Media Releases http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases.aspx Below is a listing of all EPS news releases. These releases are available for three months from the date of posting. <br /><br />To contact the EPS Corporate Communications, please phone (780) 421-3551. en 22 Jan 2017 12:04:46 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2016, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Homicide detectives investing suspicious death in downtown Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeathdowntown.aspx Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating a suspicious death that occurred downtown this morning. <p>On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017, police responded to a weapons complaint just after 6:45 a.m. in the area of 110 Avenue and 84 Street. Several residents reported hearing gunshots.</p> <p>Upon arrival, police found an injured 28-year-old male. EMS responded, treated and transported the male to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. </p> <p>An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. </p> <p>Homicide detectives continue to investigate. </p> <p>Police encourage anyone with information to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.</p> 21 Jan 2017 18:13:00 UT Police investigate first traffic fatality of 2017 http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/firsttrafficfatality.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the first traffic fatality of 2017. <p>On Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, police responded to a two vehicle collision just after 3:10 p.m. in the area of 144 Avenue and Ebbers Boulevard.&nbsp;&nbsp;It was reported that a 2003 Toyota Corolla was travelling southbound on Ebbers Boulevard and attempting to turn eastbound onto 144 Avenue at a stop sign when it was allegedly&nbsp;struck by a 2016 Ford F150 that was travelling westbound. </p> <p>EMS responded, treated and transported the 43-year-old male driver of the Toyota Corolla to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. </p> <p>The 47-year-old male driver of the Ford F-150 sustained non-life threatening injuries.</p> <p>Police do not believe that alcohol, drugs or excessive speed are factors in this collision. </p> <p>EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit continues to investigate. </p> <p>Police encourage anyone with information to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.</p> 21 Jan 2017 07:01:00 UT Dive into the New Year for Special Olympics Alberta http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/2017LETRPolarPlunge.aspx The Edmonton Police Service invites all brave Edmontonians to join us and many other local enforcement agencies as we start the New Year off with a splash — into Lake Summerside for Special Olympics Alberta. <p>Every year, the Edmonton Police Service&nbsp;proudly participates in the Law Enforcement Torch Run&rsquo;s Polar Plunge at Lake Summerside. This year, over 200 plungers have registered, including the Edmonton Police Service&rsquo;s very own Deputy Chief, Brian Simpson.</p> <p><a href="~/media/82F3D1CB501442C6BC45ABCD150AEBE2.ashx" rel="lightbox"><img alt="" style="margin-bottom: 3px; float: left; margin-right: 3px;" src="~/media/82F3D1CB501442C6BC45ABCD150AEBE2.ashx?h=199&amp;w=300" /></a>&ldquo;Jumping into freezing wintery water is nothing compared to the challenges many Special Olympics athletes face every day of their lives. Every plunger who endures a few moments of cold will help an Alberta Special Olympic athlete achieve their goals,&rdquo; explains Constable Amanda Trenchard. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a unique act to raise awareness and support for a great cause.&rdquo;</p> <p>This year, plungers are asked to raise $75 each to help the LETR reach their Alberta-wide fundraising goal of $250,000. You can still register for the Plunge and walk-in plungers are welcome! If you&rsquo;re interested in the deep freeze dive,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.alberta.polarplunge.ca/edmonton" target="_blank">register here</a> and download this&nbsp;<a href="~/media/1A26DC6F72D047169593BA7FB45905BD.ashx" target="_blank">Plunger Toolkit</a>&nbsp;for some helpful information. If you&rsquo;re not a fan of the freezing waters, you can show your support from the warmth of your home and&nbsp;<a href="https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/Donate.aspx?eventid=206137" target="_blank">donate to a &ldquo;plunger&rdquo; or the event</a> itself. </p> <p>The event is free to the public and we encourage fans, families and observers to witness the action and excitement. The Polar Plunge Edmonton will have skating, snowshoeing, marshmallow roasting and more available during the day for free or with a donation.<br /> <br /> <a href="~/media/42B4CF72E5C84B309D9C5BD7E433D6E8.ashx" rel="lightbox"><img alt="" style="margin-bottom: 2px; height: 195px; width: 250px; float: left; margin-top: 2px; margin-right: 3px;" src="~/media/42B4CF72E5C84B309D9C5BD7E433D6E8.ashx?h=234&amp;w=300" /></a><strong>EVENT DETAILS</strong> <br /> Polar Plunge Edmonton<br /> Sunday, January 22, 2017<br /> Venue: Lake Summerside at Ellerslie, 1720 88 Street S.W., Edmonton, AB</p> <p><strong>Time&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>Event<br /> </strong>12 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Registration<br /> 1 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Opening Ceremonies<br /> 1:15 p.m.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; V.I.P. and uniformed personnel plunge<br /> 1:30 p.m. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Individual and Team plunges</p> <p>For more information on the plunge, visit the <a href="http://www.alberta.polarplunge.ca/" target="_blank">Special Olympics Alberta Polar Plunge web page</a>. </p> <p><b>Background</b></p> <p>Each year the LETR hosts fundraising events. The money raised gives Special Olympians opportunities to train and compete in a variety of sports.&nbsp;Founded in 1981, the Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) aims to increase awareness of Special Olympics and ensures that sporting opportunities for individuals with disabilities can continue in various cities, including Edmonton.</p> <p>For more information on the LETR and other upcoming local and regional events, please visit the <a href="http://albertatorchrun.ca/wordpress/" target="_blank">Alberta LETR website.</a></p> 20 Jan 2017 20:56:00 UT Autopsies completed on two suspicious deaths in southwest Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/autopsyresultsnocharges.aspx Edmonton’s Medical Examiner has completed the autopsies on two individuals found deceased in their residence in southwest Edmonton on Jan. 17, 2017. <p>A 59-year-old female died as a result of a gunshot wound. Police have deemed the manner of death a homicide. </p> <p>A 74-year-old male also died as a result of a gunshot wound. Police have deemed the manner of death to be non-criminal.</p> <p>The woman&rsquo;s death is the fourth homicide in Edmonton in 2017.</p> <p>This investigation is concluded and no charges will be laid. </p> <p>Homicide Section will not be releasing the names of the two deceased. </p> <p>Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS has decided not to release the names of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it does not serve an investigative purpose and the EPS has a duty to protect the privacy rights of the victims and their families.</p> <p><b>Background<br /> </b><br /> On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, a concerned individual known to the couple went to check on their welfare and contacted police. Officers responded to the residence in the area of Riverbend Road and Terwillegar Drive just after 7 p.m. Upon arrival, police found a deceased adult male and a deceased adult female. </p> 19 Jan 2017 21:37:00 UT Charges laid in 2016 homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/homicidechargesmarch2016.aspx Edmonton Police Service Homicide Detectives have arrested and charged a man in relation to a homicide on March 28, 2016. <p style="text-align: justify;">At approximately 10:45 a.m. on Monday, March 28, 2016, West Division officers were dispatched to an apartment suite located at 114 Avenue and 132 Street after a report of a deceased female being found in an apartment suite.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><b>Shane Elson Lambert, 49</b>, has been charged with 2<sup>nd</sup> degree murder in the death of <b>Lisa Kristine Randhawa, 42, </b>who died as a result of trauma. </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">With assistance from Grand Prairie RCMP, Lambert was located on Monday, Jan. 16, 2017, and arrested and charged without incident. He was transported to Edmonton yesterday (Jan. 18) and remanded.</p> 19 Jan 2017 15:51:00 UT Police seek public’s assistance identifying two vehicles of interest in 2016 homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/chappellehomicidejan18.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is releasing video footage of two vehicles of interest in connection to the homicide of <b>William John Patterson, 37,</b> who was shot to death in his home last year. <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">At approximately 4:55 a.m., on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016, Southwest patrol officers responded to a weapons complaint near Chappelle Drive and Claxton. When officers arrived, they located <b>Patterson </b>who had sustained gunshot wounds. He was treated and transported to hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries. </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Investigators have identified two vehicles of interest which were in the area at the time of the homicide and are looking to the public for assistance in identifying the vehicles and driver(s). </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">The first vehicle of interest is believed to be an older, white Mazda3 with a sunroof and distinct Continental ContiSportContact 5 SSR tires (photos and video below).</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt; text-align: center;"><b><img width="380" height="202" alt="" src="~/media/9E0BD1F5E4E446478C61D7835943DE95.ashx" width="380" height="202" />&nbsp; <img width="655" height="328" alt="" style="height: 205px; width: 367px;" src="~/media/65F069F0094644CC95DAB97521D3EF00.ashx" width="655" height="328" /><br /> </b><b>Still photos of Mazda3 with distinct tires; first vehicle of interest</b><br /> <br /> <img width="308" height="337" alt="" src="~/media/3D96288464BA46CEA9A24DE61960D838.ashx" width="308" height="337" /></p> <b></b> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt; text-align: center;"><b>Stock image of ContiSportContact 5 SSR tires on Mazda3</b></p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">The second vehicle of interest is believed to be a dark-coloured, Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu came into the Chapelle area and picked up a male from a home which was under construction at the time (photos and video below). </p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">The male who was picked up from the home under construction is described as a middle-aged man in his mid-to-late 30s, with an olive skin tone. He stands approximately 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; tall, with a slim build and was wearing white sneakers, blue jeans, a dark hoodie and a construction vest at the time. Homicide detectives are hoping to speak with this man, who is considered to be a person of interest in this investigation.</p> <p><b></b></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b><img width="531" height="302" alt="" style="height: 254px; width: 369px;" src="~/media/B7DAE29764C04D50B670A97E0517E16F.ashx" width="531" height="302" />&nbsp;&nbsp; <img width="531" height="302" alt="" style="height: 247px; width: 371px;" src="~/media/6DE797BD410B4F16B8D67ABEA8E41591.ashx" width="531" height="302" /><br /> </b><b>Still photos of Chevrolet Malibu which picked up male; second vehicle of interest </b></p> <div class="flex-video" style="text-align: center;"><iframe height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/FzUz7kppr9I?rel=0" frameborder="0" width="560"></iframe><br /> <b>Surveillance footage of both vehicles of interest</b></div> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">&ldquo;We rely heavily on the information provided to us by the public when it comes to solving any crime,&rdquo; says Det. Kurt Martin with the Homicide Section. &ldquo;If you have any information about either of the two vehicles, the person of interest or Mr. Pattison&rsquo;s murder, I encourage you to get in touch with us.&rdquo;</p> <p style="margin-bottom: 12pt;">Police encourage anyone with information to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm.</p> 18 Jan 2017 22:26:00 UT Police asking for witnesses to come forward with information http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/witnesses143avesuspiciousdeath.aspx Edmonton Police Service Homicide Detectives are asking two witnesses, who they believe were present at a scene and have information about the incident, to contact police. <p>On Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, the EPS received a report of a deceased man in a home at 143 Avenue and 34 Street. Homicide Detectives took over the investigation later that morning and the death is being treated as suspicious.&nbsp; </p> <p>&ldquo;It&rsquo;s important that we speak with these two key witnesses, a man and a woman, who we believe have information about what happened,&rdquo; says Staff Sgt. Colin Derksen, of Homicide Section. </p> <p>An autopsy was completed by the Medical Examiner on Monday (Jan. 16, 2017) but the results cannot be released as the manner of death is still to be determined.</p> <p>Homicide detectives continue to investigate.&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> <p>Detectives urge the witnesses contact the EPS at 780-423-4567<b> </b>or #377 from a mobile phone.&nbsp; </p> 18 Jan 2017 20:11:00 UT Police investigating two suspicious deaths in southwest Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/twosuspiciousdeaths.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating two suspicious deaths that occurred in southwest Edmonton this evening. <p>On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, police responded to a residence in the area of Riverbend Road and Terwillegar Drive just after 7 p.m. Upon arrival, police found a deceased adult male and a deceased adult female. </p> <p>EPS Homicide detectives are investigating. No further information is available at this time. <br /> <br /> Anyone who has information about these deaths is urged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at <a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</a>.</p> 18 Jan 2017 05:12:00 UT Autopsies completed in double homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/Ellersliehomicidesjan12.aspx Edmonton’s Medical Examiner has completed the autopsies on two men found dead in a vehicle in Southeast Edmonton on Jan. 11, 2017. <p>It has been confirmed that both victims died from multiple gunshot wounds. </p> <p>The deceased have been identified as <b>Navdeep Sidhu, 24 and Harman Mangat, 22</b>, both residents of British Columbia. </p> <p>Detectives&nbsp;believe&nbsp;this was not a random act, and that these drug-related murders are connected with drug activity in Lower Mainland B.C.</p> <p>The two men were found dead in a running, white Dodge Ram truck with B.C. plates on 39 Street, near Charlesworth Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at approximately 1:30 p.m. by a member of the public. </p> <p>Detectives continue to investigate and ask for information about the deaths and suspects. </p> <p>Anyone with information is urged to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567<b> </b>or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at <a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</a></p> 13 Jan 2017 02:50:00 UT Public information and warning: Violent offender released http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/goulethro.aspx In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; <b>Dean Goulet</b> is a convicted violent offender and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he will commit another violent offence against someone while in the community. <p style="text-align: justify;">Goulet will be residing in the Edmonton area.&nbsp; The Edmonton Police Service has obtained a recognizance order on Goulet and he will be closely monitored by the Behavioural Assessment Unit </p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Goulet has been placed on court ordered conditions including:</p> <ul> <li> <div style="text-align: justify;">Must abide by a curfew of 10 PM to 6 AM daily</div> </li> <li>Must abstain from the possession or consumption of alcohol or drugs, including marijuana</li> <li>Must not be in any premise or establishment where the primary focus is the consumption or sale of alcohol (bars, nightclubs, casinos etc.)</li> <li>Must not associate with anyone with a criminal history&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </li> </ul> <p>Anyone with any information about any potential breaches of these conditions by Goulet can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.</p> <p>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.&nbsp; </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" style="height: 400px; width: 320px;" src="~/media/3080779684E040D2A440DDD7DF591F8C.ashx" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b>Dean Goulet, 39 <br /> </b>Height: 6&rsquo;0&rdquo; <br /> Weight: 178 lbs<br /> Eyes: Brown<br /> Hair: Brown</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 1.8pt 0pt 0cm;"><b><i>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</i></b><b>.</b></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 1.8pt 0pt 0cm;">This information is released under the authority of the <i>FOIP Act</i>, RSA 2000, C. F-25.</p> 12 Jan 2017 22:20:00 UT