Wetaskiwin woman pepper sprayed on trail, police investigate

On October 23rd, 2016, shortly after 10:00 PM, the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a call from a 31 year old female...

  • Oct. 25, 2016 12:00 p.m.

Submitted by Cst. Holly Porterfield

Wetaskiwin RCMP

 

On October 23rd, 2016, shortly after 10 p.m., the Wetaskiwin RCMP received a call from a 31 year old female who had been peppered sprayed while out for a walk.

Police attended the female’s residence to learn that while the female was on the walking path near 55th Street, in the north west end of town, she was approached by five teenage males who asked her for money. After the female told them “no”, she turned and walked away. The female turned back to see if the males were following her and she was sprayed with pepper spray on the side of the face. The female then ran home. The males did not follow her. The female did not sustain any injuries.

Police are suggesting that anyone going for a walk at night in the area should go with a friend, and carry a cell phone if they have one. Any suspicious activity should be reported to police as soon as possible.

As the female could not identify the suspects, the Wetaskiwin RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance. If you have any information on this incident please contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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

Just Posted

Parking lot picnic at Huckleberry’s Café in Wetaskiwin

Community members including Mayor Gandam enjoy a Huckleberry parking lot picnic.

Alberta reports just seven new COVID-19 cases

‘Today’s numbers mark an occasion to be celebrated’

Local non-profit is providing dresses to grads in need

The Prom Project based out of Wetaskiwin aims to provide affordable gowns for grads and brides.

UPDATE: Large brush fire at Mulhurst Bay dump

Mulhurst & District Fire Department is on scene.

Leduc RCMP arrest an 18-year-old male twice over the last week

RCMP responded to a call about an armed robbery.

PODCAST: Black Lives Matter in central Alberta

Community organizers come on the show to discuss central Albertan anti-racist movement

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

‘It’s brewing’: Inmates, guards worry about violence after COVID-19 lockdown

‘Thirteen weeks in a cage the size of your (bathroom) has been pretty devastating’

Feds sign $105-million deal with Bombardier for two new Challenger jets

Department of National Defence announced the deal with Bombardier on Saturday

‘Alarmed:’ Health critic calls for more data on COVID-19 in trucking industry

Public Health Agency of Canada does not collect information on long-haul truckers

Montreal man believes rough arrest caught on video was racially motivated

Montreal man believes rough arrest caught on video was racially motivated

N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman leads to questions on ‘wellness checks’

N.B. police shooting of Indigenous woman leads to questions on ‘wellness checks’

Minister says reckoning on police violence against Indigenous people needed

Minister says reckoning on police violence against Indigenous people needed

Most Read