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Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit arrest five with assistance from eyes in the sky

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East District, Alberta – On Oct. 9, 2018, RCMP members from the Elk Point Detachment, Cold Lake, Bonnyville Detachments along with Cold Lake Police Dog Services (PDS), and the Eastern Alberta District Rural Crime Reduction Unit (EADRCRU) were involved in a pursuit that spanned through Fishing Lake, Frog Lake, Bonnyville County, Elizabeth Metis Settlement, and briefly into Saskatchewan. RCMP Air Services were also utilized which was crucial in bringing the pursuit to an end without injuries.

“All RCMP members involved in this incident used teamwork and co-ordination to bring a safe resolution to the pursuit,” says Constable Guillaume Wilson (EADRCRU).  “They demonstrated a high level of professionalism despite the dangers they faced and the intensity of the situation.”

This incident started on the morning of Oct. 9, 2018 when multiple detachments conducted a joint operation to apprehend a male wanted on several outstanding warrants for serious offences. While in Fishing Lake, police believed they spotted the male inside a vehicle that failed to stop for police and fled at high speed. A pursuit was initiated which went through Fishing Lake, Frog Lake, a section of Bonnyville County, and into the Elizabeth Metis Settlement. Once inside the Elizabeth Metis Settlement, the suspect vehicle was able to evade police after striking the windshield of a police vehicle with a metal pipe.

Police believed the suspect vehicle was hiding in an area along the Alberta/Saskatchewan border and were able to contain this area with the help of the Saskatchewan RCMP until Alberta RCMP Air Services could arrive.

“Many people believe that crossing provincial lines will force us to cease efforts to apprehend them, but this is certainly not the case” says Constable Guillaume Wilson. “We are Canada’s police force and provincial borders will not prevent us from stopping criminals and keeping Canadians safe.”

Air Services located the suspect vehicle in a trail system along the Alberta/ Saskatchewan border and police vehicles on the ground quickly surrounded the area. This led to members successfully deflating one of the fleeing vehicle’s tires with a spike belt. Following this, EADRCRU and Cold Lake PDS re-engaged the suspect vehicle in a pursuit which led them through the Elizabeth Metis Settlement again until the fleeing vehicle was no longer able to continue and its occupants fled on foot.

All occupants were quickly arrested and taken into custody without incident. The vehicle used in this incident was later confirmed to be stolen.

Desmond Spence (18) and Cody Spence (19) of Edmonton were charged with multiple Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Assault on a police officer with a weapon
  • Flight from police
  • Resisting a peace officer
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Failing to comply with a probation order

Both were remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and are scheduled to appear in Lac La Biche Provincial Court via CCTV on Oct. 15, 2018.

A 16-year-old male from Cold Lake, a 17-year-old female from Frog Lake, and a 14-year-old female from Elizabeth Metis Settlement, all of whom cannot be named due to the provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act were charged with multiple Criminal Code offences which include:

  • Assault on a police officer with a weapon
  • Resisting a peace officer
  • Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000
  • Flight from police

The 16-year-old male and 14-year-old female are also facing charges for failing to comply with conditions.

All youth were released on conditions after a judicial hearing and are scheduled to appear in Cold Lake Provincial Court on Oct. 24, 2018.

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Central Alberta

Rocky RCMP investigate armed robbery.

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September 13, 2019

                            Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate bank robbery

Caroline, Alberta – On September 13, 2019, at approximately 10:30 am Rocky Mountain House RCMP received a call of a robbery at the ATB Financial in Caroline.

One male suspect entered the bank and demanded money. The suspect left the bank with an undisclosed amount of money. No one inside the bank was injured during the incident.  

Rocky Mountain House RCMP conducted an extensive search for the suspect but they were unable to locate.  


The male suspect is described as:

  • 5’7”
  • Stocky build

The suspect was wearing:

  • Black Ball Hat
  • Black Hoodie & Blue Shirt
  • Safety Vest
  • Dark Blue Jeans
  • Black Shoes
  • Brown or Burgundy Scarf

Rocky Mountain House RCMP and the General Investigation Section continue to investigate.

If you have any information please about this event, please call the Rocky Mountain House RCMP at 403-845-2882. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward. 

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Red Deer RCMP charge 11 people with solicitation offences   

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Sept. 10, 2019

Red Deer RCMP charge 11 people with solicitation offences   

Red Deer, Alta. – Red Deer RCMP have arrested and charged 11 people during an enforcement initiative targeting criminal activities in downtown Red Deer.

In August, various units including the Downtown Unit and the General Investigative Section, conducted a targeted enforcement operation to address sex trade activities in the downtown area of Red Deer.

As a result of this operation, 11 men ranging in age from 21 to 61 years old were charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration. In addition to these charges, one man was arrested for possession of cocaine, one man was arrested for breach of probation and one man was arrested on an outstanding warrant.

“It’s critical that we continue to work to deter this type of crime in order to protect workers in the sex trade industry,” said Inspector Mark Groves, Operations Support Officer for Red Deer. “They represent some of the most vulnerable in our society. This operation also further supports our broader enforcement efforts in the downtown area to decrease criminal activity.”

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