RCMP Releases

Strathcona County RCMP Assist With Commercial Vehicle Enforcement

Strathcona County, Alta. – On October 29, 2020 Strathcona County RCMP and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Sheriffs Branch conducted a joint operation at the Ardrossan Vehicle Inspection Station.

 

An inspection was completed on a semi-tractor carrying lumber and deemed to be over the allotted weight on the drive axels. The vehicle was placed out of service and the 27-year-old driver from Ontario was issued a violation ticket.

 

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Destruction of Two Intersection Safety Devices

Sherwood Park, Alta. - Strathcona County RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) is currently investigating the destruction of two Intersection Safety Devices (ISD) that occurred in October 2020.

Global Traffic Group contacted police after the ISD located on the southeast corner of Sherwood Drive and Granada Blvd was disabled on Oct. 11, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m. A second ISD located on the southwest corner of Wye Road and Brentwood Blvd was disabled on Oct. 24, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m.

Strathcona County RCMP Investigate Suspicious Persons Complaint

Sherwood Park, Alta. – On Nov. 2, 2020 at approximately 11:53 a.m. Strathcona County RCMP responded to a residence in the Lakeland Ridge area of Sherwood Park for a suspicious person’s complaint.

The complainant believed he was approached by two individuals impersonating police officers and immediately called police to report.

Police located the individuals and it was determined they are peace officers participating in a legitimate project to assist law enforcement agencies.

Strathcona County RCMP Arrest Male for Possession of Stolen Cigarettes

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP arrested a 57-year-old male after locating stolen cigarettes during a traffic stop.

On Oct. 30, 2020 at approximately 7:53 a.m., RCMP stopped a vehicle travelling northbound on the Anthony Henday Drive for a traffic violation. Police observed several plastic totes filled with cigarette cartons in his vehicle and he was unable to provide police a reason for possessing these tobacco products. 

Strathcona County RCMP to Host Online Community Conversations

Strathcona County, Alta. – Community Conversations are an important part of Strathcona County RCMP’s priority to work alongside residents towards the shared goal of fostering an environment for a safe community.

Please join Superintendent Dave Kalist, officer in charge of the detachment for an online community conversation. Residents are encouraged to participate in this session to learn about the RCMP detachment’s policing priorities, local crime statistics and safety tips. There will also be an online opportunity to ask questions.

Strathcona County RCMP Arrests Male for Child Pornography

Strathcona County, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP began investigation a child pornography complaint at the end of Sept. 2020. As a result, on Oct. 15, 2020 a search warrant was executed residence in the northeast area of Sherwood Park.

During the search, several items were seized including a handgun, drug paraphernalia and what is suspected to be cocaine and crystal meth. Police located electronic equipment that contained images and videos depicting child pornography.

Strathcona County RCMP on Scene of Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 21 - UPDATE

Strathcona County, Alta. – On Oct. 14, 2020 at approximately 3:15 p.m., Strathcona County RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 21 and Township Road 534.

Preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle was crossing Highway 21 westbound on Township Road 534 when it was struck by a gravel truck travelling southbound on Highway 21.

Strathcona County RCMP on Scene of Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 21

Sherwood Park, Alta. – Strathcona County RCMP and Strathcona County Emergency Services are currently on scene of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 21 near Township Road 534.

Highway 21 southbound near Township Road 534 is down to one lane. RCMP are asking motorists to avoid the area and choose alternate routes if possible.

An update will be provided once further information is available.

Strathcona County RCMP – Hunting in Strathcona County

Strathcona County, Alta. – During hunting season, rural residents may hear firearms being discharged. The RCMP has received numerous calls about hearing shots fired, which have been determined to be legal based on the bylaws and regulations.

A person may hunt within the Special Control Area, including any part of the Urban Service Area, which is also within the Special Control Area (see-attached map). A person may use or discharge a shotgun, muzzle-loading rifle, crossbow or bow and arrow if: