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Innisfail RCMP arrest two people in a stolen vehicle while towing a second stolen vehicle with a stolen trailer

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On May 16, 2020 at 730 am Innisfail RCMP received a report of a suspicious vehicle stuck in the ditch on C and E trail.  Innisfail RCMP integrated traffic unit and Innisfail RCMP detachment members responded to the complaint and located two males attempting to pull a trailer out of the ditch after they had jackknifed it.  RCMP investigated and found one of the males was wanted on a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest stemming from investigations at, Sundre, Okotoks, Airdrie, Blackfalds and the Red Deer probation office.  Further investigation revealed the truck the men were driving, the trailer they were towing and the second truck that was secured to the trailer were all stolen.  Both were arrested without incident.  The stolen trucks were subsequently searched, a loaded sawed off shot gun, approx. 60g of methamphetamine (approx. $3600 street value), a knife and bear spray were siezed.

Mitchell Lewis Engler (34 yrs) of Olds Alberta has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 x3
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of a controlled substance x4
  • Altering a VIN
  • Possession of break in tools
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm without a license
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x3
  • Fail to comply x8

Engler has been remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court May 25, 2020

Lester Martin (34yrs) of Lacombe Alberta has been charged with:

  • Possession of stolen property over $5000 x3
  • Possession of stolen property under $5000
  • Possession of a controlled substance x4
  • Altering a VIN
  • Possession of break in tools
  • Unsafe storage of a firearm
  • Possession of a firearm without a license
  • Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm
  • Possession of a firearm in a vehicle
  • Possession of a firearm obtained by crime
  • Possession of a prohibited firearm without a license
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose x3
  • Fail to comply x1

Martin has been remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on May 25, 2020

 Property Crime and Crime Reduction remains a priority for Innisfail RCMP. If you have information about any criminal activity, please contact the Innisfail RCMP Detachment at 403-227-3341 or your local police service. 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.

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Guns and drugs seized by ALERT at Lacombe home associated with drug activity

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News Release from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Guns and drugs seized in Lacombe

 Three people have been arrested on drugs and firearms offences following a joint investigation between ALERT and Lacombe Police Service.

The arrests took place on May 5, 2021 after a Lacombe house and vehicle were searched by investigators.

ALERT alleges the home was associated to drug activity and investigators seized quantities of methamphetamine, miscellaneous pills, two handguns, and three rifles.

“Organized crime impacts every community, and this investigation is strong example of police agencies working together to take drugs and guns off the street,” said Insp. Sean Boser, ALERT Regional teams.

“This collaborative investigation demonstrates the benefits of agencies working together towards the common goal of reducing crime and creating safer communities in Alberta,” said Sgt. Bryan Zens, Lacombe Police Service.

Charges are pending and the suspects are not being named at this time.

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.

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Ann’s story: having someone to talk to and guide me to be healthier really helped!

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Ann shared her story of working with the PCN nurse towards better health. “I was diagnosed in November 2019 with diabetes and our doctor suggested that if I could lose about 10-15 lbs then I probably would not need to go on medication. He suggested a time frame around end of February and that he would contact a nurse for me to consult with. This was a bit of a shock and I wasn’t sure I would be able to lose so much in such a short time.

We had recently moved from BC to Alberta to be closer to our grandchildren after we both retired. Within 4 months of arriving and lucky enough to get registered with a new doctor my husband found out that he had prostate cancer and a blood cancer called Polycythemia Vera. This just blew us both away. He had no symptoms of any of these diseases. So, for almost all of 2019 we were constantly in at the Cancer Clinic at Red Deer or the Imaging Clinic. This took a huge toll on both of us. I developed high blood pressure, my anxiety level was through the roof, wasn’t sleeping, had ocular migraines and I was also trying to get my weight loss going. I felt I was falling apart.  I didn’t realise at the time that all this was contributing to my being overweight.

I have been a weight watcher member for around 25 years. Had some success then every few years I would go back again but in 2014 after I retired, I decided to try again and along with a friend I lost 22lbs and got down to 130lbs for (5ft) person, I felt good. I kept this off until late 2018. Right now, I am back at 150lbs.

Just being able to talk to the PCN nurse was such a good help for me mentally as I felt I had no one to talk to who understood what I was going through. She helped me understand a lot about diabetes and every month that we met my blood level was decreasing and I was losing a few pounds. However, when my husband was told that his potassium was a bit high, I had to restructure our meals. So, everything he had to avoid was what I was supposed to eat.  The nurse connected me with a dietitian who immediately told me to stop “dieting” as this was stressing me out even more than before. Just to make sure that I still ate sensibly, did some exercise and to put the scale away and only weigh myself once a month. This has really helped, and I am starting to sleep better, I don’t feel nearly as anxious and I have a more positive outlook. I realise that I will eventually lose a few pounds, I might not get back to my 130lbs, but it will take time and I’m fine with that.

I think if I had been back in BC, I would have been able to talk to my friends about what I was going through and I might have got some help quicker. Sharing your feelings is not easy but it sure helps. I appreciated the PCN nurse listening and helping me make a plan to improve my mental as well as my physical health.” 

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com

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