Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of a New Bitcoin Scam

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.

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Residents of Vehicle Thefts

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.

Strathcona County RCMP Warn Public of Facebook Messenger Scam

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.

Strathcona County RCMP and Enforcement Services and Alberta Health Services Hold Car Seat Clinic

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 RCMP Warn Residents of the Distraction Theft Method

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.

Strathcona County RCMP Participates in Seniors’ Week

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP is excited to be a part of the upcoming Seniors’ Week celebrations during the first week of June. Seniors make numerous positive contributions to their families, communities and society every single day. This is a week to recognize these contributions and show our support.

The Strathcona County RCMP is offering two information sessions for seniors that will cover RCMP initiatives, crime preventions tips and local crime statistics.

When: June 4, 2019

Strathcona County RCMP Remind Motorists to Drive Safely This Long Weekend

Sherwood Park, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP are reminding residents that although many people have the upcoming long weekend off work, officers will be out in full force throughout the long weekend to ensure drivers are being safe. Motorists can expect to see an increase in traffic volume and a significant increase in the number of RV’s and motorcycles on the roads.

Strathcona County RCMP – Construction Zones

Strathcona County, Alta. -  As the weather warms up residents can expect construction season to start once again this year. The Strathcona County RCMP wants to remind motorists that when you are driving through a construction zone, always obey the posted speed limit, even if you do not see any workers.

Safety is always the highest priority for road construction projects. Speed reductions in construction zones protect both workers and the travelling public.

For the safety of road workers: speed fines are doubled when workers are present.