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 23 Jun 2017 00:01:00 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2016, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. More than 3,800 violations issued during “Big Ticket Event” http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/op24june.aspx Edmonton Police Service officers and City of Edmonton automated enforcement handed out 3,889 traffic violations last week during Operation 24 Hours. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>During the 24-hour enforcement period from Thursday, June 15, to Friday, June 16, 2017, there were 3,277 speeding tickets issued by EPS officers and automated enforcement. Other Traffic Safety Act violations, including distracted driving, accounted for 604 of the total violations issued. There were also eight Criminal Code offences.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On Thursday, June 15, members with the EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail conducted a vehicle stop on a commercial hydro vac truck in the area of 215 Street and Yellowhead Trail. After directing the truck to a nearby government scale, police determined the truck exceeded both its maximum allowable weight and its axle weight by well over 10,000 kilograms. As a result, the driver was issued violations totalling more than $15,000. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In the early morning hours of Friday, June 16, members of the EPS Specialized Traffic Apprehension Team (STAT) also attempted a vehicle stop on a stolen Ford F150 truck in the area of 98 Street and 107 Avenue. The truck immediately sped away and collided with a fence a few streets away where the male driver exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Shortly thereafter, the Canine Unit responded and PSD Maverick began tracking, locating the suspect in a nearby vacant lot. The male driver, who had 21 outstanding criminal warrants, was subsequently arrested and charged for several offences, including <em>criminal flight</em> and <em>dangerous driving.</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The Edmonton Police Service and the City of Edmonton coordinate regular enforcement campaigns throughout the year (such as <em>Operation 24 Hours</em>) to improve traffic safety on Edmonton&rsquo;s roadways.</span></p> 20 Jun 2017 21:56:00 UT Man charged with defrauding local organization of more than $8 million http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/fraudmemberorg.aspx The Edmonton Police Service has charged the former vice president of information technology of a local membership-based consumer organization for defrauding his employer. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In the fall of 2016 police received a report of fraud from the organization after employees reportedly discovered a series of fraudulent invoices.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Following a thorough investigation by the Edmonton Police Service and assistance from the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and Alberta Justice Specialized Prosecutions, officers determined more than $8 million in funds had allegedly been defrauded between March 2011 and June 2016.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <span>On Friday, June 16, 2017, <strong>Jim Gladden, 38,</strong> turned himself in to police and was charged with <em>fraud over $5,000, laundering proceeds of crime </em>and<em> use of a forged document (x5). </em></span> 20 Jun 2017 20:39:00 UT Police charge three men in homicide of Ian Janvier http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/3chargedinjan21homicide-june20.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section has charged three men in relation to the shooting death of <b>Ian Janvier, 28,</b> earlier this year. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>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 had reported hearing gunshots.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Upon arrival, police located Janvier who had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. EMS treated and transported him to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. <br /> <br /> </span><strong><span>Devin Robert Carlton, 26,</span></strong><span> is charged with <em>second-degree murder, careless use of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of a prohibited firearm in a vehicle (x2) </em>and <em>possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking.</em> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><span style="background-color: #ffff00;"><br /> <br /> </span><strong>Robert Michael Hill, 27,</strong> is charged with <em>careless use of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession prohibited firearm in a vehicle (x2), possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking </em>and<em> assault with a weapon.</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Joshua Ted Calliou, 26,</span></strong><span> is charged with</span><span> </span><em><span>careless use of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of prohibited firearm in a vehicle (x2), possession of a firearm for the purpose of trafficking </span></em><span>and <em>intentionally discharging a firearm while being reckless to the life or safety of another person (x2).</em></span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;"><br /> Investigators do not believe this was a random incident.</span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Homicide Section continues to investigate.</span></p> 20 Jun 2017 19:38:47 UT EPS celebrates official 125th anniversary http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/EPScelebratesofficial125thanniversary.aspx Edmontonians are invited to help celebrate the June 20, 1892 creation of the Edmonton Police Service. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Chief Rod Knecht, Councillor Scott McKeen and members and supporters of the EPS will come to City Hall to celebrate this occasion together with the EPS Honour Guard, the Pipes &amp; Drums of the Edmonton Police Service and members of the EPS Historic Unit. Historic police uniforms will be on display in City Hall, and vintage police vehicles will be parked in the north breezeway. Later that evening, the High Level Bridge will be lit red and blue in honour of the landmark anniversary. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;Our police service got its start through a town council bylaw,&rdquo; says Chief Rod Knecht. &ldquo;So it&rsquo;s fitting that we celebrate our official birthday at City Hall, a place that symbolizes the strong and positive relationship we have with our community.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The official anniversary at City Hall is one of the </span><a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/125years"><span>many public activities</span></a><span> planned to celebrate the EPS&rsquo; 125<sup>th</sup> anniversary in 2017, which include serving as Parade Marshal in the K-Days Parade on July 21 and a picnic at Borden Park on August 20.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>EPS was created 125 years ago when Mayor Matthew McCauley issued Bylaw #15 on June 20, 1892, which allowed the municipality to appoint town constables to keep the peace.&nbsp; Since that time, EPS officers have been dedicated to protect, and proud to serve, the citizens of Edmonton.&nbsp; For more information on the history of the EPS, visit the </span><a href="http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/AboutEPS/HistoryOfTheEPS.aspx"><span>website</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" width="400" height="368" style="width: 400px; height: 368px;" src="~/media/86CB31213DD74BA8ACE1DDC64E905B7B.ashx?h=368&amp;&amp;w=400" /></span></p> 20 Jun 2017 14:30:00 UT Police release photos of suspect vehicle and seek tips; autopsy confirms weekend death as homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspectvehiclejune19.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is releasing photos of the suspect vehicle allegedly involved in the death of a man found in a parking lot over the weekend. <p><span>At approximately 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017, police were called to a parking lot in Kensington Crossing, in the area of 125 Street and 132 Avenue, after a passerby located two males with obvious signs of trauma. <strong>Joshua Gilbert Barnes, 18, </strong>was<strong> </strong>pronounced deceased on scene by EMS and the other male was treated and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. </span></p> <p><span>Homicide detectives are now releasing photos of the vehicle suspected to be involved in the homicide of Barnes:</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span></span><span><img alt="" style="width: 487px; height: 250px;" src="~/media/B3F7CAFD8C9544EB807D51C1B60F395A.ashx?h=250&amp;w=487" /><br /> &nbsp;<strong>Suspect vehicle (side)</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span></span><span><img alt="" style="width: 403px; height: 250px;" src="~/media/CCC8D63339C74FACB003E6E707B0D8B9.ashx?h=250&amp;w=403" /><br /> &nbsp;<strong>Suspect vehicle (front)</strong></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span></span><span><img alt="" style="width: 421px; height: 320px;" src="~/media/E4B605D8D01E490BA9DB5BD9C0FAD186.ashx?h=320&amp;w=421" /><br /> &nbsp;<strong>Suspect vehicle (rear)</strong></span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;We believe this vehicle was occupied by a group of males,&rdquo; says Staff Sgt. Colin Derksen of the EPS Homicide Section. &ldquo;We urge anyone who has information about this vehicle or the group of male suspects who were seen in the Kensington Square parking lot around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2017 to contact police.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>An autopsy was conducted this morning, Monday, June 19, 2017 and the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined Barnes died as a result of a stab wound. The manner of death is deemed homicide.</span></p> <p><span>Anyone with information about the suspect vehicle or what led up to this homicide is asked 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<span style="color: #333333;"> </span></span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span>www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: #333333;">.</span></p> 19 Jun 2017 21:29:43 UT Investigators continue to seek tips in fatal stabbing; police release name of deceased http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/fridayfatalstabbing-june19.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section continues to investigate the death of a man who was stabbed to death Friday morning. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On Friday, June 16, 2017, a male flagged down a passing police vehicle in the area of 118 Avenue and 50 Street just before 3:30 a.m. to report that another male, <strong>Brent Jonas Coates, 33,</strong> had been stabbed in a nearby alley. Police located the injured male and called for EMS; however, he died on scene.<br /> <br /> </span><span>&ldquo;We would like to speak with anyone who had contact with Brent in the days leading up to his death,&rdquo; says Staff. Sgt. Duane Hunter of the EPS Homicide Section. &ldquo;We continue to encourage anyone who has information about this homicide to contact police.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>This was Edmonton&rsquo;s 23rd homicide of 2017.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with information about what led up to this death, or about the suspects, is asked 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.</span></p> 19 Jun 2017 17:16:28 UT Police investigate suspicious death http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeathNWjune18.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating a suspicious death after a male was found dead in a parking lot. <p><span>At approximately 12:30 a.m. this morning, Sunday, June 18, 2017, police were called to the area of 125 Street and 132 Avenue after a passerby located two males with obvious signs of trauma. One male was pronounced deceased on scene by EMS and the other male remains in hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. </span></p> <p><span>No suspects are in custody at this time.</span></p> <p><span>No further information is available as the EPS Homicide Section continues to investigate.</span></p> <p><span>Anyone with information about this incident or what led up to this suspicious death are asked 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<span style="color: #333333;"> </span></span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span>www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: #333333;">.</span></p> 18 Jun 2017 09:00:00 UT Police investigate after woman and dog fatally struck http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/fatalcollisionsudergreens-june17.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is investigating a collision after a woman and her dog were fatally struck by a vehicle. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 7 p.m., on Saturday, June 17, 2017, a green Lexus SUV struck a 57-year-old woman and her dog that were crossing a marked crosswalk at Suder Greens Drive, between Lewis Estates Boulevard and Potter Greens Drive. The woman and her dog died on scene. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The driver, a 42-year-old male, along with his 40-year-old wife and 12-year-old son occupied the SUV. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Alcohol was not considered a factor in this collision. It has yet to be determined whether speed played any role. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>No charges have been laid at this time.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The investigation continues.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Investigators are asking anyone who witnesses this collision to </span><span>contact the EPS at 780-423-4567<strong> </strong>or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at </span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span>www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: #333333;">.</span><span>&nbsp; </span><span>&nbsp;</span></p> 18 Jun 2017 05:00:00 UT Morning stabbing confirmed a homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/stabbinghomicide.aspx EPS Homicide Detectives continue to investigate the death of a male who was stabbed early this morning. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The manner of death has been confirmed a homicide. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Autopsy results are pending. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The name of the deceased will not be released until next of kin have been notified. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>This is Edmonton&rsquo;s 23<sup>rd</sup> homicide of 2017. </span></p> <p><span style="color: #333333;">Anyone with information about this incident or what led up to the death of this man are asked 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 </span><span><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span>www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: #333333;">.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Background</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On Friday, June 16, 2017, a male flagged down a passing police vehicle in the area of 118 Avenue and 50 Street just before 3:30 a.m. to report that another male had been stabbed in a nearby alley. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police located the injured male and called for EMS; however, he died on scene. </span></p> 16 Jun 2017 22:29:03 UT Edmonton's 2017 homicide statistics http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/2017HomicideStats.aspx On June 16, 2017, the Edmonton Police Service's Deputy Chief Brian Simpson commented on the number of homicides in Edmonton to date. <div class="flex-video"> <p style="text-align: center;"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dQfyhILfmHA?rel=0" frameborder="0"></iframe>&nbsp;</p> </div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 10pt;"><strong><span>Homicides Statistics</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Year to date confirmed homicides &ndash; <strong>23</strong></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Year to date confirmed homicides cleared &ndash; <strong>15 <br /> <br /> </strong></span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Year to date number of victims that knew the accused &ndash;<strong> </strong></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>Of the 15 cleared files, 3 were stranger homicides and the remaining 12 accused all knew their victims</span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Year to date homicides involving firearms &ndash; <strong>9</strong></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Year to date homicides involving edged weapons &ndash; <strong>9 </strong></span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Homicide rates for the past six years</span></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>2016 &ndash; 42 total for the year and 24 by this time in 2016 (June 16) </span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>2015 &ndash; 33 total for the year and 12 by this time in 2015 (June 16)</span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>2014 &ndash; 35 total for the year and 12 by this time in 2014 (June 16)</span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>2013 &ndash; 29 total for the year and 13 by this time in 2013 (June 16) </span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><strong><span>2012 &ndash; 30 total for the year and 13 by this time in 2012 (June 16) </span></strong></p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 10pt;"><strong><span>2011 &ndash; 48 total for the year and 25 by this time in 2011 (June 16)</span></strong></p> </li> </ul> 16 Jun 2017 21:55:51 UT