7 January 2017

Morinville Robbery & Assault and Intersection Safety - courtesty of Morinville News

Morinville Robbery and Assault
*from Morinville News by Morinville News Staff (January 6, 2017)

Morinville RCMP are looking for public assistance in locating a wanted man who discharged bear spray and robbed a liquor store in Sandy Beach at approximately 6:15 p.m. Dec. 30, 2016.

Police say the suspect male sprayed bear spray in the liquor store, stole a small amount of liquor, and departed. While outside the liquor store – the male discharged the bear spray through a vehicle window at a man who was not associated with the liquor store, nor aware of the robbery. Police say the suspect then fled on foot.

The clerk in the liquor store was not injured, and the bystander in the vehicle suffered minor injuries as a result of the discharge of the bear spray.

RCMP investigation has determined that 29-year-old Taron Twoyoungmen is responsible for the above incident and is facing the following charges as a result:
– Assault with a weapon
– Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
– Disguised with intent to commit an offence
– Robbery – with other offensive weapon
– Fail to comply with Probation Order (x3)

A warrant for his arrest has been granted.

The Morinville RCMP are requesting public assistance in locating Twoyoungmen. If you have information about his whereabouts, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or call your local police detachment. 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.

Police looking for rolling stops and other intersection infractions this month

*Full article available at Morinville News by Morinville News Staff (January 6, 2017)

The province is reminding motorists to be cautious at intersections. January is Intersection Safety Month, and local police will be out looking for rolling stops and other intersection infractions.

Inspector Steve Daley, Acting OIC Traffic Services, Alberta RCMP, K Division, said drivers should never assume the other drivers are always going to do the right thing at an intersection.

“You should always check for vehicles approaching the intersection to make sure they are going to stop completely or yield the right of way,” Daley said. “Safe driving means that we are constantly watching the road and other drivers to avoid dangerous collisions.”

Failure to stop at a stop sign carries a $388 fine and three demerits. Failing to yield to a pedestrian in a crosswalk carries a fine of $575 and four demerit points.

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