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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Policing in Alberta to November 28, 2013

RCMP press releases
  • Grande Prairie RCMP seeking public's assistance to find missing 14 year old
  • Explosion at Clean Harbours Business in Leduc Industrial Park results in two injuries
  • Approximately 70 tires stolen from Castor business
  • Multi-Agency Rocky Mountain House Checkstop
  • Fatal September collision results in charges for Edmonton man
  • Picture Butte RCMP investigating trailer theft
  • Two Hills RCMP assist with female in medical distress

Grande Prairie RCMP seeking public's assistance to find missing 14 year old

Grande Prairie RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 14 year old Braiden DESJARLAIS of Grande Prairie.

Missing: Braiden Desjarlais


Desjarlais was reported missing by his family and was last seen leaving his residence on November 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.

Desjarlais is described as 5'6" tall, 125 lbs with black eyes and black hair. (See attached photo)

If you know where Desjarlais is or have any information in this regard, please contact the Grande Prairie RCMP Detachment at (780) 830-5700.

Arson suspected cause of abandoned house fire in Cochrane

911 dispatched Cochrane Fire Dept and RCMP to a report of a residence fire in the Town of Cochrane on November 22,2013. A resident of Cochrane contacted 911 after he observed a large plume of smoke exiting from the residence. Upon arrival, Police and Fire determined the residence was an abandoned structure and uninhabited. Extensive damage resulted to the structure.

Preliminary investigation has determined the cause of the fire to be suspicious. It is believed unknown persons entered the property and forcibly entering the structure. An Arson investigator is working with Police to determine the cause and manner in which the fire was started.

If anyone has any information regarding this Arson, or any other crime, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at (403) 851-8000 or Crime stoppers.
Explosion at Clean Harbours Business in Leduc Industrial Park results in two injuries

On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 at approximately 6:00 a.m., The Leduc RCMP were dispatched to fire at the Clean Harbours business in the Leduc Industrial park. Leduc RCMP, Leduc EMS and Fire immediately responded to the call.

Investigation revealed that a fire resulted in an explosion which injured 2 workers. The workers were sent to hospital with severe burns but were in stable condition. Occupational Health and Safety and the Leduc RCMP continue to investigate the cause of the fire which is not believed to be suspicious in nature. The names of the injured are not being released at this time. Further updates to follow.

Approximately 70 tires stolen from Castor business

Coronation RCMP are seeking assistance from the public with regards to a theft investigation. Between November 10, 2013 at approximately 3:00 pm and November 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm, approximately 70 tires were stolen from a shed at Jordahl Enterprises in Castor, AB. Anyone with information regarding this theft is asked to contact Coronation RCMP at 403-578-3666.

Multi-Agency Rocky Mountain House Checkstop 

On Sunday, November 24, 2013, members of the Rocky RCMP Detachment, Alberta Fish & Wildlife and Conservation Officer's, Alberta Commercial Vehicle Enforcement, Clearwater Country Highway Patrol, and Town Of Rocky Mountain House Peace Officer's conducted a 6 hour checkstop.  Officers concentrated on Impaired Driving, Wildlife Act, Traffic Safety Act, and Safety related offences.

Approximately 400 vehicles were checked resulting in 33 violation tickets being issued, 3 vehicles were towed for serious equipment violations, and in excess of 20 written and verbal warnings were issued.
Some of the offences included:  6 under the Wildlife Act, 3 under the Gaming and Liquor Act, and 1 distracted driving offence.

Local enforcement agencies will continue to participate in joint checkstops in the Rocky Mountain House detachment area into the Christmas season.  Please do not drink and drive.

Fatal September collision results in charges for Edmonton man

After a lengthy investigation and consultation with Provincial Crown Counsel, St. Albert RCMP have laid charges in relation to the death of Thomas Wedman on September 27th, 2013.

Joseph Allen of Edmonton, Alberta was formally charged with "Drive Carelessly", contrary to section 115(2)(b) Traffic Safety Act (TSA) and "Fail to Yield to Pedestrian", contrary to section 41(1) Use of Highways and Rules of the Road Regulations (UHRORR).

Joseph Allen is scheduled to make his first court appearance on January 27th, 2014 @ 9:30 a.m., at the St. Albert Provincial Court House.

Picture Butte RCMP investigating trailer theft

Picture Butte RCMP is seeking the public's help in locating a stolen Oasis 6' x 12' Economy Trailer that was taken from a property North of Picture Butte just off Highway 25. The theft occurred sometime between evening of November 8th and morning of November 11th.

Anyone with information on this should contact Picture Butte RCMP at 403.732.4449 or Crime Stoppers.

Two Hills RCMP assist with female in medical distress

On November 24th, 2013, Two Hills RCMP assisted with a female in medical distress in the parking lot of the Two Hills Hospital.

A Two Hills RCMP Officer was at the Two Hills Hospital investigating a call for service, when he was notified by other RCMP Officers in the area of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed towards the Hospital. After approaching the vehicle, the occupants were heard screaming that a female was not breathing. The officer pulled the unresponsive female from the vehicle and noted that she was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The RCMP officer quickly started CPR and was successful in regaining a pulse and the female began breathing. A fellow officer located hospital staff to assist and the female was treated and later transported to an Edmonton area hospital by Paramedics. After a brief stay in the Intensive Care Unit, Two Hills RCMP are happy to report that the female has since returned home.

Two Hills RCMP are not releasing the name of the female to protect her privacy.

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