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 21 Jan 2018 18:26:04 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 investigating patio door B&E series http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/patiodoorseries.aspx The Edmonton Police Service is reminding citizens to properly secure all sliding doors, on the heels of a month-long residential B&E series in several south-side neighbourhoods. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Investigators also released an image today, of a male suspect captured on video surveillance, breaking into one of the homes (see below).<br /> <br /> Southwest Division officers began investigating the series beginning on Dec. 14, 2017, following three reported break-and-enters in the neighbourhood of Brookview. Homes in Eagle Ridge, Rhatigan, Wolf Willow and Richfield, the latter of which is in southeast Edmonton, have also since been targeted with the most recent incident occurring on Jan. 12, 2018.<br /> <br /> In each incident, at least one male suspect is seen breaching the home&rsquo;s rear sliding doors, before heading straight for the bedrooms. Investigators believe the suspect(s) are targeting jewellery, with one home owner reporting more than $16,000 in jewellery being stolen. <br /> <br /> All of the events have taken place on weekdays with the suspect(s) targeting vacant homes with entry thru the rear glass patio doors. <br /> <br /> </span></p> <p><span>Residents are asked to consider placing a piece of dowelling in the bottom track of their patio doors as an extra level of security. <br /> <br /> If you are planning to be away on vacation, it is also recommended to notify a trusting neighbor to keep an eye on your property and to immediately report any suspicious activity to police.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: #333333;">Anyone with information about these break-and-enters or the suspect seen in the photo below are encouraged 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><span> </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" width="295" height="573" src="~/media/DFD5E6214B99456B8615D35A11FA724C.ashx" /><br /> &nbsp;<strong>SOUTH-SIDE B&amp;E SERIES SUSPECT</strong><br /> </span></p> 19 Jan 2018 21:35:41 UT 2017 a busy year for EPS Human Trafficking & Exploitation Unit http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/humantraffickingnumbers.aspx Members of the EPS Human Trafficking and Exploitation Unit continue to vigorously enforce the laws surrounding the sex trade industry, arresting and charging 295 johns in our city in 2017, a dramatic increase over the previous year. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;That translates into a 184 per cent increase over our 2016 arrest numbers,&rdquo; says HT&amp;E Staff Sgt. Dale Johnson, referring to the 104 johns charged last year. &ldquo;These individuals are directly contributing to the ongoing exploitation of girls and women, and that&rsquo;s something we&rsquo;re committed to enforcing the laws around.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Of the 295 johns charged last year, 156 of those arrests were made as a result of online advertising, a trend Staff Sgt. Johnson anticipates will continue to grow. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;Street level sex trade workers still exist in our city, though to a smaller degree. Many things are sold online these days, and sexual services are no different. Sadly, it has become the playground for a lot of illegal activity; hence, that&rsquo;s where many of our investigations take place.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> In 2017, HT&amp;E investigators also continued to see escorts travel to Edmonton from Quebec, a trend first identified by detectives during the oil boom several years ago.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;In 2017, a majority of the 200 interactions our detectives had with escorts were from Quebec,&rdquo; explained Johnson. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a fly in, fly out market. While the slowdown of the oil industry may have temporarily impacted the economy, there is still a healthy level of disposable income here, which seemingly attracts sex trade workers to our area.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Johnson noted, his detectives will continue to &ldquo;aggressively investigate all forms of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in 2018 with a broader investigative approach that will include social media. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;Notwithstanding, if you&rsquo;re an executive of a large company or someone that works in retail&hellip;if you&rsquo;re involved in exploiting anyone for paid sex, you could&nbsp; end up with a criminal record, lose your job and/or your family. It&rsquo;s not worth the risk.&rdquo;</span></p> 19 Jan 2018 17:46:01 UT Autopsy completed for north Edmonton assault victim http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/AutopsycompletedfornorthEdmontonassaultvictim.aspx The suspicious death that occurred on Wednesday, Jan. 17 is being investigated as Edmonton’s 2nd homicide of 2018. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed the autopsy on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, and it was determined that <strong>Jarvis Katz</strong>, <strong>28</strong>, died as a result of a stab wound. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Homicide detectives continue to seek information about the assault and the events leading up to it.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: #333333;">Anyone with information 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><span> </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>At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, Northwest Division patrol officers were called to a residential area near 118 Avenue and 80 Street, after it was reported that a 28-year-old male had been stabbed. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Jarvis Katz, 28 was treated and transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on the morning of Wednesday, January 17. </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 has decided to release the name of the deceased as it serves an investigative purpose.</span></p> 19 Jan 2018 17:12:16 UT Public information and warning: violent offender released http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/highriskoffendersweezeyjan18.aspx In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; Logan Sweezey 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="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>Sweezey will be residing in the Edmonton area. He has been placed on a recognizance order and will be monitored by the Behavioural Assessment Unit of the Edmonton Police Service.</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" width="360" height="450" style="width: 360px; height: 450px; text-align: center;" src="~/media/4C16EEDC0B8044CF97C8C8193B34DD78.ashx?h=450&amp;w=360" />&nbsp;<img alt="" width="360" height="450" src="~/media/B5EA9425AE5C495C977889E35A47FCFE.ashx" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Logan Sweezey, 26</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Height:</span></strong><span> 5&rsquo;8&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Weight:</span></strong><span> 170 lbs</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Eyes:</span></strong><span> Brown</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>Hair:</span></strong><span> Black</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>Sweezey has been placed on a series of court ordered conditions including:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="text-align: justify; color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Must abide by a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="text-align: justify; color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Must not purchase, possess or consume alcohol.</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="text-align: justify; color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Must not be found in any tavern, bar, lounge, nightclub, pub, licensed premise, liquor store or any establishment where the primary focus is the consumption or sale of alcohol</span><span>.</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="text-align: justify; color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Must not be in possession of any weapons, including knives (unless for the sole purpose of eating a meal).</span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="text-align: justify; color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>Must remain within the City of Edmonton unless given written approval to leave.</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>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; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with any information about any potential breaches of these conditions by Sweezey can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 1.8pt 0pt 0cm;"><em><span><strong>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</strong></span></em><span><strong>.</strong></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 1.8pt 0pt 0cm;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span>This information is released under the authority of the <em>FOIP Act</em>, RSA 2000, C. F-25.</span></p> <p><span><em><br /> </em></span></p> <p><span><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></span></p> 18 Jan 2018 19:21:02 UT Homicide Section investigating death of north Edmonton assault victim http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeathnorthwest.aspx The EPS Homicide Section has taken over the investigation of a north Edmonton assault after the victim died in hospital. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><span style="background: yellow;"><br /> </span>At approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday, January 15, 2018, Northwest Division patrol officers were called to a residential area near 118 Avenue and 80 Street, after it was reported that a 28-year-old male had been stabbed. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Jarvis Katz, 28 was treated and transported to hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries on the morning of Wednesday, January 17. An autopsy has been scheduled for 9 a.m. Thursday, January 18, 2018. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or the victim&rsquo;s activities leading up to this incident to contact the EPS at </span><span>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><a href="http://www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm"><span>www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm</span></a><span>.<br /> <br /> </span></p> 17 Jan 2018 22:18:22 UT Parents charged with drug and child endangerment offences, after fentanyl discovered in southwest residence http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/fentanylchildendangerment.aspx Two parents are facing multiple drug, firearm and child endangerment charges, after fentanyl, marijuana and illegal firearms were uncovered in the family’s southwest residence earlier this week. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>A four-month investigation initiated by the EPS Southwest CIS Project Team led to the parents, an adult male and female, being taken into custody and charged on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018. <br /> <br /> Search warrants for the residence were expedited after investigators learned that two children, an infant and a toddler, were also residing in the southwest Edmonton residence and potentially at risk. <br /> <br /> Investigators discovered 109 fentanyl pills, marijuana in various forms, two handguns and more than $90,000 in cash during their search. The parents, who cannot be identified to protect the identities of their children, are facing charges of:<br /> <br /> - <em>Possession for the purpose of trafficking</em> (x2) (fentanyl and marijuana)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Production of a controlled substance</em> (marijuana grow)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Simple possession</em> (THC gummies)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Possession of a restricted firearm</em> (x 2)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Careless storage of a firearm</em> (x 2)</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Possession of a loaded firearm</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Prohibited magazine</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Firearm with serial number defaced</em></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Possession of body armour</em> (x 2), under the Body Armour Control Act<br /> - <em>Cause child to be in need of intervention</em> (x 2), under the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: justify;"><span>- <em>Abandon/expose a child to risk (x 2),</em> under the Drug Endangered Children Act</span></p> <span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br /> The children were apprehended by the EPS Child at Risk Response Team. <br /> <br /> </span> 17 Jan 2018 16:48:09 UT Curb the Danger program continues to play pivotal role in keeping citizens safe on the road http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/curbthedanger.aspx Since its inception back in 2006, each year the EPS Curb the Danger program accounts for approximately 40 per cent of all of the impaired driving arrests in Edmonton. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The Edmonton Police Service&rsquo;s <em>Curb the Danger</em> program encourages concerned citizens to </span><span>take the time to report erratic drivers to police via 911 or 377 on their mobile, who then quickly mobilize resources in an attempt to locate and remove intoxicated drivers from Edmonton streets.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;<span style="color: black;">Those who have the propensity to drink and drive should remember that not only is EPS looking for you, the entire community continues to be vigilant. You could dramatically alter the lives of countless people by driving impaired,&rdquo; says Barney Stevens, EPS <em>Curb the Danger</em> Program Coordinator. &ldquo;Make a plan to get home safe. It&rsquo;s not worth a life-time of heartache.&rdquo; </span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><br /> </span><span>The 2017 <em>Curb the Danger</em> numbers are as follows:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span style="color: #333333;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span>CURB THE DANGER STATISTICS FOR 2017</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt;"><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;<strong>Stats: Curb the Danger&nbsp;2017 and since its inception </strong></span></p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt; border-style: solid; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 105.95pt; text-align: left;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 63.75pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Calls</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 69.7pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Letters</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Intercepts</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Impaired</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="background: #d9d9d9; border-width: 1pt 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: solid solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-left-color: #000000;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Suspensions</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 105.95pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">2017</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 63.75pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">9,355</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 69.7pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">627</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">2,725</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">562</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">316</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt; border-style: none solid solid; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 105.95pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Since inception - 2006 </span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 63.75pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">100,237</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 69.7pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">11,789</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">32,176</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">8,627</span></strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" style="border-width: 0px 1pt 1pt 0px; border-style: none solid solid none; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; width: 79.8pt; text-align: left; border-top-color: #000000; border-left-color: #000000; background-color: transparent;"> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">3,136</span></strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <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 style="background: yellow;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: #333333;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>If you suspect a driver is impaired:</span></p> <ul style="margin-top: 0cm; list-style-type: disc;"> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; color: #000000;"><span>Call 911 if it is safe to do so. Calling 911 in an emergency, or to report an impaired driver, is permitted while driving under the distracted driving law.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; color: #000000;"><span>Report the location, vehicle description, and license plate number.</span></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; color: #000000;"><span>If possible, keep the vehicle in sight but do not attempt to chase the vehicle, or break the law to do so.</span></li> </ul> 15 Jan 2018 19:44:27 UT Serious injury collision leaves one man in critical condition http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/injurycollision97stjan13.aspx EPS Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU) continues to investigate a collision that occurred around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Northwest Division patrol officers responded to a report of a collision at 97 Street and 132 Avenue, where a speeding vehicle collided into the back of another vehicle waiting at a red light.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>A Mitsubishi Outlander was stopped in the southbound lanes of 97 Street, at 132 Avenue, when it was struck from behind by a Honda Pilot travelling southbound at an undetermined high rate of speed. The Mitsubishi ended up in the middle of the intersection from the impact while the Honda veered over the west curb of 97 Street onto the sidewalk crashing into a cement light standard, an advertisement trailer sign, a fire hydrant, and finally coming to a stop against another lamp standard. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The driver of the Honda Pilot, an 18-year-old male, was ejected from the vehicle during the course of the collision and sustained life-threatening injuries. He remains in hospital in critical condition. The two female passengers in the Honda, one 17 years old and the other 16 years old, suffered non-life threatening injuries and were released from hospital a couple hours later. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The male driver of the Mitsubishi and his female passenger were treated at the scene by paramedics for non-life threatening injuries and were not taken to hospital. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;MCIU investigators have determined that speed was a major factor in the collision. Alcohol has been ruled out but it is yet to be determined if drugs are a factor in this incident,&rdquo; says MCIU Sgt. James McLeod.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Charges are pending against the driver of the Honda Pilot. </span></p> 13 Jan 2018 22:10:38 UT Investigators release surveillance video from Dec. 13 hit-and-run collision involving two pedestrians http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/dec13hitandrunvideo.aspx Police continue to search for the driver of a white van responsible for leaving the scene of a collision on Dec. 13, 2017, which sent two pedestrians to hospital with multiple, serious injuries. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The Major Collision Investigations Unit released surveillance video today, which shows the suspect vehicle, a white van, colliding with the two pedestrians (see below). <br /> <br /> Investigators are hopeful that someone in the community will recognize the van captured in the surveillance video and contact police or Crime Stoppers immediately. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;This video clearly shows the suspect vehicle striking the two pedestrians and leaving the scene of the collision just after 5 p.m. that evening, near a marked crosswalk at 96 Street and 71 Avenue,&rdquo; says Const. Pauline Westman, of the EPS Major Collision Investigations Unit. <br /> <br /> &ldquo;The images are without a doubt disturbing, and also clearly reveal the lack of empathy displayed by the driver for leaving those pedestrians lying on the side of the road in critical condition. We need the public&rsquo;s assistance in finding that van and its driver.&rdquo;<br /> <br /> Major Collision investigators are urging anyone with information about the driver, vehicle or collision to contact the EPS at the non-emergency number, 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>. <br /> <br /> <div class="flex-video"><iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/7yXjJWzdvSg?rel=0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media"></iframe></div> <strong>Background:<br /> </strong>The hit-and-run collision occurred just after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 in a marked crosswalk at 96 Street and 71 Avenue. </span><span>&nbsp;</span><span>A 49-year-old female and a 64-year-old male were crossing from west to east in the crosswalk when they were struck by a van travelling southbound.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The van initially slowed down after the collision then abruptly fled from the scene.&nbsp;Both pedestrians were treated by EMS and taken to hospital with multiple, serious injuries.&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Police have not been able to locate the involved vehicle and the identity of the driver is not known.<br /> <br /> Witnesses described the vehicle as an older model white van with a black roof rack. The van did not have any side windows and it had an Alberta license plate. The suspect vehicle will have some front end damage.</span></p> 11 Jan 2018 18:45:38 UT EPS Cyber Crimes Investigations Unit uncovers identity theft and online weapons trafficking operation http://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/cybercrimesweaponstrafficking.aspx Two men and one woman are facing numerous charges in connection with stolen identity and credit card information used to buy and sell prohibited weapons online. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In October 2016, the <span style="color: black;">Edmonton Police Service Cyber Crimes Investigations Unit received information from a concerned citizen that someone was selling a stun gun online in Edmonton. An investigation resulted in the February 2017 arrest of <strong>Jesse Clapp</strong>, <strong>32</strong> and <strong>Travis Tanasychuk</strong>, <strong>34</strong>. The two men were allegedly purchasing stun guns from online vendors outside of Canada and selling them locally online and to individuals involved in the drug trade.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">A subsequent investigation revealed that between August 2016 and February 2017, <strong>Kristine Palmer</strong>, <strong>25</strong>, an employee at a Red Deer hotel, had allegedly stolen identity and credit card information from approximately 150 hotel guests and shared it with Clapp. It is alleged that Clapp and Tanasychuk were using the stolen information to purchase prohibited weapons, as well as for other fraudulent purposes. Police have notified all those affected by the alleged identity and credit card theft.</span><span><br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In total, 90 charges were laid.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Clapp</span></strong><span> and <strong>Tanasychuk</strong> are charged with numerous weapons-related offences, including <em>weapons trafficking</em>, <em>possession for purpose of weapons trafficking</em> and <em>possession of weapon for dangerous purpose</em>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Clapp</span></strong><span>, <strong>Tanasychuk</strong> and <strong>Palmer</strong> are all charged with offences in relation to the possession and distribution of credit card data and identity documents, including 13 counts each under the <em>unauthorized use of credit card data</em> section 342 (3) of the Criminal Code.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span><br /> <span style="color: black;">The EPS Cyber Crimes Investigations Unit </span>focuses on criminal activities in cyberspace that are often complex and international in scope, where the evidence is transient and spread across multiple jurisdictions. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In order to address these challenges, the EPS Cyber Crimes Investigations Unit requires multi-jurisdictional cooperation and engagement with the public, while integrating new technical tools with traditional policing measures. </span><span style="color: #1f497d;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> 10 Jan 2018 17:00:00 UT