Central Alberta Crime

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Bentley post office damaged, armed robbery at Subway

Sylvan Lake RCMP respond to incidents in Bentley last month

 

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Wetaskiwin RCMP make arrests for Hit and Run to residence

Damage estimates are expected to be in excess of $20,000.

 

The Lacombe Police Service currently uses systems to record video evidence including in-car cameras and body worn audio microphones that tie in to the car video system. The use of body-worn cameras is a topic the local police service has been looking in since 2017. File photo

Body-worn cameras come with legal issues and privacy concerns: Lacombe Police Service

Central ALberta police service wants to take responsible approach to such technology

The Lacombe Police Service currently uses systems to record video evidence including in-car cameras and body worn audio microphones that tie in to the car video system. The use of body-worn cameras is a topic the local police service has been looking in since 2017. File photo
Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police
Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police
Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove

VW sedan may be linked to Wetaskiwin gun incident

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove
Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Armed theft resulted in two subjects facing multiple charges

Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking
Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch

Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch

Alberta RCMP play cupid with #VehicleValentines

  • Feb 5, 2020
Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch
Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Theft of 25 feet of copper wire April 16 from a lease site

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins

Changing self-defence laws not an easy process

MP Blaine Calkins working on rural crime issues, says there’s many facets to taking on rural crime

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins
Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

A home alarm and an attentive neighbour at a rural home helped in their arrest.

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act
A recent search warrant in Wetaskiwin resulted in the seizure of several stolen items along with this sawed-off firearm. The investigation stemmed from a tip of a stolen laptop attempted to be sold in Wetaskiwin and four Wetaskiwin residents have been charged. RCMP photo

Sawed off firearm, drugs seized in Wetaskiwin RCMP investigation

Four people from Wetaskiwin were arrested after a tip from Beaumont RCMP and the public

A recent search warrant in Wetaskiwin resulted in the seizure of several stolen items along with this sawed-off firearm. The investigation stemmed from a tip of a stolen laptop attempted to be sold in Wetaskiwin and four Wetaskiwin residents have been charged. RCMP photo
Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo

Pursuit with rogue semi ends in arrest

RCMP chased a stolen semi tractor from Red Deer to Airdrie

Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo
Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos

Break and enter to Ponoka farm home while resident was inside

Caucasian suspects quickly entered the home and stole several items Tuesday afternoon

Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos
Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo

Police investigate alleged theft from Ponoka hardware store

Suspect tells Ponoka clerk he was “borrowing” the items

Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo
Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo

Urn and cremated remains stolen near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating cremated remains along with personal valuables

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo
UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery

Chase ensues after crime spree in Ponoka and Rimbey areas

UPDATED: Ponoka RCMP arrest three suspects from armed robbery
Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County

Police say shot gun shells found alongside the gate, plus other rural crime files

Suspects shoot at rural gate in Ponoka County
A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo

UPDATE: RCMP have four suspects in custody from alleged armed robbery

A high speed pursuit took place with Ponoka RCMP helping Maskwacis and Leduc detachments

A high speed police pursuit north of Ponoka created the need to lock down Ponoka schools as a precaution. Police apprehended suspects believed to be involved in several armed robberies.                                File photo
Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing

84 bricks of suspected cocaine seized from California residents’ vehicle; largest recorded seizure.

Almost 100 kgs of suspected cocaine seized at Coutts border crossing