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  • Mar. 27, 2014 4:00 p.m.

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Charges Laid in High School Fire


January 20, 2014:

    An in depth investigation, conducted by the Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section, with the assistance of the Wetaskiwin Fire Department, has resulted in charges being laid in relation to a fire that occurred at the Wetaskiwin Composite High School on January 20th, 2014, in Wetaskiwin.

    Wetaskiwin RCMP and Wetaskiwin Fire Department responded to the Wetaskiwin Composite High School shortly after 3:00pm after reports of a structure fire at the school.

    It was determined that a fire had been started in one of the toilet stalls in a washroom. All students and staff were evacuated from the school and no one was injured in the incident. The Fire department was able to extinguish the fire and prevent it from spreading. While the fire was contained to the toilet stall, significant damage was caused to the entire school due to the smoke entering the ventilation system.

UPDATE…Charges laid in WCHS Fire

    A 16 year old female youth has been charged with one count of Arson contrary to Section 434 of the

Criminal Code and one count of Mischief over $5000 contrary to Section 430(3) of the Criminal Code.

    The name of the youth cannot be released under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

    The youth is scheduled to make her first court appearance in Youth Criminal Justice Court on March 19,2014, in Wetaskiwin, AB

Leduc RCMP Looking for  Assistance in Identifying   Robbery Suspect 

On Sunday, August 11th, 2013 at approximately 5:22 p.m., the Leduc RCMP were dispatched to an Armed Robbery at the Rexall Drug Store on 50th street in Leduc. The Leduc City RCMP immediately attended to the call and were assisted by the Leduc County RCMP, Leduc Integrated Traffic Services and Police Dog Services Unit.  Witnesses told officers that a Male, approximately 5’7”, 170lbs, with dark or tanned skin, wearing black pants, black shirt, a white or light coloured baseball hat and white running shoes entered the store and pulled a blue and white bandana over his face and then demanded that the clerk give the man some prescription drugs.  The Suspect was said to be carrying a small knife at the time of the incident. The man was reported to have taken an undisclosed amount of prescription drugs and ran from the store to continue his get-away on foot.  The RCMP K9 attended the location but was unable to get a good lead on the suspect.

     The Leduc RCMP is still investigating this incident and would like to ask the public to notify them. If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), please call your local RCMP Detachment at 780-980-7200, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca].  You do not 

have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Blackfalds, AB Man Charged With Multiple Infractions

Leduc RCMP Have Charged a 32 Year Old Male with Possession of Cocaine, Drive While Suspended, Breach Recognizance and well as Liquor Offences.

    On the 19th of March at 7:35 a RCMP Leduc Integrated Traffic Unit member was on routine patrol at the arrivals meter parking at the Edmonton International Airport when he observed a vehicle with extensive damage. Upon stopping the vehicle police noted an odour of liquor from the driver. A roadside test was administered and the male driver was suspended for 72 hours. The male was also noted to be driving with a suspended Newfoundland driver's license. He had previously been released on a recognizance and was breaching a number of those conditions. Cocaine was also found to be in his possession.

    Bruce Eugene ADAMS, 32 of Blackfalds Alberta was charged with the following:

– 4(1) Controlled Drugs and Substances Act – Possession of Cocaine.

– 94(2) Traffic Safety Act – Drive While Unauthorized.

– 145(3) Criminal Code – Breach of Recognizance X 2.

– 87.1(2)(a) and 87.1(2)(b) Gaming and Liquor Regulation – Possession of Open Liquor and Possession of Liquor Within Easy Access of an Occupant.

    ADAMS first appearance is Thursday, March 27th, 09:30, at Leduc Provincial Court.




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