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Major bust seizes guns and drugs in Sylvan Lake

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 Red Deer, Alberta – Four people face drug trafficking and weapons charges after the Priority Crimes Task Force executed search warrants on four Sylvan Lake homes and two vehicles on September 12, seizing four firearms and a variety of drugs in the culmination of a two-month drug trafficking investigation.

Shortly after noon on September 12, RCMP officers from Red Deer, Sylvan Lake, Blackfalds and ALERT took part in simultaneous search warrants on Lindsay Crescent, 47 Street, Ryders Ridge Boulevard and Richfield Crescent in Sylvan Lake. Police officers seized cocaine, oxycodone and what is believed to be hydromorphone, much of it packaged for individual sale. Police seized two shotguns, a rifle and a loaded handgun, about 2,000 rounds of ammunition, numerous items consistent with drug trafficking and more than $2,400 cash. One of the firearms had been stolen out of Edmonton.

 “The drugs and firearms seized represent criminal activity that impacted communities across central Alberta,” says Superintendent Ken Foster of the Red Deer RCMP. “The Priority Crimes Task Force identified these targets as a group that is active in the drug trade and gathered intelligence and evidence that led to their arrests. We all know the drug trade brings violence, weapons and home invasions into communities, and the task force will continue to target those offenders, repeatedly putting dents in their trafficking operations and taking the weapons out of their hands.”

38 year old David Edward Docherty faces the following charges:

·         CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 2

·         Criminal Code 355(b) – Proceeds of crime

·         Criminal Code 91(2) – Possession of prohibited weapon (brass knuckles)

·         Criminal Code 86(1) – Careless storage of a firearm X 3

·         Criminal Code 127(1) – Disobeying court order

Docherty made his first court appearance in Red Deer on September 13 and is scheduled to appear again on October 12 at 9:30 am.

55 year old Arthur Murray Doyle faces the following charges:

·         CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 3

·         Criminal Code 86(1) – Possession of a restricted weapon

·         Criminal Code 117.01(1) – Possession of restricted weapon while restricted from doing so

 Doyle made his first court appearance in Red Deer on September 13 and is scheduled to appear again on September 28 at 9:30 am.

55 year old Elizabeth Anne Grant

·         CDSA 5(2) – Possession for the purpose of trafficking X 3

·         Criminal Code 86(1) – Possession of a restricted weapon

·         Criminal Code 91(1) – Unlawful possession of restricted weapon

Grant made her first court appearance in Red Deer on September 13 and is scheduled to appear again on September 28 at 9:30 am.

29 year old Beverly MacSween faces the following charge:

·         CDSA 4(1) – Possession of Schedule I substance

MacSween makes her first court appearance in Red Deer on December 14 at 9:30 am.

Priority Crimes Task Force members continue to investigate and RCMP will issue updates if new information becomes available.

The Priority Crimes Task Force is made up of members from Red Deer RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS), Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, Blackfalds, Ponoka, Rimbey and Rocky Mountain House RCMP detachments and Lacombe Police Service. The task force is committed to increased inter-agency communication, shared criminal intelligence and a strategic focus on prolific property crimes offenders, in keeping with the K Division emphasis on crime reduction strategies.

 

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RCMP looking for stolen boat and trailer worth over $100,000.00

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News Release from Sylvan Lake RCMP

Sylvan Lake RCMP request public’s assistance in locating stolen boat

Sylvan Lake RCMP are investigating the theft of a boat and trailer that occurred between Sunday, May 30, 2021, and Tuesday June 1, 2021.  All attempts to locate the stolen property have been unsuccessful and the investigation is ongoing.

The boat is described as a 2017 Super Air Nautique 6522, teal and white in colour. The trailer is described as a 2017 white Boatmate. The value of the boat and trailer exceed $100,000.

If you have seen this boat and trailer or have any information in relation to this incident, please contact Sylvan Lake RCMP at 403-858-7200  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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Canada’s Jessica Klimkait wins bronze in under-57 kg judo event

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TOKYO — Canada’s Jessica Klimkait has won bronze in the women’s under-57 kilogram category at the Tokyo Olympics.

The reigning world champion from Whitby, Ont., defeated Kaja Kajzer of Slovenia by waza-ari in a bronze-medal match.

Klimkait missed a chance to add a gold medal to her world championship title when she lost to Sarah Leonie Cysique of France in the semifinals.

Klimkait was defeated by ippon when she was assessed a shido in the golden score period for a false attack. It was Klimkait’s third penalty of the bout, giving Cysique a berth on the gold-medal match.

Klimkait was in fine form before her semifinal loss. She defeated Poland’s Julia Kowalczyk in their quarterfinal bout at the Nippon Budokan.

The victory, her second straight via ippon, came after she beat Bulgaria’s Ivelina Ilieva in the round of 16 earlier in the day

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 26, 2021.

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