Connect with us
[bsa_pro_ad_space id=12]

Crime

Increases in sexual assaults and kidnapping, but overall crime rates in Red Deer down significantly

Published

on

If you like this, share it!




  • From the City of Red Deer

    Crime statistics released for third quarter of 2018

    Red Deer’s crime statistics for the third quarter of 2018 continue to show decreases in property crime totals and persons crimes when compared to the same time period in 2017.  This downward trend has continued over the last four consecutive quarters, beginning in October 2017 and continuing through September 30, 2018.  Total Criminal Code files also continue to show a decrease when compared to the same time periods the year before.

    Property crime numbers for the third quarter show a 31% decrease in break and enters: 979 so far this year, compared to 1,129 during the same time period in 2017.  Likewise, theft of motor vehicles in 2018 are at 728, compared to 1,148 for the same time period in 2017 – a 37% decrease and the lowest theft of vehicle numbers Red Deer has seen in five years.

    Fraud, theft under $5,000 and mischief to property also show similar decreases.  Total property crimes for 2018 have decreased to 8,977 from 12,987 over the same time frame in 2017, a 31% decrease.  Property crimes numbers for the first nine months of 2018 are the lowest they’ve been in the last five years.

     

    In persons crimes, Red Deer has seen a 29% decrease in robberies compared to the same time period in 2017. Sexual assaults, however, continue to increase – the numbers are 35% higher than the same time frame in 2017.  Traffic collisions resulting in injury decreased from last year, while collisions involving property damage continue to be slightly higher than in 2017.  Traffic fatalities, however, have increased – Red Deer has experienced two fatalities as a result of traffic collisions so far this year.

    Red Deer RCMP have seen consistent increase in calls to the RCMP complaint line in 2018, indicating the public’s commitment to reporting crime and helping police to target hot spots.  Calls to the complaint line have increased from 38,500 in the first nine months of 2017 to 39,781 in 2018, an increase of 3%.

    “RCMP understand that crime feels more visible to the community than ever.  It can be difficult to believe that crime rates are declining when citizens see so many reports on crime-focused social media sites, and when some businesses keep getting hit by the same handful of career criminals.  But the overall numbers are in fact going down, and our commitment is to keep putting the pressure on those repeat offenders and returning them to jail at every opportunity,” says Superintendent Ken Foster, officer in charge of the Red Deer RCMP. “There are so many committed citizens in the community helping police every day, and we thank you for that.”

    Crime statistics for each Alberta RCMP-policed jurisdiction are gathered by RCMP operations support analysts. These statistics are gathered in the same way for every detachment to ensure they are comparable and meet Statistics Canada requirements.


    If you like this, share it!

    Alberta

    UPDATE: RCMP arrest alleged truck thief after wild search

    Published

    on

    If you like this, share it!




  • 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.


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    Alberta

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

    Published

    on

    If you like this, share it!




  • 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.


    If you like this, share it!
    Continue Reading

    january, 2019

    mon14jan - 31jan 1410:00 amjan 31Kindergarten Registration Begins at Red Deer Public SchoolsRegister your child for Kindergarten10:00 am - 3:00 pm (31)

    wed16jan12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    wed16jan7:00 pm- 9:00 pmPerfectionism or Healthy Striving? An Emotional Intelligence WorkshopAre you curious? 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    thu17jan - 26jan 177:30 pmjan 26Ignition Theatre Presents: GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESPulitzer prize finalist Rajiv Joseph’s Gruesome Playground Injuries7:30 pm - 11:00 pm (26)

    sat19jan10:00 am- 5:00 pm2019 Healthy Living ExpoHelping Albertans live healthy, sustainable lives10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    sat19jan11:00 am- 2:00 pmCentral Alberta Refugee Effort and Catholic Social Services Annual Client and Volunteer Partyshare culture through food and music11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    sat19jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    wed23jan12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    sat26jan9:00 am- 5:00 pmChildhood Anxiety: Understanding & Helping Children Heal Workshop9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    sat26jan1:00 pm- 4:00 pmMAGSaturday @ the MuseumMAGnificent Saturdays welcomes all ages and abilities to participate in a fun art project every week! 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    sat26jan8:00 pm- 10:30 pmRobbie Burns Night8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    mon28jan11:30 am- 1:30 pmLending Cupboard Presents Jann Arden in 1st annual Winter LuncheonJann Arden \"Winter Luncheon\"11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    tue29jan5:00 pm- 7:00 pmRed Deer and District Chamber of Commerce presents: January Business After Hoursnetworking event 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    tue29jan7:00 pm- 11:30 pmLive Country Music @ Bo's Bar and GrillAaron Pritchett w/ Guest Kira Isabella and David James7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    tue29jan7:00 pm- 12:00 amPaul BrandtThe Journey Tour 20197:00 pm - 12:00 am

    wed30jan12:30 pm- 1:00 pmBusiness Professionals Video Lecture LunchThis course explains high-level business concepts in simple ways. 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

    Trending

    X