RCMP Leduc Media Report
Car Crashes Into Mobile Home
On July 21st, 2011 at approximately 5:45 p.m., the Leduc RCMP received a 911 call from a female advising that a car just drove into the side of a mobile home located on Aspen Drive. The caller believed the male may have be trapped inside the vehicle.
Leduc RCMP immediately attended the location along with Emergency Medical Services and Fire Services. Once on scene, RCMP spoke with witnesses who advised they heard a sudden acceleration and then saw the vehicle crash into home.
Emergency Medical Services transported the 47 yr. old male driver, who was the lone occupant in the vehicle, to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The male was conscious but appeared confused and disoriented. It is believed that the male’s pre-existing medical condition may have contributed to the collision. Alcohol is not considered a factor.
No injuries were reported to anyone inside the home. The collision remains under investigation.
Pedestrian Struck on The QEII
On July 22nd, 2011, at approximately 3:45 a.m., Leduc RCMP received a call from a concerned motorist advising that a male dressed in all black was walking south bound in the fast lane of the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Highway, south of the Highway 19 overpass . The caller believed the male may be intoxicated and was concerned for his safety.
While Leduc RCMP were on route to locate the male, two more calls regarding the male had been received. One caller reported that he hit the male after he walked out in front of his vehicle and advised police that an ambulance was required.
When Leduc RCMP arrived on scene, Emergency Medical Services were tending to the injured male who was conscious. The 28 yr. old male from Calgary, AB was transported to hospital via ground ambulance with serious injuries. He remains in hospital in serious but stable condition.
The injured male was staying at the Western Budget for employment purposes however, police are still investigating this incident and trying to determine where the male was prior to the collision and why he had been walking along the highway. It is believed that the male was intoxicated when he was hit on the highway.
No charges were laid against the 20 yr. old male driver from California, USA.
Local Male Facing Serious Charges After Setting Fire to Apartment Building
On July 17th, 2011 at approximately 1:50 a.m., Leduc RCMP were alerted to a fire at an apartment building located on the corner of Black Gold Drive and 50th Street.
Leduc RCMP immediately attended the location along with Fire Services and observed fire coming out of the main entrance to the building. Residents inside the building were quickly evacuated.
Fire Services were able to contain the fire and extinguish it without any damage to the apartments inside. It is believed that the fire was set intentionally using flyers or newspapers that were inside the lobby. Further investigation has lead to charges being laid against a local male who resides in the apartment building.
Rodney Peter BRUNET, a 24 yr. old male from Leduc is facing the following charges:
1. Arson Endangering Life
2. Breach of Probation
BRUNET is currently on probation after he was found guilty for setting a series of fires throughout the city of Leduc back in January of 2010.
BRUNET was brought before a Justice and remanded into custody. He is scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Court on July 28th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.
No injuries were reported to police as a result of the fire.
Anyone having information about any criminal activity, is being asked to contact the Leduc RCMP at (780) 980-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can provide your information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or go online to www.tipsubmit.com. If your information leads to the successful arrest of an offender, you could qualify for a cash reward.