8 December 2018

Break and Enter at Rural Residence

Morinville RCMP – Break and Enter Rural Residence
On December 7, 2018 at approximately 09:02hrs Morinville RCMP responded to an alarm to a rural residence South of Riviere Qui Barre near Highway 44 and Township road 552. Entry was made to the rear of the residence and various household items and electronics were stolen. A machete was left at the scene.
If you have information about this incident, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or 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).

File: 20181812810

Morinville RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing youth

Morinville RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing youth
Bon Accord, Alberta – Morinville RCMP are seeking the assistance of the public in locating Erik RHINE (15) who was last seen on December. 06, 2018 at approximately 8:30 p.m near Bon Accord, Alberta. It is believed Erik may be in the Town of Gibbons or the City of Edmonton.
Erik is described as:
·         Caucasian
·         5’5”
·         130 lbs
·         Blonde hair
·         Brown eyes
·         Last known to be wearing jeans, a ball cap, winter coat.  He also has a dark backpack with him and a small blanket
The RCMP would like to check on the wellbeing of Erik and is asking if anyone knows of her whereabouts or has seen her to please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.

6 December 2018

Morinville RCMP’s traffic safety focus for the month of December is Impaired Driving.

Morinville RCMP’s traffic safety focus for the month of December is Impaired Driving.

In December Morinville RCMP and its law enforcement partners will focusing it’s attention on impaired driving.

Unfortunately, impaired driving is still very prevalent in our communities. Over a 10 year period in Alberta, 934 people were killed as a result of alcohol or drug impaired driving. There are alternatives to impaired driving, especially during the upcoming holiday season. Plan ahead – use a rideshare, call a cab, have a sober designated driver, or get a friend or family member to take you home.

Impaired driving facts:
On average, 6,837 people were convicted of impaired driving in Alberta each year over the last five years.
Over a 10-year period, from 2007 to 2016, 934 people died in Alberta as a result of alcohol- or drug-impaired driving, and more than 14,000 people were injured.
Mixing alcohol and drugs such as cannabis results in significantly increased impairment. In 2014 in Alberta, 19.1 per cent of fatally injured drivers tested positive in lab tests for both alcohol and drugs.
The number of fatally injured drivers in Canada that test positive for drugs each year is collected and reported in the Traffic Injury Research Foundation’s (TIRF) National Fatality Database. In 2014, for example, 81.9% of fatally injured drivers were tested for drugs; among those tested, 42.4% were positive for drugs (Brown et al. 2017).
Among these fatally injured drivers who were positive for drugs, 44.7% tested positive for cannabis; 41.2% for CNS depressants; 24.9% for CNS stimulants; and 24.0% for narcotic analgesics.
In comparison, 87.7% of fatally injured drivers were tested for alcohol in 2014; among those tested, 28.5% tested positive for alcohol.
Therefore, more fatally injured drivers tested positive for drugs than for alcohol in 2014. (Source: Traffic Injury Research Foundation)

If you spot an impaired driver please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520 or call 911 immediately.

Suspicious Activity in Upper Manner Estates

Morinville RCMP – Suspicious Activity Upper Manner Estates
On December 4, 2018 at approximately 1652hrs Morinville RCMP responded to a complaint of suspicious activity in the Manner Estates Upper (54418 and RR251).  The complainant reported that sometime over the past 5 hours an unknown person left fresh footprints in the snow around the property and appeared to have looked in some of the windows of the residence.  No suspects or witnesses have been identified.  No break and enter occurred, and nothing seems to be missing from the property.  RCMP are asking residents to be on the lookout for suspicious persons and vehicles in the area.
If you have information about this incident, please call the 
Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or 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).

File: 20181800420

2 December 2018

Protective Services - Cannabis Legalization information meeting at Namao

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From Protective Services:
Earlier this year we connected with residents to talk about Cannabis Legalization through two drop-in sessions and an online survey to gather feedback about consumption, production and distribution, and retail sales. Based on the feedback that was received, we would like to share the proposed approach to manage the legalization of Cannabis.

An information session is scheduled for December 4 at Namao Hall from 6 to 8 p.m.

Community Leaders and Residents will have the option to learn more about each area - consumption, production and distribution, and retail sales.
Staff from Protective Services, Community Services, Economic Development, and Current Planning and Development Services will be on-site to discuss the following:
  • Proposed LUB amendments related to the location and regulation of cannabis production and distribution facilities, as well as cannabis retail sales
  • Public Consumption, Enforcement; and
  • Related business opportunities

Public Consumption may be more of a concern for residents particularly as volunteers are preparing their outdoor skating rinks.
Snacks will be served.

Conservative Rural Crime task force report

The CPC Rural Crime task force conducted town halls across the province, talking to thousands of Albertans. Their final report is attached here.