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RCMP expand search for missing Saskatchewan man… Believe he may be in Alberta

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RCMP Yorkton Seek assistance in locating missing person

Yorkton, SK – Yorkton RCMP continue to search for 25 year-old, Colin Robert Focht of Yorkton, SK. Focht was last heard from on September 1. 2018. Investigation thus far has not uncovered any information regarding his whereabouts. He has not been in contact with his family or friends, which is out of character for him. Investigators have also been trying to find some type of electronic foot print of Focht with checks on bank transactions or social media usage and there has been no activity which is unusual for Focht. He is severely diabetic and requires insulin injections multiple times a day; it is believed that he is not in possession of his medication. There is serious concern for his well-being.

Focht has some associates in Alberta and media is requested to assist in Alberta. He was last seen wearing a white sweater and blue jeans near the 100 block of Bradbrooke Drive in Yorkton.

The Yorkton RCMP received a complaint of a missing person on Sept 2.  The last time that 25 year old Colin Robert Focht was seen was at 9:00 am and the last time anyone heard from Focht was the afternoon of Sept 1st via a text message that he was planning attend a local restaurant.

Members have inquired at all of the usual places Focht is known to frequent, but they are unable to locate him or anyone that has seen or heard from him in the last two days.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Colin Robert Focht is used to contact the Yorkton RCMP at 306- 786-2400. To provide tips anonymously, please contact Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at www.saskcrimestoppers.com.

 

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New surveillance teams led by the Alberta Sheriffs working with local police in rural communities

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More boots on the ground to fight rural crime

Rural crime continues to be a top concern among residents and businesses in rural Alberta, which is why Alberta’s government remains committed to addressing it through enhanced surveillance and other crime reduction initiatives. Alberta’s government invested $4.3 million for the Alberta Sheriffs to put more boots on the ground. This investment supported the establishment of two plainclothes teams – one in northern Alberta and one in southern Alberta – to support police in carrying out surveillance on criminal targets in rural areas.

Both teams are now fully staffed and operational, ready to fight crime in rural areas across Alberta. These rural surveillance teams will work to prevent crime, monitor agricultural theft and work in collaboration with local law enforcement to share intelligence and resources to keep Albertans and their property safe and secure.

“Criminals and organized crime are not welcome in Alberta. Full stop. The addition of two new surveillance teams will further support our law enforcement partners in stamping out criminal activity in Alberta’s rural areas. This is about supporting local investigations to address local crime in our smaller communities. Together, both teams will form another key component of Alberta’s efforts to combat crime and ensure Albertans feel safe at home and in their communities, regardless of where they live.”

Mike Ellis, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Services

The Alberta Sheriffs have an existing surveillance unit that is part of the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) and focused mainly on serious and organized crime investigations. The new surveillance teams will fill a gap by helping rural RCMP detachments with local investigations.

“Through their specialized knowledge, training and experience, Alberta’s new surveillance teams are providing another important mechanism in the fight against crime in Alberta’s rural communities. Working in close collaboration with the RCMP and other policing agencies, their efforts will play a key role in gathering evidence and information that will help disrupt crime throughout the province.”

Mike Letourneau, superintendent, Alberta Sheriffs

“This announcement by the Alberta government and Minister Ellis is a positive step forward for the residents of Alberta, especially in rural areas. Targeting known criminals is a very effective way to reduce the level of crime taking place and will greatly assist the RCMP who have a vast area to police.”

Lance Colby, mayor, Town of Carstairs

“We are happy to hear about increased resources being allocated to assist our communities. Addressing rural crime is one of the top priorities of the Alberta RCMP, and our partners at the Alberta Sheriffs already play a vital role in keeping Albertans safe. The creation of these new surveillance teams will help augment our ongoing crime reduction strategies in Alberta communities, and we look forward to working with them going forward.”

Trevor Daroux, assistant commissioner, criminal operations officer, Alberta RCMP

The new surveillance teams are part of a suite of measures to expand the role of the Alberta Sheriffs and make Alberta communities safer. Other actions include the expansion of the Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN) unit – which uses legal sanctions and court orders to target problem properties where illegal activities are taking place – and the expansion of the RAPID Response initiative with funding for the Sheriff Highway Patrol to train and equip members to assist the RCMP with emergencies and high-priority calls.

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