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Devon RCMP investigate tampered Halloween candy incident

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  • November 2, 2018

    Devon RCMP investigate tampered Halloween candy incident

    Devon, Alberta – On Halloween night Devon RCMP were alerted to an incident where pins were found in children’s candy. 

    At 9:12 p.m., the RCMP received a complaint from a Devon citizen that when children came home from trick-or-treating, the alert child checking the candy found a pin in three different treats.  Two were candies; a marshmallow based candy and Starburst, and one was a deflated bag of Cheezies.  It is believed that likely those three different treats were all disbursed from the same house.

    The pins were described as straight pins with a curved top.

    The RCMP have seized the candy and are investigating this incident.  No other incidents were reported to the Devon RCMP and parents are requested to check all their children’s treats.  It has not been determined which home or neighbourhood the candies came from.

    “It’s lucky that the child in this incident had the awareness to check the candies prior to them being consumed”, says Sergeant Jolene Nason, Devon RCMP Detachment Commander.  “This is a very alarming occurrence but we want to assure our Devon citizens that this is the anomaly in our community and we are working to solve this. The safety of our community is an RCMP priority.”

    If you know anything about this incident, or have information to report, please call the Devon RCMP Detachment at 780-987-3414. 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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    UPDATE: RCMP arrest alleged truck thief after wild search

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  • From Coaldale RCMP

    UPDATE

    Thanks to overwhelming public tips from the earlier media release and information sharing from members of the Lethbridge Police Service, the identity of the suspect was learned. The white Dodge Ram 1500 truck was located abandoned this morning a short distance from the initial crime scene. A second truck, a black 1993 Chevrolet was reported stolen a short distance away from the abandoned white Dodge truck.
    Monday afternoon at around 4:20 p.m. the stolen black 1993 Chevrolet truck was reported in the Tempest area east of Coaldale as a suspicious vehicle.  Members from the Taber, Picture Butte and Coaldale RCMP Detachments along with a K-9 unit from the Lethbridge Police Service converged to the area.  The driver and lone occupant, a 32 year old man from the Lethbridge area, was followed from the Tempest/Chin area to the east side of Stafford Lake. This is where he ditched the stolen truck and ran on foot across the sort of ice covered Stafford Lake to the west side. Once on the west side the suspect tried to enter a few vehicles before being lost in the residential area. A home owner alerted RCMP members out front of his residence stating his garage alarm was just activated. The main door was tried and noted barricaded from the inside.
    RCMP members entered the garage using the garage door opener and searched the double car garage. The well hidden suspect was found trying to conceal himself above the garage door on a storage platform used to store light weight bulky items. The suspect was arrested without incident ending a long crime spree.
    Charges are still pending so the name of the suspect will not be released at this time. The suspect will be facing nine criminal charges including break and enter, possession of stolen property, flight from police, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, resist arrest and a number of provincial traffic offences including driving while suspended.
    This is an obvious example of the valued assistance of the general public, local media and other police agencies coming together to identify, locate and safely effect an arrest of a suspect responsible for a number of rural crimes.

    Coaldale RCMP Vehicle Rammed by a Stolen Truck

    On January 14, 2019 at around 5:30 a.m. the Coaldale RCMP received a complaint of a man passed out in the drivers seat of a white Dodge Ram 1500. This truck was parked in a farmers yard located along Highway 512 within Lethbridge County, AB.  The Coaldale RCMP have received numerous complaints of a similar type truck which was stolen previously from the Picture Butte area. Complaints have also been received from the public regarding a white Dodge Ram truck attending several rural locations possibly stealing fuel.

    Two Coaldale RCMP members attended the location. The first to arrive police member positioned his Ford Explorer police vehicle directly in front of the white Dodge Ram truck in a attempt to block it in. As the police member approached the drivers door of the white truck on foot the unknown male driver woke up. He then began to drive forward pushing the police vehicle backwards and out of the way. The police member was not injured. The white Dodge Ram truck then fled the area and was located abandoned a few hours later in a rural area. It was confirmed at that time the truck was stolen. The RCMP vehicle sustained damages to the front grill and fender area. It was still operational after the collision.

    The public is being asked to assist with the identification of the male driver based on the attached in car police vehicle camera photos. The public assistance in notifying the Coaldale RCMP about suspicious people and vehicles in their areas is a very important step to assist with rural crime prevention and detection.

    If anyone has any information in this crime or any other please contact the Coaldale Rural RCMP at (403) 329-5080/ Coaldale Municipal RCMP at (403) 345-5552 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or through the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

    Crime stoppers will pay cash rewards up to $2000.00 for information that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property or seizure of illegal drugs.

    Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.


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    Meth, cocaine, heroine, oxycodone, and fentanyl bust… This is what $600,000.00 in illegal drugs looks like!

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  • From Grand Prairie RCMP

    Grande Prairie RCMP execute search warrant finding large quantity of illegal items

    On January 8, 2019, Grande Prairie RCMP executed a search warrant on an apartment on the west side of the city after receiving information from the public about a possible drug house. RCMP searched the apartment and located approximately $600,000 worth of illegal drugs. Canadian currency and firearms were also located during the search. The following items were seized as a result of the investigation;

    • Approximately 4 kilograms of Crystal Methamphetamine
    • Approximately 2.2 kilograms of Cocaine
    • Approximately 200 grams of heroine
    • Approximately 5500 Oxycodone tablets
    • Approximately 950 Fentanyl tablets
    • $93,880.00 in Canadian currency
    • 2 hand guns

    The investigation is ongoing and no further details are available at this time.

    Grande Prairie RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance.

    If need to report a crime, please call your local police detachment. 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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