Leduc RCMP Media Summary

  • Jun. 6, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Calmar, AB

Two Youths Charged in Connection to Church B & E

  Two youths have been charged in connection to the Break & Enter and Vandalism to the Holy Trinity Ukranian Catholic Church in Calmar that took place in late March, early April. The damage done to the church right before the Easter Holiday left many residents in the region shocked and concerned about the motivation behind the heinous act.

  The arrests of the two individuals believed to be responsible for the damages came after Leduc RCMP received an anonymous tip from a member of the public.  The break and enter was reported to Leduc RCMP on April 16th, 2011.  The damages done to the church and contents is believed to be in excess of $20,000.00 however, some of the property that was damaged is not replaceable and held a significant sentimental value to the church.

 

A 14 yr. old male and a 17 yr. old male, both from Calmar are facing the following charges:

 

1. Break & Enter to Commit an Indictable Offence Over $5,000

2. Mischief to Property Over $5,000

3. Theft Under $5,000.

The 17 yr. old male is also facing an additional charge of: Breach of Probation

  Both males were released to their parents on a Promise to Appear and both are scheduled to appear in Leduc Provincial Youth Court on July 8th, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

  The names of the males are not being released as their information is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

   

The Long Weekend was Business as Usual for Leduc RCMP

  The May long weekend was business as usual for Leduc RCMP who are happy to report that there were no major incidents .  From May 20th, 2011 at 4:00, p.m. until May 24th, 2011 at 08:00 a.m., Leduc RCMP member responded to approximately 70 calls for service.

 

A summary of the calls are as follows:

Assaults- 1

Assistance Other Police Agencies- 5

Breach of  Peace- 2

Dangerous Operation of Motor Vehicle- 1

Cause a Disturbance- 1

Fail to Comply with Undertaking/ Recognizance- 1

Fail to Remain at Scene of Collision- 1

Fire Prevention Act- 2

Impaired Operation- 3

Mental Health Act- 2

Mischief- 2

Municipal Bylaw Offences- 3

Possession of Controlled Substance- 2

Resist/ Obstruct a Peace Officer- 1

Roadside Suspension (24 Hrs) – 4

Suspicious person/ Vehicle/ Activity- 1

Theft Related Offences- 4

Traffic Collisions- 5

Traffic Related Offences- 19

Trespass Act- 1

911 Calls- 4

Other- 2

Leduc, AB

Wetaskiwin Man Charged For Drug Trafficking in Leduc

 

 In the fall of 2010, the Leduc RCMP Regional Drug Section entered into an investigation after receiving information that lead them to believe there was a male involved in trafficking Ketamine to residents in the Leduc Region. Ketamine is a rapid acting anesthetic drug used mainly by veterinarians and sometimes in human surgery.  Commercial Ketamine is a liquid. When sold on the street, it is usually in a powdered form.  What causes concern is that Ketamine dissolves in liquid and it is odourless and tasteless, allowing it to be slipped into drinks. Its sedative effects have been used to prevent victims from resisting sexual assault. For this reason, it can also be referred to as a ‘date rape’ drug.

  After a lengthy investigation, the male was arrested outside a Pub in South Edmonton.  At the time of his arrest, the male was in possession of approximately 8 grams of Ketamine and a large amount of cash.  A search of the vehicle he was driving turned up an additional 1.3 grams of Ketamine and some drug trafficking paraphernalia.

  On the same day the male was arrested, RCMP members executed a search warrant on his Wetaskiwin home.  During the search of the house, police found approximately 100 grams of Ketamine, a sawed of shotgun with ammunition, approximately 2 grams of psilocybin, other weapons and additional paraphernalia used in trafficking of drugs.

 

Mark Dennis JONES, a 21 yr. old male from Wetaskiwin is facing the following charges:

1. Possession of a Controlled Substance for the Purpose of Trafficking

2. Possession of a Prohibited Firearm With Ammunition

3. Unauthorized Possession of a Weapon

4. Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

5. Possession of Property Obtained by Crime Under $5,000

6. Possession of a Controlled Substance.

  JONES was brought before a Justice to speak to his release and was released on a cash recognizance with several conditions. JONES will appear in Leduc Provincial Court on June 2nd, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.

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