30 August 2017

Variety of Break Ins, Sturgeon County Area

  Break Ins, stolen Lawn Tractor in and around Sturgeon County, Break In Tuscany Hills area

Victim reported his 40'x60' shop situated on an 80 acre rural property in Sturgeon County was broken into. Man door was forced open. Nothing taken. No surveillance. No suspects.  Township road 570 and range road 232  CH 

Complainant reported the theft of his John Deere Diesel lawn tractor. Theft occurred sometime between 15:00 hrs and 19:00 hrs. Son was driving lawn tractor back home when tire went flat. Parked in ditch twp. 564 between 233 and 234. Tire removed for repair. Lawn mower stolen out of ditch. Value $5000-$10000. No serial numbers. Contacted Deerland in Fort Sask for S/N - stated no record. Nothng for CPIC. CH

2017-08-25  PROS file 20171140885
Com called to report that overnight sometime unknowns broke into house under construction in Tuscany Hills. Various small items & copper piping were stolen. No serial numbers on items. No surveillance. Com will be faxing a statement to Morinville Detachment  which can be added upon receipt.

The top 2 reports are from the Sturgeon Protective Services, but we ask to please keep your vehicles locked, always keep an eye on your neighbours, report ANY supicious activity, thank you 

Boyle Detactment would like us to keep a look out

Fan out on behalf of RCMP Detachment: ( If you have any information on any crime or suspicious activity please report this to the nearest RCMP Detachment or Crime Stoppers)
Recently I have been dispatched to two separate calls involving property damage and theft.
The first file occurred on 2017/08/26 in the area of Alberta Pacific Pulp Mill:
Two garages were broken into and a hot water boiler was stolen. The only evidence we have is a broken rear mud flap which appears to be from a GMC SUV (model unknown), some tire tracks, and the back tinted window of said SUV is likely broken out.
The second file occurred on 2017/08/26, at the Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement:

A black Ford F-150, Alberta license plate BTD1980 has been seen going in and out of properties claiming to be looking for someone. This vehicle has been related to a break and enter on the Settlement as well.

Boyle RCMP Detachment
Boyle GRC D├ętachement
Box 58, 4901 Taylor Road
Boyle, AB T0A 0M0

PLEASE report anything that is supicious, and lets help our Neighbours too.

28 August 2017

Break In Rogers Communication cell tower August 16, 2017

On August 16th, 2017 at about 4:30pm unknown persons forcibly entered a Rogers Communications cell tower in an area southeast of Bon Accord.
Despite causing alarms upon entry, stolen were industrial batteries (PowerSafe SBS190F) with a combined value of approx. $24,000. No suspects have been identified at this time, though it is believed they may be targeting these particular batteries and reselling for use in residential or commercial solar powered energy installations.
Any information which can assist with this investigation can be forwarded to Morinville RCMP. Also encouraged is the reporting of any suspicious persons, vehicles or activity occurring in or around cell tower stations.

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

Credit Fraud

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                     August 27th, 2017
On August 23, 2017 and August 25, 2017 suspects entered a local business in the Town of Morinville to commit fraud by purchasing goods using an admin card. On August 23rd, 2017 two male suspects were involved (see attached photograph), and on August 25th, 2017 one male suspect was involved.
Suspects are using admin cards to do fraudulent credit transactions. Cashiers should be on the lookout for persons typing more then 4 digits into the keypad.

The investigation continues, however if anyone has any information in regards the frauds or can identify possible suspects, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or at www.crimestoppers.ab.ca .  If the information provided at Crime Stoppers is used to assist in an arrest or recovery of property, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Morinville RCMP

Personal Items Stolen from vehicles August 27, 2017

In the early morning hours of August 27, 2017 suspects entered a rural property near Alcomdale on range road 264 and entered three unlocked vehicles on the property stealing a purse with cash, ID, and credit cards.
The suspect used the credit card in Barrhead later in the morning. Surveillance video was obtained by the Barrhead RCMP of a young male. Investigation is ongoing.
Residents including rural properties are encouraged to lock their vehicles and keep valuables such as purses and wallets not within the vehicle.

Morinville RCMP

Trailer Stolen, again Same property

Sometime between Aug 23rd and August 27th a white 2016 Jayco Jay Flight travel trailer LP# 5JG200 was stolen from a rural property near twp 542 and Range road 245 Sturgeon County. The hitch lock and wheel lock were both defeated. This is the second travel trailer stolen from the same property.

Morinville RCMP Detachment
General Duty

26 August 2017

Pinnacle Ridge Estates Subdivision August 25, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                             August 25th, 2017
On August 25th, 2017 at approximately 9:45 am Morinville RCMP were notified of a break, enter, and theft of a residence in the Pinnacle Ridge Estates subdivision in Sturgeon County.  The residence was just in the final stages of construction and close to being occupied by the home owners.  Suspects forced entry into the home and once inside stole numerous video, audio, and household items totaling around $100 000.00 
The break and enter occurred between 10 pm on August 24th, and time the call was placed into police.
The RCMP K Division Forensic Identification Section attended the scene and is assisting with Morinville RCMP in the investigation.
If you have any information on this crime, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.  If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone 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.

Media Contact:
Morinville RCMP

23 August 2017

Stolen Truck

Good day,

could someone please post this... due to the nature of the situation....

"A very sentimental truck. Owner passed last year and family is desperately trying to find the vehicle. EYES PEELED...
Stolen Truck - August 22, 2017 from the Galaxy Cinema Parking Lot, Gasoline Alley, Red Deer county.
This is not the actual truck but a good replica of it 

2000 Ford F 250 short box, has topper and automatic boat lift attached.

License Plate EDS 135

if seen please call Red Deer RCMP @  403 343 5575"

Hello Everyone,

          This was sent to me and l have post for everyone to PLEASE keep your EYES on this vehicle. Thanks

22 August 2017

Dog stolen Green Acres subdivision

On Friday, August 18th 2017 at about 9:30am, a resident at the Green Acres subdivision at 54513 Range Road 251 was alerted by her barking dogs to the presence of a truck driving onto the property. The resident approached the driver, described only as a dark coloured female with a male passenger. The female apologized for driving into the wrong residence before slowly driving away.
As soon as the truck left, the resident discovered one of her dogs missing from the yard. The dog had been wearing a shock collar and would not have otherwise left the property on its own.
The truck is described as a dishevelled mid-2000's white Dodge Ram, with several construction-like items in the truck bed. No license plate was obtained.
The dog goes by the name "Dozzer", and is a 5yr old male Rottweiler/American Bulldog cross, black & tan in colour, about 65lbs with short legs and primarily Rottweiler features. "Dozzer" was last seen wearing a Petsafe brand black shock collar, and a black dog collar & tag with "Dozzer" and a contact number engraved on it.
Morinville RCMP would like to speak to the driver of the white truck, locate the dog, or obtain any further information about this or any other incidents involving similar circumstances.
Morinville RCMP can be reached at 780-939-4520.
File number 2017-1103596

Break & Enter Sturgeon County

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 20171111813 
From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On August 19th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a residence on Range Road 251 just North of Secondary Highway 642, in Sturgeon County. The victim returned home to find their back door smashed in to gain entry. The suspects stole jewellery, power tools, electronics and firearms from a locked cabinet. Several out buildings were also broken into on the property. 

Police believe the break in happened between 2:00 pm and 6:00 pm.
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.

Complaints regarding Mailbox

Good Day

During the night, on August 21st 2017. Morinville RCMP received several complaints regarding a person broking into mailbox in the area of Riviere Qui Barre.

At this stage of the investigation, Police have not identified any suspects.

Please contact the Morinville Detachment if you have any information about this incident.

RCMP, Morinville
(780) 939-4550 

New Crime,

Good day everyone

This message is to let you know that Property Crime is on rise with thefts occurring inside and out.  Both vehicles and buildings are being targeted. 
During the night, on August 21st 2017. Morinville RCMP received several complaints regarding a person breaking into unlocked vehicles in the area of Morinville. The suspect targeted money.

At this stage of the investigation, Police have not identified any suspects.

Please contact the Morinville RCMP, if you have any information about this incident.

 Morinville Detachment

14 August 2017

Picnic in the Park

   Good Morning,

                 Just a note on Saturday September 9, 2017 it's Picnic in the Park in Legal, AB from 1-4 pm. Under the Gazebo at the Citadel Park, and in the event of rain it will be held in the Arena. Hope to see everyone there, it's roughly 2 weeks away, plus l will send out a reminder as we get close to the date.

Another event in September is "BE SURPRISED" Wednesday September 27, from 7-9 pm at Calahoo Hall, again l will remind you all when we get close to the date. Also another event in October but l will send that later in September.

We have our meeting on Tuesday September 12 @ the Provinical Building in Morinville from 7-9 pm, everyone is Welcome to join us, a reminder will be sent to everyone as we get close to the date.

Thank you, enjoy the rest of your summer and hope to hear from you all soon

Bonny Swart-Attwood
SRCWA, President

12 August 2017

From our Neighbours, Athabasca RCMP

Fan out on behalf of Athabasca RCMP Detachment

August 11, 2017
Theft of Truck, Trailer and Riding Mower- Athabasca
On August 6, 2017 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Athabasca RCMP responded to a vehicle theft from the Athabasca Public Works Yard located in the town of Athabasca.  An employee saw a red Dodge county truck leaving the yard.  The truck appeared suspicious as it was hauling a trailer and riding mower that was not properly secured.  Police were contacted and patrolled the area.  Outlying RCMP detachments were also notified but the truck was unable to be located.
The following day, a burnt out truck was located in the Calling Lake area.  The recovered vehicle is believed to be the stolen county truck.  Due to the extensive fire damage, the RCMP Auto Theft Unit in Edmonton will be assisting to confirm it as the stolen truck.
The lawn mower is described as a green John Deere "zero clearance" riding mower and the trailer is a silver aluminum utility trailer.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Athabasca RCMP at 780-675-4252. 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 (check your local Crime Stopperswww.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Thank you

Hello Everyone,

               I would like to thank those who helped and volunteered with the Parades and events this Summer, l know the summer is not finished yet!, but would like to say that we enjoy seeing everyone out having fun and grabbing all the candy, and all the smiles too. Thank you everyone.

On a small note, 

      I would like to say to all our members, Non members to Please keep an eye in and around your community, report ANY suspicious activity, as we have had some wild activity with in Sturgeon County area. The RCMP will come out and make there presents, along with our Sturgeon Protective Services as well. We feel that being active in your community and getting to know your neighbours,plus take control of our community,  we work hard, we play hard, so lets build hard to keep our community safe.
   If need some help on how to build safe, send me an email sturgeonrcwa@gmail.com or would like to get together and chat over coffee or we can setup a meet for a large crowd in a hall and discuss more. I am open to any suggestions, ideas, issues, concerns that you all may have, if l cannot give you a answer, l will do my best to find the answers on your concerns, issues.

As a New President with SRCWA and being in this role a short period of time, l am learning as well but l love what l do. Working along with our RCMP and Sturgeon Protective Services Sheriff's and Sturgeon County Councillors, we are doing our best. Communication, working together plus making sure we have our information correct with all parties as we are not perfect but be accountable for our mistakes, being patient as well. I am sorry if l sound passionate in how l feel, we REALLY need to work together to make it harder for the criminals to take what is ours. So Please give me your thoughts, idea's, so we can go forward to the next step on building a safer community.

Thank you,
Bonny Swart-Attwood
SRCWA President

Stolen Trailer and Related Activity Morinville RCMP

At approximately, 5:00 AM on Tuesday, August 8th 2017, a dark grey Cargo Mate 20-ft utility trailer was stolen from a residence at the Bristol Oaks subdivision at 54315 Rge Rd 251 in Sturgeon County. The trailer had been secured and parked on the road in front of the house, but was not hitched to a vehicle. The trailer contained furniture and personal belongings belonging to one of the residents.
Although surveillance footage was obtained from a neighbouring home, it does not show the suspect(s). However, the involved vehicle appears to be a dark coloured pickup truck of unknown make or model.
Additionally, during this same night at the neighbouring subdivision of Fairway Blvd at 54321 Rge Rd 251, the same suspect(s) are believed to be responsible for entering an unlocked utility trailer and stealing various power tools and ATV helmets.
Morinville RCMP continue to investigate these thefts and are requesting assistance from residents in identifying the individuals responsible. Moreover, residents are reminded to ensure their vehicles are locked at all times, and to report any suspicious activity by calling 911 for emergencies, or Morinville detachment for non-urgent response at 780-939-4520.

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

9 August 2017

Hey Guys,

I just wanted to let you know that there had been an ongoing issue with theft of Copper Wire from Cell Lightning Towers in our area.
These are the fenced enclosure in our area that have a tall tower which is actually a lightning rod in order to protect all our electronics.
Well people will cut the fence and go in and cut the Copper Wire directly from the Tower.
This will actually prevent the tower from functioning properly.
Having said that  there should not be people there in the evening after dark, good chance they are stealing the Copper Wire.
The location that was hit over the Long Weekend is on Range Road 234, North of Highway 28 at top of the hill.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

RCMP Morinville Detachment

8 August 2017

Harvest Days Bon Accord

Hello Everyone,

                Come on out this Saturday August 12th  10am start, in Bon Accord. Cheer us on as we will have our SRCWA Float in the Parade, along with our Directors who will be handing out the candy.

       I hope to see all of you to enjoy this day with us, see ya then.

Bonny Swart
SRCWA, President