20 March 2019

Morinville - Missing Youth

Morinville, AB - The Morinville RCMP are requesting the assistance in locating 15 year old Garren BOURQUE.  Garren was last seen at his residence in Morinville at around 7 pm on March 19th, 2019.

Garren is an Indigenous male 5'11" and 170 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a teal blue t-shirt with "Odd Future" written on it over a black hoodie and black jeans.

He does not drive, and is believed to still be in the Town of Morinville.

If anyone has any information to the whereabouts of Garren, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.

PROS file 2019366921

11 March 2019

AGM Tuesday March 12, 2019

The SRCWA AGM will be held Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6pm at the Namao Hall

Come join us on a conversation, we have 2 positions to be filled  Secretary and Treasurer.

If anyone is interested to volunteer for these 2 position, l look forward to seeing you at the AGM

Bonny Swart

3 March 2019

Break and Enter to Cottage

DATE: 2019/03/01
Morinville RCMP – Break and Enter to Cottage

On February 25, 2019 at approximately 14:03hrs Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter and mischief to a public works compound located in the area of 57 Street and 48 Avenue in Bon Accord on February 21, 2019 at approximately 05:50hrs.  
Based on video surveillance obtained, it appears the unknown suspect entered the compound by climbing over the perimeter fence. No damage was noted anywhere on the property, however it appeared the unknown suspect rummaged through all the vehicles parked within the compound. Nothing appeared to be missing from the property.  

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: 2019-255006 

Videos from Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association

Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association has compiled 18 small video presentations on their web site for all Albertans to access.  
The web site address is www.ruralcrimewatch.ab.ca and click the link ‘resources’.


23 February 2019

Fuel Thefts

The Morinville RCMP would like to make the public aware of a string of fuel thefts that have occurred in the Morinville and Sturgeon County area in recent weeks. The RCMP have investigated a series of fuel thefts where the suspects used a power drill to drill out the bottom of the plastic fuel tanks of parked cars. The thieves then filled out gas cans and leave the area.
RCMP would like to encourage citizens to be vigilant and park their vehicles in well lit areas, in areas with good video surveillance or to park them inside locked garages. RCMP would also like to remind the public that if they observe activity that appears suspicious then they should contact the police.

File 2019-229230

SRCWA Annual General Meeting

The SRCWA AGM will be held Tuesday March 12, 2019 at 6pm at the Namao Hall

Come join us on a conversation, we have 2 positions to be filled  Secretary and Treasurer.

If anyone is interested to volunteer for these 2 position, l look forward to seeing you at the AGM

Bonny Swart

Missing Person

February 20th, 2019

Morinville RCMP Seek Public Assistance to Locate 40 year old Female
Sandy Beach, Alberta - The Morinville RCMP are requesting public assistance to locate 40 year old Deanna ADAMS (AKA MCINNES) who was reported missing on February 19th, 2019.   Deanna was last seen in the Sandy Beach area near Morinville, Alberta on January 28th, 2019.
Deanna is described as:
  • Caucasian
  • 5'8" tall
  • 130 pounds
  • Brown hair
  • Blue eyes
Morinville RCMP need to check on Deanna's well being.  If you have been in contact with Deanna, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520.


PROS file 2019224819.

Sturgeon County Theft of Fuel

DATE: 2019/02/17
Morinville RCMP – Theft of Fuel
On February 17, 2019 at approximately 09:11hrs Morinville RCMP responded to a theft of diesel fuel at a farm yard near highway 803 and highway 651 in Sturgeon County.  It appears the unknown suspects stole the fuel from the overhead 500 gallon tank. Description of vehicle was a two tone 4x4 diesel truck with mag wheels. 
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: 2019216883

17 February 2019

Morinville Break and Enter/Theft of vehicles

DATE: 2019/02/17
Morinville RCMP – Break and Enter/Theft of vehicles
On February 15th Morinville RCMP responded to a break and enter and theft to a property that occurred at approximately 04:30 hrs.  It appears the unknown suspects cut the lock on a perimeter fence and pushed the gate open.  They proceeded to steal two Ford F-150 and two Ford F-350 white fleet trucks.  These vehicles were white in colour and had no specific markings on them.  These trucks were driven off the lot and it is unknown of their current whereabouts.
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: 2019-206787

ALBERTA COMMUNITY CRIME PREVENTION ASSOCIATION (ACCPA) 2019 Conference

The Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association 2019 Conference is May 6-9 in Canmore, see their site or the images below for details:









Sturgeon County Protective Services Statistics


Here are some of the stats for the last three months from Sturgeon County Protective Services (Enforcement Services)


October
Request for service                     297 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued             124
Warnings                                       65

November
Request for Service                    338 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued             191
Warnings                                    106

January, 2019
Request for Service                    245 Calls
Violation Tickets Issued               63
Warnings                                      36

1 February 2019

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enter to a Church in Legal

Legal, Alberta - On the morning of January 31st, 2019 Morinville RCMP were dispatched to a break and enter that occurred at the St. Emile Church in Legal at 5050 46 street. A suspect pried the west side man door open and gained entry to the Church looking through out for items to steal. This break and enter occurred between the hours of 8:30 pm on January 30th and the daylight hours of January 31st, 2019.

Morinville RCMP are requesting the public's assistance if they witnessed or have any information in regards to this break and enter.

Morinville PROS file number 2019140376.

If you have any information about these occurrences, please contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enters to Two Businesses in Morinville

January 31st, 2019

RCMP Morinville Investigate Break and Enters to Two Businesses in Morinville

Morinville, Alberta - on January 30th, 2019 at approximately 10:48 pm Morinville RCMP were dispatched to two consecutive commercial intrusion alarms on 100 avenue in Morinville. Members attended the first alarm at Daisy Nails Salon located at 10021 100 Avenue in Morinville. A suspect or suspects forcefully gained entry to the business and committed a theft within.  Members were then dispatched to an unnamed business further down the road reporting another break and enter.  In this break and enter a suspect or suspects smashed the window near the entrance of the building and crawled inside.  It appears there was nothing stolen in this break and enter.

The Morinville RCMP are requesting the public's assistance if they had witnessed or have any information in regards to these break and enters in Morinville.

If you have any information about these occurrences, please contact the Morinville RCMP Detachment 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

Morinville PROS file numbers 2019139308 and 2019139195

27 January 2019

Theft of fuel in Gibbons




Morinville RCMP – Theft of fuel
On January 25, 2019 Morinville RCMP received a complaint that there was theft of fuel from a vehicle overnight in the Town of Gibbons.  It was believed to happen in the early hours of the morning.  Morinville RCMP ask that you report all suspicious activity surrounding your communities. 

File number 2019117390

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). 



Farmers’ Advocate Office Cautions Landowners

Advisory:  FAO Cautions Landowners about the Surface Rights Board (SRB) use of a “Condition of Leased Area Form” 
The Farmers’ Advocate Office (FAO) has been contacted by numerous landowners regarding a form sent to landowners or occupants who have applied for recovery of unpaid rentals to the Surface Rights Board (SRB).  If you have applied to the SRB for a Section 36 Recovery of Rentals, the SRB may send you a “Condition of Leased Area Form” for you to complete about the condition of the leased area.


Specifically, we have heard reports that:
  • The information gathered in the “Condition of Leased Area Form” is being used to assess the impacts of loss of use and adverse effects to assess what the Minister will direct as payment from General Revenue.

  • Decisions have reduced the amount recommended in the Minister’s direction for payment and landowners may see a reduction in the amount of annual compensation awarded based upon the information considered by the panel.

  • Landowners and the public are experiencing difficulty reviewing current SRB decisions as the last update to the website was June 2018 and CanLii has few recent published SRB decisions.

Landowners should be aware that:
  • The SRB uses discretion in its decisions to ensure that a landowner would not receive an award that results in “unjust enrichment”.  Unjust Enrichment is a legal concept that is normally assessed as follows:

To successfully claim unjust enrichment against another person, a claimant must prove three things:
  1. the person received a benefit,
  2. the claimant suffered a loss corresponding in some way to the benefit, and
  3. there was no juristic reason for the benefit and the loss.

We are assessing relevant SRB decisions in an attempt to understand how the legal test has been applied in Section 36 application decisions.

  • When completing any form or document take the time to understand the request and provide complete and accurate information.

  • Treat this document as a landowner submission to the SRB and strongly state your case to ensure it will be given proper weight in the decision making process.

  • Provide specific and correct information that speaks to the loss of use and adverse effects that impact your farming operation.

  • Consider all of the impacts to your farming operation and use of the land.  For example if the use of GPS equipment has been impacted by even the simplest infrastructure remaining on the site, then this information should be provided.

  • Review your original agreements that might have specific reference to the use of land or any provisions for farming portions of the surface lease.  For example, the original agreement may have indicated that the farmers will cultivate, seed and harvest a portion of the leased area in an exchange to save the company an expense for weed control and limit the care and custody expense.

  • The amount provided for annual rental is based on a landowner’s Adverse Effect and Loss of Use, not the state of the industry.  Adverse Effect reflects the alterations made to a landowner’s business practices as well as the time, stress, and inconvenience experienced by a landowner as a result of the presence of a surface disturbance.  Loss of Use is provided to compensate a landowner for the inability to use and benefit from a portion of their land on an ongoing basis. 

  • The Condition of Leased Area Form asks about existing fencing and equipment.  Be specific in the details and provide examples of the impacts associated.

  • Companies are responsible for paying the annual rental on a surface lease until a Reclamation Certificate is issued under section 144 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.  Prior to a company making their application for reclamation to the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), they must disclose the full application to the landowner and provide 30 days to review.  The reclamation process will not be complete without industry consultation being initiated with the landowners.

  • As advocates for rural Albertans, the Farmers’ Advocate Office works to ensure that their rights and interests are recognized, understood and protected.  We are available to assist landowners and occupants with guidance and direction navigating the regulatory system and process.  The FAO point of view is to understand the importance of the rural situation, so we are waiting for additional information from the SRB to assist landowners.  It is important that the information we provide to stakeholders be accurate and transparent as we provide service to our clients.

    For more information, contact the FAO through the Ag Info Centre at 310-FARM (3276) or by e-mail at farmers.advocate@gov.ab.ca

For more information on the Surface Rights Act Section 36 Recovery of Rentals process, you can reach the Surface Rights Board at 780-427-2444 (for toll free dial 310-000 first) or by e-mail atsrb.lcb@gov.ab
  Advisory - Condition of Leased Area Form.pdfAdvisory - Condition of Leased Area Form.pdf

20 January 2019

2019 ACCPA CONFERENCE

Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association was established in 1989 as the Alberta Community Police Advisory Committee by provincial Police Services as a means to discuss mutual crime related issues within communities/police/government. In 1990 it became the Alberta Community Crime Prevention Association (ACCPA).

See the link below for complete conference details
https://www.albertacrimeprevention.com/2019-conference/


WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
ACCPA is pleased to offer training and educational workshops as part of the 2019 ACCPA Conference. Workshops are designed and delivered by experts and practitioners in the field of crime prevention and community safety. ACCPA’s goal is to support agencies, groups and individuals is their journey to reduce crime and deliver safety in the communities and neighbourhoods in which we live, play and work.

Workshop registration includes buffet breakfast and lunch, and snacks, coffee, tea and refreshments during health breaks. Individuals and groups may register for one or more workshops alone, or in combination with the plenary sessions of the ACCPA Conference taking place May 8 – 9, 2019. Please consult the conference Registration Pricing tab for registration options.


Monday, MAY 6, 2019 

07:30AM

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION/CATERED NETWORKING BREAKFAST

08:30AM

Workshop #1 - 2-Day Workshop

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN
Steve Woolrich, Principal. Rethink Urban
Brekke Beyer, Systems Change Strategy, Rethink Urban

Workshop #2 - 1-Day Workshop

IMPLEMENTING NEIGHBOURHOOD BASED CRIME PREVENTION & CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMS
Jan Fox, Executive Director, Reach Edmonton
Felix Munger, Managing Consultant, Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention

Workshop #3 - 1-Day Workshop

CREATING EFFECTIVE COMMUNITY SAFETY STRATEGIES FOR RURAL DISTRICTS & MUNICIPALITIES
Doug Griffiths, author of best-selling book 13 Ways to Kill Your Community


12:00PM  CATERED NETWORKING LUNCH

01:00PM CONTINUATION OF WORKSHOPS #1, #2 and #3

04:00PM  END OF DAY 1 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Presentation of Certificates of Completion of Single-Day Workshops

Tuesday, MAY 7, 2019   07:30AM

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REGISTRATION/CATERED NETWORKING BREAKFAST

08:30AM   Workshop #1 Continuation of  2-Day Workshop

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Workshop #4 -  1-Day Workshop

DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING SAFECITY STRATEGY & COMMUNITY SAFETY PLANNING: PROCESS AND LESSONS FROM PERTH, AUSTRALIA
Konrad Seidl, Manager of Community Amenity and Safety, City of Perth, Australia

Workshop #5 - 1-Day Workshop

UNDERSTANDING, RECOGNIZING & PREVENTING RADICALIZATION LEADING TO VIOLENCE
Roxane Martel-Perron, Traning & Skills Development Manager, Centre for the Prevention of Radicalization Leading to Violence
David Jones, Senior Researcher, Organization for the Prevention of Violence

12:00PM   CATERED NETWORKING LUNCH

01:00PM  CONTINUATION OF WORKSHOPS #1, #4 #5

04:00PM   END OF DAY 2 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

Presentation of Certificates of Completion

18 January 2019

Report of Drones flying over rural property

 From Clearwater county 
“The RCMP received a report of a drone hovering over a rural property, and when the owners of the property returned, the drone flew off. The following day, a suspicious vehicle was in the area. Drones may be used by criminals to scope out property prior to a break and enter or theft. We would appreciate your assistance in reporting any such suspicious behaviour to the RCMP, such as someone launching a drone from the side of the road or a lease site.
If you see suspicious behaviour, report it as soon as possible so that the RCMP may respond in a timely manner and have a chance at catching offenders in the act. Thank you for your help.”

Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit

 Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit
REGISTRATION is now OPEN @ http://arps.ca PLEASE LOG IN TO SEE THE AGENDA AND PRESENTERS/ BIO's
Cst Ray Wilson of the Edmonton Police Service is happy to announce:
Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit
Venue: Sheraton Red Deer Hotel – 3310 50 Av, Red Deer, AB.
Date: April 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:30PM
There is a $40.00 registration fee for each attendee to cover the cost of the room and noon meal.
Some great speakers lined up for this event not only for businesses but also rural communities and individuals.
Again this year, a presentation by Alberta Justice; Crown Prosecutors - Ann MacDonald and Janice Walsh
 As this summit has grown into an essential annual event it is imperative we strive to improve each year. Great networking and information to be gathered.
Registrations will be taken via the Alberta Retail Crime Prevention Summit web site – https://arcps.ca
Looking forward to seeing you  in April in Red Deer.

6 January 2019

Boyle RCMP - Assist to identify owners of property

Boyle RCMP - Looking to return lost-found property
Boyle, Alberta – On October 14, 2018, Boyle RCMP recovered several items from a stolen truck that had been recovered and are looking to return the items to their owners. Please read through the following list of items:
  • "Atlas Tire desperado" Tire on a Steel Rim. LT285/75R16.
  • "Bridgestone M773II" Tire on a steel rim. LT265/75R16.
  • 2 Tree Stands
  • 2 Hunting Blinds - Camoflauge in colour.
  • Dodge Ram Key Fob
  • "Command Ops Browning" Trail Camera. Serial number 43100955101604.
  • 1 Rifle Cartridge. 300 win mag.
  • 1 Shotgun Shell. Winchester 12 gauge.
  • Steel chain.
  • Amber rotating vehicle light.
  • 4 metal tree stands. Black and red straps attached.
  • CHUB Burglar Alarm Security system (Model 4591) and transmitter (Model 4592).
  •  Ustart Car battery. Product number AX65-850. 850 Amps.
  • 4 red jerry cans.
  • Plastic bin with a wrench, lysol wipes, tape, gloves, straps, and assorted other items.
If you believe one or more of these items belong to you or someone else, contact Boyle RCMP at 780-689-4081 to arrange for it to be returned.