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Red Deer RCMP arrest wanted woman in stolen truck after collision



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  •  Red Deer, Alberta – A Red Deer woman appears in court today after RCMP arrested her in a stolen truck on Orr Drive on February 16 and executed numerous outstanding warrants on her.

    Shortly before 7 am on February 16, RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious truck parked on Orr Drive. As RCMP approached the truck it fled, narrowly missing colliding with the police cruiser and striking a vehicle in the intersection of Orr Drive and Oak Drive. The female driver then abandoned the truck and attempted to flee police on foot but was arrested after a brief foot chase. Several vehicles were damaged as a result of the collision, but, fortunately, no one was injured. The truck driven by the suspect had been reported stolen out of Edmonton.

    At the time of her arrest, 27 year old Melissa Marie Bowie was wanted on warrants out of Edmonton for seven charges of possession of stolen property and two for failing to appear in court. She was further wanted on a warrant out of Leduc for failing to comply with court-imposed conditions.  

     Bowie now faces the following additional charges:

    ·         Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

    ·         Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist/ obstruct peace officer

    ·         Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous driving

    ·         Criminal Code 145(3) – Fail to comply with conditions

     Bowie was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer this morning, February 20.

     Red Deer RCMP thank the public for your continued engagement in Red Deer crime reduction efforts through reports of suspicious vehicles and suspicious activity. 

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    Former Mob Boss lays out the depth of sports corruption




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  • It’s in every level of sport.

    Corruption in sport is real. We have been very aware of this dark side of sport and it is happening in every sport and at almost every level.

    My first real exposure to the true reality and depth of the sport corruption problem was when I was with the Toronto Blue Jays during an MLB security meeting at spring training. MLB security and the FBI brought in former Mob Boss Michael Franzese to talk to players and staff about the inner working of organized crime and professional sports.

    Michael laid it all out, how they target players, set them up and then get control of their lives and ultimately their in game performance.

    It’s Real and It’s Scary!

    A few years back amid the corruption and match fixing scandals in professional soccer and the accusations of potential match fixing in other sports, I got fed up!!

    So I set out to dig a little deeper to find out:
    1) If it is true & if so, how much fixing is going on?
    2) If it is true and it is happening, how far down does it really go or how far up – could it reach the top levels of professional sport?
    3) If it is happening, who’s masterminding this whole thing and how in the hell are they making it happen!?

    So I went back to the best source I could think of, the former Mafia Boss who masterminded brilliant scams from auto dealerships to union kickbacks and financial services and a multi-billion dollar gasoline tax scheme. He was earning millions in cash every week and a big part of his business in his prime were profitable scams in the sports and entertainment industries.
    I tracked down former Mafia boss Michael Franzese to ask him how organized crime engaged in illegal sporting scams and what we got was a whole lot more.

    Listen here to our conversation with Michael in his first appearance on Krush Performance:

    Of course I could not stop there as we learned more about bribes, blackmail, match fixing and administrative corruption from the very top of FIFA to the IOC and Olympic organizing committee members and everywhere in between.
    In true Krush Performance fashion, we took a good hard look at the explosive and controversial topic of match fixing in professional sport.

    If you have not heard much about match fixing and the corruption around international sports, it’s also very real and it may just run deeper and higher than you might think.

    We caught up with Declan Hill, author of “The Fix” and his new book “The Insider’s Guide to Match-Fixing in Football”.  We discussed Declan’s dangerous and alarming investigation into the inner workings of a multi-billion dollar illegal gambling market that reaches well beyond the realms of soccer and all the way down to the lower levels of amateur sport.

    Listen here at Radio Influence

    We will continue to dig deeper into corruption in sport.
    It is dangerous and threatens to destroy the very thing that makes sport so important in today’s society –Integrity!

    Stay tuned as we look into the very latest Collegiate Basketball scandal.

    If you have any  Questions, Comments or Smart Remarks or a topic you would like us to investigate let us know, we may dedicate a segment or even an entire show to your topic.


    (This article is re-published on Todayville with permission. It was originally published on on September 17, 2017)

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    Jeff Krushell is a noted expert in human performance and talent development.

    Jeff is an accomplished entrepreneur in radio, television and in print where he has forged relationships with not just athletes but internationally renowned sport figures, coaches, sport scientists, doctors, business specialist and researchers, all of who are constantly pushing the boundaries of human performance.

    Over the last 25 years Jeff has worked in the world of high performance sport guiding athletes of all levels tap into their potential to truly understand what it is like to achieve Human Maximum Performance.

    Engineering his unique blend of sport science and training techniques with the holy grail of success; ‘motivation’, Jeff’s expertise lies in creating the next generation of top performers.

    Jeff’s message relates to all levels of human performance and is not exclusive to sport.

    • Host & Founder of The Krush Performance Radio Show aired on &

    TSN 1260 Edmonton

    • Current Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Major League Baseball International
    • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays
    • Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Edmonton Eskimos
    • Current Strength & Conditioning Consultant for Vauxhall Baseball Academy
    • Over the last 25 years trained many Olympic & World Class Athletes
    • Former Performance Consultant for Link Management Athlete Agency
    • Performance Consultant for CTV, Edmonton

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    Red Deer RCMP arrest man after collisions with building, cars and police vehicle



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  • Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP arrested a man Friday evening after the stolen truck he was driving crashed into a south Red Deer storefront, six parked vehicles and a police cruiser before fleeing police; RCMP located the suspect hiding in a north Red Deer apartment shortly afterward.

    Shortly before 5:30 pm on March 16, RCMP on patrol located a suspicious truck with a stolen license plate as it drove in south Red Deer. Due to public safety concerns, RCMP tracked the truck at a distance until it parked in the 2300 block of 50 Avenue before moving to block it in. When RCMP pulled in behind the suspect truck, it accelerated and reversed rapidly a number of times, crashing into the windows of the business it was parked in front of, the police cruiser, and a number of parked vehicles around it. In its efforts to flee, the truck narrowly avoided striking police officers who were on foot in the parking lot. There were a number of civilians in the parking lot, on foot and in vehicles, and police officers focused their efforts on ensuring the safety of those bystanders while the truck fled at a high rate of speed. Luckily, no one was injured in this series of fast-paced collisions; however, the truck caused significant damage to the storefront, to six parked vehicles and to the police vehicle.

    RCMP identified the suspect driving the truck, and quickly located him after further reports from the public of suspicious activity and a suspicious truck parked at an apartment building in the 5100 block of 60 Street. RCMP contained the area with support from Police Dog Services and located the suspect in one of the apartments, where he was taken into custody without incident. At the time of his arrest, the suspect was wanted on an outstanding warrant for breaching his probation.

    The truck driven by the suspect had been reported stolen out of Red Deer the morning of March 4 after it was left unlocked and running. It was heavily damaged as a result of the collisions.

    27 year old Jesse James Leckner faces the following charges related to this incident in addition to his outstanding warrant:

    ·         Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

    ·         Criminal Code 355(b) – Possession of stolen property under $5,000

    ·         Criminal Code 249(1)(a) – Dangerous operation of motor vehicle

    ·         Criminal Code 270.01(1)(a) – Assault on police X 2

    ·         Criminal Code 129(a) – Resist peace officer

    ·         Criminal Code 430(4) – Mischief over $5,000

    ·         Criminal Code 252(1.1) – Fail to stop or remain at scene X 8

    ·         Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation

    Leckner faces further charges in relation to a series of incidents involving a stolen truck, flight from police and two gas and dash reports spanning the time period between February 5 and February 24. Those charges are as follows:

    ·         Criminal Code 334(b) – Theft under $5,000 X 2

    ·         Criminal Code 355(a) – Possession of stolen property over $5,000

    ·         Criminal Code 249.1(1) – Fail to stop for police

    ·         Criminal Code 733.1(1) – Fail to comply with probation 

    Leckner was remanded to appear in court in Red Deer on March 19 at 9:30 am to speak to all the above charges.

    “The series of incidents Friday night posed a grave risk to the public, and we were able to move quickly on it and make the arrest as a result of intelligence gathered by police and great cooperation from the public,” says Staff Sergeant Rob Marsollier with the Red Deer RCMP. “We were able to bring this incident to a successful conclusion with no injury to innocent bystanders or police officers, thanks to good old-fashioned police work, tips from the public, and the quick cooperation of a number of people in sharing footage from various surveillance cameras with police.”


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