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Red Deer and Rocanville children rescued from child predators

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From the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ICE) and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT)

Joint ICE Investigation Results in Rescue of Two Children

A joint investigation involving the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit (Sask ICE) and the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams Internet Child Exploitation Unit (ALERT ICE) resulted in the rapid capture of two men and the rescue of two children in Saskatchewan and Alberta.
 
On June 24, 2019, Sask ICE received information regarding two men accessing cloud-based child pornography, sharing child pornography and discussing, via a popular social media application, sexually assaulting children. Sask ICE started an investigation and shared its findings with ALERT ICE to further the investigation.
 
On June 26, 2019, Sask ICE and ALERT ICE respectively executed search warrants in Rocanville, Saskatchewan, and in Red Deer, Alberta. Numerous electronic devices were seized at several locations and the two men were arrested. The two children are safe and each provinces respective children’s services departments are involved in their care.
 
In Rocanville, Sask ICE arrested a 35-year-old man and charged him with:

  • Sexual interference (x3) – Section 151 of the Criminal Code;
  • Agreement to commit a sexual offence against a child – Section 172.2(1)(b) of the Criminal Code;
  • Making child pornography – Section 163.1 (2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code;
  • Accessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code;
  • Distributing child pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code.

In Red Deer, ALERT ICE arrested a 40-year-old man and charged him with:

  • Making arrangements to commit a sexual offence against a child (x2) – Section 172.2 of the Criminal Code;
  • Sexual assault – Section 271 of the Criminal Code;
  • Sexual interference – Section 151 of the Criminal Code;
  • Sexual exploitation – Section 153 of the Criminal Code;
  • Making child pornography – Section 163.1 (2) of the Criminal Code;
  • Possessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4) of the Criminal Code;
  • Accessing child pornography – Section 163.1(4.1) of the Criminal Code;
  • Distributing child pornography – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code;
  • Making child pornography available – Section 163.1(3) of the Criminal Code;
  • Incest – Section 155 of the Criminal Code.

Sask ICE and ALERT ICE units are anticipating a court publication ban and, as such, will not be providing the names of the accused.
 
The 35-year-old man arrested in Rocanville was held in custody at the Regina Police Service headquarters. He has since been released and will next appear at the Regina Provincial Court on July 4, 2019.
 
The 40-year-old man arrested in Red Deer by the RCMP and held in custody. His next court appearance will be at Red Deer Provincial Court on July 17, 2019.
 
Anyone with information about this case or any child exploitation situation is asked to contact their local police or to report their concern anonymously at www.cybertip.ca.
 
Sask ICE and ALERT ICE units would like to thank the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Regina Police Service, Moosomin RCMP and Red Deer RCMP for their valuable assistance during this investigation.
 
The Sask ICE Unit is comprised of investigators from the Saskatchewan RCMP, Regina Police Service, Saskatoon Police Service and Prince Albert Police Service. Their mandate is to investigate crimes involving the abuse and/or exploitation of children on the Internet.
 
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. Members of the Calgary Police Service, Edmonton Police Service, Lethbridge Police Service, Medicine Hat Police Service, and RCMP work in ALERT.

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Concerned citizens help police arrest impaired drivers in Jasper

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Concerned citizens help police arrest 2 impaired drivers; Jasper RCMP

Jasper, Alberta – In less than 5 hours, Jasper RCMP officers arrested and charged two drivers for impaired driving related offences after receiving 911 calls from concerned citizens.

On July 21, 2019 at approximately 5:40 PM, Jasper RCMP officers received a 911 call for a possible impaired driver swerving all over the road on Connaught Drive. Police located the vehicle and became suspicious that the driver had consumed alcohol. The male driver provided a sample of his breath into an approved screening device and failed the test. He was subsequently arrested and transported to the Jasper Detachment where he provided additional samples of his breath which showed a blood alcohol concentration that was more than double the legal limit.

The 64 year old Jasper resident was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was seized.

The same day at approximately 10:20 PM, Jasper RCMP officers responded to a 911 call regarding a vehicle driving on the wrong side of the road and into the ditch on Highway 16. Police located the vehicle on Highway 16 near the Palisades picnic area and clocked it at a speed of a 156 km/h in a 90 km/h zone. The male driver was ordered to provide a sample of his breath into an approved screening device but failed to comply with the demand.

The 50 year old Hinton resident was charged with failing to comply with an approved screening device demand, exceeding the maximum speed limit and driving with an expired licence plate. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was seized.

Both subjects are scheduled to appear in Jasper Provincial Court on August 22nd, 2019.

Jasper RCMP officers continue to be out in full force every day and every night in an attempt to locate and remove impaired drivers from our roads. The Jasper RCMP encourage you to call 911 if you suspect a driver is impaired.

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Police make arrest after fires in Eastview’s Terrace Park

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Terrace Park Vehicle Fire

Post from Red Deer RCMP.      Photos Contributed by Glenn Rhodes to Facebook

Red Deer RCMP arrest man for arson after vehicles fires

A Red Deer man is facing arson charges after two vehicles were set on fire early this morning.

At 3:25 a.m. Red Deer RCMP and Red Deer Emergency Services were called to an address in Terrace Park for a vehicle on fire. A short time later, at 4:15 a.m., they responded to a call for another vehicle on fire at a separate address in Terrace Park.

Residents were briefly evacuated from their homes, but there were no injuries.

RCMP have arrested a 43-year old male in connection with the fires. RCMP and Red Deer Emergency Services continue to investigate.

Terrace Park vehicle fire

 

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