Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance

Strathcona County, Alta. – On April 12, 2019 at approximately 8:37 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on Aspen Trail in Sherwood Park. Witnesses observed a female passenger in a vehicle yelling for help while it was driving erratically down the road. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a red van, possibly a Dodge Caravan and was last seen heading west on Aspen Trail from Cloverbar Road.

Police are looking to identify the occupants of the vehicle to ensure their safety and well-being.

Strathcona County RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any video/dash cam footage that may have captured the incident or any other information in relation to this occurrence. Please contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police department with any information. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."

Picture of suspect vehicle attached (from a doorbell camera).

Strathcona County RCMP Lay Firearms And Drug Charges Following High Risk Vehicle Stop

Sherwood Park, Alta. – On April 11, 2019, Strathcona County RCMP conducted a high risk traffic stop as a result of a 911 complaint of a disturbance involving a firearm.

At approximately 8:50 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP attended a local hotel parking lot where an altercation had taken place between several people.  It was reported that there was a knife and a firearm involved.  A suspect vehicle departed the area before police arrived, but was located a short distance away and a high risk traffic stop was conducted on the three occupants. 

Subsequently the vehicle was searched and police located a loaded shotgun, a knife, suspected cocaine and an undisclosed amount of cash. There were no injuries as a result of the incident.  

Dylan Knut Tracy Steinbach (26) of Eckville, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Unlawfully possessing a controlled substance
  • Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose
  • Careless use of a firearm
  • Unauthorized possession of a firearm

Plus 17 additional charges.  Steinbach was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Ashley May Maki (34) of Edmonton, Alta. has been charged with:

  • Unlawfully possessing a controlled substance
  • Possession of a firearm for a dangerous purpose

Plus five additional charges. Maki was released on a Recognizance and is scheduled to appear in Sherwood Park Provincial Court on May 1, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

The third suspect located in the vehicle was a male youth and was released without charges.

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 Requesting Assistance In Locating Wanted Male

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP are looking for public assistance in locating a wanted male who failed to attend court on March 21, 2019 for an armed robbery that occurred on May 8, 2018.

Clayton Joseph Huppie, age 35 of Lac La Biche is alleged to have robbed a female victim at gunpoint, then taking off in her vehicle. Huppie was arrested and released on a recognizance and was scheduled to attend court in March.

Huppie is described as having brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5’7” tall, 150 lbs and has “Leanna” tattooed on the left side of his neck. His current whereabouts are unknown although it is possible that he may be in the Edmonton area.

Huppie is also wanted for failing to comply with his recognizance in relation to the armed robbery.

If you have information in relation to Huppie, please call the Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police service. Do not approach. If you seen him dial 9-1-1 immediately. 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 Investigating Robbery/Home Invasion

Sherwood Park, Alta. – The Strathcona County RCMP are investigating a robbery/home invasion which occurred on March 26, 2019. Public assistance is being sought in identifying the suspects responsible.

At approximately 10:53 p.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a 911 call regarding a disturbance/unknown trouble call at a residence near Brentwood Blvd in Sherwood Park. On police arrival it was determined that a group of five males attended a residence and forced their way inside where they demanded money from the residents. One of the residents fought off the suspects who fled in a four door style sedan and was last seen heading south on Brentwood Blvd towards Festival Place.

The two residents received minor injuries as a result of the altercation, but did not require any medical attention. Indications are that this may have been a targeted incident.

The suspects are being described as black males, all aged between 18 to 20-years-olds and wearing dark clothing. 

Strathcona County RCMP are asking the public's assistance for any video/dash cam footage that may have captured the incident or the suspect vehicle fleeing the area or other information in relation to this incident in order to identify those responsible. Please contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

Strathcona County, Alberta – At approximately 3:20 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a collision between a car and semi-trailer on Highway 14 near Range Road 232 in Sherwood Park, Alta.

The car was travelling westbound in the eastbound lane when it collided with a semi-trailer.

The 25-year-old male driver of the car was fatally injured and pronounced deceased at the scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle. The driver of the semi-trailer sustained minor injuries.

The name of the deceased is not being released.

Strathcona County RCMP 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 Seek Public Assistance In Historical Fatal Hit And Run

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in a 2016 fatal pedestrian hit and run that occurred in Sherwood Park, Alta.

On Dec. 28, 2016 at 3:46 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a deceased male found on Highway 21 near Township Road 520. The victim was identified as 28-year-old Phoenix Taypayosatum of Camrose, Alta.

RCMP Collision Reconstructionist determined that Phoenix was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound on Highway 21.

Phoenix had been hitchhiking from Edmonton to Camrose and was last seen alive on Highway 21 near Township Road 520 at approximately 3:30 a.m.

If you were travelling in the area of Highway 21 and Township Road 520 on the evening of Dec. 28, 2016 police are asking you to contact the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment.

Strathcona County RCMP greatly appreciate the members of the public who have assisted in this ongoing investigation by providing valuable information.

"All our family wants is closure and it's not about Justice at this time.  It's been a long two years and we just want to know what happened to Phoenix so we can have some peace and closure” says Phoenix’s sister, Autumn Taypayosatum. “We would like to encourage whoever did this or anyone who may have seen something to please come forward and contact the police. Our family loved Phoenix, we miss him and we will continue to pray for him everyday.”

If you have information about this incident, please call 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).

 

March Is Fraud Prevention Month

 

March is Fraud Prevention Month

 

Strathcona County, Alta. - March is Fraud Prevention month and although there is numerous scams and frauds circulating, the Strathcona County RCMP warns that the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) Scam is still the most prevalent.

This scam involves receiving phone calls or emails from individuals impersonating CRA employees. Fraudsters are either phishing for your identification or asking that outstanding taxes be paid by itunes cards or by pre-paid debit/credit cards. There are two variations:

-There is notification by phone or email from the "CRA" claiming there is a refund pending. In order for the recipient to receive the refund they must provide personal information.

 -Consumers and businesses receive a notification by phone or email that they owe "back taxes" as the result of an audit. The payment must be made immediately to avoid a fine or the recipient is told there is an outstanding warrant that can be avoided if the payment is made promptly. In many cases, individuals are threatened with court charges, jail or deportation.

Be aware of these guidelines to prevent being a victim of a CRA scam and other financial scams:

  • The CRA will not request payments by prepaid credit cards.
  • The CRA will not leave personal information on an answering machine.
  • Never provide personal information through the Internet or by email. The CRA does not ask you to provide personal information by email.
  • Ask yourself why the CRA would be asking for personal information over the phone or email that they likely already have on file for you as a taxpayer.
  • Contact the CRA to confirm that you owe back taxes, or are entitled to a refund, before providing any personal or banking information.

If you have not lost money but suspect you have been targeted, contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, contact the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment at 780-467-7741

FRAUD PREVENTION TIPS

 

FRAUD PREVENTION TIPS

 

Strathcona County, Alta. – Fraud Prevention Month is an annual public awareness campaign held in March that works to prevent Canadians from becoming victims of fraud by helping them "Recognize it. Report it. Stop it."

Thousands of Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life are defrauded each year.  There is no typical fraud victim in Canada. Fraud targets Canadians of all ages and from all walks of life and recognizing fraud is the first step to better protecting yourself.

Fraudsters are professional criminals that know what they are doing. Fraudsters rely on some basic techniques to be successful. These include:

  • Developing professional-looking marketing materials;
  • Providing believable answers for your tough questions;
  • Impersonating government agencies, legitimate businesses, websites, charities, and various causes;
  • Pretending to be your ordinary supplier;
  • Hiding the true details in the fine print;
  • Preying on areas of vulnerability, including those needing help with loans or finding employment;
  • Asking for fees in advance of promised services;
  • Threatening legal action to collect on alleged contracts;
  • Falsely claiming affiliation with reliable sources, such as legitimate news sites to support their products or services and
  • Exchanging victim lists with other fraudsters.

The following tips, obtained from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Anti-Fraud Center will help you fight fraud.

  • Don’t be fooled by the promise of a valuable prize in return for a low-cost purchase;
  • Be extra cautious about calls, e-mails or mailings offering international bonds or lottery tickets, a portion of a foreign dignitary’s bank account, free vacations, credit repair or schemes with unlimited income potential;
  • Don’t be afraid to hang up the phone, delete the email or close your Internet connection;
  • Don’t purchase a product or service without carefully checking out the product, service and company;
  • Don’t be afraid to request further documentation from the caller so you can verify the validity of the company;
  • Don’t disclose personal information about your finances, bank accounts, credit cards, social insurance and driver’s license numbers to any business that can’t prove it is legitimate;
  • Shred unwanted personal information such as bank statements, credit card bills, unwanted receipts, cheques, pre-approved credit applications and old tax returns;
  • Check your credit report every year and report problems immediately.

If you have not lost money but suspect you have been targeted, contact the Canadian Anti-fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or www.antifraudcentre.ca.

If you believe you may be the victim of fraud or have given personal or financial information unwittingly, contact the Strathcona County RCMP Detachment at 780-467-7741

Option 4 Program Information Session

Strathcona County Crime Watch Association

is pleased to present an information session on the

Option 4 Program

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

at Silver Birch Lodge Auditorium

910 Bison Way, Sherwood Park

at 7:00 p.m.

Please RSVP by email to info@strathconacrimewatch.ca

Coffee and refreshments

(please use north entrance)

In 2017 Strathcona County Enforcement Services and the RCMP developed a pilot project, titled Option 4, to educate and find alternative ways to reduce repeat traffic offences to support traffic safety in Strathcona County. The program involves violations for speeding, stop signs and distracted driving. For more information visit: https://www.strathcona.ca/emergencies-enforcement/policing-and-enforcement/traffic-safety-and-enforcement/option-4-pilot-project/

Posted: 2019-02-26

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

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 - 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 - 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.”