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).