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Alberta RCMP Gear Up for National Road Safety Week

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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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RCMP looking for stolen boat and trailer worth over $100,000.00

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News Release from Sylvan Lake RCMP

Sylvan Lake RCMP request public’s assistance in locating stolen boat

Sylvan Lake RCMP are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer that occurred between Sunday, May 30, 2021, and Tuesday June 1, 2021.  All attempts to locate the stolen property have been unsuccessful and the investigation is ongoing.

The boat is described as a 2017 Super Air Nautique 6522, teal and white in colour. The trailer is described as a 2017 white Boatmate. The value of the boat and trailer exceed $100,000.

If you have seen this boat and trailer or have any information in relation to this incident, please contact Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200  or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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Woman assaulted in front of her children outside of their daycare

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Downtown Division officers arrest male during violent assault on woman outside of daycare

A 30-year-old man is facing various charges including aggravated assault in connection to a violent assault on a woman who was picking up her three children Wednesday afternoon from a central Edmonton daycare.

At approximately 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, the 39-year-old mother was standing outside of the daycare facility near 115 Street and 105 Avenue waiting for the front door to be unlocked, when she was approached by a male.

It was reported to police that the impaired male attempted to forcibly pull the backpack off her shoulders. The woman held onto the backpack, as the suspect male unzipped it and attempted to reach inside.

A struggle ensued and then the male allegedly grabbed the complainant’s hair and threw her down, repeatedly smashing her head against the sidewalk.

Responding to a different call involving the same male allegedly trying to break into vehicles in the area, Downtown Division members quickly came to the woman’s aid, as the suspect sat on top of the complainant while strangling her into unconsciousness.

“Two of our members spotted the male suspect choking the woman on the ground and rushed to her aid,” said EPS Insp. Erik Johnson. “Another two minutes and we may have been talking about a homicide today.

“The incident in itself is extremely disturbing and was exacerbated by the fact two of her young children watched the entire incident through the front door of the daycare.”

Paramedics treated and transported the woman to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. She has since been released from hospital.

Rockie Rabbit, 30, has been charged with aggravated assault, choking to overcome resistance, robbery and breach of conditions.

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