14 October 2017

Motor Vehicle Theft

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 20171297662

From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On September 24th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a theft of a motor vehicle while parked at the Christ Community Church located at 25230 and Township Road 542, in Sturgeon County. The victim returned to their vehicle after church service to find the driver’s side window smashed in order to gain entry. Personal items were taken from the vehicle, in part a black laptop type bag containing ID, a daytimer, and electronics accessories amongst other items.

Police believe the break in happened between 11:00 am and 11:30 am.
  

If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

If you have any information that can help with this investigation please contact the Morinville RCMP.
Thank you,
Morinville Detachment
Phone: 780-939-4520
Fax:     780-939-3774
Oct 12, 2017

Morinville RCMP received a report a white Ford F-350 ABL# BDC0781 abandoned on Twp road 565 between Range road 263 and 264 Sturgeon County.  Drivers door lock punched, ignition damaged. Vehicle stolen out of Stony Plain.
 
Of note this is the second stolen vehicle recovered in the area in the last week.


If you have any information that can help with this investigation please contact the Morinville RCMP.
Thank you,
Morinville Detachment
Phone: 780-939-4520
Fax:     780-939-3774

 

Scammers are looking to steal more than your heart

For immediate release

Scammers are looking to steal more than your heart

Athabasca, Alta. - Heartbreak isn’t the only risk you face when meeting someone online. Although online dating is a popular, and often successful, way to make a love connection, it is important to also be aware of potential dangers that may come with it.

Over the past few years, there has been a significant increase in online dating scams. Scammers convince their victims that they are in love with them and persuade them into sending large sums of money for a variety of invented reasons. Most commonly, the scammer will make up an emergency, often health related, that concerns either themselves or a family member.

Since the beginning of this year, 56 individuals have reported being victims of romance scams in Alberta RCMP jurisdictions. This accounts for a total net loss of over 3.6 million dollars. Romance scams are typically under-reported due to the substantial embarrassment often felt by victims. This means that it is likely that the number of victims and losses is much greater that what is actually being reported.


Here are some red flags to watch out for from someone you meet online:

·         Claiming to be from your area but is living or travelling abroad. (Get Cyber Safe)
·         Expressing strong feelings for you after very little time. (Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre)
·         Saying they can’t meet in person due to a tragic event. (Get Cyber Safe)
·         Making plans to meet but then coming up with excuses at the last minute.
·         Asking you for financial help, regardless of circumstance.

The Alberta RCMP remind everyone to always exercise caution when looking for love online. It is hard enough to judge others’ intentions in person – online it is even harder. Take the necessary steps to protect yourself and, most importantly, never send money to anyone you meet online.

If you believe you or someone you know have been a victim of this scam:



13 October 2017

New Post


Please beware if you see this Snow Blade




Victim reports stolen snow plow. Complainant reports theft of his snow blade, taken from his driveway. Happened today (Oct 12) between 1230-1700 hrs. no security camera. value of $1500. Contacted the victim and he advised he just had the snowplow dropped off at his residence this morning, and it was still in the crate from the store.  The plow is brand new and the name brand is Snowbear. It is black in colour and is 82 inches in length. It is designed for the front of a pick up truck.
 
The incident occurrerd near township road 554 and range road 254.
 
Crime watch members to be on the look out for this item and call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 if located.



Another to follow that had been posted

Posted: 11 Oct 2017 08:05 PM PD
 
20171373844
Twp 551 and Rge rd. 235 Sturgeon County
At 04:30 hours the complainant observed 2 males suspects walking up their driveway. When an occupant of the home knocked on the window the suspects fled. Police attended the scene and patrolled the area with negative results. 
 
20171374008
Twp 554 and Rge rd. 235 Sturgeon County
At 04:15 hours 4 suspects walked down the complainants driveway. The suspects entered the vehicles on the property, located keys inside one of the vehicles, and fled the scene. The vehicle was later involved in a collision in Edmonton and heavily damaged. 
 

A reminder to all Sturgeon County residents to secure their vehicles. The majority of the vehicle thefts in the county involved no forced entry. The vehicles were unlocked with keys inside. 

If you have any information that can help with this investigation please contact the Morinville RCMP.
 
Thank you,
 
Morinville Detachment
Phone: 780-939-4520
Fax:     780-939-3774

11 October 2017

October 9, 2017
 

video


20171373844
Twp 551 and Rge rd. 235 Sturgeon County
At 04:30 hours the complainant observed 2 males suspects walking up their driveway. When an occupant of the home knocked on the window the suspects fled. Police attended the scene and patrolled the area with negative results.
 
20171374008
Twp 554 and Rge rd. 235 Sturgeon County
At 04:15 hours 4 suspects walked down the complainants driveway. The suspects entered the vehicles on the property, located keys inside one of the vehicles, and fled the scene. The vehicle was later involved in a collision in Edmonton and heavily damaged.
 
 

A reminder to all Sturgeon County residents to secure their vehicles. The majority of the vehicle thefts in the county involved no forced entry. The vehicles were unlocked with keys inside. 

If you have any information that can help with this investigation please contact the Morinville RCMP.
 
Thank you,
 
Morinville Detachment
Phone: 780-939-4520
Fax:     780-939-3774

6 October 2017

Something that may be of interest to you.

Below are the ongoing Legal & District Chamber of Commerce's initiatives.
For more information on any of the following please visit our NEW website at www.legalchamberofcommerce.ca
Please note the Legal & District Chamber of Commerce is not a Town of Legal initiative but rather its own entity, just as all the other local service groups in our Town. (i.e. Fete au Village, CWL, Knights of Columbus, Legal Soccer, Minor Ball ect.)

Fan out on behalf of Athabasca RCMP





For Immediate Release:

Oct. 2, 2017
Athabasca RCMP arrest male for assault with a weapon
Calling Lake, Alberta – This morning at approximately 1130 a.m., Athabasca RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle with a male inside. The responding Police Officer, approached the vehicle in Calling Lake and spoke to the lone, 29 year old male occupant who stated he was sleeping.  When police asked for identification, the male drove away until his vehicle broke down on the Calling Lake Road driving lane.  
When approached again by the police, the male pulled a large hunting style knife out towards the officer and refused to exit the vehicle.  Traffic was stopped on the Calling Lake Road to ensure public safety while police from Athabasca and Desmarias attended to assist the police officer.  The male was taken into custody without incident after approximately an hour and 45 minutes. 
Charges for Assault with a weapon, Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, Failing to comply with a Recognizance (X2) and 2 charges under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act for possession of a Controlled Substances are currently pending. The name and other information regarding the male cannot be released at this time pending a swearing of Information.  
During the investigation, a school nearby was placed on a hold and secure as a safety precaution until the incident was resolved. 


Fan out on behalf of Athabasca RCMP Detachment:

For Immediate Release:

October 5, 2017
Athabasca RCMP arrest male for assault with a weapon *update charges laid
Calling Lake, Alberta- Charges have been laid in relation to an incident on October 2, 2017 where a male suspect pulled a large hunting knife towards an RCMP member. No injuries were reported and the suspect was arrested without incident.
Marcel Gambler, age 28, of Calling Lake has been charged with several offences:
-          Assault Police Officer
-          Breach of Recognizance (x2)
-          Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2)
-          Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
Gambler has been remanded into custody and will appear in Athabasca Provincial Court via CCTV on October 23, 2017.
As this matter is now before the courts no further information will be provided.

1 October 2017

B&E In the Sturgeon County

Report on B & E Sturgeon County, Ab


Owner reports to the Morinville RCMP that unknown culprits had attended his residence situated near Range road 240 - Twp Rd 570, Sturgeon County, AB and had stolen his 2006 Yamaha Raptor.  Raptor has mechanical issues.  No video surveillance available.  Statements obtained placed on file and ATV added to CPIC as stolen.  Complainant notified of the police action.



Received these posts from the Sturgeon Protective Services/Peace Officers on a couple of Break and Enter's, in the Sturgeon County Area. Please Keep your Eyes on what is different or strange vehicles you are not sure of, call your RCMP, Thank you



Property Rep reports to the Morinville RCMP Detachment that his residence was broke into situated near Township road 562 Highway 803, Morinville, AB.  RCMP Officer attended, obtained photos and statements.  Scene not suitable for ident.  Neighbourhood inquiries completed. No video surveillance at the scene. Appears at this time there is only some coins stolen. No photos of the stolen property.   No suspects or witnesses at this time. File number provided.
 


 

28 September 2017

Battery Stolen from Holiday Trailers




Hello Everyone,

           This was sent from the RCMP Morinville on a Hoilday Trailer Battery being stolen, I would like to add that we were hit as well in Bon Accord. Our battery stolen from our Springdale Holiday Trailer, that l noticed on Sept 26/17. The person/persons cut the strap, wiring and the container it was in, empty. l am confident that this person will be caught, SO l ask they everyone PLEASE keep an eye out in around your properties and your neighbours as well. We understand that, easy said then done, but let us work together to wipe out these crimes in our communities.

Thank you


On 2017/09/26 at 1330 hrs, in or around Bon Accord, Alberta.
Morinville RCMP received a complaint a male who seen a 35 yr old male take the battery out of their Jayco holiday trailer, male dropped battery and took off when neighbour shouted at him. Male described as 35 yrs with dark hair and tall, left in a burgundy car but no licence plate obtained. No suspect/s at this time.
If you have any information that can help with this investigation please contact the Morinville RCMP.
 
Thank you,
 
Morinville Detachment
Phone: 780-939-4520
Fax:     780-939-3774

26 September 2017

Break and Enter Sturgeon Composite High School





Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 2017981475

From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On July 27th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a break and enter into Sturgeon Composite High School at 24400 Highway 37, in Sturgeon County. The multiple victims, i.e. the contractors working on the school, arrived at the worksite to find the temporary wood door pried open in order to gain entry. A large number of tools (carpentry, plumbing and electrical) and food from 4 school freezers had been taken.

Police believe the break in happened between 3:00 am and 4:00 am.
  
If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.
 

25 September 2017

Break & Enter, RCMP need your help.

 
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 2017931812

From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On July 19th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a residence on Range Road 251 just South of Township Road 572, in Sturgeon County. The victim returned home in the morning to find the damage to the door casing of the back door to gain entry. Entry to a Sea Can and another building at the residence was also obtained. Various items including personal effects and audio video equipment had been taken.

Police believe the break in happened between 7:30 pm and 6:00 am.
  

If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.




24 September 2017

Removing of Election Signs,


Good Morning Everyone,

         I have received this message from one of my Zone Director and you need to read and be aware of what is happening out. This will cost some votes or No votes at all, if you see someone removing this signs Please call the RCMP and get a description as well, as this is illegal. This has to stop, we work together. Thank you


Hi Bonnie
Can you please forward to all members.
Good Evening All

I would just like to put a notice out regarding the Election,  I find it very disgusting that there are candidates out there removing other candidates election signs!  I have noticed driving around the county there are elections signs posted on public and even on private property one day and the next day they are missing, replaced with their own.    I know for a fact the candidates have not removed them, one of the opposition committee or themselves have removed the signs and replaced them with their own.  This shows a great disrespect for their fellow opponents.  I know of a sign removed on private property, so not only was the person creating an illegal act tampering with election signs,  they also are trespassing!  So please make sure you pay attention to whose signs are missing.  Do you really want to vote for the person who is replacing that sign with their own.  Would you want that councillor or mayor representing you on Sturgeon council? We are crime watch members, please watch for these incidents occurring.  These are adults running for these positions, but they are acting worse than children!!!

Thank you
Colleen
Once again keep your eyes open and make sure you put your X beside someone with integrity!!

18 September 2017

B&E and Theft of car


Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File number 2017-1253068


From: Morinville RCMP



During the morning hours of Friday, September 15th, 2017, a rural residence near Twp Rd 554 and Rge Rd 263 was broken into shortly after the residents had left for the day.

Unknown suspects accessed the property in what is believed to be a truck before entering the garage by breaking through an overhead door window and pulling the manual lift release cable. The home's security system was activated and is believed to have limited the amount of time spent inside. However, during this short time, suspects managed to steal several items inside the garage, and within a short area of reach in the home that included the keys to a grey 2010 Dodge Challenger with Alberta plate NTF 161. The vehicle was subsequently stolen as suspects left the property. 

No suspects have been identified at this time. However, Morinville RCMP would like to speak to anyone with information that might assist with this investigation.

Morinville Detachment
10512 101 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1K9
780-939-4520 telephone

35th anniversary next year

Hello Everyone,

We are looking for any suggestions on ways that we might celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch next year, any input from members is welcome and will be considered.  Please also feel free to come to the next meeting October10, 2017 @ the Prov Building, Morinville 7-9pm to hear what everyone has suggested and what we are considering. April or June are the months we are currently considering to Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of SRCW.

11 September 2017

River Stone Pointe Subdivision Break In July 5, 2017




Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 2017859086
From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On July 5th at approximately 2:45pm five suspects entered an open garage door to a residence in RiverStone Point Subdivision in Sturgeon County. The suspects stole cash, credit cards and jewelry from the residence while the homeowner was in the basement, unaware. Upon reviewing the video surveillance the next day, police learned that the suspects were driving a small maroon four door car, unknown make or model.

*Please see attached photo*

If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.


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Report of Theft of Gas




Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 20171208771

From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On September 6th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a theft of gas from a residence on in the Sturgeon Valley in Brynmaur Estates, in Sturgeon County. Video surveillance from the scene shows a male and female in a gold Chevrolet Impala leaving the scene between 3pm and 4pm.



If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

Morinville Detachment
10512 101 Avenue
Morinville, Alberta
T8R 1K9
780-939-4520 telephone

GAS & DASH, Stolen Truck



Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 20171208347




From: Morinville RCMP – Gas and Dash, Stolen truck

Good Morning,

On September 6th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a “Gas and Dash” from a business near Legal in Sturgeon County. A female driver was witnessed taking off in what was later learned to be a stolen Ford F350 Super Duty. The occurrence happened around 3pm.



If you have any information about this matter, 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), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.

 Morinville Detachment
780-939-4520 telephone




7 September 2017

Stolen Truck



Stolen Truck


On September 4th, 2017 between 7:00-8:30am. A white 2009 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD truck bearing Alberta licence plate 17H652 was stolen from a rural property in the area of Township Road 580 and Range Road 250 in Sturgeon County. Keys were in the vehicle at the time of the theft. No suspects have been identified at this time.
Morinville RCMP would like to hear from anyone with information that could lead to the recovery of the truck, and/or identification of any suspect(s). The truck is described as having a distinctive "COPA" sticker resembling a set of aviation wings located on the lower left driver's rear window. A silver toolbox is also bolted to the rear truck bed.
As a preventative measure, Morinville RCMP encourages the general public to ensure their vehicles are secured at all times and at all places.



Investigator (Enqueteur)
Morinville RCMP/GRC
780-939-4520 (Office/Bureau)
780-939-3774 (Fax/Telecopie)

Break in at Telus Cell Tower



 Break in at Cell Tower

At approximately 10:00am on August 31, 2017 a break-in to a Telus Communications cell tower shelter was reported to Police. The tower is accessible by Range Road 245, and located southwest of Sturgeon Rd. and Hwy 28 in Sturgeon County.
Stolen were 7 trays of large batteries with an estimated value of approximately $7000.00. The exact make/model of the batteries are not known at this time, however, they are believed to be similar to batteries stolen from a recent break-in to a Rogers cell tower located SE of Bon Accord earlier in the month of August. As with that incident, it is believed that thieves are targeting these high-value batteries and reselling them for use in solar powered energy or other similar installations, whether for commercial or private use.
Morinville RCMP would like to speak to anyone with information that could lead to the identity of suspect(s) or the location of the stolen batteries. No suspect(s) have been identified at this time.
Police would also like to encourage the reporting of any suspicious persons, activity or vehicles located near similar cell tower installations.



Investigator (Enqueteur)
Morinville RCMP/GRC
780-939-4520 (Office/Bureau)
780-939-3774 (Fax/Telecopie)





6 September 2017

Secretary position






Hello Everyone,

              Just putting it out there, IF anyone knows of someone that is willing to sit in with us at our meetings, setup Agenda for the next meeting as l will help on that as well.
We need this person to sit in for 1 1/2 hour meeting every second Tuesday of the month, this is not a whole lot to do but be able to help us and you do not need to be a member with SRCWA.

    I would greatly appreciate this very much, you can reach me at our email address
sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com

Thank you
Bonny Swart-Attwood
SRCWA, President


Meeting




            Hello Everybody,

         So now that we have all of our holidays in, the kids back to school and the start of our Meetings. Everyone is Welcome to join us on Tuesday September 12 @ 7pm in the Morinville Provinical Building, where we discuss on feedback from our Parades, events, and updates from the RCMP as well. The best part is the  refreshments, where we chat with new members and catch up on the summer, etc.

Hope to see you all at the Meeting

Meet the Community Nights, & Picnic in the Park

Hello Everyone,

          Just a reminder, a List of Events happening this week and weekend;

Thursday September 7
Landing Trail School, Gibbons from 5-7pm

Friday September 8
Bon Accord Community Hall (4931 50 Ave) from 5-7pm

Saturday September 9
Picnic in the Park in Legal @ Citedal Park from 1-4pm 
In the event of Rain it will be moved to the Arena

So, l hope to see everyone at these events and have fun, chat, answer any questions or you like to become a SRCW member. Come on out!!!!!

See you all
Bonny Swart-Attwood
SRCWA, President 

1 September 2017

Tour Of Alberta





Hi Bonnie, and Everyone
I am not sure if you are aware but the Tour of Alberta - Stage 2 Road Race will be passing through Sturgeon County on Saturday, September 2.  This portion of the race begins in Spruce Grove where they will make their way north on Hwy 777 and then turn east onto Hwy 642 proceeding through the communities of Sandy Beach and Alexander First Nation.  They will then turn south onto Hwy 44 where they will pass by Riviere Qui Barre and turn west on Hwy 633 passing by Villeneuve making their way back to the city of Spruce Grove.
Can you please fan this out to the residents of Sturgeon County so they are away and can expect delays during the afternoon.  It is estimated they should enter Sturgeon County at approximately 2:29 pm (estimated time of the fast racers) and leave Sturgeon County at approximately 3:57 pm (estimated time of slower racers).
I attached a map of the route they will travel in Sturgeon County, A link at the bottom of the page.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Respectfully,

Operations NCO / sous-officier des opérations
RCMP Morinville Detachment / GRC Détachement de Morinville
10512 101 Avenue
Morinville, AB
T8R 1K9