6 September 2016

Break & Enter

RCMP File # : 20161162752
Police received a complaint on September 2, 2016 at approximately 02:00 hrs that a restaurant near Legal had been broken into and the cash register stolen.
Police have no suspects at this time.   If you have any information, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550.

September Back to School Awareness
Back to School Traffic Safety
This week many of Alberta’s students will be returning to classes across the province to start the new school year.  The Morinville RCMP would like to remind students, parents and drivers of a few safety tips which will make the return to school a safe one for everyone.
·         Drivers should familiarize themselves with the specific times during the school day when the school zones in their area are in effect and adhere to the posted speed limits
·         Drivers should remember to slow down in school zones and be particularly alert for students during school hours, especially when dropping off and picking up children from school.
·         School buses will once again be on the roads making frequent stops to pick up and drop off students.  Alternating flashing amber lights indicate that a school bus is slowing down.
·         When a school bus activates its alternately flashing red lights, it is signaling that it is going to stop.  Drivers must stop too.  It is illegal to pass a stopped school bus as long as its red lights remain activated.
·         Drivers should watch for students at crosswalks and obey the signals of crossing guards and traffic control devices.
·         Be aware that neighborhood streets near schools and school zones will experience an increase in both vehicular and pedestrian traffic.  Be careful when driving in these areas and “expect the unexpected.”
·         Driver distraction accounts for 20% to 30% of all collisions.  Put away electronic devices, beverages and food while driving. Avoid distracted driving and focus on the road and traffic.
·         Be on the lookout for children and students walking to school as you pull out or back out of your garage and driveway.
For children and parents:
·         Follow the bus safety rules - make sure you always ride the bus safely.
·         Point, Pause, and Proceed.  Be alert at intersections and always look for danger when crossing the street.
·         No helmet! No bike!  Always wear your helmet when riding your bike.
·         Always wear your safety gear when roller-blading, skateboarding, or riding your scooter.
By remembering these few simple traffic safety tips, students, parents and drivers can help one another enjoy a safe school year.  Each person has a part to play to ensure that all who use the roads in Alberta, do so in a manner which is safe for all Albertans.  

Where can I find more information about Back to School Awareness?
Additional information and resources can be found on the Saferoads website at:

SRCWA #2016-095

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 the above or any other crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 
780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.