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UPDATE 2: RCMP arrest subject in relation to recent ATM thefts in East Central Alberta

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UPDATE #2

Nov. 26, 2019

Hanna, Oyen & Consort RCMP arrest subject in relation to recent ATM thefts – UPDATE – Charges laid

Hanna, Alta. – Charges have been laid against a male in relation to recent ATM thefts in both Oyen and Hanna.  The male was arrested following a pursuit which occurred on Nov. 24 and involved police resources from several different detachments.

26-year-old Rick Ernest Atzler of Fawett, Alta has been charged with:

From Hanna:

–       Robbery with a firearm

–       Pointing a firearm

–       Theft over $5,000

–       Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

–       Fail to stop for police

From Consort:

–       Possession of property obtained by crime (x2)

–       Various firearms offences (x6)

–       Fail to stop for police

The investigation continues and charges are still pending from Oyen, Coronation and Provost detachments.

A judicial interim release hearing has been held.  Atzler is remanded in custody to attend court in Hanna on Nov. 28 and in Coronation on Nov. 29.

The RCMP continue to investigate the ATM thefts and are working to identify the second suspect involved.

The RCMP are requesting that any member of the public who was on the road and affected by this pursuit in any fashion contact the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393.

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BACKGROUND:

UPDATE #1

Nov. 24, 2019

Hanna, Oyen & Consort RCMP arrest subject in relation to recent ATM thefts

Hanna Alberta, Hanna RCMP continue seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female associated with a business break-in and ATM theft that occurred in Hanna Alberta on November 24th, 2019.  At 5:30 a.m. November 24th, 2019, two masked individuals broke through the front door of the Canada Grey Motor Inn, in Hanna, AB.  Using a stolen Ford F150, the suspects smashed the main entrance and pulled out the ATM.

The vehicle described in this break and enter was recovered in Consort, AB.

A lengthy pursuit this afternoon, November 24th, 2019 throughout eastern Alberta took place involving a subject believed to be involved with the recent ATM thefts throughout Oyen and Hanna.  The driver of the vehicle in the pursuit failed to stop for police, evading the deployed spike belts. Assistance was provided by the Wainwright; Provost; Vermillion; Consort; Coronation; Oyen and Hanna RCMP Detachments. Members of the RCMP Police Dog Services stationed in Calgary, Red Deer and Lloydminster also responded.

At this time the driver of the vehicle involved in the pursuit is in custody.  Charges have not been brought before the court at this time, identity of the accused will not be provided until that has occurred.

During the arrest a sawed-off pump action shot gun was seized as well as a number of materials consistent with break and enter tools.

“Police look to remind businesses to remain vigilant after routine hours” said Cst. Patrick Lambert, Media Relations Unit, “When in doubt, safety first and call the police.”

If you have any information, or have seen anything suspicious in the area, please contact the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393.   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.

 

Hanna, Oyen & Consort RCMP arrest subject in relation to recent ATM thefts

Hanna Alberta, Hanna RCMP continue seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a female associated with a business break-in and ATM theft that occurred in Hanna Alberta on November 24th, 2019.  At 5:30 a.m. November 24th, 2019, two masked individuals broke through the front door of the Canada Grey Motor Inn, in Hanna, AB.  Using a stolen Ford F150, the suspects smashed the main entrance and pulled out the ATM.

The vehicle described in this break and enter was recovered in Consort, AB.

A lengthy pursuit this afternoon, November 24th, 2019 throughout eastern Alberta took place involving a subject believed to be involved with the recent ATM thefts throughout Oyen and Hanna.  The driver of the vehicle in the pursuit failed to stop for police, evading the deployed spike belts. Assistance was provided by the Wainwright; Provost; Vermillion; Consort; Coronation; Oyen and Hanna RCMP Detachments. Members of the RCMP Police Dog Services stationed in Calgary, Red Deer and Lloydminster also responded.

At this time the driver of the vehicle involved in the pursuit is in custody.  Charges have not been brought before the court at this time, identity of the accused will not be provided until that has occurred.

During the arrest a sawed-off pump action shot gun was seized as well as a number of materials consistent with break and enter tools.

“Police look to remind businesses to remain vigilant after routine hours” said Cst. Patrick Lambert, Media Relations Unit, “When in doubt, safety first and call the police.”

If you have any information, or have seen anything suspicious in the area, please contact the Hanna RCMP at 403-854-3393.   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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Innisfail and Sundre RCMP detachments kept busy by rowdy party goers

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July 28, 2020

Innisfail and Sundre RCMP detachments kept busy by rowdy party goers

Red Deer County, Alta –  Innisfail and Sundre RCMP detachments were kept busy on the weekend responding to multiple complaints in the Garrington Bridge area in Red Deer County.  This area is a rural location that is West of Bowden Alberta on highway 587 near range road 43.  In total on July 25th 2020 RCMP responded to 11 calls for service between the hours of 7 pm – 7 am the following day.

The calls for service ranged from damaged property, driving complaints, liquor offences, stolen property, uttering threats, and one report of possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.  While RCMP were responding to complaints and attempting to keep the peace, a Sundre RCMP vehicle had its window smashed out by an unknown individual. Fish and Wildlife attended as well to investigate a deer that was found deceased near the location of the party.

Residents in the area expressed frustration to RCMP as they were kept awake by the noise of people partying and setting off fireworks all night long.  One resident reports that the following day there were still 40 vehicles in the area.

RCMP members returned to the scene the following day to survey the damages and found human feces, toilet paper, garbage, empty alcohol containers, stolen traffic signs, and covid social distancing signs littering the ground that had obviously been stolen from Innisfail.  RCMP approximated crowds in the area to be approx. 500 people.

There was a fair amount of enforcement primarily in the form of Provincial tickets and both detachments worked together and conducted numerous checkstops in an attempt to ensure there were no impaired drivers leaving the area.  Law enforcement efforts will be ongoing in an attempt to maintain safety in the area and hopefully provide some peace to the people who reside there.

“This is concerning behavior which has become very unfortunate for people who reside in this area, their ability to enjoy their homes and their property has obviously been impacted.  Further to this RCMP are concerned with the criminal behavior as well as the health concerns which are obvious” (Sgt Lori Eiler).

RCMP response will continue to be prevalent and resources will be dedicated to prevention and public education primarily, however we will not hesitate to lay charges if the situation warrants it.

 

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Stolen cigarette operation up in smoke

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Seizure of illegal cigarettes leads to drugs and cash

A Red Deer man is facing charges of possession for the purposes of trafficking after RCMP made an arrest last week.

Police were tipped off about a person selling illegal cigarettes at a Red Deer business. A 43-year-old male from Red Deer was arrested on July 15, 2020 and remains in police custody with charges pending. The individual was found to be in possession of:

  • 30,615 illegal cigarettes
  • 10 grams of hash
  • Three grams of cocaine
  • $3306 in cash believed to be from the proceeds of crime
  • Documents related to trafficking contraband

Red Deer RCMP General Investigation Unit thanks the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission and the Calgary Police Service who assisted with this investigation.

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