25 May 2018

Athabasca Break & Enter

May 24, 2018

Athabasca RCMP seek assistance in locating suspects in a break and enter offence
Athabasca, Alberta - On May 24th, 2018 at approximately 4:40 a.m., the Athabasca RCMP attended Tiptons Independent Groceries, Athabasca, Alberta for a report of a Break and Enter with theft over $5000.  Police attended the scene and found that over $9000 worth of narcotics had been taken from the pharmacy.
Police reviewed security footage of the event which, revealed that 2 males arrived in a newer model F-350 Super Duty.  The passenger got out and broke into the store while the driver waited.  The passenger went straight to the pharmacy and took the narcotics before leaving.

Athabasca RCMP are requesting the public assistance with this occurrence. If you have information about it, please contact the Athabasca RCMP Detachment at 780-675-5122 or call your local police. 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 Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Stolen Gas

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Between May 23rd, 2018 at 10:00 pm and May 24th, 2018 6:00 a.m.  suspect(s) entered an occupied farm yard and stole an empty 45 gallon drum and proceeded to the overheard tank and cut the rubber hose (bypassing the padlocks) .  The suspect(s) then stole purple gas (farm fuel) from the tank.
No suspects at this time.
Rural Crime Watch members to be reminded with the current high gas prices to be on the lookout for this type of crime and report all suspicious activity.
PROS file 2018707354 refers.
Thank you,

22 May 2018

Mountain Bikes found near Gibbons

Morinville RCMP Looking for Owner of Two Lost High End Mountain Bikes
Gibbons, Alberta - On May 18th, Morinville RCMP with the assistance of the public located two mountain bikes on Highway 28, North of Gibbons.  The owner of the bikes likely didn't notice their departure from the vehicle as they were found in the middle of the Highway.  If you are missing two bikes and are able to describe them, they can be returned back to you.
Please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 if the bikes belong to you.
If you have information about this investigation, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 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. 

PROS file 2018678000 refers.

Shots fired near Twp rd 564 and Range road 233

Around May 17th, 2018 unknown persons shot a stop sign at Twp rd 564 and Range road 233 six times with a high powered rifle. Residences were nearby and were in possible danger of being hit.
Please be on the lookout for this behaviour and report immediately.

PROS file 2018670802.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or call your local police.  
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 Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

16 May 2018

Increase in Traffic Enforcement - Morinville/Bon Accord

Starting the Week of May 21st, 2018 Residents of the Town of Morinville and Bon Accord Will See an Increase in Traffic Enforcement
Morinville RCMP and its law enforcement partners will be stepping up patrols in the Town of Morinville and the Town of Bon Accord.  In the Town of Morinville specific attention will be made in the area of intersection safety, speeding and distracting driving. In the Town of Bon Accord the focus will be on speeding and intersection safety.  This is not saying other non-compliance such as no seatbelts will be ignored. The RCMP will be on the lookout for any traffic safety infractions.
Driving a few km/h over the posted speed limit:
·         Reduces your ability to steer safely around curves or objects on the road.
·         Decreases your field of vision and your peripheral vision.
·         Extends the distance required to stop your vehicle in emergency situations.
·         Reduces your ability to obey traffic control devices such as red lights and stop signs.
·         Increases the chance that you will lose control of your vehicle.
·         Reduces the effectiveness of seatbelts and other safety devices such as airbags and side impact beams.
·         Increases the probability of death or injury if there is a crash.
·         Reduces the effectiveness of roadside hardware such as barriers, crash cushions and bridge rails.

·         The speed limit in both urban and rural school zones is 30 km/h and is in effect on school days from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless other times are posted by the municipality.   In the Town of Morinville school zones start at 7:30 am and end at 4:30 pm. 
·         The speed limit in a playground zone is 30 km/h and is in effect from 8:30 a.m. to one hour after sunset.
·         A vehicle is not permitted to pass another vehicle travelling in the same direction in either school or playground zones during the times these zones are in effect.
Emergency vehicles and construction zones:  
·         Motorists must slow to 60 km/h, or less if the posted speed is lower, when passing emergency vehicles or tow trucks stopped with their lights flashing. Fines for speeding in these areas will be double the regular amount.
·         If there are two or more traffic lanes in the same direction as the emergency vehicle or tow truck, passing vehicles need only slow down in the lane immediately beside the stopped emergency vehicle. Vehicles travelling in other lanes, including oncoming lanes, may maintain their speed but should proceed with caution.
·         Emergency vehicles include fire, police, ambulance, tow trucks, and a vehicle used by a gas disconnection unit of a public utility or a designated emergency response unit.
·         In construction zones, motorists must observe the posted speed. When workers are present, fines for speeding in these areas will be doubled. This is where workers are on or near the road, operating heavy equipment, directing traffic, or using hand tools within the construction zone. Drivers need to look out for workers who are behind construction equipment and less visible.
What percentage of fatal crashes involve speeding?
Almost three out of every ten fatal crashes are the result of driving at a speed unsafe for the prevailing road conditions.
What does the maximum speed limit mean?
Posted speed limits are the maximum speeds permitted if conditions are favourable.
What can you do?
·         Obey all posted speed limits on roads as well as in school zones and playground areas, construction zones, and when passing emergency vehicles.
·         Use common sense—slow down in bad weather, at night, and when driving on poorly lit roads.
·         Slow down on unfamiliar roads.

Intersection Safety
Bad habits collide in intersections. Whether rural or urban based, intersections are the place where conflict between vehicles and pedestrians have dire consequences. Road conditions are unpredictable and the lighting conditions on our streets and highways vary. For this reason we urge people to always use caution when approaching intersections, prepare for the unexpected and share the road safely.
Below are some stats specific to intersection safety in Alberta:
·         In 2014, 52 people were killed and 8,358 people were injured in collisions at intersections in Alberta
·         95.6 per cent of collisions occurred at intersections in urban areas (2014).
·         Some people think that driving in the city has more risk, but this is not actually true  - 61.7 per cent of fatal intersection-related collisions happened in rural intersections during 2014.
·         In 2014, about 86 per cent of all collisions are attributable to driver error. In Alberta, three of the top five most frequent driver errors in casualty collisions were making a left turn across the path of an on-coming vehicle (12.2 per cent), committing a stop sign violation (8.3 per cent), and disobeying a traffic signal (6.9 per cent).
·         Slush, snow or ice was involved in 18 per cent of fatal collisions and 23.9 per cent of non-fatal injury collisions. Visit 511 Alberta to find out the road conditions before you head out on the road.

Intersections can be dangerous. Leave room, turn safely and don't run stop signs or red lights.

Distracted Driving.   

Many people are guilty of checking their phone at stop lights. This interferes with driving as people may be unaware of the regular flow of traffic, changing lights, pedestrians taking extra time to cross the street, or impeding traffic while you’re looking down at your phone.

The Facts:
Ø  Research indicates that driver distractions contribute to 20 to 30 per cent of all collisions and that distracted drivers are three times more likely to be involved in a collision than attentive drivers.
Ø  Between September 1, 2011, when distracted driving legislation was introduced, and March 31, 2017, there were 139,579 convictions.
Ø 97 per cent of these convictions were for using a hand-held electronic device while driving.
Ø During 2016-17, male drivers accounted for nearly two-thirds of all convictions.
Ø Young male drivers, age 22 to 34 years, have the highest conviction rates.

8 May 2018

Calling Lake Cabins B&Es

May 8, 2018

Athabasca RCMP - Break and Enters to Calling Lake Cabins

Athabasca, Alberta - Athabasca RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public in obtaining information regarding a series of break and enters. In the past week, Athabasca RCMP received multiple reports of break and enters to cabins in Calling Lake area. The offences occurred sometime between the last week of April and early May 2018. Several cabins on Highway 813 and on Calling Lake Drive have been broken into, and similar characteristics are noted:
  • Power cords unplugged and/or damaged
  • Security cameras removed and/or damaged
  • Main power meters removed and/or damaged
Among the stolen items is a red 2009 Arctic Cat 2 UP ATV.

If the public have any information regarding these incidents they are requested to contact the Athabasca RCMP at 780-675-4252 or Crimestoppers 1-800-922-8477 (TIPS).

7 May 2018

Stats for March/April

Attached are the stats for crimes for March and April:

March Stats RCW

April Stats RCW

Theft of Equipment near Athabasca

May 4, 2018
Athabasca RCMP- Theft of Equipment
Athabasca, Alberta - On April 28th, 2018 at approximately 12:10 p.m., the Athabasca RCMP attended a rural location by Perryvale Alberta for a report of a theft of a  2012 John Deere 60 D compact Hoe. The rubber tracked excavator was left over night on location to start work the following morning and is believed to have been loaded onto a trailer and taken without consent. Suspects are unknown at this time.

The Athabasca RCMP are looking for anyone with information in identifying the suspects involved. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Athabasca RCMP or Crime stoppers tip line. 1-800-922-TIPS (8477)

4 May 2018

Missing Person from Morinville

May 3, 2018

Morinville RCMP Seek Assistance Locating Missing Person
Morinville, AB - The Morinville RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Nestor HALEREWICH.  HALEREWICH’s last known whereabouts was at Sandy Beach, AB near Morinville at approximately 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 03.
HALEREWICH is a 78 year old male, 5’ 5” tall, 205lbs, with grey hair and brown eyes.  HALEREWICH was last seen wearing blue jeans, a snap button checkered grey and white shirt, and a ball cap.  Police are concerned about HALEREWICH’s well-being.
HALEREWICH may be driving a dark green Chevrolet Astro Van with Alberta license plate BTJ4311. 
If you have any information as to the whereabouts of HALEREWICH, please contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment at 780-886-4537.

Morinville RCMP

10512-101 Ave
Morinville, Ab
T8R 1K9

If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or call your local police.  
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 Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).