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Arrest made in Leduc sexual assault

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September 2, 2020

Leduc RCMP arrest male for sexual assault

Leduc, Alta. –  On January 12, 2020, Leduc RCMP were alerted to a sexual assault that occurred in the City of Leduc.

Leduc RCMP launched an investigation and learned that earlier that day, a female requested a ride to Edmonton through Snapchat. A newly added friend agreed to give her a ride and picked her up. The male suspect and the female drove to the area of 50 Street and Black Gold Drive and parked. The male sexually assaulted the female inside his vehicle. The male then drove the female into Edmonton where she got out of the vehicle and called police.

This was a complex investigation which included a production order and DNA warrant.

As a result of this investigation, Leduc General Investigation Section arrested and charged Hamza Zahid (19) of Edmonton with sexual assault.

Zahid was released from custody to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on October 22, 2020.

This was a meeting through social media. Police remind the public to take precautions when meeting people through social media

 

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Leduc RCMP warn motorists of poor road conditions due to snowfall

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Jan.13, 2021

Leduc RCMP warn motorists of poor road conditions due to snowfall

Leduc, Alta. – Leduc RCMP are responding to a vehicle in the ditch on Highway 2 south.

Leduc RCMP are advising motorist that roads in and around Leduc are icy due to recent snowfall, blowing snow and reduced visibility.

Motorists are being asked to slow down and adjust their driving.

Leduc RCMP suggest the following tips to drivers:

  • Ensure all windows, side mirrors and lights are properly and completely cleared of snow;
  • Help others see you, make sure your lights are turned on;
  • Reduce your speed and give yourself more time to slow and stop;
  • Listen to the radio for updated road and weather reports;
  • Plan extra time to get to your destination;
  • Be prepared for changing road and weather conditions. Pack blankets or a winter survival kit, especially if you are planning a trip outside of town.

No further updates are expected at this time.

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AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc – Update

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Nov. 16, 2020

AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc – Update

Leduc, Alta. – The RCMP Major Crimes Unit are continuing their investigation into the suspicious death of a 21-year-old male, which was reported on Nov. 14. Public assistance is now being sought about an incident reported in Wetaskiwin on Nov. 14 that the RCMP have reason to believe may be related to the death.

At 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 14, the Wetaskiwin RCMP responded to a complaint of an agitated male, in traffic, at the intersection of Highway 2A and Highway 13, north of Wetaskiwin.  It is believed that the male may have been driven and dropped off near that location.  The male is described as:

–       Black

–       Approximately 5’7” tall / 168 lbs.

–       Black dreadlocks

–       Wearing a grey overcoat with a black hat

–       Carrying a bottle of Grey Goose Vodka

The RCMP Major Crimes Unit is asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident, or this man’s previous activities.  If any motorist has dash cam footage in the area of Highway 2A and Highway 13 north of Wetaskiwin between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Nov. 14, please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7279 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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Nov. 15, 2020

AB RCMP Major Crimes seek public assistance in suspicious death investigation near Leduc

Leduc, Alta. – On Nov. 14, 2020, at approximately 11:45 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a 911 call that a male had been located, believed to be deceased, in a field south of Leduc near 38 Avenue adjacent to Secondary Highway 2A.

Leduc RCMP attended the scene and it was determined that the circumstances of the male’s death were suspicious. Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have taken over carriage of this investigation into the suspicious death of the 21-year-old male from Edmonton. The identity of the male will not be released.

An autopsy for the victim is scheduled at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Edmonton later this week.

Leduc RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in relation to this incident, any suspicious activity in this area and/or if anyone has dash cam footage in the area of Highway 2A near 38 avenue (also described as area near the Leduc exit from QEII Highway onto Highway 2A) between Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at 11 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at 11:45 a.m., are asked to please contact Leduc RCMP at 780-980-7279 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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