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Rocky Mountain House RCMP charge youth with arson

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Leslieville, Alberta – Charges have been laid in the investigation into a  fire which occurred at the Elks Lodge in Leslieville.

On December 29, 2017 at approximately 7:00 p.m., the RCMP responded to a fire at the Elks Lodge in Leslieville.  Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. The cause of the fire was determined to be an arson and an investigation was launched.

On January 25, 2018, the Rocky Mountain House RCMP arrested a 17-year-old youth from Clearwater County in connection with the fire.  He has been charged with one count of arson.  The charged individual is scheduled to appear for a bail hearing in the Provincial Court of Alberta in Rocky Mountain House on January 29, 2018.

No further information will be provided in relation to this investigation.

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Red Deer RCMP Officer shoots suspect in confrontation following break and enter in Morrisroe

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Red Deer RCMP officer involved shooting

On Sept. 21, 2021, at 6:08 p.m., Red Deer RCMP received a 911 call of a break and enter in progress by an individual known to the home owner, at a residence in the area of Maxwell Avenue in Red Deer.

Red Deer RCMP officers responded to the residence and located the male suspect. A confrontation occurred between the suspect and officers, during which an officer discharged their service weapon, resulting in injury to the man. 

Following a search of the residence, officers located the male who was taken into custody. Officers on scene provided first aid to the male until emergency medical services attended and he was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries. The male was treated and released from hospital and remains in Red Deer RCMP custody.   

Red Deer RCMP have contained the area, and the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is attending the scene to initiate an investigation into the circumstances of the officer involved shooting.

No RCMP officers sustained injuries during the confrontation.

The RCMP believes in processes that seek the facts and it’s important that processes taken to assess the actions of all those involved, including the police, are fair, transparent, and defendable. This is why, as soon as we became aware of this incident, we immediately notified the Director of Law Enforcement and initiated our internal review process. The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) has been directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding the actions of the police during this investigation.

Independent of ASIRT’s investigation, the RCMP’s internal review process has been implemented to gather a full account of what took place during this incident. RCMP training, policy, police response, and the duty status of the members involved will be subject to review. The RCMP is, of course, fully cooperating with ASIRT and will not be commenting further on this incident. All media inquiries about this incident should now be directed to ASIRT at 780-641-9099.

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Arrested for double murder of Hinton woman and her toddler

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Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating double homicide in Hinton

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes have now laid charges in relation to a double homicide in Hinton.

Robert Keith Major (age 53) from Hinton, has been charged with two counts of 2nd degree murder and 1 count of indignity to human remains. He has been remanded into custody and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 10:00 am in Edson Provincial Court.

Investigators have learned that Robert Major lived in the same apartment complex as the 24-year-old female victim and her 16-month-old child. No other connection has been identified by between the victims and the perpetrator and police are not seeking any other suspects in this case.

Autopsies are taking place at the Edmonton Medical Examiners office today, September 18 and tomorrow, September 19, 2021. While no other suspects are being sought, the investigation into these homicides is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact the Hinton RCMP at (780)865-2455 or Crimestoppers, 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

This tragic loss of life is incredibly difficult for all involved, especially the family of the victims. The family has asked for privacy to grieve at this time and of respect for the wishes of the family, the names of the deceased will not be released by the RCMP.

BACKGROUND 

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit investigating double homicide in Hinton

On Sept. 16, 2021, at approximately 6 p.m., Hinton RCMP responded to a report of a missing 24-year-old female and her 16-month-old toddler who were last seen in Hinton.

Hinton RCMP, along with the assistance of Alberta RCMP Major Crimes, have been investigating this occurrence. The investigation is ongoing in the Hinton area and RCMP can now confirm that both the mother and her child have since been located deceased.

On Sept. 17, 2021, Alberta RCMP Major Crimes arrested a 53-year-old male in Hinton, in relation to this investigation. He remains in custody at this time.

There is no risk to the public at this time.

Further information will be provided when it becomes available.

 

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