16 February 2017

Morinville Macs Robbed / Coin Collection Return / RCMP Target Young Adults

Morinville Macs Robbed Again
submitted by RCMP, courtesy of MorinvilleNews.com (Feb.16/17)

On February 15th, 2017 at approximately 9 p.m. a male and female entered the Macs Convenience store located at 9821-100 street in Morinville, Alberta. The two entered the store and the male demanded money and cigarettes. The male had his face partially covered by a bandana. The male produced a can of bear spray and attempted to

spray the clerks. The female took some potato chips and acted as a lookout as the male grabbed cash and packages of cigarettes. The two then fled to an awaiting white car.

The female is described as:
· Dark hair
· Tattoo on the left side of her face
· Wearing all black clothing
· Wearing grey high top runners
· Darker skin complexion
· Approximately 5’8” tall

The male is described as:
· Wearing a dark shirt with a white logo on it
· Wearing a flat brimmed hat
· Wearing lighter pants

The Morinville RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the two suspects.

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.

Morinville RCMP seek to return extensive coin collection to its rightful owner
by Morinville News Staff, courtesy of MorinvilleNews.com (Feb.15/17)

The RCMP are hoping to find the owner of a coin collection, including a Volunteer Service Medal amongst other things. Recognizing both the monetary and the highly sentimental value this collection likely has, the RCMP is putting out this request for help.

Following a stolen property investigation in 2014, a search warrant was executed at a rural residence outside of Morinville and a substantial amount of property was recovered by the RCMP. Ongoing efforts have been made to return all the property to rightful owners.

Police say it has been a lengthy exercise in sorting and cataloguing property for input into the RCMP file system, as well as reviewing files, querying databases and locating owners.
The majority of the property has either been returned or otherwise disposed of.

A coin collection containing a large variety of coins including Olympic coin sets remains unaccounted for.

Above: A photo of a 1939 – 1945 Volunteer Service Medal amongst a coin collection police are trying to get back to its owner. It was awarded to someone who volunteered in the Canadian Military.

The RCMP is seeking information on who owns this property. A request is being made to the public that if you feel that the collection may be yours and you can identify items in the collection, call the Morinville RCMP Detachment at 780-939-4550 and ask for Constable Plamondon.

Government is targeting young adults on responsible drinking
by Morinville News Staff, courtesy of MorinvilleNews.com (Feb.15/17)

The Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (AGLC) is hoping to spark a conversation with young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 on what it means to drink responsibly. AGLC unveiled its latest ad campaign – What do your empties say about you? – Wednesday.
The new DrinkSense campaign targets young adults in the hopes of raising greater awareness about Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines and the importance of drinking in moderation.

“While research is showing that young adults in this age group are aware that binge drinking or heavy drinking is an unhealthy behavior, there is still a low level of awareness of Canada’s Low-Risk Drinking Guidelines,” said AGLC President and CEO Bill Robinson in a release Wednesday. “With last fall’s successful launch of DrinkSense, this next phase of DrinkSense is an exciting opportunity to reach young adults using creative channels and messaging – all while promoting that you can still have a great time by making responsible choices.”

The campaign, which will run for six weeks, features an interactive online quiz encouraging young adults to discover “What do your empties say about you?” It is also an opportunity to learn more about recommended drinking guidelines. 
Additionally, A 7-foot Drinko game will be taken to a number of Alberta campuses this spring, providing what the government sees as an interactive experience that educates students abour responsible drinking. Other promotions include a mobile app, launching in the spring, that calculates how much someone is drinking and commercials playing at Cineplex movie theatres.

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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.