26 February 2016

SRCWA #2016034 - Stolen Quad

RCMP File #: 2016230091 
Theft of Quad, from residence yard.  
Overnight/morning of February 26, 2016. Quad later located in field nearby. 
Area of Meadowview Drive and RGE RD 263.

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If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


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Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



SRCWA #2016033 - Stolen Mailbox

RCMP File#: 2016220964
Overnight February 23 to morning of Feb 24, 2016. 
Personal mail box stolen from end of driveway. 
Area of TWP RD 571 and RGE RD 230 Sturgeon County.

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If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


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Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



SRCWA #2016032 - Missing Person St. Albert

42 Year Old Zachary SIPHAKIS Reported Missing in St. Albert

RCMP-1205St. Albert, Alberta – On Tuesday, February 23, 2016 at approximately 10:45 p.m., St Albert RCMP received a report of a missing 42 year old man. Zachary SIPHAKIS, has not been seen by his friends or his employer since Sunday, February 21, 2016. This is unusual behaviour for SIPHAKIS.
Zachary SIPHAKIS is described as:
• a Greek male
• approximately 5 feet, 5 inches in height
• approximately 140 pounds in weight,
• with short, black hair that has some grey in it,
• brown eyes, and a
• slim build.
Zachary SIPHAKIS, has not been seen by his friends or his employer since Sunday, February 21, 2016.
Zachary SIPHAKIS, has not been seen by his friends or his employer since Sunday, February 21, 2016.
St. Albert RCMP is looking for your help on this missing person. If you have any information about this or any crime, call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
File: 2016-218422
St. Albert RCMP

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Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



SRCWA #2016031 - Occupant Restraints

FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH THE MORINVILLE RCMP & IT’S LAW ENFORCEMENT PARTNERS WILL BE FOCUSING ON OCCUPANT RESTRAINTS
For the month of March the Morinville RCMP and its law enforcement partners will be paying close attention on the use of seatbelts and child restraints for the motoring public.
Some key messages in relation to occupant restraints are as follows:
· Seatbelts do save lives.
· This is about a simple action that could make the difference between life and death.
· Buckle up in all seats of the vehicle.
· If you do not buckle up – you become a deadly weapon to others in the vehicle.
· It takes seconds to buckle up and a lifetime to make up for a loss.
· You can drive without wearing one, but you might not be here to drive again.
· Seatbelts are the single most cost effective life saving device we have to protect us in a
motor vehicle collision.
Some key facts in relation to occupant restraints are as follows:
In Alberta, wearing a seatbelt is required by law.
· In Alberta, the fine for not wearing a seatbelt is $155. Drivers are also responsible for
the proper restraint of children under 16.
· Occupants using a restraint reduce the likelihood of sustaining an injury and the severity
of injury decreases.
· Seatbelts save about 1000 lives per year in Canada.
· Seat belts distribute the force of a collision evenly to the stronger parts of a person’s
body. In a crash, a vehicle traveling 50 kilometres per hour comes to an abrupt stop in
1/100th of a second. At 50 kilometres per hour, an unrestrained person, weighing 80
kilograms (176 pounds), will strike whatever they hit first with a force of 2,785 kilograms
(6,215 pounds).
· Airbags only function properly if the occupant is restrained in a proper position by a seat
belt. Airbags deploy at an explosive speed and can cause injury if the occupant is not
properly positioned. Airbags are a supplemental device.
· Vehicles are designed with an engineered life space, which can withstand the force of
most impacts. Seatbelts keep occupants in this space where they are safest.
· In a collision, one unrestrained occupant increases the risk for all occupants in the
vehicle. An unrestrained occupant may hit something or someone inside the vehicle; or
they may be thrown from their vehicle into another object.
· Child safety restraints are required by law for children under the age of 6 who weigh less
than 18 kilograms (40 pounds).
· A child under 10 kilograms (22 pounds) and one year of age is safest in a rear facing
child restraint. Be sure to consult the owner’s manual for guidelines.
· Forward facing child restraints should have shoulder straps that originate at or above the
shoulders.
· Booster seats are recommended for children under the age of 9, 18 to 36 kilograms (80
pounds) or 145 centimeters (58 inches).
· Without a booster seat, a child is four times more likely to suffer a significant injury.
· Children under the age of 12 are safest in the back seat of a vehicle in proper restraints
based on their age, height and weight.
Some frequently asked questions are as follows:
I am a good driver. Do I still need to wear a seatbelt, even for a short distance?
You cannot control everyone else’s behaviour on the road. Seatbelts dramatically increase
your chances of survival in a collision, regardless of who is driving the other vehicle.
What is the proper position of a seatbelt? What if the seatbelt is uncomfortable?
The seatbelt should be positioned securely across the hip bones and across the shoulder.
A properly positioned seatbelt should not be uncomfortable. Never put the shoulder belt
under the arm or behind the back. In a collision this could cause fatal injuries.
What if there are more people in a vehicle than seatbelts?
A driver cannot transport more people in a vehicle than there are seatbelts. Sharing
seatbelts is dangerous as occupants will hit each other during a collision increasing the
likelihood of injury.
When is it time to place children in a forward facing child restraint?
Always follow the weight and height guidelines in the manufacturer’s instructions. Even if a
child’s feet are touching the back of the vehicle seat in a rear facing restraint, it does not
mean they should be moved to a forward facing seat. Infants should remain rear facing until
one year of age, 10 kilograms (22 pounds and walking).
Can a child restraint that has been used in a collision continue to be used?
No, this is not recommended. While the child restraint may appear to be fine, there could be
microscopic cracks in the shell, weakened areas in the harness or seat frame and the
restraint would not hold together in a subsequent collision.
Can a second hand child restraint seat be used?
Although it is not recommended, a second hand car seat can be used. Check the expiry
date for the seat, ensure that it has not been used in a collision and that all parts are present
and are in good condition.
Why should parents ensure their children are properly secured in booster seats?
Booster seats position the seatbelt over the strongest bones in the child’s body. It helps
position the lap belt across the bones of the hips, not across the soft abdomen. It also
places the shoulder belt across the chest, preventing the upper body and head from moving
forward during a collision.
What about using an aftermarket seatbelt adjuster?
The use of aftermarket seatbelt adjusters for adults or for children, are not recommended
as they are not government regulated.
Should pregnant women wear a seatbelt?
Yes, seatbelts are the best protection for both mother and unborn child. Pregnant women
should sit as upright as possible with the shoulder belt across their chest above the belly,
and the lap belt low so that it pulls downward on their pelvic bones and not on their
abdomen.
Law enforcement throughout Morinville RCMP’s jurisdiction will be conducting roving patrols and check stops to be on the lookout for occupant restraint infractions.
The public is to be aware that tickets will be issued for offenders.

                                                  
Cpl Sheldon ROBB
Morinville RCMP
780-939-4520


This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



25 February 2016

SRCWA #2016030 - Mailbox Break In/Theft

On February 24th, 2016 between the hours of 3:50 am and 4:40 am an unidentified male entered the Morinville Condo apartment complex situated at 9910 - 107 street.  The male proceeded to pry open the mailboxes and steal mail within the breached mailboxes.
The male is described as:
  • Approximately 5'10" feet tall (178 cm) 
  • Approximately 210 lbs (95 kgs) to 230 lbs (104 kgs) 
  • Brown hair 
  • Wearing a camouflage coat at the time of the offence
The Morinville RCMP is requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspect. The same suspect is believed to attempted to break into a vehicle in the apartment underground parking,
If you have any information, please call 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.


Attached is a photograph of the suspect

Cpl Sheldon ROBB
Morinville RCMP
780-939-4520 
PROS file 2016219523


This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



24 February 2016

SRCWA #2016029 - Mischief Not Exceeding $5000 to RCMP Police Vehicle

For Immediate Release   February 24, 2016 
Morinville, Alberta - On February 24th, 2016 at approximately 1:10 p.m. Morinville RCMP investigated the willful damage of a marked police vehicle in the Morinville detachment parking lot.  A lone male person entered the police parking lot with a hammer and attempted to smash one of the rear windows of the marked police vehicle.  The male was unsuccessful but then proceeded to the front passenger window and smashed it with the hammer.
With the help of the members of the public and a subsequent police investigation, a 26 year old male of no fixed address was arrested.  The matter is still under investigation.

Cpl Sheldon ROBB
Morinville RCMP
780-939-4520

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca




23 February 2016

SRCWA #2016028 - RCMP - Name the Puppy

Name the Puppy 2016

INNISFAIL, Alberta, February 23, 2016–The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) needs help in naming puppies that will become Canada’s future RCMP Police Dogs.
The Police Dog Service Training Centre (PDSTC) in Innisfail, Alberta, is asking young Canadians to suggest names for 13 German Shepherd puppies that will be born at the Centre in 2016. Children are encouraged to be original and imaginative in finding names that will serve these puppies well in their careers with Canada’s national police force. When thinking of names, it is important to keep in mind that these are working police dogs, not pets.
The 13 children whose names are selected will each receive a laminated 8×10-inch photo of the pup they name, a plush dog named Justice and an RCMP cap.
Inspector Akrum Ghadban, the Officer In Charge of the Police Dog Service Training Centre, is excited by the contest, saying: “The Name the Puppy Contest is an exciting time for everyone at PDSTC. I am certainly looking forward to seeing all the creative contest entries from across Canada.

Contest rules are simple:

  • Contestants can suggest only one name (one entry per person).
  • The name may be for a male or a female pup.
  • The name must start with the letter “J”.
  • The name must have no more than nine (9) letters.
  • The name must be one or two syllables.
  • Contestants must live in Canada and be 14 years old or younger.

Two ways to enter:

  1. Enter online: www.rcmp-grc.ca/depot/pdstc-cdcp/name-the-puppy-nomme-le-chiot-eng.htm
  2. Send a letter to the following address. Be sure to print the child’s nameageaddresstelephone numberand the suggested name for a puppy.
    Attn: “Name the Puppy Contest”
    Police Dog Service Training Centre
    Box 6120
    Innisfail, AB T4G 1S8
We love to receive drawings and paintings! If submitting by mail, children are invited to get creative with their entries.
Although there can be only 13 winners, names not selected for the contest will be considered for other puppies born during the year.
The deadline for entries is March 22, 2016. Contest winners and prizes will be announced on April 26, 2016.
Winning names will be chosen by the PDSTC staff. A draw will determine the winning entry in the event of multiple submissions of the same puppy name.
The PDSTC is home to the RCMP national police dog training program and is a part of RCMP “Depot” Division. Our centre has earned a great reputation for breeding top quality working German Shepherds and for training dogs with outstanding searching and tracking abilities.

Hashtags

  • #namethepuppy
  • #nommelechiot
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For more information: 
S/Sgt. Eric Stebenne
or
Insp. Akrum Ghadban
RCMP Police Dog Service Training Centre
Phone: 403-227-3346

Enter online

Cara
German shepherd puppy - CaraGerman shepherd - Cara
Dane
German shepherd puppy - DaneGerman shepherd - Dane
Dief
German shepherd puppy - DiefGerman shepherd - Dief
Deuce
German shepherd puppy - DeuceGerman shepherd - Deuce
Ephriam
German shepherd puppy - EphriamGerman shepherd - Ephriam
Felix
German shepherd puppy - FelixGerman shepherd - Felix

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



21 February 2016

SRCWA #2016027 - Wildlife Cameras for Security

HOW TO CATCH A THIEF

Using a Security Trail Camera to Catch Vandals

     Trespassers, burglars and vandals seem to be multiplying at an unbelievable rate.  Luckily, catching a criminal has never been easier with the help of trail cameras for security surveillance.

3 Steps to Catch a Thief

Game Camera Wifi
1. Identify the Problem
     If you have a trespasser problem, the easiest fix is to use No Flash Infrared Trail Cameras.

     With no flash security cameras, the night infrared led's do not glow red and therefore, the trespasser won't see a visible flash at night.
     Also, never mount a game camera for security within easy line of sight if you know you have trespassers on your property.  Consider mounting the camera high on a tree or camouflage the camera in a way that it is not easily seen.
     For thieves or vandals in a residential, urban or commercial environment; you will need to think outside the box.

     Mounting the camera from high on a roof, telephone pole or even something like a bird feeder will keep the camera from being readily spotted.

Wifi Game Camera and Wifi Trail Camera2.  Purchase the Correct Security Camera

     For simplicity sake, let's make two categories of trail cameras that excel in security surveillance.
     Which of the trail cameras for security is best?  Well that simply depends on your application.
     If you can easily go to the camera and do a simple sd card swap, removing the sd card with pictures and replacing with a fresh card, then having a basic no glow camera will do everything you need.

     If you want the camera to take a picture and immediately send that picture to your cell phone or email, then you need a cellular trail camera or cell phone camera.
     Unfortunately, there is not a viable wifi game camera or any that possess "game camera wifi."  However, there are some excellent cellular security cameras.  What is the difference?  A wifi trail camera would produce it's own wireless network or would work on wifi networks already available.  Cellular cameras work on cellular networks.

     

3.  Security Camera Setup
     By now, the hard work has already been completed.  You simply need to set your plans in motion.

     After testing the camera at home, place the camera in your already selected setup.  Always make sure you have the time stamp option turned to "on."  This will let you know exactly when the criminal was there.
Photos from a trail camera can be used as evidence in a criminal investigation.

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca



15 February 2016

SRCWA #2016026 - Homicide

Redwater RCMP determine missing 56-year-old man was the victim of homicide

Randy LopushinskyRedwater, Alta. (Feb. 13, 2016)  The RCMP is continuing the investigation into the disappearance of Randy Lopushinsky. The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have assumed carriage of the investigation, and as a result of the investigation conducted to date have determined that Lopushinsky was the victim of a homicide. 
The RCMP are asking anyone who has information about this homicide to contact Red Water RCMP at 780-942-3600, your local police or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1.

Dan Antoniuk
SRCWA
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director
http://srcwa.blogspot.ca