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RCMP Encouraging A Safe Halloween

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By Sheldon Spackman

RCMP are encouraging everyone to have a fun but safe Halloween Monday night.

In order to do that, Mounties have a number of safety tips for children, parents and motorists to keep in mind.

Around the house, they include keeping the path leading up to your door free of obstacles for the little ones, especially those with masks and limited vision. Keep pets indoors on Halloween to protect them from hazards and to protect ‘trick or treaters’. Before you light those candles in your pumpkin, consider using safety glow sticks.

For costumes: wear a light-coloured or bright costume, reflective tape or arm bands to heighten visibility. Glow sticks are also an excellent method to increase a child’s visibility. Wear a costume that is properly fitted to reduce the chance of tripping on it. Make sure your vision is not restricted. Consider completing your costume with make-up rather than masks and accessorize with a flashlight.

On the streets, it is important that parents be aware of the route that their children plan to follow if they don’t go out with them. Stay on the sidewalks, however, if there is no sidewalk, walk on the left-hand side of the street facing traffic. Don’t jaywalk, use crosswalks whenever possible. Visit houses on one side of the street at a time and cross the street only at intersections or at marked crosswalks. Stop and check for cars before crossing the street. Walk in groups and stay together and stay on the outside, never enter a house; only accept treats at the front door.

For drivers, expect the unexpected and slow down, look for pedestrians. The chances of getting into a serious or fatal collision are multiplied when there are lots of kids and teens out on the streets.

For party-goers, plan your ride home. Don’t drink and drive, with extra patrols on local streets you will get caught. “Fake” Weapons in your costume? Choose fakes that look fake but always remember, not everyone can tell the difference.

Finally, wait until you get home before sampling your treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should check out all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.

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12 rifles including semi-automatic seized in Clearview Ridge

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From The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Large Cache of Guns Seized in Red Deer

More than a dozen firearms, some of which were stolen, have been recovered by ALERT’s Red Deer organized crime and gang team.

On September 11, 2019, ALERT executed a search warrant at a home in the Clearview Ridge subdivision. Red Deer RCMP provided assistance with the short-term investigation that began just weeks earlier.

Once inside the home, investigators seized:

  • 56 grams of cocaine, worth an estimated $5,600;
  • 12 rifles, including one semi-automatic rifle;
  • two handguns;
  • a sawed-off shotgun;
  • a prohibited magazine; and
  • more than 9,000 rounds of ammunition.

A preliminary check found that four of the weapons were reported stolen after a break-and-enter in Three Hills, Alta., in August. All the firearms seized will be submitted for forensic analysis and ballistic testing to determine if they were used in any criminal activities.

ALERT alleges that the home’s residents were involved in firearms and drug trafficking.

Two people were arrested when the search was carried out. Zane Middlemiss, a 26-year-old man, and Sage Sunderwald, a 21-year-old woman, have been charged with a total of 80 firearm- and drug-related offences.

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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Red Deer cyclist killed on Highway 2… Edmonton driver charged

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From Blackfalds RCMP

Blackfalds RCMP investigate fatal collision with cyclist on Highway 2

On Sept. 14, 2019, at approximately 12:45 a.m., Blackfalds RCMP responded to a motor vehicle collision involving a cyclist at Highway 2 between Highway 11 and 32nd Street overpass near Red Deer.

Preliminary investigation revealed a SUV was travelling southbound on Highway 2 near the overpass when it collided with a cyclist.

The 32-year-old male cyclist from Red Deer was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Edwin Aklamanu (36) of Edmonton has been charged with failure to provide a breath sample causing death and operation while impaired causing death and will be appearing in Red Deer Provincial Court on Oct. 16, 2019.

Blackfalds RCMP along with a RCMP Collision Analyst continue to investigate. The name of the deceased will not be released.

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