Central Alberta Crime

The demand for contract officers in the provinces and territories where they provide regular local policing services outstrips the RCMP’s capacity to recruit and train them, causing shortages that have led to officer health and wellness concerns, says the Public Safety Canada document. CP photo

RCMP facing ‘systemic sustainability challenges’ due to provincial policing role

Federal share is approaching $750 million annually, up from $618 million in 2012-13

The demand for contract officers in the provinces and territories where they provide regular local policing services outstrips the RCMP’s capacity to recruit and train them, causing shortages that have led to officer health and wellness concerns, says the Public Safety Canada document. CP photo
Olds resident attempts to flee from police

Olds resident attempts to flee from police

Innisfail RCMP, with help from the public, identified and located a suspicious…

Olds resident attempts to flee from police
Ponoka RCMP lay charges following threats directed towards child

Ponoka RCMP lay charges following threats directed towards child

RCMP have charged a man after he allegedly threatened to bear spray…

Ponoka RCMP lay charges following threats directed towards child
Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops

Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops

Innisfail RCMP recently found drugs while conducting traffic stops, charging one man…

Innisfail man charged two different times during recent traffic stops
Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people

RCMP have arrested 13 people, while seizing illegal drugs and weapons. Thursday,…

Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis RCMP seize drugs and weapons, arrest 13 people
Rimbey RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle collision
Rimbey RCMP investigate fatal motorcycle collision
Wetaskiwin man coughs on police, says he has COVID-19

Wetaskiwin man coughs on police, says he has COVID-19

Alberta RCMP members, including two officers in Wetaskiwin, have reported being coughed…

Wetaskiwin man coughs on police, says he has COVID-19
Rocky Mountain House RCMP seize firearms

Rocky Mountain House RCMP seize firearms

Rocky Mountain House RCMP seized firearms and drugs from a vehicle. One…

Rocky Mountain House RCMP seize firearms
Alberta to prevent lawsuits against homeowners who stand up to criminals

Alberta to prevent lawsuits against homeowners who stand up to criminals

WETASKIWIN, Alta. — Alberta is making changes to prevent homeowners from being…

Alberta to prevent lawsuits against homeowners who stand up to criminals
Lloyd Hallam, an employee of This & That Sharpening Services in Riverside Light Industrial Park, affixes a temporary cardboard covering to a showcase that was broken into on the weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).

Red Deer businesses ask where is their financial assistance in dealing with cost of crime?

Four companies were broken into on the weekend in Riverside Industrial Park

Lloyd Hallam, an employee of This & That Sharpening Services in Riverside Light Industrial Park, affixes a temporary cardboard covering to a showcase that was broken into on the weekend. (Photo by LANA MICHELIN/Advocate staff).
Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo

Pursuit with rogue semi ends in arrest

RCMP chased a stolen semi tractor from Red Deer to Airdrie

Tactical police units helped stop this stolen semi tractor Friday night. The several hour pursuit started in Red Deer before eventually ending in Airdrie. Police have the suspect in custody.                                RCMP photo
Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo

Urn and cremated remains stolen near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating cremated remains along with personal valuables

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating an urn and stolen cremated remains as well as some personal belongings. The item on the left, what appears to be an antique blush box was taken, but its matching cameo/broach (the image on the right) wasn’t. Police hope these items will help locate the stolen documents and cremated remains.                                RCMP photo