Central Alberta Crime

Three calves were recently shot dead in Lacombe County near Mirror. (Photo from Facebook)

Calves shot and left for dead in central Alberta

Bashaw RCMP investigating three shootings

 

The Mountain Cree Traditional Band headquarters in Mirror, Alta. has been the target of theft and vandalism. (Photo submitted)

Mountain Cree Traditional Band’s headquarters broken into five times

AWNTB says not enough been done to deter crime in Mirror, Alta.

 

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Wetaskiwin RCMP make arrests for Hit and Run to residence

Damage estimates are expected to be in excess of $20,000.

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The Lacombe Police Service currently uses systems to record video evidence including in-car cameras and body worn audio microphones that tie in to the car video system. The use of body-worn cameras is a topic the local police service has been looking in since 2017. File photo

Body-worn cameras come with legal issues and privacy concerns: Lacombe Police Service

Central ALberta police service wants to take responsible approach to such technology

The Lacombe Police Service currently uses systems to record video evidence including in-car cameras and body worn audio microphones that tie in to the car video system. The use of body-worn cameras is a topic the local police service has been looking in since 2017. File photo
Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police
Central Alberta drowning and Ontario homicide connected: police
Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove

VW sedan may be linked to Wetaskiwin gun incident

Wetaskiwin RCMP Investigate Shooting incident in Poplar Grove
Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Armed theft resulted in two subjects facing multiple charges

Wetaskiwin RCMP seeking witnesses to car-jacking

Presley Dean Saddleback of Wetaskiwin charged with manslaughter

The suspicious death of a 26-year-old Wetaskiwin male occurred Feb. 1

Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch

Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch

Alberta RCMP play cupid with #VehicleValentines

  • Feb 5, 2020
Crime prevention with Cupid’s touch
Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft

Theft of 25 feet of copper wire April 16 from a lease site

Ponoka RCMP investigate copper wire theft
Crime issues are frustrating rural residents but seeking changes to self defence laws is no easy feat. MP Blaine Calkins is working with a rural crime task force to raise awareness of people wanting to see stricter property crime laws.                                File photo

Changing self-defence laws not an easy process

MP Blaine Calkins working on rural crime issues, says there’s many facets to taking on rural crime

Crime issues are frustrating rural residents but seeking changes to self defence laws is no easy feat. MP Blaine Calkins is working with a rural crime task force to raise awareness of people wanting to see stricter property crime laws.                                File photo
Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins

Changing self-defence laws not an easy process

MP Blaine Calkins working on rural crime issues, says there’s many facets to taking on rural crime

Red Deer-Lacombe MP Blaine Calkins
Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act

A home alarm and an attentive neighbour at a rural home helped in their arrest.

Innisfail RCMP nab would-be thieves in the act
A recent search warrant in Wetaskiwin resulted in the seizure of several stolen items along with this sawed-off firearm. The investigation stemmed from a tip of a stolen laptop attempted to be sold in Wetaskiwin and four Wetaskiwin residents have been charged. RCMP photo

Sawed off firearm, drugs seized in Wetaskiwin RCMP investigation

Four people from Wetaskiwin were arrested after a tip from Beaumont RCMP and the public

A recent search warrant in Wetaskiwin resulted in the seizure of several stolen items along with this sawed-off firearm. The investigation stemmed from a tip of a stolen laptop attempted to be sold in Wetaskiwin and four Wetaskiwin residents have been charged. RCMP photo
Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo

Pursuit with rogue semi ends in arrest

RCMP chased a stolen semi tractor from Red Deer to Airdrie

Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo
Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos

Break and enter to Ponoka farm home while resident was inside

Caucasian suspects quickly entered the home and stole several items Tuesday afternoon

Ponoka RCMP hope to identify two Caucasian suspects who allegedly broke into a person’s home while they were inside. The incident occurred Tuesday in a rural Ponoka home. The provided images show the suspects using the victim’s credit card at the Crestomere Store.                                RCMP photos
Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo

Police investigate alleged theft from Ponoka hardware store

Suspect tells Ponoka clerk he was “borrowing” the items

Ponoka RCMP are looking for this man alleged to have taken some items from Main Street Hardware in Ponoka without paying. When asked, the man told the clerk he was ‘borrowing’ the items. RCMP photo
Pedestrian dies in hit and run March 11th

Pedestrian dies in hit and run March 11th

Red Deer RCMP look for the driver who fled the scene

Pedestrian dies in hit and run March 11th
A break in at a rural home in Ponoka County March 6 had suspects cause damage to several parts of the home including this door, which was locked. There were three doors in the home locked that were smashed in as the culprits looked for valuable items.                                Photos submitted

UPDATE with more photos: Cremated remains and personal items stolen near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating cremated remains along with personal valuables

A break in at a rural home in Ponoka County March 6 had suspects cause damage to several parts of the home including this door, which was locked. There were three doors in the home locked that were smashed in as the culprits looked for valuable items.                                Photos submitted