Sherwood Park, Alta. – Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, and now with the legalization of Marijuana, driving high. However, not many people know about the dangers of fatigued driving and that it can be just as fatal. Like alcohol, fatigue impairment slows reaction time, decreases awareness, impairs judgment and increases the risk of being involved in a collision.
Sherwood Park, Alta. – On Dec. 4, 2019, Strathcona County RCMP responded after a keen eyed citizen called police to report that grain was being removed from a neighbours’ property and did not believe it was authorized. Police attended the rural location near Josephburg, Alta. and determined that a grain company had made arrangements to buy the grain.
Sherwood Park, Alta. – Winter driving on snow covered roads and highways can be a pleasant adventure or it can be frustrating, tiring and sometimes even hazardous. Driving during the winter months can be stressful. It doesn’t matter whether you are travelling during the holidays or running errands, everyone should be prepared to cope with the difficulties of winter driving.
If road conditions are dangerous, consider making alternate travel arrangements or postponing your trip until conditions improve
Strathcona County, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP remind residents that the holiday season is an active time and requires extra vigilance to prevent theft. It is also a time when busy people let their guard down and become more vulnerable to theft. Crime prevention is especially important during the holiday season. Protecting yourself, vehicle and your home from potential crime is the easiest way to ensure a safe and happy holiday season.
Sherwood Park, Alta. – Living in a condominium means sharing space, including building’s entrances, hallways, social areas and parking lots. While these common areas can be useful they can also create security issues, as residents don’t always know who belongs in the building.
It is important that residents are aware of who they are letting into the building. Don’t be afraid to let someone know they will have to contact the person their visiting to gain access to the building.
Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP remind residents that no government agency or organization will request you to put money or pay fines through a bitcoin machine.
Last month a local resident received a call from a male claiming to be an employee of the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). The male reported that someone opened an account using the victim’s Social Insurance Number (SIN) and had racked up a large debt on her credit.
Sherwood Park, Atla. - Strathcona County RCMP remind residents not to leave their vehicles running while unattended. In the past week police have responded to two vehicles thefts as a result of leaving vehicles running while unoccupied.
On Oct. 29, 2019, at approximately 5:50 a.m. a running vehicle was stolen from a Tim Horton’s parking lot while the victim was inside. The vehicle has since been recovered.
On Oct. 30, 2019, at approximately 6:00 a.m. a running vehicle was stolen from a victim’s driveway. The vehicle is still outstanding.
Sherwood Park, Atla. - Strathcona County RCMP warns the public of a Facebook messenger scam that is targeting seniors.
The scam, which begins with a message that appears to come from a friend's Facebook messenger account, advises of a Federal Government grant for seniors. If you respond, you will then be asked to send your full name, home address, age and other personal information and to provide a fee of $1500 or more to access a grant between $100,000 and $200,000.
Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP & Enforcement Services in partnership with Alberta Health Services, conducted a car seat check on Aug. 28, 2019 at the Emerald Hills Walmart parking lot from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Throughout the check, certified car seat technicians inspected child occupant restraints in 71 vehicles.
Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP urges residents to be diligent with their personal property as there have been reports of distraction thefts.
The scheme can take many forms including someone claiming your tire is flat, your vehicle is damaged, you dropped money or asking for directions. During this distraction another suspect steals from the victim whether it be a purse, credit/debit cards or jewelry. These incidents of distraction thefts typically occur in parking lots, bank and malls.