Police Beat

  • Mar. 27, 2014 4:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Charges Laid in High School Fire

BACKGROUND

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.

 

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

City of Wetaskiwin Mayor presenting the AUMA Above & Beyond Award to John Maude and Susan Quinn. Ren Goode/ City of Wetaskiwin.
Wetaskiwin County residents win the AUMA Above & Beyond Award

John Maude and Susan Quinn are being recognized for their role in Wetaskiwin’s sustainability.

Alberta children whose only symptom of COVID-19 is a runny nose or a sore throat will no longer require mandatory isolation, starting Monday.
477 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Alberta on Thursday

Changes being made to the COVID-19 symptom list for school-age children

There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)
Alberta records 410 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Central zone dropped to 160 active cases

Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).
Firewood shortage in central Alberta caused by rising demand, gaps in supply

‘I’ve said “No” to more people than ever’: firewood seller

file photo
Maskwacis RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Collision on Highway 2A causing fatality still under investigation.

Conservative leader Erin O’Toole rises during Question Period in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Wednesday October 28, 2020. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press)
Conversion therapy ban gets approval in principle, exposes Conservative divisions

Erin O’Toole himself voted in favour of the bill, as did most Conservative MPs

Pilots Ilona Carter and Jim Gray of iRecover Treatment Centres, in front of his company’s aircraft, based at Ponoka’s airport. (Perry Wilson/Submitted)
95-year-old Ilona Carter flies again

Takes to the skies over Ponoka

Children’s backpacks and shoes are seen at a daycare in Langley, B.C., on Tuesday May 29, 2018. Alberta Children’s Services Minister Rebecca Schulz says the province plans to bring in a new way of licensing and monitoring child-care facilities. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Alberta proposes legislation to change rules on child-care spaces

Record-keeping, traditionally done on paper, would be allowed digitally

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with US Vice-President Joe Biden on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, December 9, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Patrick Doyle
A Biden presidency could mean good news for Canadian environment policy: observers

Experts and observers say even a U.S. outside the Paris agreement may ultimately end up in the same place

People take a photo together during the opening night of Christmas Lights Across Canada, in Ottawa, on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The likelihood that most Canadians will enjoy a holly jolly Christmas season of gatherings, caroling and travel is unlikely, say public health experts who encourage those who revel in holiday traditions to accept more sacrifices ahead. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
Ho, ho, no: Experts advise preparing for a scaled-back COVID holiday season

Many of the holiday season’s highlights have already been scrapped or are unlikely to take place

Sen. Kim Pate is shown in Toronto in an October 15, 2013, file photo. The parliamentary budget office says a proposed law that would give judges discretion on whether to apply a lesser sentence for murder could save the federal government $8.3 million per year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel
Judicial discretion for mandatory minimum sentences for murder would save $8.3M: PBO

The result would be fewer people in long-term custody at federal correctional institutions, experts say

Husky Energy logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Husky pipeline spills 900,000 litres of produced water in northwestern Alberta

The energy regulator says environmental contractors are at the site

Most Read