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RCMP catch 140 speeders in school zones during first week of classes

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Red Deer RCMP issue 140 tickets to speeders in school zones

Red Deer RCMP are urging all drivers to slow down in school and playground zones after issuing 167 tickets, including 140 for speeding during their annual back to school safety blitz during the first week of school.

“Unfortunately, we have seen a big increase in speeding offences this year,” said Sergeant Michael Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit. “People are indicating that they have become used to schools being closed due to COVID-19. However, it is important that drivers understand most school zones are in fact playground zones which require a 30 km/h speed limit until 9:00 p.m., seven days a week.”

Further to slowing down, Red Deer RCMP are also reminding students and other pedestrians to use crosswalks and traffic control devices when crossing streets. Police are asking parents to coach their kids about traffic and pedestrian safety and encourage pedestrians and drivers alike to stay off mobile devices.

“The RCMP presence around schools serves as a reminder to drivers to follow posted speed limits and pay attention to the road, and that we are actively targeting this risky behaviour,” said Sergeant Zufferli.

The RCMP Traffic Section monitors school and playground zones and conduct traffic safety campaigns year-round throughout the community as part of The City of Red Deer and Red Deer RCMP’s collaborative focus on safer roads.

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Armed and Dangerous – RCMP on the lookout for 25 year old Red Deer suspect in Sunnybrook murder

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Red Deer RCMP call in Major Crimes Unit to investigate incident 

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes Unit are asking the public’s assistance in locating a wanted male in relation to an homicide that occurred on Nov. 25, 2020.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Dustin Mitchell (Coats), age 25 of Red Deer, Alta.

Dustin Mitchell is described as;

  • Caucasian
  • 6 feet tall / 160 lbs
  • Brown hair and brown eyes
  • Tattoos: Still (under right eye) breathing (under left eye) and scroll writing on neck

Dustin’s current whereabouts are unknown and is believed to be armed and dangerous and should not be approached by the public. If located, you are asked to call 911 and provide the location.

Red Deer RCMP are asking the public’s assistance for any information in identifying his whereabouts. Please contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575 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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Nov 26, 2020

At around 5 p.m. on Nov. 25, Red Deer RCMP attended a residence on Stewart Street, in the Sunnybrook neighbourhood. Upon investigation of the scene, a deceased adult was located and the Major Crimes Unit was called in to take carriage of the investigation.

The Red Deer RCMP and Major Crimes believe this to be an isolated incident, and have no further public safety concerns.

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CP NewsAlert: Struggling Detroit Lions fire head coach, GM

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DETROIT — The struggling Detroit Lions have fired head coach Matt Patricia and general manager Bob Quinn.

The move comes two days after Detroit dropped a 41-25 decision to Houston.

The loss left Detroit (4-7) last in the NFC North.

Patricia was in his third season as Detroit’s head coach.

More coming.

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