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RCMP seek public’s help in disturbing report

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Strathcona RCMP are appealing to the public for and video or dashcam footage that may have captured an incident earlier this month.

On April 12 around 8:37 p.m., RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on Aspen Trail in Sherwood Park.

Witnesses observed a female passenger in a vehicle yelling for help while it was driving erratically down the road.

The suspect vehicle is described as a red van, possibly a Dodge Caravan and was last seen heading west on Aspen Trail from Cloverbar Road.

Suspect car captured by doorbell camera

Police are looking to identify the occupants of the vehicle to ensure their safety and well-being.

Strathcona County RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any video/dash cam footage that may have captured the incident or any other information in relation to this occurrence. Please contact Strathcona County RCMP at 780-467-7741 or your local police department with any information. 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 asked for money at knife point in her own home

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from Edmonton Police Service

Police asking public for help identifying break and enter suspect

13-Aug-2019

The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance identifying a suspect involved in a recent break and enter in central Edmonton.

At approximately 6:20 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 Downtown Division officers responded to the report of a break and enter at a multi-unit residence in the area of 117 Street and 100 Avenue.  It was reported to police that a female was sleeping in her suite when she was awakened by a noise. When she arose to investigate, she reportedly encountered an unknown male who produced a knife and demanded money. The female reported telling the male that she had no money and when the male wasn’t looking, ran from her suite and called police. The male then allegedly left her suite and fled the area on foot with some of her belongings.

The female did not report any injuries.

Investigators are releasing security camera images of a male they believe may be the suspect in hopes that someone may recognize him.

 

 

 

 

 

The suspect is described as an Indigenous male in his mid-20s, approximately six feet tall with black gelled spikey hair. He was reportedly wearing black jeans and a blue vest with patches and left behind a black BMX bicycle.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at http://www.p3tips.com/250.

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Drugs, Cash, Guns, worth more than half million seized in search of two Edmonton homes

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From Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Drugs, Guns, Cash Seized During Edmonton Search

Three stolen handguns and more than $560,000 worth of drugs and cash have been seized after ALERT searched two Edmonton homes.

ALERT’s Edmonton organized crime and gang team made the seizures and arrested two people after searching homes in the Hamptons and Crystallina Nera neighbourhoods. Edmonton Police Service and RCMP provided assistance when the search warrants were executed on July 17, 2019.

The search warrants were executed as part of a short-term drug trafficking investigation that began in May 2019. In addition to an assortment of drugs and cash, three stolen handguns were recovered.

Two of the handguns were loaded and one was equipped with a suppressor. The handguns had been previously reported stolen from Mayerthorpe, Strathcona County, and Grande Prairie. The firearms will be the subject of forensic examination and ballistics testing to determine if they were used in any other crimes.

“We’re proud of the significant results this investigation yielded in a relatively short period of time,” said Insp. Marc Cochlin, ALERT Edmonton. “Getting these weapons and drugs off the street will go a long way toward making our communities safer.”

The drugs seized have an estimated street value of more than $400,000 and include:

  • 2.4 kilograms of cocaine;
  • 25 kilograms of a cocaine buffing agent;
  • 1 kilogram of methamphetamine;
  • 305 grams of MDMA;
  • 4 kilograms of dried cannabis, along with cannabis resin, oils, and edibles; and
  • over 350 assorted packages of illicit steroids.

More than $166,000 in cash proceeds of crime was also seized.

Two people were arrested. Cody Hilton, 32, and Connie Liu, 53, have been charged with a total of 40 criminal offences, including: possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking; possession of cannabis for the distribution; possession of property obtained by crime; and numerous firearms-related offences.

Members of the public who suspect drug or gang activity in their community can call local police, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Crime Stoppers is always anonymous.

ALERT was established and is funded by the Alberta Government and is a compilation of the province’s most sophisticated law enforcement resources committed to tackling serious and organized crime. Members of Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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