Media Releases http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/ 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 17 Feb 2019 16:02:25 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2018, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Police investigate serious collision on Whitemud Drive http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/seriouscollisionWhitemudFeb16 The EPS Major Collision Investigations Section is investigating a serious two-vehicle collision on Whitemud Drive this morning. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 8:15 a.m. this morning, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, Southwest Division officers responded to the report of a two-vehicle collision in the area of Whitemud Drive westbound and Fox Drive.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><br> It was reported to police that a blue Lexus RX350 travelling westbound on Whitemud Drive near the Fox Drive exit lost control, striking the centre barrier between the west and eastbound lanes of the freeway. The female driver of the Lexus reportedly exited her vehicle and was speaking with another motorist who had stopped to assist her when a black Dodge Nitro, travelling westbound on Whitemud Drive, slid into her and came to a stop in the far right lane of the freeway.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>EMS responded, treated and transported the 31-year–old female of the Lexus to hospital with serious injuries where she remains. The 48-year-old male driver of the Nitro was also treated and transported to hospital with minor injuries.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police believe speed and vehicle maintenance may have been factors in this collision. Impairment is not considered a factor. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Officers continue to investigate. Charges are pending.</span></p> <br> 17 Feb 2019 01:45:00 UT Police seek public's assistance locating assault suspect http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/assistlocateshootingFeb16 The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a male suspect believed to be connected to a shooting that took place earlier today. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>On the morning of Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, Downtown Division officers responded to the report of an assault with a weapon at a multi-unit residence in the area of 101 Avenue and 95 Street. Upon arrival officers located a female suffering from a gunshot wound.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>EMS responded, treated and transported the 22-year-old female to hospital with life-threatening injuries where she remains.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Investigators have identified <strong>Johnathan</strong> <strong>Gabriel Graham, 26,</strong> also known as "Gabe", as the alleged suspect in the shooting and warrants are pending for his arrest. <strong>Graham </strong>is believed to be armed and dangerous and detectives are releasing his photo in an attempt to locate him.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Graham </span></strong><span>is described as 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has blonde hair and green eyes.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img style="width: 387px; height: 465px;" alt="" src="-/media/E05D792B39E84F8895A4A6A98EBF99B9.ashx?h=465&amp;w=387"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><strong>Assist to locate: Johnathan Gabriel Graham, 26</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Officers believe that <strong>Graham </strong>and the female are known to one another.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of </span><strong><span>Graham </span></strong><span>is advised to not approach him and immediately call 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.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><strong>&nbsp;</strong></span></p> <br> 17 Feb 2019 01:25:00 UT Assist to locate: Police searching for carjacking suspect http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/everettewhite The Edmonton Police Service has issued numerous firearm and robbery-related warrants for a 23-year-old male in connection to an early-morning carjacking incident last weekend. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Southwest Division patrol members responded to a 911 trouble unknown call on the Anthony Henday near the Camera Heights exit, at approximately 6:35 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019.<br> <br> Upon arrival, officers learned that a 55-year-old female complainant had allegedly been dragged from her vehicle by a male suspect, after she had stopped to offer assistance to the male and his female passenger, whose SUV had driven off the road and into a nearby ditch.<br> <br> It was reported to police that the male and female suspects then drove off in the woman’s 2011 grey GMC Yukon, which was last seen travelling westbound on the Henday. <br> <br> Police continue to search for the male suspect, who has since been identified as <strong>23-year-old</strong> <strong>Everett White, of Edmonton </strong>(see photo below)<strong>. </strong>Investigators are also looking for the woman’s grey-colour GMC Yukon, which carried an <strong>Alberta licence plate #J18143</strong>, at the time of the carjacking. <br> </span><span><br> <strong>White </strong>is considered to be armed and dangerous. </span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked not to approach the suspect, but rather to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567<strong><span> </span></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.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">.</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img width="350" height="434" alt="" src="-/media/27FD18CC96004C988B7A4DF96301BE8E.ashx?h=434&amp;w=350&amp;hash=304E76DEC67A6B13B7CED857981FC215D1ADEF37"></p> <p><strong><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">Assist to Locate: EPS is seeking the public’s help to locate <br> Everett White, 23, who is considered armed and dangerous</span></strong></p> <br> 14 Feb 2019 18:47:35 UT Public information and warning: Sexual and violent offender released http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/Fashdutytowarn In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; Dana Michael Fash is a convicted violent and sexually 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="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0cm;">Fash is believed to be of significant risk to the community and as such the Edmonton Police Service has a duty to warn the public.</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0cm;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0cm;">Fash was recently released from the Edmonton Remand Centre and is residing in the Edmonton area. </p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify; text-indent: 0cm;"><br></p> <p>Fash has a history of breaking and entering residences or other public buildings and sexually assaulting known or unknown adult females within. <br> <br>Fash’s risk for violence and sexual violence increases with the consumption of drugs and alcohol.<br></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. Fash currently has shoulder length hair and a full beard. </p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><img style="width: 480px; height: 600px;" alt="" src="-/media/30F7C27D1E8C432D82F49A34D046E8F6.ashx?h=600&amp;w=480"></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-US">Dana Michael Fash, 40</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"> <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-US">Height: 6’1”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Weight: 458 lbs</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"> <strong style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal;"><span lang="EN-US">Eyes: Brown<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>Hair: Brown&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p> </p> <p><strong><em>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</em></strong><strong>.</strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;">This information is released under the authority of the <em>FOIP Act</em>, RSA 2000, C. F-25.<br> <em>The information in this release is that which was verifiable prior to the release time indicated. Continued investigation and review could result in additional information or clarification.</em></p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Times New Roman;"> </span> 14 Feb 2019 04:26:50 UT Investigators release images of suspect vehicle in Nelson murder http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/nelsonmurderupdate Homicide investigators are releasing surveillance images of a suspect vehicle in connection to the Jan. 18th murder of Barbara Nelson. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Police believe the suspects responsible for a home invasion and subsequent death of Nelson fled the murder scene in a white Jeep Compass (year unknown). The vehicle seen in images below is detailed with black roof rails, side mirrors and front-door handles. <br> <br> The suspect vehicle was last seen fleeing the area westbound on 120 Avenue from 61 Street in the northeast Edmonton neighbourhood of Montrose, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2019. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;"><br> <strong>Nelson</strong>, <strong>59</strong>, died in hospital later that evening, as a result of blunt force trauma incurred from an altercation during the home invasion. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">Anyone with information about the whereabouts of this suspect vehicle and/or the suspects involved in this homicide are asked </span><span>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 style="text-decoration: underline;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span>.<br> <br> Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS decided to release the name of the deceased in this investigation for the following reasons: it serves an investigative purpose.<br> <br> <span style="color: black;"> </span><strong>Background</strong><br> Northeast patrol members responded to a residential address near 119 Avenue and 61 Street at approximately 8:50 p.m., Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, after receiving a 911 call regarding trouble unknown. <br></span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><br></p> <p> <span>Upon arrival, officers entered the home and discovered two complainants, a male and a female with undetermined injuries. The suspects fled the residence prior to the arrival of police. <br> <br> </span><img width="374" height="271" alt="" src="-/media/C9C2E3CDB28F434C92CBE66ECC031CB2.ashx?h=271&amp;w=374&amp;hash=0C5AFFA703744DD3B68E5464D8F57C8D5BE7C274&amp;hash=0C5AFFA703744DD3B68E5464D8F57C8D5BE7C274">&nbsp; <img width="375" height="218" alt="" src="-/media/A0882C9476E3423ABA7B87B056FE548F.ashx?h=218&amp;w=375&amp;hash=73A2AA17BAFFB7504D099DB9100BF77B27EC7C6F&amp;hash=73A2AA17BAFFB7504D099DB9100BF77B27EC7C6F"></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Homicide investigators are seeking the public’s assistance in locating this white Jeep Compass, believed to be the suspect vehicle involved in the Jan. 18<sup>th</sup> murder of </span></strong><strong><span style="color: black;">Barbara Nelson. </span></strong></p> <br> 12 Feb 2019 00:03:37 UT Police investigate threats to Edmonton schools http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/threatstoschools-feb11 The EPS has received additional reports of a similar, threatening photo circulating amongst students from J. Percy Page School (2707 Mill Woods Road) via social media. <p>Police have conducted an investigation into this specific threat and do not believe there is any present danger to the students, staff or public as a result of this social media post. Investigators believe the images circulated in two school threats to be stock images obtained online. The images are being circulated amongst students as far as Winnipeg, MB. </p> <p> </p> <p>"We would like to reassure students, parents and the public that we take all threats very seriously and investigate them thoroughly," says Sgt. Em Chan with the School Resource Officer Unit. "If you see a threat or concerning language on social media, we encourage you to call 780-423-4567 to ensure police can act immediately."</p> <p> </p> <p>"We appreciate all of the calls we received regarding both incidents. As a result of this swift reporting, we were able to identify the sources of the threats quickly, and ensure the safety of the students, staff and general public." </p> <p> </p> <p>Police would like to remind citizens that anyone found to be issuing threatening communications could face criminal charges. </p> <p> </p> <p>No additional&nbsp;information is being released at this time.</p> 11 Feb 2019 21:13:00 UT Police investigate threatening post on social media regarding Jasper Place High School http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/jasperhighfeb11 At approximately 7:30 p.m. yesterday evening, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, police received several reports of a threatening photo circulating amongst students from Jasper Place High School (8950 163 Street) via social media. <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px;"> </span> <p>Police have investigated this, through a variety of steps, and do not believe there is any present danger to the students, staff or public as a result of this social media post. </p> <p> </p> <p>The EPS has been in touch with Jasper Place High School officials and a School Resource Officer will be available to students.</p> <p> </p> <p>No charges have been laid at this time and no further information is being released as the investigation continues.</p> &nbsp;<span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px;"> </span><br /> 11 Feb 2019 08:00:00 UT Police investigate shooting in south Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/soutsideshooting-feb10 On Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, at approximately 5:20 p.m. police were called to an apartment suite in the area of 114 Street and Ellerslie Road. <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px;"> </span> <p>Upon arrival, police located three men in a suite with injuries sustained from a firearm. Two of the men sustained non-life-threatening injuries and the third man is in serious, but stable condition. All men are in their 30s.</p> <p> </p> <p>We do not have any suspects in custody at this time and continue to investigate. Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident.</p> <p>No further information is being provided at this time.</p> <br /> 10 Feb 2019 23:20:00 UT Police charge man with uttering threats; investigation continues http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/utteringthreatsfeb8 On Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at approximately 10 a.m., police were contacted in regards to a threatening e-mail sent to a staff member of the United Conservative Party. Due to the specific and violent nature of the threat, investigators took an 18-year-old into custody, without incident. <b>Abdul Anas Habash, 18,</b> was charged with uttering threats. <span style="color: #000000; font-family: Times New Roman; font-size: 16px;"> </span> <p>A search warrant was later obtained on a residence in Edmonton, where investigators were able to determine there was no risk to public safety. </p> <p> </p> <p>The EPS continues to investigate the incident that occurred on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 involving a letter received by an Edmonton Mosque. </p> <p> </p> <p>The EPS would like to stress the importance of community, tolerance and respectful dialogue and remind the public that all allegations of threats, hate crimes or hate-motivated crimes reported to police will be investigated with criminal charge(s) being a potential outcome. </p> <p> </p> <p>No further information is being released at this time as these investigations are ongoing.</p> <p> </p> <p>Anyone with any information about either incident 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 <a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span style="color: #0000ff; text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a>. </p> <br /> 09 Feb 2019 02:21:00 UT Police seek public's assistance locating missing man http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/missingmanSamacoFeb8 The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 47-year-old man. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Jose Serafin Samaco, 47</span></strong><span>, was last seen leaving his place of employment at West Edmonton Mall on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at approximately 6 p.m. and investigators believe he may have returned to his residence in the area of 108 Street and Jasper Avenue before going missing. <strong>Samaco</strong> was reported missing by a friend on Sunday, Feb. 3.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Samaco</span></strong><span> is described as a 5’6” tall Asian male weighing approximately 165 lbs. He has brown eyes, black hair and was last seen wearing a grey winter jacket and black pants.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Along with a photo of <strong>Samaco</strong> (below), detectives have also included a photo of him riding a downtown bound ETS bus on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img style="width: 400px; height: 601px;" alt="" src="-/media/4A37D5E46DBE413C833A612E323027F2.ashx?h=601&amp;w=400"></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Missing: Jose Serafin Samaco, 46</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span><img style="width: 210px; height: 368px;" alt="" src="-/media/F78E47F7BBD64CC9B71F78780D10CDAC.ashx?h=368&amp;w=210"></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Samaco’s</span></strong><span> disappearance is considered to be out of character, and as a result, there are concerns for his well-being. There are, however, no indications of foul play at this time.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone who has information about <strong>Samaco’s</strong> disappearance is asked to 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.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <br> 08 Feb 2019 21:30:00 UT