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 19 Apr 2018 15:44:19 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2018, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Officers help homeless take cover with Project Cape http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/projectcapeapril18.aspx Edmonton Police Service officers are helping those living on the streets stay dry and warm. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Members of the Community Action Team (CAT) will be handing out capes to the city&rsquo;s vulnerable citizens as part of a new initiative called Project Cape. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;Those who are forced to live on the streets and are vulnerable to hazardous weather conditions will benefit most from this project,&rdquo; says Const. Mike Zacharuk of the EPS Community Action Team.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;Warmer weather with wet snow and freezing rain renders most blankets and winter clothing useless once it becomes saturated with moisture. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as warm as eight degrees when it&rsquo;s raining and windy. The homeless who aren&rsquo;t able to or choose not to dry out in a shelter face these risks,&rdquo; says Const. Zacharuk.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In October 2017 the EPS connected with a Canadian company that donated 60 capes to the EPS that are made of waterproof, highly-visible material that provides shelter from the elements. The company has asked to remain anonymous. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The capes can be worn over winter clothing, rolled into a hood for a pillow, or used to cover belongings. The garment is made from fabric trimmings that would otherwise end up in a landfill site.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Distribution of the capes will be coordinated by members of the Community Action Team. Officers will coordinate with specific units of the EPS to identify and locate persons in need who would benefit most from the garment. Officers will attempt to gather feedback from the recipients to determine if the capes were of use and if the program should continue. </span></p> <div class="flex-video" style="text-align: center;"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/UGur6XticNw?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div> 18 Apr 2018 14:17:14 UT Detectives identify deceased male found in residential area; Homicide Section leads investigation http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeath175AveID.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section has identified the deceased male whose body was located yesterday afternoon. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2018, the body of a 41-year-old missing person was located by utility workers in a new residential area just north of McConachie Drive (175 Avenue) and 57 Street. Forensic investigators continue to process the scene.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Chad Stevenson, 41,</span></strong><span> was last seen in the Cy Becker neighborhood on the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 and was reported missing by his family. Stevenson&rsquo;s vehicle, a 2006 maroon Pontiac Montana, was recovered on March 20, 2018, in the area of 51 Street and 162 Avenue. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>An autopsy has yet to be scheduled. No further information is available at this time. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Every file is evaluated on a case by case basis. The EPS decided to release the name of the deceased as it serves an investigative purpose.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police encourage anyone with information about Chad Stevenson&rsquo;s death 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.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><br /> </span></p> 18 Apr 2018 01:00:00 UT Homicide Section investigating suspicious death in northeast Edmonton http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeath175aveapril16.aspx The Edmonton Police Service Homicide Section is investigating the suspicious death of a male, who was found deceased this afternoon (Monday, April 16, 2018). <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 1:30 p.m. today, a deceased male was found by utility workers in a new residential area, just north of McConachie Drive (175 Avenue) and 57 Street. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The male was found lying on the ground and has not been identified at this point. Forensic investigators are processing the scene. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>No further information is available at this time, as the investigation remains in its preliminary stages. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="background: yellow;"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police encourage anyone with information about this suspicious death 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> 17 Apr 2018 01:55:46 UT Driver charged in fatal pedestrian collision http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/pedfatalkingswayaveapril15.aspx The EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) continues to investigate a collision that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Just before 11 p.m. on Sunday (April 15, 2018) a girl was struck by a pick-up truck at 113 street and Kingsway Ave while crossing the road in a marked crosswalk. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The truck fled the scene but an off-duty EPS member&nbsp;who stopped for the pedestrian witnessed the collision and followed the truck while providing information to 911/Dispatch. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>EMS was dispatched at the same time to the scene of the collision. Paramedics treated and rushed the girl to hospital, but she was pronounced dead in hospital a short while later.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The driver was arrested a short while later north of 107 Avenue, in the area of 108 Street by patrol officers dispatched to the area. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The driver, Shane Stevenson, 47, is charged with <em>impaired driving causing death</em>, <em>over 80mg% causing death</em> and <em>hit and run causing death</em>.</span></p> 16 Apr 2018 15:24:18 UT Missing senior located http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/missingseniorfoundapril13.aspx The 85-year-old man who was reported missing on April 12, 2018 has been located safe and sound. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Around 8 p.m. today (April 13, 2018) the RCMP contacted the EPS that <strong>Kenneth Robertson </strong>was located in Thorhild, Alberta after his vehicle was found along a highway in the County.</span></p> 14 Apr 2018 04:32:22 UT Police seek assistance identifying suspect in reported attempted abduction http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/AssisttoIDreportedattemptedabuction.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is releasing footage of a vehicle of interest in the hopes that it will help identify a suspect in an alleged attempted abduction that occurred on April 10. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: left;"><span><img alt="" width="527" height="413" src="~/media/C17F4B8BB6F84A709BA8AC6BF585B9A7.ashx" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: left;"><span>On Tuesday, Apr. 10, 2018 at approximately 12 p.m., a group of four female grade six students at Florence Hallock School were walking on school grounds during lunch hour recess, when an unknown male sitting in his parked vehicle reportedly waved at them. The male allegedly exited his vehicle, approached one of the girls and grabbed her hand. The girl reportedly broke free from the male, who then allegedly fled the area in his vehicle. The four students reported the incident to a staff member at the school, who took a cell phone video of the suspect vehicle. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&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;&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;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5&rsquo;9&rdquo;, of average build, with a short white or gray beard. He is believed to be in his 30s and was reportedly wearing a black baseball cap, sunglasses and a dark coloured shirt or vest with green sleeves. The vehicle is described as a dirty black truck with a crew cab and short box.</span></p> <div class="flex-video"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/AN3_ZaxzWGA?rel=0&amp;showinfo=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Investigators are working closely with school administrators, and staff and parents have been advised of the alleged incident. Parents are reminded to talk to their children to ensure they remain vigilant and tell a trusted adult right away if they are approached by a stranger.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service at </span><span>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 style="color: blue;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span></span></p> 12 Apr 2018 21:30:00 UT Autopsy results confirm Sunday’s shooting to be a homicide http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/autopsyevansdale.aspx The Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that Abdiqani Hussen, 23, of Edmonton, died as a result of a gunshot wound incurred Sunday, April 8, 2018, following an early-morning social function near the Evansdale Community Hall, 9111 150 Ave. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The autopsy results also confirmed the manner of death to be a homicide.<br /> <br /> Homicide Section detectives continue to investigate, and are encouraging anyone with information about this homicide 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.<br /> <br /> <strong>Background:</strong><br /> Northeast Division patrol officers responded to a weapon&rsquo;s complaint near 145 Avenue and 91 Street, at approximately 3:35 a.m., April 8, 2018. Residents reported hearing gunshots being fired near the Evansdale Community Hall.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Upon arrival on scene, Northeast patrol officers learned that an injured male had been rushed to a medical centre by family members, where he later succumbed to his injuries. </span></p> 11 Apr 2018 22:28:00 UT Police lay additional charges against one male involved in crime spree; shooting victim remains in hospital http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/addlchargescrimespreeapr11.aspx The Edmonton Police Service has laid additional charges against a 20-year-old male in relation to a violent crime spree which occurred on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Cashton Cole L&rsquo;Hirondelle, 20,</span></strong><span> is charged with <em>aggravated assault, discharging a firearm with intent, discharging a firearm recklessly </em>and <em>using a firearm while committing an offense.</em> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>L&rsquo;Hirondelle</span></strong><span> is expected to appear in court tomorrow, Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 9 a.m..</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The 38-year-old motorist who was shot remains in hospital with serious injuries.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>No further information is available as the investigation continues. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Background</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 4:15 p.m., on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, police received information about a possible home invasion and kidnapping at a residence in the area of 106 Avenue and 123 Street. It is alleged that two males were abducted at gunpoint, assaulted and robbed by a group of individuals. At some point thereafter, the two men were able to escape with non-life-threatening injuries.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Several hours later, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Tuesday, police spotted a stolen vehicle believed to have been involved in the kidnapping from earlier that day. The stolen vehicle allegedly met with a second stolen vehicle, which was later found to have been stolen from Fort Saskatchewan on March 27, 2018. &nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Both stolen vehicles were witnessed driving northbound on Manning Drive, north of 153 Avenue, when one of the suspect vehicles engaged in what police are referring to as a road rage incident with an uninvolved motorist. The stolen vehicles continued to the intersection of 18 Street and Manning Drive, where they stopped and a firearm was allegedly discharged and the motorist was struck. The motorist lost control of his vehicle and veered into a ditch off Manning Drive and 18 Street. The 38-year-old male motorist is currently in hospital with life-threatening injuries as a result of the shooting and is not known to the suspects.<br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Following the shooting, both suspect vehicles continued to travel northbound toward Gibbons where they were later stopped with the assistance of Air1, the EPS Canine and Tactical Unit, Northeast Division officers and the Fort Saskatchewan RCMP. </span></p> 11 Apr 2018 21:50:00 UT Police seek public’s assistance locating shooting suspect http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/assisttolocateshootingsuspect.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance locating a 32-year-old man reportedly involved in a shooting last month. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>On Saturday, March 24 2018, police responded to a business in the area of 156 Street and Stony Plain Road for a trouble not known. On arrival, police were met by a 36-year-old male with gunshot wounds.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span><br /> EMS responded, treated and transported the male to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He has since been released.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>Following a thorough investigation, officers learned that the 36-year-old male was reportedly involved in an altercation with another male at the business, during which a firearm was produced and he was shot.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><strong><span>Donovan Kyle Hancock</span></strong><span>, <strong>32</strong>, is subsequently wanted on seven outstanding warrants related to this incident, including <em>aggravated assault</em>.&nbsp; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><strong><span>Hancock</span></strong><span> is described as 5&rsquo;7" tall, with a medium build, short brown hair and a beard or goatee.&nbsp; He has a tattoo of a spade and an F.T.W tattoo on the left side of his neck.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" style="width: 283px; height: 354px; text-align: center;" src="~/media/595572A767644F20A48EA5D85B042389.ashx?h=354&amp;w=283" />&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><strong>Donavan Kyle Hancock, 32 </strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span><br /> <strong>Hancock </strong>is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. Police believe he frequents areas in west and south Edmonton and may be in the company of a female.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&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; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with any information about the whereabouts of <strong>Donavan Hancock</strong> is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. </span><span style="color: #333333;">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="color: #3873a6;">www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a></span><span style="color: #333333;">.</span></p> 11 Apr 2018 21:10:00 UT Police arrest male wanted on more than 80 outstanding charges http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/hatcherlocated.aspx The Edmonton Police Service arrested Marcus Hatcher, 28, who was wanted on more than 80 outstanding charges. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>On March 19, 2018, the EPS issued a news release seeking assistance locating <strong>Hatcher</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>At approximately 1:30 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, April 11, 2018,&nbsp;members&nbsp;with the&nbsp;EPS Canine Unit on proactive patrol stopped a reported stolen vehicle in the area of 107 Avenue and 156 Street. Investigators determined the driver was <strong>Marcus Hatcher, 28,</strong> and took him into custody without incident.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Hatcher </span></strong><span>was found in possession of a large quantity of allegedly fraudulent credit card receipts and identification documents. In addition to eight warrants and 81 outstanding charges, including possessing identity documents and fraud, an additional 60 plus charges are pending against <strong>Hatcher</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Two passengers in the vehicle, a male and a female, were also taken into custody. The male was subsequently released and the female, <strong>Julie Ann Desjarlais, 34,</strong> was charged with <em>possession of a controlled substance</em>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>There is no additional information available at this time.</span></p> 11 Apr 2018 20:32:00 UT