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Friday, July 25, 2014

Policing in Alberta to July 25, 2014


Sexual offender Ronald Fabien released from Bowden
TVs stolen from Red Deer hotel under construction
St. Albert theft suspects sought
Man brings airsoft guns to a Calgary Jewish Community Centre
Aldersyde area MVC results in serious injuries
Trafficking charges in medicinal grow-op arrest
Multiple vehicle thefts in Blackfalds
Well site thefts in Grande Prairie
Body recovered from northeast Calgary pond
Suspicious death in Calgary
$6000 crack bust in Brooks
$8000 drug bust in Medicine Hat


Sexual offender released from Bowden

In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing a warning about Ronald Joseph Fabien, who is being released from the Bowden Institution after completing a three year, three month sentence for sexual assault and failing to comply with recognizance order.

Fabien is considered by police to be a sexual offender who poses a risk of significant harm to the community. He will be residing in the Edmonton area and will be monitored closely by the EPS Behavioural Assessment Unit.

Ronald Joseph Fabien
Height: 6’0” | Weight: 205 lbs
Eyes: Brown | Hair: Black

The Edmonton Police Service is issuing this information and warning after careful deliberation of all related issues, including privacy concerns, in the belief that it is clearly in the public interest to inform the members of the community.
This information is released under the authority of the FOIP Act, RSA 2000, C. F-25.

Members of the public are advised that the intent of this process is to enable citizens to take suitable precautionary measures. Releasing this information is NOT intended to encourage people to engage in any form of vigilante action.

Background

On Tuesday May 16, 2006 EPS released a similar warning about Ronald Joseph Fabien after he was released from the Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre where he completed a 48 month sentence for sexual offences involving a child. That release went on to say that Fabien is considered by police to be a Sexual Offender whose criminal history includes Sexual Assault and Sexual Interference against children. He clearly poses a risk of significant harm to the community in general and to male and female children specifically. 


TVs stolen from Red Deer hotel under construction

RCMP are investigating the theft of 10 flat screen televisions from the Marriott Hotel, located at 6822 66 Street in Red Deer. The hotel is currently under construction, and the theft was discovered on Monday, July 21 at approximately 10:30 am. RCMP believe the theft occurred sometime over that weekend. The 10 televisions stolen were all 42 inch LG models.

The two men responsible for this theft were caught on video surveillance, as was their vehicle: a dark four-door Ford Escape with a novelty license plate and a large logo on the rear window.

Marriott Hotel theft suspect 1

Marriott Hotel theft suspect 2

Marriott Hotel theft suspect 2

Suspect vehicle
Please see attached photos of the two male suspects and the suspect vehicle. Suspect one has a large tattoo on his left forearm.

Anyone with information that may assist the police in identifying the suspects responsible for this crime is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1.800.222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com

St. Albert theft suspects sought

On the evening of July 16th, 2014 two unknown males entered the Shoppers Drug Mart located at
570 - 140 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert, Alberta, and stole over $1000 worth of display coins located near the Canada Post Station. The two male suspects were captured on store video surveillance and their photos were provided to police.

Theft suspect 1

The first male is described as:
  • caucasian
  • medium build
  • bald or shaven head
  • wearing a black tank top

  • Theft suspect 2
The second male is described as:
  • caucasian
  • medium build
  • short dark brown hair
  • dark brown goatee
  • wearing a white t-shirt & black pants

St. Albert RCMP is looking for your help to identify the individual(s) involved in this Theft. If you have any information about this or any crime, call the St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700, or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers. At Crime Stoppers, you do not need to reveal your identity. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display, Call Trace or tape any phone calls. If your information leads to an arrest, you qualify for a cash award up to $2,000.00. We want your tip, not your name. Call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Man brings airsoft guns to a Calgary Jewish Community Centre

The Calgary Police Service has charged a man in relation to the possession of two airsoft guns at a southwest Calgary event yesterday evening.

At approximately 7 p.m., on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, personnel at a Calgary Jewish Community Centre rally were checking audience bags, when they discovered two airsoft handguns in the possession of a man who volunteered his bag to be checked.

Police were immediately notified, and the man was taken into custody without incident.

After being interviewed by investigators, he was charged.

Adam Joseph DYKENS, 26, of Calgary, has been charged with two counts each of carrying a concealed weapon, carrying a weapon to a public meeting and possession of a weapon contrary to a prohibition order.

Aldersyde area MVC results in serious injuries

On July 24 Okotoks RCMP and High River Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision in the southbound lanes of Highway 2 at 370 Avenue (approximately 2 Km North of the Aldersyde overpass). A minivan with 2 occupants was heading East on 370 Avenue. The minivan was struck by Corvette with 2 occupants, as it attempted to cross the Southbound lanes. The occupants of the minivan and the Corvette were all transported via ambulance initially to the South Campus and Foothills Hospitals in Calgary. They were re-routed with one patient being transported to the Rocky view hospital and the three other patients were taken to the Foothills hospital.

Traffic on Highway 2 was diverted via 338 Avenue East onto Highways 7 and 2A to bypass the crash site, to afford investigators the opportunity to gather evidence and thoroughly examine the scene.

The scene has since been cleared and Highway 2 was reopened.

Trafficking charges in medicinal grow-op arrest

Two people have been arrested and are facing drug trafficking charges after an Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team investigation into a Calgary medicinal marihuana grow-op.

ALERT’s Green Team, along with members of the RCMP and Calgary Police Service, dismantled a 107-plant marihuana grow-op in Calgary’s Silverado neighbourhood on July 21st. Investigators allege that the licensed grow-op was fuelling the accused’s marihuana drug trafficking operation.

During the six-week investigation, Green Team members witnessed behavior consistent with drug trafficking and evidence consistent with drug trafficking was also seized from the home including scoresheets, scales, packaging materials, and over one dozen cell phones.
 

In addition to the 107 marihuana plants, investigators also seized the following:
  • 139 grams of packaged marihuana; 
  • Loaded handgun that was previously reported stolen; 
  • Taser conducted energy weapon; 
  • Money Counter; 
  • $1,100 in cash proceeds of crime. 

Alan Stuart Macdonald, 41, and Courtney Dionne McConnell, 30, were both arrested inside the home and are facing a combined 20 drug and weapons related charges.

Multiple vehicle thefts in Blackfalds

The RCMP in Blackfalds over the past two weeks have seen an increase in the number of thefts from vehicles and theft of vehicles. In most cases the RCMP are learning the vehicles were left unlocked and in the case of stolen vehicles, the keys were inside the vehicle.

These activities normally increase in the summer months. When it comes to theft of vehicles and theft from vehicles, these are CRIMES OF OPPORTUNITY. Thieves are more likely to go for the unlocked vehicles and it is even more enticing when the keys are inside. Our last spree of thefts from vehicles in Blackfalds, when subjects were arrested, investigation revealed they had checked approximately 70 vehicles in total. Out of the 70 vehicles approximately 25 were left unlocked, these ended up being the unfortunate victims.

Blackfalds Detachment would like to remind all residents of our Detachment area, please ensure you lock your vehicles and remove any keys to ensure you don’t become another victim. We would also encourage you to report any suspicious activity you observe as with the assistance of the community members both rural and municipal we can deter these criminal activities. 

Well site thefts in Grande Prairie

Grande Prairie RCMP are investigating theft(s) from well sites in the Pipestone area west of Grande Prairie. Sometime between July 10th and July 12th 2014 unknown person(s) went onto several well sites and stole equipment. The value of the stolen material is in excess of $1400.00.

Body recovered from northeast Calgary pond

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, at approximately 2 p.m., emergency responders received a report of a possible body in a water retention pond in the area of Stoney Trail and 16 Avenue NE. The Calgary Fire Department co-ordinated the recovery of the body. Because this is currently an undetermined death, the CPS Homicide Unit is investigating.

The deceased is believed to be a male, in his late teens or early 20s. Officers are working to confirm his identity. Manner and cause of death will not be determined until the completion of the autopsy.

Suspicious death in Calgary

The Calgary Police Service is currently at the scene of a suspicious death in the northwest.

At approximately 6:45 a.m., today, Thursday, July 24, 2014, police were called to the 1600 block of 46 Street N.W., where they discovered a deceased man. The victim is believed to be between 40 to 50 years old.

While the cause of death remains undetermined pending an autopsy, we are treating the incident as suspicious and the Homicide Unit will lead the investigation.

$6000 crack bust in Brooks

Over $6,000 worth of drugs were seized after a crack cocaine trafficking investigations was concluded by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

ALERT’s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an integrated team made up Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and RCMP members, arrested three Brooks residents involved in a crack cocaine trafficking network. The three accused were arrested after their vehicle was stopped by ALERT members in cooperation with the Brooks RCMP.In total, investigators seized 64 grams of crack cocaine. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $6,400.

Samuel Atem, 28, of Brooks faces one charge of trafficking a controlled substance.Kuol Madit, 30, of Brooks faces one charge of trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of breach of probation.

Anyang Kuol , 21, of Brooks faces one charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking a controlled substance and two counts of breach of probation.

$8000 drug bust in Medicine Hat

Over $8,000 worth of drugs were seized after a search warrant was executed in Medicine Hat by Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT).  ALERT’s Medicine Hat Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU), an integrated team made up Medicine Hat Police Service (MHPS) and RCMP members, executed a search warrant on July 24, 2014, to conclude a drug investigation.
In total, investigators seized 113 grams of Ketamine, 17 Hydromorph pills, and $3,000 cash. The street value of the drugs is estimated at $8,000.

Joshua Blanchard, 32, of Medicine Hat faces three drug charges, including:
  • Possession of a controlled substance (x 1);
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 1);
  • Possession of proceeds of crime.(x1)
Cassandra Greenstein, 30, of Medicine Hat faces two drug charges, including:
  • Possession for the purpose of trafficking (x 1);
  • Possession of proceeds of crime. (x1)

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