RCMP Releases

Strathcona County RCMP – Neighbours Keen Eye Assists Police With Arrest

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.

Strathcona County RCMP – Public Assistance Being Sought to Locate Wanted Man

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP are looking for public assistance in locating a “wanted” man who is believed to be responsible for robbing a gas station and assaulting the store cashier at approximately 5:15 a.m. on Nov. 17, 2019.

A masked suspect entered a gas station on Highway 16 in Strathcona County and demanded that the cashier open the gas pumps and hand over money and cigarettes. During the interaction the suspect assaulted the cashier and fled in a vehicle. The cashier went to the hospital with minor injuries.

Strathcona County RCMP Make Armed Robbery Arrest

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) have arrested a male youth in connection to an armed robbery that occurred in July.

On July 29, 2019 RCMP responded to an armed robbery in the parking lot of the Sherwood Park Mall. The victim reported a male suspect produced what appeared to be a knife and demanded the victim’s belongings. The suspect then took off in a vehicle with the victim’s items and police were called immediately. No injuries were reported.

Strathcona County RCMP Urges Preparation and Patience in Winter Driving

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 RCMP - Crime Prevention During the Holiday Season

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.

Strathcona County RCMP – Condo Safety

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.

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.

Lloydminster RCMP Investigating Theft of Poppy Box - Update

Lloydminster, Alta. - Police have arrested a male in connection to a poppy donation box left that occurred in the early hours of Nov. 4, 2019.

On Nov. 4, 2019 at approximately 7:39 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a theft complaint at a local business on Emerald Drive in Sherwood Park. Investigation revealed two patrons witnessed a male steal a poppy donation box from the counter and leave.

Strathcona County RCMP Seek Public Assistance

Sherwood Park, Alta. - On Nov. 1, 2019 at approximately 9:15 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a report of a disturbance on Spruce Avenue in Sherwood Park. Witnesses observed a young girl yelling for help and then getting into a vehicle.

The suspect vehicle is described as older, beat-up, grey, GMC SUV, which fled the area. 

Police are looking to identify the occupants of the vehicle to ensure their safety and well-being.

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.