.

Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance To Locate 48-Year-Old Male Updated

Feb. 13, 2019

 

Strathcona County RCMP seek public assistance to locate 48-year-old male **LOCATED**

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP have located Scott Robert DOLBEC who is safe and well.

 

 

Strathcona County, Atla. – The Strathcona County RCMP are requesting public assistance to locate 48-year-old Scott Robert DOLBEC who was reported missing on Feb. 11, 2019.

Scott was last seen at his residence in Josephburg, Alta. on Feb. 10, 2019 at approximately 6:00 a.m. The RCMP, along with his family wish to verify his well-being. He was last known to be driving a silver 2008 Pontiac Torrent with Alberta licence plate CBL0100.

Scott is described as:

  • caucasian
  • 5’8” tall
  • 221 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Blue eyes
  • Last seen wearing a blue jacket and dark coloured sweat pants

If you have been in contact with or seen Scott Robert DOLBEC or his vehicle, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741.

Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance To Locate 45-Year-Old Male LOCATED

Strathcona County RCMP seek public assistance to locate 45-year-old male **LOCATED**

 

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP have located Lloyd Scott Nielsen who is safe and well.

 

Strathcona County, Atla. – The Strathcona County RCMP are requesting public assistance to locate 45-year-old Lloyd Scott Nielsen who was reported missing on Feb. 10, 2019.

Lloyd was last seen at his residence in Sherwood Park, Alta. on Feb. 6, 2019. The RCMP, along with his family wish to verify his well-being. He was last known to be driving a silver 2002 Dodge Caravan with Alberta license plate BWP5704.

Lloyd is described as:

  • caucasian
  • 6’0” tall
  • 225 pounds
  • Blonde hair
  • Blue eyes

If you have been in contact with or seen Lloyd Scott Nielsen or his vehicle, please contact the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741.

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Uttering Threats And Theft

Strathcona County, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP are investigating an incident that occurred on Jan. 1, 2019 at the Super Value Liquor store in Sherwood Park. Public assistance is being sought in identifying the suspect responsible.

At approximately 12:15 p.m. a male entered the liquor store and attempted to purchase a case of beer. When the males card was declined he began to threaten the clerk, damaged a gate inside the store and stole the beer.

The clerk working at the time of the incident was not injured.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, with grey hair and wearing a black jacket.

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

Strathcona County RCMP Search Warrant Leads To Drug Seizure And Arrests

Jan. 18, 2019

Strathcona County, Alta - Strathcona County Municipal Drug Unit began investigating a drug complaint at the beginning of January. As a result, on Jan.11, 2019 a search warrant was executed at a residence located in the northwest area of Edmonton, Alta. The warrant was executed with the assistance of the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) and additional members from Fort Saskatchewan and Morinville RCMP Detachments.

During the search several items were seized including drug paraphernalia, stolen credit cards and identification, cash, knives and a replica firearm. Police also seized what is suspected to be crystal meth, prescription bills and approximately 1 ounce of Fentanyl powder.

In total of fifteen people were taken into custody from the residence and between them sixty-seven arrests warrants were executed originating from Edmonton, Sherwood Park and Calgary area. Five of those individuals have been charged in regards to this investigation.

The investigation revealed the occupants of the residence were selling Fentanyl and other Substances from inside the residence. 

Sarah Colleen ADAMS (38) of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of ID documents
  • Possession of stolen credit card

Michael Kenneth GEIB (34) of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Possession of ID documents
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Possession of stolen credit card

Joseph William STALZER (31) of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Possession of stolen credit card
  • Possession of ID documents
  • Possession of stolen property

Andrew Dwayne WERTH (23) of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking fentanyl
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking methamphetamine
  • Possession of weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Possession of stolen credit card
  • Possession of ID documents
  • Possession of stolen property
  • Fail to comply with probation
  • Fail to comply with recognizance

Rae-Lynn Valerie TYRLIK (30) of Edmonton has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen credit card
  • Possession of ID documents
  • Identity fraud
  • Obstruction of a peace officer

ADAMS, WERTH and TYRLIK were released on a recognizance and GEIB and STALZER were remanded in custody. All five individuals are scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday Jan. 23, 2019.

“Those that choose to traffic illicit drugs and participate in criminal activities are destroying lives and impact the safety and security of our communities,” says Staff Sgt. Andrew Kyle of the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment. “Every seizure we make plays a significant part in making our streets safer.”

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 - Excessive Speeders Receive Fines

Jan. 16, 2019

Strathcona County, Alta – A number of individuals who were charged with excessive speeding offences at various locations throughout Strathcona County recently appeared in court to answer to their charges.

A synopsis of the charges and dispositions are as follows:

-Driving 171 km/h in a 100 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 7 day licence suspension.

-Driving 187 km/h in a 100 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 6 day licence suspension.

-Driving 112 km/h in a 50 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 7 day licence suspension.

-Driving 146 km/h in a 70 km/h zone received a fine of $1500 and a 60 day licence suspension.

Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit:

  • Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision;
  • Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle;
  • Increases the chances that you will lose control of your vehicle;
  • Increases the chance of death or injury if there is a collision.

“The faster you’re driving, the harder it is to avoid sudden obstacles and the longer it takes you to stop. Driving at an excessive speed makes you much more likely to cause serious injury or death to yourself or to those around you,” says Cpl. Shayne Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Speed limits exist for public safety reasons, and we are committed to targeting those who place the public in danger.”

The Strathcona County RCMP, Strathcona County RCMP Integrated Traffic Unit and Strathcona County Enforcement Services is committed to ensuring the safety of motorists throughout Strathcona County. Enforcement of traffic laws that target high risk driving behaviours will continue throughout the year in order to reduce the number of serious injury and fatal collisions.

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of the Vacation Rental Scam

Strathcona County RCMP warn residents of the vacation rental scam

 

Strathcona County, Alta – Strathcona County RCMP is currently investigating a scam involving a vacation rental posted on the buy and sell site known as Kijiji. 

 

This scam begins with a person searching for a rental property (an apartment or home) in a desired destination. Once the potential victim contacts the "renter" they will be asked to provide a "deposit" on the rental. Typically, it is requested that the deposit be sent via wire transfer. It is usually once the potential victim arrives at the property that they realize it was all a scam - the rental either doesn't exist, the condition has been misrepresented, or it was never available for rent.

 

This happened to a local group of friends looking to spend a few days in Banff earlier this month. The group located a vacation rental house on Kijiji and after conversing with who they believed to be the homeowner a deposit was sent through e-transfer. When they arrived at the vacation rental the actual owners were present and it was determined they had been scammed.

 

Kijiji can be very useful for buying and selling rental properties many being legitimate. If you are going to rent a vacation home on Kijiji or know someone who might, here are a few tips to safeguard your investment;

 

  • If it looks too good to be true - it probably is. Look up the reasonable price range for this type of property in the same area. If the price is too good to be true, be extra cautious. 
  • Look up the property address and conduct a ‘Street View’ to ensure that the property exists and appears the same as in the images.
  • Ask for additional images. The true owner of this property will be able to provide you with images that are not necessarily included in the ad. Alternatively, ask the owner to contact you via video-conferencing (using Skype, Facetime, etc). This way you will be able to view the property and verify ownership.
  • Fraudulent users often prefer to use cash-transfers such as Money Gram or Western Union. We recommend that you use VISA, Master Card or American Express as they will help recover any payments in the case of loss. 

 

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 - Winter Driving Tips

Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind motorists that winter driving can be challenging with rapidly changing weather and cooler temperatures.

Winter weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable, placing extra demands on your vehicle and driving skills. With snow, ice and slush on the roadway, it’s important to be extra cautious and to be prepared for emergencies.

The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don’t go out until the snow plows have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to reach your destination. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared, and that you know how to handle road conditions. Make sure that you clean ALL the snow and ice off of your car. This includes the windshield, back window, headlights, and taillights!

Additional winter driving tips:

  • Try to keep your vehicle’s fuel tank more than half full. A topped-up gas tank will also be an asset if you become stranded.
  • Signal well in advance of turning to give other motorists time to anticipate and react to your actions. Check your rearview and side mirrors, and always shoulder check before changing lanes.
  • Keep your headlights on all the time - don’t rely on daytime running lights. Low beams are more effective than high beams in fog or heavy snow conditions.
  • Slow down and drive with caution when the roads are wet or icy. Always leave a safe amount of distance between yourself and the vehicle you're following, especially on the highway. That way, if you need to make an emergency stop or your vehicle takes longer to stop due to road conditions; you'll have more time to do so.
  • Ensure your vehicle tires are in very good condition, good winter tires are highly recommended. Remember to check tire air pressure frequently, as it decreases in cold weather, worn or damaged tires can hamper your ability to drive safely.
  • Always carry an emergency kit in your vehicle. The kit can include, but is not limited to food (that won't spoil), water, first aid kit, blanket, whistle, wind-up flashlight, jumper cables, salt/sand, tow rope, fire extinguisher, extra clothing (including gloves), and road maps.

Listen to the radio for road and weather updates and check road conditions before leaving. Plan extra time to get to your destination and consider delaying your trip in bad weather, and notify a friend or family member of your destination and anticipated arrival time.

“Winter weather conditions pose unique challenges and safety risks for all motorists on our roadway,” says Cpl. Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Being prepared for cold weather and winter driving conditions will help ensure that all road users stay safe.”

 

 

STRATHCONA COUNTY RCMP SEIZE STOLEN IDENTIFICATION AND DOCUMENTS

 

Strathcona County RCMP seize stolen identification and documents

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – On November 22, 2018 at approximately 4:55 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP arrested a female wanted out of Calgary, during a traffic stop in Sherwood Park. Subsequent to arrest a search was completed and police seized numerous stolen documents, identification and property from inside the vehicle.

Rebecca Millicent POWLESS, age 38 of Calgary, Alberta was charged with over one hundred Criminal Code charges some of which include;

-          Twenty-Five counts of possession of identity documents.

-          Fifty-six counts of possession of stolen property under $5000.

-          Nineteen counts of possession of identity information.

POWLESS was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. 

The seized items belonged to individuals in various locations including; St. Albert, Airdrie, Edmonton, Spruce Grove and Calgary.

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 Series Of Thefts From Motor Vehicles

 

Strathcona County RCMP investigate series of thefts from motor vehicles

 

Strathcona County, Alberta -  Since November 1, 2018 Strathcona County RCMP have received 18 reports of theft from motor vehicle. Several neighbourhoods including Summerwood, Aspen Trails and Mills Haven have seen a large number of these thefts. 

In most cases the vehicle doors were not locked but in a few cases vehicle windows have been smashed to gain access. Some of the items that have been stolen are; tools, laptops, cellphone, wallets, passports and insurance/registration papers.

Strathcona County RCMP are reminding residents to ensure their vehicles are locked and all valuables are removed.

Additional safety tips to prevent thefts from motor vehicles:

  • Do not leave personal documents such as your registration or drivers licence in your vehicle.
  • Do not leave house keys or garage door openers in your vehicle.
  • Lock your vehicle – always physically check it is locked, even when parking at home or just leaving your car for a moment.
  • Tradespeople – lock external tool boxes and equipment if they can’t be removed.
  • Park in a locked garage if possible.

If you have been a victim of a theft from your vehicle, please ensure you report it to police.

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 On Scene Of Collision - Highway 16 **UPDATE**

Strathcona County RCMP on scene of collision - Highway 16 **UPDATE**

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Tuesday November 6, 2018 at approximately 8:41 p.m.Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Emergency Services responded to a report of a two vehicle collision on Highway 16 eastbound near Range Road 225.

A semi truck was travelling eastbound on Highway 16 when it was rear-ended by a vehicle.  

The 35-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.

Strathcona county RCMP investigates home invasion

Strathcona county RCMP investigates home invasion

 

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Sunday November 4, 2018 at approximately 10:41 p.m.  Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence near Ardrossan, east of Sherwood Park.

Three males entered the residence and when confronted by the homeowner the suspects deployed bear spray and fled. The suspects stole a 2006 Gold Jeep Grand Cherokee (Alberta Plate BZX 8539) that was parked in the driveway. The vehicle has not been located.  

The homeowner received minor injuries as a result of the bear spray.

The suspects are described as Caucasian, approximately 6 feet tall, with a slim build and clean shaven.

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

Attached is a stock photo of the stolen vehicle.

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 Seize Stolen Property from Local Residence

Strathcona County, Alberta - On October 29, 2018 at approximately 6:30 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a theft from motor vehicle. Suspects stole several items from the complainant’s vehicle.

As a result of the investigation a search warrant was executed at a residence in the Foxboro area of Sherwood Park. During the search several items were located and seized including wallets, credit cards, laptops, keys and garage door openers.

Jason James KEITH age, 37 of Sherwood Park, Alberta has been charged with twenty-two counts of possession of stolen property under $5000.00 and seventeen counts of fail to comply with probation order.

KEITH was released on a recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. 

Police continue their investigation to determine if further charges are warranted in this matter.

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.

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: 2018-11-01

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Stabbing

Strathcona County, Alberta – On Sunday October 21, 2018 at approximately 11:15 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a residence near Township Road 522 and Range Road 225 in Sherwood Park for an injured male.

The homeowner called police after an unknown male arrived at the residence requesting assistance. Upon arrival police located a 24-year old male victim suffering from apparent stab wounds. The victim was transported to hospital and remains in stable condition.

At this time police do not believe this was a random act and that there is no concern for public safety.

RCMP are requesting the public to contact police if they noted anything suspicious involving a small dark vehicle in the evening hours of October 21, 2018 in the area of Township Road 522 and Range Road 225.

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: 2018-10-30

Strathcona County RCMP Investigates Robbery

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

On Sunday October 21, 2018 at approximately 7:42 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a robbery on Oak Street in Sherwood Park, Alberta. An 88-year-old female was walking from her vehicle to her residence when she was approached by a male. The male asked for a ride and when the female declined he grabbed the keys from her hand causing injury to a finger.

The male took off in her 2006 red Pontiac Torrent. The following day the vehicle was recovered in Edmonton.

The male is described as having a dark complexion, 5’7” to 6’0”, slim build and spoke with an accent. Last seen wearing a dark baggy hoodie and pants.

The victim was taken to hospital where she was treated for a broken finger.

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.     

Posted: 2018-10-30

Strathcona County RCMP Team up for Halloween

Strathcona County, Alberta – The Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Enforcement Services are again teaming up with community partners this Halloween to ensure all trick-or-treaters enjoy a safe and fun evening.

Joining the team this year will be the Strathcona County Citizens on Patrol, Strathcona County Transit, Strathcona County Emergency Services and Sherwood Park Crusaders Hockey Club.

The Sherwood Park Crusaders will be out walking various neighbourhoods wearing their team jerseys and just like the Citizens on Patrol, will be extra eyes and ears for police while youngsters are going door to door filling their treat bags with goodies.

Again this year Shell Canada has joined the team and provided “Positive Tickets” that will allow youth one free admission to any of Strathcona County’s Recreation Centres. These positive tickets will be handed out to the ghosts and goblins out trick-or-treating who are observed engaging in positive behaviours on Halloween night.

Strathcona County RCMP are reminding motorists to pay extra attention while driving on Halloween night. “Drive slowly in residential areas where children are more likely to be trick-or-treating.” says Cpl. Shayne Gudmundson of the Strathcona County RCMP. “Reduce your speed, stay alert and proceed with caution when entering and exiting driveways.”

Halloween safety tips for parents and trick-or-treaters:

  • Wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility.
  • Make sure your costume is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it.
  • Don’t go into the house for your treats; always wait outside.
  • Don’t eat any treats until an adult has inspected them.
  • Carry a flashlight so you can see where you are going.
  • Don’t criss-cross the street or run out from between parked cars. Always go down one side of the street, cross at the corner, and then go down the other side.
  • Watch for cars pulling out of driveways and backing up.
  • Only approach houses that have lights on.

 

For some more information and safety tips visit www.strathcona.ca/halloween.

Posted: 2018-10-30

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 SEEKPUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN IDENTIFYING SUSPECT

Strathcona County RCMP seek public assistance in identifying suspect

 

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

Sometime between 6:00 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. on October 22, 2018 a credit card was stolen from a residence in Sherwood Park, Alberta. The credit card was later used by a male at a gas station in Tofield and Mundare.  

Strathcona County RCMP are releasing the gas station 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 Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).