30 January 2016

SRCWA #2016019 - Distracted Driving

February - Distracted Driving


Distracted driving is defined as the diversion of attention from driving as a result of the driver focusing on a non-driving object, activity, event or person.  This diversion reduces awareness, decision-making or performance leading to increased risk of driver error and collisions.

Facts to Know
·         Research indicates that driver distraction contributes to 20 to 30 per cent of all collisions.  
·         Distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision than attentive drivers. 
·         Music volume should not be so loud that you cannot hear the sounds your vehicle makes, emergency vehicle sirens, or the ringing bells of trains when approaching a railroad crossing. 
·         Alberta’s distracted driving law restricts drivers from:
§  using hand-held cellphones
§  texting or e-mailing
§  using electronic devices like laptop computers, video games, cameras, video entertainment displays, and programming portable audio players (e.g., MP3 players)
§  entering information on GPS units
§  reading printed materials in the vehicle
§  writing, printing or sketching and
§  personal grooming
·         The fine for distracted driving is $287. 3 Demerits are also applied.
·         Drivers that exhibit what is deemed to be more serious or risky behaviors could be charged with “driving carelessly” under the Traffic Safety Act. The penalty for driving carelessly carries six demerit points and a fine of $502.
What can I do to avoid distractions while driving?
·        Pre-set the temperature, radio or CD player. Do not make adjustments unless the vehicle is stopped. 
·        Make sure children are comfortable and properly buckled up before leaving. Prepare safe activities for the trip so they don't get restless. 
·        Know the itinerary before leaving. Do not attempt to read a map while driving. 
·        Finish grooming before leaving home. Do not comb your hair, shave or apply make-up while driving. 
·        Do not read while driving. Put newspapers and other reading materials out of sight and out of reach so you won't be tempted. 
·        Be sure there is nothing in the vehicle that will slide around or tip over while on the road. 

What can I do to minimize distractions that may arise while driving?
·        Use a cellphone only if the vehicle is parked in a safe place. If the phone rings while driving, have a passenger take the call or let it go to voice mail. 
·        Take a rest stop to eat or drink. 
·        Avoid emotionally charged conversations with passengers as they may lead to erratic driving behaviour. 
·        Never take notes or use a laptop while driving. Legally park in a safe place before writing things down. 
·        Be prepared for the unexpected actions of other motorists or poor driving conditions.
·        If you need to attend to a child, find a safe spot to park the vehicle before doing so.
·        Don't program electronic devices like mp3 players and GPS units while driving.

Additional information and resources can be found on Alberta Transportation’s Distracted Driving website at: transportation.alberta.ca/DistractedDriving.htm.


Cpl. B.D. Tarzwell
Morinville RCMP

780-939-4550

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27 January 2016

SRCWA #2016018 - Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision


Fatality Motor Vehicle Collision

Morinville, Alberta - On January 27, 2016 at approximately 10:30 a.m., Morinville RCMP and emergency services responded to a serious motor vehicle collision on Township 570 approximately 1 kilometer West of Range Road 231, Sturgeon County.

A commercial vehicle, towing a loaded flat deck trailer, entered Township 570 from a commercial yard located on the North side of the road.  A west bound passenger vehicle with 4 occupants attempted to brake for the commercial vehicle.  The vehicle then struck the side of the trailer causing severe damage to the front. 

One passenger of the car succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.  All other occupants of the passenger vehicle were transported by ambulance with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver of the semi was not injured.

Alcohol is not considered to be a factor in the incident.  Road conditions at the time were slippery with icy sections.

The identity of the deceased is not being released at this time at the request of the family.  Sturgeon County Victim Services is providing assistance to family and friends.

Morinville RCMP along with an RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. 




Corporal B.D. Tarzwell
Media Liaison
Morinville RCMP


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26 January 2016

SRCWA #2016017 - Sturgeon Victim Services

Please read the following information for an upcoming Sturgeon Victim Services fundraising event.

They need lots of volunteers for:

Oilers 50/50 to support Sturgeon Victim Services
March 16, 2016
Must be available to be at the Rexall by 4:30.  We finish at approximately 8:30.  
There will be a bus doing a pick up/drop off in Morinville and St. Albert or parking will be reimbursed if one chooses to park at the Rexall.
Must be 18 years of age
Volunteers will not be allowed to watch the Oilers game as per our contract with them

Please advise as soon as possible if available to help us out.

Thank you,


Christie Clark
Program Manager
Sturgeon Victim Services



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24 January 2016

SRCWA #2016016 - Missing Person

26 years old Tyler Gregory BEST Reported Missing in Morinville

RCMP-1205Morinville, Alberta – Morinville RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 26 years old, Tyler Gregory BEST. On January 20th, 2016, Tyler was reporting missing by his family who are concerned for his well being. It is believed that he may be in the Edmonton area.
26 years old, Tyler Gregory BEST.
26 years old, Tyler Gregory BEST.
Tyler Gregory BEST is described as:
Caucasian male
5’11”, slim built
blue eyes, brown hair
wearing a pair of grey pants, light weight dark jacket
black high top sneakers
2 tattoos on his right arm
Morinville RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in this matter. If you have any information, please contact the Morinville RCMP at (780)939-4520. 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. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.
Morinville RCMP
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SRCWA
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23 January 2016

SRCWA #2016015 - Mischief & Theft

Sometime over the night of the 22nd of January 2016 and early morning of January 23, 2016 unknown parties trespassed on a property in the village of Villeneuve, the subjects rummaged through a vehicle, camper and wood shed and finally stole about 100 liters of fuel before leaving the premiss.
 
RCMP as asking for the public's assistance  in this matter, any leads or tips can be directed to myself. Furthermore please take precautions on your homes and acreages, lock your cars, trucks, campers and recreational vehicles  and do not underestimate video survillance 
 
On a closing note, its that time of year, folks are moving grain again, please remember to lock up you augers, bins and keep the keys for the 8010 John Deere's in your pockets!
 
 Thanks!

Cst. Dalton ROUSE
Morinville RCMP

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SRCWA
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SRCWA #2016014 - SRCWA Casino

Hi Everyone, 

On behalf of Ken our VP and Robert our Treasurer I would like to Thank everyone for their support at the Casino on Jan 19th and 20th.  Ken was in charge of recruiting members to work all the shifts and Robert did all the paperwork for the event.  Seeing as how the casino is our major fund raiser we really appreciate all the help. 

Our Thanks go out to Robert C, Carol O, Helena C, Len H. David D, Ken P, Colleen C, Bonny S, Margaret R, Diane G, Susan E, Norman M, Viv P, Guy M, Larry M, Lois W, John D, Eva B, Al B, Ken O, and Sandy D

Thanks again and we hope to see you at the next casino. 

Francoise Meunier

Pres SRCWA

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SRCWA
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22 January 2016

SRCWA #2016013 - Armed Robbery

PROS File: 201684285   RCMP Morinville

January 22, 2016

Morinville RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery at Local Convenience Store
 
Morinville, AB:  On Friday, January 22, 2016, at approximately 4:00 A.M., Morinville RCMP responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Mac's convenience store on 100 Street in Morinville.
 
The lone male suspect, who had a black ski mask covering his face, entered the store, brandished a knife and demanded cash from an employee.  The employee was cooperative and unharmed. 
 
The suspect then fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.
 
The suspect is described as wearing a dark coloured jacket or sweater, dark coloured pants, dark coloured gloves.
 
Police continue in their investigation of this incident and ask anyone who has information about this robbery to contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 
Cpl. Sheldon Robb
Watch B Supervisor
RCMP Morinville Detachment
w: 780-939-4520
 

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SRCWA
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19 January 2016

SRCWA #2016012 - Mailbox Theft

RCMP File: #2016-73293

Mail boxes locate at Hwy 2 and TWP 552, Sturgeon County were broken into.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
 
Regards, 
 
Cst. Peter TEARLE -  61303
RCMP Morinville Detachment

(780) 939-4550


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15 January 2016

SRCWA #2016011 - Possession of Stolen Property/Mischief

For Immediate Release                                                                                            January 13, 2016
RCMP Morinville - Possession of Stolen Property/Mischief
On January 13th, 2016, at approximately 0730 AM,  Morinville RCMP received a call of a suspicious and intoxicated male walking in and around the Cardiff area.  The male wasn't from the area but had spoken with a passing motorist and told them he was trying to get to a friends house.  
Later this same morning, police received another call regarding this intoxicated male in the same area.  This time, police located and arrested the male and subsequently found him in possession of several stolen items.  During the course of the investigation, it was determined the male went into 10 or more vehicles from the Cardiff area and was stealing items from within them.  Several pieces of property were seized however ownership of the items is unknown.  Some of the items stolen include but are not limited to vehicle registration papers, money, personal documents, and cell phones.  The adult male is being charged for possession of property obtained by crime however, his identification is not being released at this time. 
Morinville RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in determining ownership of the seized items.  If you have any knowledge of this incident or are missing vehicle property, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550.   
Lead Investigator:
Cst. Chris Nelson
780-939-4550
Cpl. Daryl CHARRON
Supervisor/Investigator (Superviseur/EnquĂȘteur)
Morinville RCMP/GRC

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SRCWA #2016010 - Assault with a Weapon


For Immediate Release                                                                                            January 15, 2016
 
RCMP Morinville - Assault With a Weapon 
 
On December 04, 2015, at approximately 0150 AM, an employee of the Legal Hotel Kilroy bar in Legal, AB, arrived at the establishment at the rear entrance to close the business for the night.  After observing someone at the back door, the male was suddenly sprayed in the face with pepper spray.  The unknown assailant fled on foot and RCMP Police Dog Service was deployed in an effort to track the suspect.  The business sustained damage to some of the doors as this suspect also attempted to break into the establishment.  The employee sustained minor injuries and nothing was stolen from the business.  
 
The identity of the suspect is unknown however, it is believed the person responsible is a male and was described as having worn a black balaclava, gloves, and dark colored winter jacket.  
 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment at 780-939-4550 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
 

 
Lead Investigator:
Cst. Penny Gavin
780-939-4550
 
 
Cpl. Daryl CHARRON
Supervisor/Investigator (Superviseur/EnquĂȘteur)
Morinville RCMP/GRC 
780-939-4550 (Office/Bureau)



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SRCWA
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