From Blackfalds RCMP
Blackfalds RCMP investigate car jacking
The Blackfalds RCMP are looking for two males who are alleged to have stolen a car at gunpoint on Jan. 1 in the evening.
At 9:30 p.m., the RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of an armed robbery which just occurred on Range Road 272A. Four males were sitting in two separate cars, when a green Dodge Ram truck stopped on the road. Two males from the truck showed what appeared to be shotguns, took the keys belonging to the occupied Mitsubishi Lancer then drove it away. Before leaving, they slashed the tires on the second vehicle, leaving it not driveable.
One suspect male fled in the Dodge Ram, one in the Mitsubishi.
The male suspects, who are both believed to be in their early twenties, are described as:
– Approximately 5’8” to 6’ tall / slightly chubby
– Blonde eyebrows
– Wearing a green bandana on his face / black hat
– Tattoos on his neck and hands
– Approximately 5’5” to 5’8” tall / skinny
– Clean shaven, one tattoo on his hand
– Wearing a grey hoodie
They were last seen driving south on Highway 2A. The Mitsubishi Lancer is grey, 4 door. The Alberta license plate is CDS4455.
If you have seen this vehicle, or have information about the identity of these males, please call the Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300. Based on the information provided, these males are believed to be armed and should not be approached. 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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The Red Deer Wellness Network is excited to announce that Red Deer will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge from June 1st – June 30th, as we strive to be named Canada’s Most Active Community.
We are encouraging all residents aged 17 and older to download the app and track their activity to support our Community Better challenge! You can also track it on the website.
It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!
3. Invite your friends to do the same! You can also create a team on the app to encourage one another along the way and win team prizes.
Schools, Sport Organizations, Workplaces and Gyms are encouraged to track their activities as a group on the ParticipACTION website. Families can track for their whole family on the website and groups can track for large group participation.
Steps to log as a group:
Step 1: Go to www.participaction.com/
or scan this QR Code.
Step 2: Sign up as a group organization or as a family with a name and e-mail
Step 3: Start tracking activity minutes from June 1-June 30th. You may enter daily or all at once. Example: School Name, 500 students, 60 minutes of activity/day, 10 days
Step 4: Deadline to enter all minutes is July 1st at midnight
Town of Blackfalds introduces safe “Exchange Zone” to protect online buyers and sellers
From the Town of Blackfalds
Blackfalds Adopts Exchange Zone
Exchange zones provide a safe way for the public to exchange goods without the need to provide personal information or have strangers come to your home address.
“The need for a public location for exchanges to occur between people is something which has been brought forward in many communities as they grow,” explains Ken Morrison, Emergency Management and Protective Services Manager. “It provides [buyers or sellers] a place to arrange an exchange without having people attending their home.”
Morrison elaborated that the City of Edmonton implemented exchange zones in March of 2020 as there was an increase in online purchases, and consequently, crime in relation to those purchases. “The previous year, Edmonton Protective Services had made 77 arrests and laid 218 charges relating to the face-to-face buying and selling of online items. Internet communities all over [Alberta] have adopted these initiatives in the hopes of keeping people reasonably safe when making in-person exchanges.”
The Blackfalds exchange zone consists of two designated parking stalls and is located in the parking lot in front of the Protective Services building at 4405 South Street.
RCMP Sergeant Brent Dueck said that the location was chosen because of its already established security measures in and around the building and is manned 24 hours a day. “The Protective Services building was chosen as there are security cameras in place and outside lighting along with police officers and Fire Department personnel coming and going all hours of the day and night.”
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