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UPDATE – Penhold – School bus with students onboard collides with armed robbery suspect

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Update: Jan 23. Correction: The incident of shots fired on January 16 occurred in Delburne, in the Three Hills detachment area, not in Three Hills itself. 

Jan. 22 Update #2

RCMP seeking information on activities of stolen Fountain Tire Truck

Blackfalds, Alta. – On January 15, 2019 the Fountain Tire in Drumheller was broken into, and a truck was stolen.  On January 16, 2019 the truck was associated to a break and enter in Bashaw and an incident of shots fired in Three Hills.  Today, the Blackfalds RCMP recovered that truck following a collision and car-jacking, and are looking for any possible information as to the timeline of activities of that truck between January 16 and today.

Attached are photos of the stolen truck.  The public is asked to contact the Blackfalds RCMP if anyone saw that truck throughout the last week.

Note:  The photos being provided of the truck were taken today following the collision it was involved in.  The truck did not have the front end damage prior to today.

 

16Original Story from earlier today 11:37 am

Blackfalds RCMP on scene of bus collision and car jacking

The Blackfalds RCMP are currently investigating both a collision and a carjacking that occurred this morning.

At 8:12 a.m. the RCMP responded to a 911 call about the carjacking which had just occurred.  A male driving a truck collided with a school bus on Township Road 372 and Range Road 281.  When a passerby stopped to offer assistance, the male suspect pointed a handgun and demanded her vehicle.  He fled in the victim’s Mitsubishi Outlander, heading westbound on Township Road 372.

The school bus was connected to the Chinook’s Edge School Division, servicing Penhold schools.  The bus had seven children on board, all of whom were assessed and cleared by on scene EMT.  Two children had minor injuries which were treated, and the children released.

RCMP are looking for a silver 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander, with Alberta license plate BNR6558.

This is NOT the actual vehicle. It’s an example of a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

The public is not to approach this vehicle, or the male driving the vehicle.  He is considered to be armed and dangerous.

The truck which was involved in the initial collision was earlier reported stolen and involved in previous incidents.  The RCMP had been working to locate the truck.  (see attached background).

The male suspect is described as:

–       Caucasian

–       5’11” tall

–       Dark wavy hair

–       Black skull bandana pulled up covering the lower half of his face

–       Dark jacket with the hood covering his head

–       Dark cargo pants

BACKGROUND  From Jan. 16, 2019

Drumheller RCMP apprehend wanted male and seize stolen vehicle – Seeking second male and stolen Fountain Tire truck

Drumheller RCMP received a report at 7:30 am January 15 that a burgundy Ford F350 truck smashed into a bay door at Fountain Tire and a logo’d ‘Fountain Tire’ GMC truck was stolen.  Later in the evening, the burgundy Ford F350 was involved in rural fuel thefts which culminated in a male being apprehended at a farm and the truck seized.

The male was arrested and taken to hospital.  Police investigation is ongoing.  The suspect cannot be named pending the swearing of an information.

The stolen Fountain Tire truck has since been linked to a rash of offences in the Three Hills to Bashaw area and police are looking for the public’s assistance in locating the truck and suspect.

If located, DO NOT APPROACH.  RCMP believe the suspect is armed and dangerous. Please contact 911 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 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.”

 

After 15 years as a TV reporter with Global and CBC and as news director of RDTV in Red Deer, Duane set out on his own 2008 as a visual storyteller. During this period, he became fascinated with a burgeoning online world and how it could better serve local communities. This fascination led to Todayville, launched in 2016.

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Train Derailment south of Lacombe: 1 rail car leaked liquid asphalt

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News Release from Blackfalds RCMP

Blackfalds RCMP advise of train derailment – Update

Blackfalds, Alta. – On July 2, 2021, at 8:15 p.m., Blackfalds RCMP received a 911 call of a train derailment along Highway 2A in Lacombe County.

Initial reports suggested a number of oil cars were leaking oil and possibly on fire. A nearby residence was evacuated as a precaution, and multiple emergency crews responded.

Emergency crews were able to determine that 23 train cars had derailed, four of which were carrying Tar Oil (liquid asphalt). Upon further inspection, only one of the cars was found to have a leak while the remaining were intact. No fires had started.

No injuries were reported and those evacuated were able to return home.

CP Rail and Lacombe County Emergency Management remain on scene and Highway 2A is expected to be blocked to traffic for several more hours while crews investigate and cleanup.

CP Rail Police has taken over this investigation.

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$100,000 to the winning community – Come on Red Deer – we can do this!

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The Red Deer Wellness Network is excited to announce that Red Deer will be participating in the ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge from June 1st – June 30th, as we strive to be named Canada’s Most Active Community.

The ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge is helping strengthen communities through physical activity and sport because everything gets better when you get active. ParticipACTION is awarding $100,000 to the community who rallies the most participants and accumulates the most active minutes during the challenge. There is also a new this year, Provincial Prize. Participants can also win individual prizes through the ParticipACTION app when activity minutes are logged.
We are encouraging all residents aged 17 and older to download the app and track their activity to support our Community Better challenge! You can also track it on the website. 

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Download the new ParticipACTION app
2. Track and contribute to total active minutes from June 1st to June 30th.
3. Invite your friends to do the same! You can also create a team on the app to encourage one another along the way and win team prizes.

Schools, Sport Organizations, Workplaces and Gyms are encouraged to track their activities as a group on the ParticipACTION website. Families can track for their whole family on the website and groups can track for large group participation.

Steps to log as a group:
Step 1:  Go to www.participaction.com/challenge

or scan this QR Code.

Step 2: Sign up as a group organization or as a family with a name and e-mail
Step 3: Start tracking activity minutes from June 1-June 30th. You may enter daily or all at once.  Example: School Name, 500 students, 60 minutes of activity/day, 10 days
Step 4: Deadline to enter all minutes is July 1st at midnight

The Red Deer Wellness Network is an umbrella organization for a variety of non profit groups in the city that have a focus on wellness, active living and healthy nutrition.
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