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Male arrested charged and remanded into custody.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, Whitecourt RCMP arrested an adult male suspect in a string of break & enters to garages and sheds.

Kristien Anthony Levesque (29) of Whitecourt has been charged with eleven (11) new offences, including breaking and entering, theft, disguising with intent, possession of property obtained by crime, and breaches of a probation order.

Levesque appeared before a Justice of the Peace yesterday and will next appear in Whitecourt on these charges on October 25th, 2016. See MoreSee Less

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Early morning break-in leads to arrest – Identified Prolific Offender

Whitecourt RCMP have been tracking an recent uptick in break & enter offences, especially to outbuildings and garages within the municipality.

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 18th, 2016, Police responded to an attempted theft of a quad and Police Dog Services were summoned to assist in tracking the offender. Several residents called police to report suspicious persons in their yards; this was actually the police tracking the offender.

Shortly thereafter, a resident of Trading Post Trail called to report an unknown male in a garage there. Dog Services responded and assisting apprehending the intruder inside the garage. The intruder did sustain some injuries during the arrest.

A 29 year-old male is currently in custody and the investigation into this and related offences is on-going. This adult male had been previously identified by Whitecourt RCMP as a "prolific offender" and will be held to appear later today before a Justice of the Peace. A subsequent release will be disseminated with the name and charges for this adult male. See MoreSee Less

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Dahl Drive is a skating rink right now, take alternate route until its sanded. See MoreSee Less

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Switching Seats Results in Impaired Charges for Two Men

Edson, Alberta – A traffic stop in Edson has resulted in impaired charges for two men after its alleged they switched seats during the stop. On October 8th, 2016 Edson ITU (Integrated Traffic Unit) conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle on 51 street in Edson.

The Officer initially went and spoke to the person occupying the driver seat, which led the Officer in to an impaired driving investigation, believing the person had consumed liquor. The Officer then made a demand for a sample of his breath roadside, the result of which led to the arrest of the individual.

The investigation continued which then led the Officer to believe the two occupants had switched seats prior to the initial Officer contact, and as such an investigation commenced in to the other individual. As a result of that investigation, the other man was also arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Both of the men were brought back to the detachment to provide samples of their breath which are alleged to be in excess of the legal limit.

The initial occupant is expected to face criminal charges of impaired care or control of a motor vehicle, impaired care or control of a motor vehicle while exceeding 80mg%, and obstructing a peace officer while the other occupant will be facing criminal charges of impaired operation of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle exceeding 80mg%, obstructing a peace officer and a Traffic Safety Act charge of driving while unauthorized. They are both expected to appear in Edson Provincial Court on November 15, 2016.

Edson RCMP and Edson ITU continue to stop and remove impaired drivers from Edson and area roadways. In the past seven days seven individuals have been charged for impaired driving related offences. If you suspect someone is driving while impaired please note the road, direction of travel, licence plate and vehicle description and call 911 when safe to do so.


The names of the Accused will not be released at this time as the charges have not yet been sworn before the Courts. See MoreSee Less

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Thefts from Motor Vehicles

In the last week the Whitecourt RCMP has received several complaints of thefts from motor vehicles in random parking locations across town. We would like to remind everyone to lock their vehicles and remove any valuables to prevent thefts from occurring. It is also important to report any suspicious activities observed around parked vehicles, residences and garages.

Also, if you see suspicious activities on personal property, please call police immediately. See MoreSee Less

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