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Westlock RCMP charge two for theft

On Sept. 26, 2016 at approximately 6:30 a.m., Westlock RCMP responded to a call of a theft of a quad at a residence in Westlock. Two males were alleged to have stolen a quad from the residence. One suspect was driving the quad while the other was driving a truck that was reported stolen earlier in the day. The victim attempted to stop the suspects from driving away in his own vehicle and a collision occurred with the truck. No one was seriously injured. The suspects fled the area on foot but were found a short time later by police and were arrested without incident.

During the investigation, several items that were previously reported stolen were recovered from the truck and returned to their owners.

Westlock RCMP have charged 28-year-old Dustin Travis Badke of Barrhead, Alberta with:

· Drive while disqualified

· Theft over $5000.00

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 (x2)

He was remanded into custody and will appear in Westlock Provincial Court on Oct. 5, 2016.

Westlock RCMP have charged 30-year-old Steven Curtis Payne of Barrhead, Alberta with:

· Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle

· Theft over $5000.00

· Possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00

· Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00 (x2)

· Traffic Safety Act – drive without a licence

· Traffic Safety Act – fail to remain at the scene of an accident

He was remanded into custody and will appear Oct. 26, 2016 in Westlock Provincial Court via CCTV.

As this matter is now before the courts, there will be no further updates in relation to this investigation. See MoreSee Less

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Edson RCMP Lay Charges in Fatal Off-Highway Vehicle Collision

On September 24th, 2016 at approximately 7:00 PM Edson RCMP received a complaint of an off-highway vehicle collision on the Crick’s Creek road. Police, Fire and EMS responded to the collision scene where a man was located deceased as a result of the collision.

One man was arrested at the scene in relation to this incident. A RCMP Collision Analyst was contacted and attended the scene to assist with the investigation. The deceased is believed to have been a pedestrian on the roadway at the time.

"The consequences for operating off-highway vehicles while impaired are the same as any other motor vehicle," states Acting Corporal Karen Brideau. "Edson RCMP will continue to conduct pro-active patrols on rural roadways to ensure the safety of the public."

Edson RCMP have laid charges in this investigation. Addison SHELTON of Yellowhead County has been charged with two counts under Section 255 of the Criminal Code being impaired operation of a motor vehicle causing death and impaired operation of a motor vehicle exceeding 80mg% causing death. Mr. SHELTON has been released to appear in Edson Provincial Court on October 4th, 2016.

This same date there was a Poker Rally held by the local ATV Association. Police were in attendance at that event and this collision and persons involved are not related to that event. See MoreSee Less

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Fox Creek RCMP Investigate Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision 2 kms West of Little Smoky

Fox Creek, Alberta – At approximately 0300hrs on the 21st of September, 2016, Fox Creek R.C.M.P. were called to a motor vehicle collision near Little Smoky, Alberta. (Little Smoky is approximately 55 kilometers west of Fox Creek on Highway 43).

The caller advised that a westbound vehicle on Highway 43 had struck a semi-trailer that was parked on the right hand side of the highway. The vehicle caught fire.

Fox Creek Fire Department and E.M.S. responded. The fire was extinguished and a deceased was located inside the burnt vehicle.

The gender and identity of the deceased is unknown. R.C.M.P. and the Medical Examiner’s Office are working on identifying the deceased.

The investigation is continuing, Police are enquiring as to why the semi truck and trailer were parked on the right hand side of Highway 43. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision west of Little Smoky, is asked to call Fox Creek R.C.M.P. at 780-622-3580. See MoreSee Less

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Mayerthorpe RCMP charge local male with Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.

Mayerthorpe, Alberta -On September 15th, 2016, RCMP members responded to suspicious activity near the Mayerthorpe High School. A lone adult male was located inside a vehicle parked near the school. Upon contact with the male, as well as observations made by the members, a drug investigation was initiated. During the course of the investigation, a quantity of what is believed to be Cannabis Marihuana was seized.
One charge of Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking in a Drug, under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, has been laid against

Spencer Allen HUNTLEY (19) of Mayerthorpe.

HUNTLEY has been released to appear in Mayerthorpe court on October 27th, 2016.

The RCMP would like to remind the public to report any suspicious activity to 780-786-2800 or Crimestoppers. See MoreSee Less

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