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RCMP looking for this man. Rural Crime Victims say he pointed a rifle at them while stealing a family member’s truck

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Sundre RCMP Investigate Theft of Truck and Pointing of Firearm

On March 7, 2019 at 10:47a.m., RCMP Sundre detachment received a complaint that a vehicle was just stolen from a rural residence in the Eagle Hill area just east of the Town of Sundre.  Police attended and learned that the home owner was out of the Country and he contacted family members to attend his residence as his video security system alerted him that an unknown dark Lexus SUV with two suspicious people were outside his residence.
The father of the home owner attended and found two individuals, a man and a woman, in the process of driving the home owner’s pickup truck out of the garage.  The father knew immediately that the two persons were thieves and used his vehicle to block the thieves from stealing his son’s pickup truck.  The home owner’s brother arrived at the residence at the moment the thieves were fleeing in both the Lexus SUV and pickup truck.
The thieves drove around the father’s truck that was initially blocking them and fled down the long driveway.  The two family members jumped into their vehicle and went after the duo.  The thieves encountered a third family member of the home owner who had used her vehicle to block their exit.  Thieves managed to drive through the ditch and around that vehicle and onto the main road heading north.
The family members pursued after the thieves in their own vehicles and chased them down a dead end road.  The family members used their vehicle and waited for the culprits to turnaround and come back which they did.  The female in the Lexus SUV hit the ditch and got it stuck.  She jumped out of the Lexus and into the stolen pickup truck with the male.
The male approached the two family members that were blocking the road, in the stolen pickup truck and pointed a sawed off small calibre rifle at the two family members demanding they get out of his way.  They did not and the thief drove into the ditch where he momentarily got stuck in the snow.  One of the family members obtained a photo of the driver before he managed to get the pickup truck free and get away.
The pickup truck is a black 2016 GMC Sierra Duramax Diesel with Alberta plate BWL6101 and VIN 1GT42YE8XGF288853.  The truck will have minor damage to both the front driver side and front passenger side.
Suspect 1
– Mid to late 20s Caucasian male
– Slim build
– Light brown hair
– Moustache
– Brown Carhartt clothing
– Beige ball cap with a dark brim
– Wearing sunglasses
Suspect 2
– Early 20s Caucasian female
– Black winter clothing
– Wearing Sunglasses
If you can identify the suspects or see the pick up truck and suspects, please call the Sundre RCMP at 403-638-3675 or call your local police.  DO NOT APPROACH THEM as they are considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions).

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14 year old pedestrian hit by vehicle in Eastview, airlifted to Calgary

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Red Deer RCMP investigate pedestrian collision

On August 19 the Red Deer RCMP responded to a collision which resulted in one young pedestrian being transported to a local hospital, and then transported by STARS to Calgary.

At 5:22 p.m., the RCMP were dispatched to Ellenwood Drive.  An eastbound SUV collided with a 14-year-old pedestrian.  The pedestrian suffered serious injuries.

An RCMP collision analyst attended to conduct a scene examination.  The incident did not occur within a crosswalk.

The investigation into this collision continues.

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Edmonton community members explore using the Emergency Room as an entry point to transitional housing

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Is there a better way than simply releasing a person experiencing homelessness from the hospital back onto the street? It creates an endless cycle of emergency room visits and escalating costs, not to mention the challenges the patients face in having a successful recovery.

As we continue to look for solutions to homelessness in our city, a group of community members from different fields and backgrounds met recently to brainstorm and discuss alternatives to the practice of releasing patients into a state of homelessness.

That’s a long way of saying that if someone experiencing homelessness comes to an emergency room with a need for medical aid, the only alternative once treated is to release the patient back onto the street.  The chances of recovery are greatly diminished, while the probability of return visits increases.  The costs are severe, both to the person experiencing homelessness and to our ever-more expensive health care system.

Spearheading the initiative is Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, a veteran emergency room physician at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and a Professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta.

Watch this short video to hear from some of those involved and to better understand the concept and learn why there is a growing groundswell of support for this idea.

 

There are many ways that people can get involved with this initiative.  It’s common sense that housing and health are interconnected. Finding solutions to chronic homelessness and easing pressure on our health care system is something we can all get behind.

Please contact Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti directly to learn more about the project and how you can help:

Phone 780.932-7187

lfrances@ualberta.ca

 

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