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This hits pretty close to home

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  • Curtis Phagoo is a well-known musician and business person who I’ve come to know through the local music scene. This is his description of a harrowing experience this past Friday night in our city. It’s a reminder to be very careful and vigilant with your personal safety.

    Re-printed with permission by Curtis Phagoo

    Addressing personal experiences is not an easy thing for me to do, but my experience this weekend needs to be told, as I believe many people close to me and working in the same industries as me are in danger of the same thing happening to them.

    On Friday night, at 10pm myself and a friend ran into each other outside an establishment and were catching up when we were attacked by 3 men, one using a cane as a weapon.

    I also think it is important to note that I am not naming the establishment or general location. Unfortunately, I believe it is important to know that this sort of thing can happen anywhere in Red Deer. We need to understand that this is not some sort of isolated incident. This happened at a busy time, 10 feet directly outside the entrance, not some dark corner or alley.

    Now let’s talk about the 3 men. These men were more like zombies than men. They showed no emotion, or remorse. I don’t know for sure, but I would assume they were in some sort of drug-induced state. It’s hard to say exactly what happened, but this is what I remember;

    They came around the corner and attacked with the cane, dropping one of us. Then they started kicking and reaching…maybe for keys (I think the aim was to steal a vehicle). 

    I think they were expecting less of a fight, or maybe just one person to be there, but what started as a very aggressive act quickly died as they returned to a Zombie like state of confusion and we were able to escape into the establishment.  Make no mistake, this was an incredibly violent act hospitalizing one of us. This ended very badly, but could have been much worse, if not fatal. 

    In sharing this story I hope that people will be more active in their own safety, as I wasn’t.  I think it is really important to be in groups. Going for a smoke? Grabbing something from your car? Headed home? Go in numbers! 

    The more the better. We need to be proactive in protecting ourselves and one another.  It is really dangerous out there.


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    Innisfail RCMP arrest two after pursuit

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  • Innisfail, Alta –

    On Februrary 13, 2019 at approximately 430 pm Innisfail RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the ATB bank in Innisfail.   During this investigation a member on patrol observed a stolen tow truck and felt the driver matched the description of the suspect from the bank robbery.  Innisfail RCMP engaged in a coordinated pursuit with the vehicle, utilizing resources from, Blackfalds RCMP, Red Deer RCMP, Innisfail ITU, and Red Deer police dog services.   A tire deflation device was deployed and ultimately disabled the vehicle in Red Deer City.  The occupants of the vehicle fled on foot attempting to take another vehicle with force, however they were unsuccessful and continued to flee police on foot.  Red Deer police dog services were successful in apprehending both individuals.  The ongoing investigation into the bank robbery indicates at this point that neither of these two individuals appear to be involved in the initial bank robbery however both are facing numerous unrelated charges.

    Isaiah NOBLE (20 years) of Red Deer Alta. Has been charged with:

    • Robbery (attempted theft of vehicle)
    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Possess weapon dangerous to the public
    • Fail to comply with probation order X3

    NOBLE has been remanded pending a bail hearing scheduled for Feb 19, 2019 930 am Red Deer Provincial Court

     

    Peter George WALKER (33yrs) of Innisfail Alta.  Has been charged with:

    • Robbery (attempted theft of vehicle)
    • Possess stolen property over $5000
    • Flight from police
    • Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
    • Possess controlled substance
    • Possess weapon dangerous to the public
    • Fail to comply with recognizance X5
    • Drive while disqualified

    WALKER has been remanded pending a bail hearing scheduled for Feb 19, 2019 at 930 am Red Deer Provincial Court

    RCMP is still seeking information from the public about the Robbery at the ATB in Innisfail.


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    Intimidating firearms seized by Central Alberta RCMP

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    Maskwacis RCMP seize firearms, cocaine during search warrants

    Maskwacis RCMP executed three search warrants on the Ermineskin and Samson First Nations between February 12 and February 13, 2019, resulting in the seizure of multiple firearms, drugs, and ammunition.

    Maskwacis Community Response Unit (CRU), Police Dog Services and General Duty members from the Maskwacis Detachment collaborated to execute a search warrant for firearms in rural Samson. In addition to locating and seizing firearms, police seized ammunition, drug paraphernalia and a small amount of crack cocaine. 30 year-old Robbie Redcrow, of Samson First Nation, has been charged with 8 counts relating to the items seized.

    Two search warrants were executed in the Ermineskin Townsite, both resulting in the seizure of cocaine and methamphetamine. Charges under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act are pending in both cases.

    “These searches are an example of targeted, intelligence-led investigations leading to the successful removal of drugs and firearms from the streets,” said Sgt. Gary Maclaren of the Maskwacis Community Response Unit. “Our members gather intelligence and build relationships in the community as part of our larger crime reduction strategy.”


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