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  • January 3, 2019

    Blackfalds RCMP investigate commercial B & E with a shot fired

    Red Deer County, Alberta – On January 3, 2018 at approximately 3:00 a.m. the Blackfalds RCMP and the Red Deer RCMP responded to a break and enter off Highway 11 and Burnt Lake Trail where a firearm was discharged.

    Two suspects entered the gas station and attempted to gain access to the ATM inside the store.  The suspects were interrupted by a mobile security unit and in an effort to escape, the suspect(s) discharged a firearm at the security vehicle.  The suspect vehicle then fled northbound on Burnt Lake Trail.   The security officer was not physically injured during the incident.

    Description of the vehicle:

    • Dark Dodge Crew Cab
    • Chrome running boards
    • White or Silver Slip tank

    Description of suspect 1:

    • Medium build
    • Wearing an army green jacket with camouflage pattern on the sleeves, hood and front of the jacket
    • Black face mask

    Description of suspect 2:

    • Larger build
    • Dark winter coat with hood
    • Ballcap

     

    This incident is another example of how these situations quickly evolve and are very dynamic.  The suspects should be considered dangerous and to ensure the safety of the public, individuals are encouraged not engage, or approach when you witness a criminal offence.  The information you are able to provide to the police through your observation (descriptions, plate numbers, etc.) and immediate reporting are extremely valuable in our joint effort to combat crime.

    If you see this vehicle or know the whereabouts of it, do not approach as the suspects are believed to be armed and dangerous, contact your local police immediately through 9-1-1.

    The investigation is ongoing and police are asking if you have information about this incident to please call the Blackfalds RCMP 780-885-3340 or call 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.

     

     

     


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    Rural Crime Watch group helps RCMP arrest alleged theives

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  • From Innisfail RCMP

    Innisfail RCMP track stolen generator and arrest two

    On 2019-05-10 at approximately 10 am Innisfail RCMP were notified by Blackfalds RCMP that a generator had been stolen from a rural location near Gas Alley.  The generator had been tracked to a rural location near Spruceview, where it appeared to stop.  Innisfail RCMP entered into an investigation to attempt to locate the generator.  During this ongoing investigation Innisfail RCMP received a tip from a member of the Raven Crime Watch Society.  This tip ultimately led to the recovery of the generator as well as the arrest of two males.  Innisfail RCMP would like to thank the continued efforts of local crime watch groups and recognize them as a valued partner in rural crime reduction efforts.

    Brandon Edmond Wegner (29 yrs) of Penhold Alberta has been charged with:

    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Possess break in tools
    • Possess weapon dangerous to public peace
    • Breach recognizance X6

    Wegner was brought before a Justice of the Peace and remanded to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court Monday May 13, 2018 at 0830 am

    Jaydyn Warrick Lovelace (23 yrs) of Red Deer Alberta has been charged with:

    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Possess break in tools
    • Possess weapon dangerous to public peace

    Lovelace was released to appear in Red Deer provincial court June 24, 2019 at 0830 am


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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.”

     


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