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Airdrie Rural RCMP Make Arrest after Civilian Vehicle was Rammed by Suspect


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Rocky View County, Alberta – The Airdrie Rural RCMP, along with assistance from the Emergency Response Team, Police Dog Service and Calgary Hawks, arrested a male and female involved in a hit and run and break and enter into a rural residence.

On October 22nd, 2018, a local man recognized a vehicle which was involved in a theft of gas from his rural property the day before. He began following the suspect vehicle, at which time it quickly turned around and rammed into the victim’s truck. This collision rendered the suspect vehicle inoperable. The male and female suspect then fled the scene on foot and were observed breaking into a residence.

RCMP attended and set up containment around the property. After some time, members of the Emergency Response Team entered the residence and located the suspects hiding in the attic. The arrest was made without incident.

31 year old Alexandru SARIU of Beaverlodge, Alberta is currently charged with 15 offences, including:

–          Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle

–          Assault with a Weapon

–          Break and Enter to a Residence

34 year old Shelby SLEITH of Beaverlodge, Alberta is charged with 7 offences, including:

–          Break and Enter to a Residence

–          Mischief under $5000

Both have been remanded into custody.

If you have information about this incident, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267 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, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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Red Deer RCMP looking for shooting suspect

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News Release from Red Deer RCMP

Red Deer RCMP warns public and investigates shooting

On Aug. 31, 2021, shortly before 4:30 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a 911 call reporting a shooting at a local business.

Police responded to calls of a shooting at a business in the Highland Green neighbourhood. Initial investigation has determined a lone male shot towards the restaurant and then fled on foot with a firearm.

Fortunately, no one was injured however, the incident did result in damage to property.

RCMP remain on scene and continue to search for the suspect.

The suspect is described as a younger adult or teenage male, dark complexion, wearing a dark hooded sweater or coat, blue jeans, white sneakers. Surveillance footage shows the suspect carrying a revolver-type firearm.

This is an active investigation and police are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident or identifying those responsible.

Do not approach the suspect, instead call 911 immediately. Any information regarding this incident or the suspect can be reported to the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Breaking Bad sized superlab busted by police!

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News Release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team

ALERT has prevented possibly hundred of millions of fentanyl doses from hitting the streets after a superlab has been dismantled.

More than 31 kilograms of fentanyl and precursors were seized, along with 7,600 kilograms of chemicals used in fentanyl production.

ALERT executed 13 search warrants on July 7, 2021 as part of Project Essence. The search locations included homes and businesses in the Edmonton and Calgary areas, and a suspected fentanyl superlab located at a rural location near Aldersyde, Alta.

Project Essence covered all aspects of fentanyl production; from importation, to accumulation and stockpiling of equipment and raw chemicals, to production, and eventual distribution.

ALERT will provide full details via a news conference on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.

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