Alberta RCMP Gear Up for National Road Safety Week
Edmonton, Alta. – The Alberta RCMP is proud to participate with the Alberta Sheriffs in Canada Road Safety Week, May 15 to 21, 2018, and National Impaired Driving Enforcement Day on May 19. The dates were strategically chosen as Victoria Day Weekend typically marks the beginning of the “summer” and road trip season for many Albertans and Canadians. Sponsored by Transport Canada and endorsed by law enforcement agencies across the country, the national campaign is part of Canada’s Road Safety Strategy which aims to make Canada’s roads the safest in the world by 2025.
“Road safety is a shared responsibility between all road users. We all have a role to play to ensure our own safety and that of others on the road,” says Superintendent Gary Graham, Alberta RCMP Traffic Services.
As part of the campaign, RCMP officers will set up checkpoints at strategically selected locations across Alberta to curb the behaviours that put road users most at risk: drug or alcohol impaired driving, distracted driving, aggressive driving and failure or improper use of seatbelts.
“During the Victoria Day weekend, we typically witness an increase in traffic volume and a greater mix of cars, RVs and motorcycles,” explains Superintendent Rick Gardner, Alberta Traffic Sheriffs. “As more people are traveling to enjoy the first long weekend of the season, collisions are more frequent. We remind Albertans to drive responsibly and safely.”
Safe driving habits can reduce collisions on roads and save lives. Some road safety tips include: using seat belts at all times and ensuring young passengers are properly restrained with age and size-appropriate safety seats or seat belts; driving within allowed speed limits; never driving while impaired or using the phone; and watching for pedestrians and for vehicles stopped or slowing down in the next lane as they may be yielding to a pedestrian.
Alberta RCMP Traffic Services work diligently every day with our communities to make Alberta roads and highways safer for all.
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Police investigating how shooter got firearm after autopsy and balistic analysis
News release from the Edmonton Police Service
Autopsy on shooter, ballistic analysis complete in line of duty deaths
An autopsy on the shooter and ballistic analysis of the firearm have been completed in the Mar. 16, 2023 EPS line of duty deaths.
The Edmonton Medical Examiner conducted an autopsy on Mar. 22, 2023, and confirmed that the 16-year-old male shooter’s cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head consistent with being self-inflicted.
“We recognize that there is intense public interest in this investigation,” says EPS Deputy Chief Devin Laforce. “At this time, our priorities need to be the integrity of ongoing investigations, including the origin of the firearm, as well as the safety and privacy of all the families affected by this tragedy. For these reasons, we are not releasing or confirming the name of the deceased.”
A bullet casing recovered from the scene of a Mar. 12, 2023 shooting at a nearby restaurant in the area of 133 Street and 114 Avenue has been forensically matched to the firearm that was recovered at the 132 Street and 114 Avenue apartment, where Constable Brett Ryan and Constable Travis Jordan were fatally shot on Mar. 16, 2023.
Investigators believe the suspect in the Mar. 12 shooting to be the same 16-year-old male responsible for the deaths of the two EPS members, although this has yet to be confirmed. Detectives are also working to trace the origins of the firearm and how it came to be in the youth’s possession.
At this time, investigators continue to believe that the youth’s parents, police dispatch and Constables Ryan and Jordan had no information to suggest there was a firearm in the home when the family dispute call for service was made on Mar. 16.
“Both events have been served by robust investigations that have followed all lines of inquiry,” says Deputy Chief Devin Laforce. “All tips and other investigative avenues were pursued exhaustively by the investigating teams.”
The male shot on Mar. 12 in the restaurant remains in hospital in critical but stable condition, and the youth’s mother who was shot on Mar. 16 remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
Search of four Edmonton homes results in Cocaine and Meth bust
News release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)
Cocaine seized after four Edmonton homes searched
More than two kilograms of cocaine, cash, and four vehicles have been seized following an ALERT Edmonton investigation into cocaine trafficking.
The investigation began in October 2022. Police were able to identify four homes and four vehicles linked to the drug trafficking operation.
“Through the course of this five-month investigation, officers were able to identify several suspects, and seized several pieces of equipment which were being used to produce large, commercial-sized quantities of product. This tells us that this was a much bigger, sophisticated operation,” said Sgt. Jeff Woodliffe, ALERT Edmonton.
On February 23, 2023, police searched four homes and seized the following items as evidence:
- 2.6 kgs of cocaine;
- 28 grams of methamphetamine;
- 10 kgs of a cocaine buffing agent; and
- $11,000 in cash.
The investigation remains ongoing as investigators prepare reports and disclosure for Crown Counsel.
The Edmonton Police Service assisted throughout the investigation.
Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.
ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime.
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