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

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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.