Media Releases https://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 05 Dec 2021 16:57:17 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2021, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. EPS Homicide Section investigators arrest male in connection to Dec. 3 suspicious death in northeast Edmonton  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/sdneupdate EPS Homicide Section detectives have arrested and charged a 24-year-old male in connection with the death of a 23-year-old male Friday in northeast Edmonton. <p><span>Homicide Section detectives arrested and charged <strong>Dalton Moar, 24</strong>, <strong>of Edmonton</strong>, with <em>second degree murder</em>. <br /> <br /> Police are currently not looking for any other suspects. The Edmonton Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday, Dec. 7. </span></p> <p><span><strong>Background:</strong><br /> On Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., EPS Northeast Branch members responded to a weapons complaint at a residence near 67 Street and 127 Avenue in the neighbourhood of Balwin. <br /> <br /> Upon arrival, EPS members found a deceased adult male inside the residence. </span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> 04 Dec 2021 22:04:21 UT Police investigating suspicious death in northeast Edmonton https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/sdne The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the suspicious death of a male that occurred earlier today in a northeast Edmonton residence. <p><span>On Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, at approximately 12:40 p.m., EPS Northeast Branch members responded to a weapons complaint at a residence near 67 Street and 127 Avenue in the neighbourhood of Balwin. <br /> <br /> Upon arrival, EPS members found a deceased adult male inside the residence. <br /> <br /> Homicide detectives have since taken over the investigation. </span></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding this suspicious death 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.p3tips.com/250.&nbsp;</p> 04 Dec 2021 02:19:18 UT Charges laid in 2020 homicide https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/charges2020homicide-dec2 The Edmonton Police Service has charged a man in the 2020 murder of <b>Darrin Dean Cross.</b> At approximately 4:45 a.m. on Nov. 11, 2020, while responding to a weapons complaint, Northwest Division patrol members found Darrin Dean Cross, 37, deceased inside a residence near 120 Avenue and 102 Street.<br /> <br /> A Nov. 13, 2020 autopsy by the Edmonton Medical Examiner determined Cross died of a gunshot wound, and the manner of death was homicide.<br /> <br /> On Dec. 2, 2021, following a lengthy investigation, Homicide investigators arrested and charged <strong>Sheldon Blyan, 45</strong> with <em>manslaughter with a firearm, robbery with a firearm,</em> and additional firearms charges. 02 Dec 2021 23:49:00 UT Police seek public’s assistance locating missing woman  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/mpyaroshuk The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 65-year-old woman. <p><strong><span>Penny Yaroshuk, 65, </span></strong><span>was last seen leaving her residence near 36 Street and 105 Avenue just before 8 a.m. this morning, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. <br> <br> Yaroschuk did not return home today, though family members have since located her 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander in the parking lot at Hermitage Park. Penny&rsquo;s phone and purse were also found inside the vehicle. <br> <br> Penny is described as female, 5'3", medium build, with long white/grey hair. She was wearing a black jacket, olive green seat pants and beige fur boots when she left her residence this morning.</span></p> <p><span>Her disappearance is out of character, and thus family and police are concerned for her safety and wellbeing. Penny also requires medication for various health conditions. </span></p> <p>Anyone with information regarding Yaroshuk&rsquo;s<strong> </strong>whereabouts is asked to contact the Edmonton Police Service immediately 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">www.p3tips.com/250</a>.</p> <p><img alt="" height="343" width="300" src="-/media/C838E3EFAB484A6A8BEFFBEC2D025909.ashx?h=343&amp;w=300"><br> Missing: Penny Yaroshuk</p> 02 Dec 2021 04:45:09 UT Missing male located deceased https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/missinSinclairlocatedhomcideDec1 The Edmonton Police Service is investigating the homicide of a missing 30-year-old Edmonton man who was located in Sturgeon County last month. <p><span>On Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, Morinville RCMP found human remains after extinguishing a fire on an oil lease site in the area of Township Road 580 between Range Road 243 and Range Road 244.</span></p> <p><span>The Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Officer completed an autopsy on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, and the cause of death is being withheld for investigative purposes. The manner of death is homicide. Working closely with the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit (MCU), EPS Homicide detectives have since confirmed the deceased to be missing male, <strong>Cody Sinclair, 30.</strong></span></p> <p><span>EPS Homicide Section is now leading this investigation and detectives are asking anyone with information about Sinclair to please 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.p3tips.com/250.</span></p> <p><span>There is no additional information currently available.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Background Information<br> </strong></span><span>On Saturday, Nov. 20, and Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, the Edmonton Police Service issued media releases seeking the public’s assistance locating <strong>Cody Sinclair, </strong></span><span>who was initially reported missing on Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021. Sinclair was reportedly last seen on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, after being released from the Royal Alexandra Hospital (10240 Kingsway Avenue NW) at approximately 10:30 p.m. Investigators later learned he was also seen in the Prince Charles neighbourhood on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Police have no other evidence of life since this date.</span></p> <p>Sinclair’s<span> disappearance was considered out of character at the time, and family, friends and police were concerned for his safety and wellbeing.</span></p> 01 Dec 2021 23:50:00 UT EPS Sexual Assault Section investigating personal robbery, attack of woman in southeast Edmonton neighbourhood https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/womanattackedinse The EPS Sexual Assault Section is investigating the personal robbery and sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman that occurred Saturday evening in a southeast Edmonton neighbourhood. <p><span>At approximately 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, EPS Southeast Branch patrol members responded to a call for assistance near 86 Street and 93 Avenue in Bonnie Doon. Upon arrival it was reported to police that </span><span>a male had approached a woman on the sidewalk, then reached into a plastic bag and produced a firearm.<br> <br> He then instructed the female complainant to walk between two nearby residences, where he ordered her to hand over her purse. After rummaging through her purse, the male suspect then demanded that she take off her jacket, shirt and bra. <br> <br> The woman then screamed, prompting her attacker to flee the scene on foot. </span></p> <p><span></span><span>EPS Canine Unit </span><span>members responded to the scene, though they were unable to locate the suspect. Officers subsequently canvassed the area for any surveillance in the area. </span></p> <p>The male is described as white, 5’11”, skinny build, dark toque, black face mask, black hoodie, grey sweat pants and black shoes.</p> <p><span>EPS Sexual Assault Section investigators are asking citizens and/or motorists travelling through that area Saturday night to check their home security or dash cam footage for any potential suspect images. Anyone that can help detectives progress this investigation is asking 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.p3tips.com/250.&nbsp; </span></p> <p class="Default"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> 01 Dec 2021 22:46:43 UT EPS now using missing children app https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/rescuappDec1 <p><span style="color: black;">In February 2021, the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police endorsed the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) “rescu” app as an addition to the national strategy for missing children.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The EPS is adopting the MCSC's Child Search Network, a national system designed to share information about high-risk missing children cases that do not meet the criteria for the </span><a href="https://www.alberta.ca/amber-alert.aspx"><span>AMBER Alert</span></a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The network includes a database with real-time details from police about missing children cases, with photos, location maps, and the capacity to deliver the information to community members and first responders specific to their location. It also lets the public share vital information with police by downloading the MCSC </span><a href="https://rescu.mcsc.ca/"><span>rescu app</span></a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Starting in mid-November 2021, the MCSC Child Search Network’s “rescu” app was downloaded to all EPS phones, so officers can now receive notifications on their work devices about high-risk missing children in the Edmonton area.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">“Missing persons investigations are often very complex and require a lot of resources,” says Sgt. Rebecca Wright, with the EPS Missing Persons Unit. “This app will help bring police and citizens together in the search. The more eyes we have out in the community looking for missing kids, the better our chance of bringing them home as quickly as possible.”</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The MCSC and the EPS are also encouraging the public to download the app onto their personal devices by taking the rescu Challenge - </span><a href="https://arcg.is/1LbSjz"><span>https://arcg.is/1LbSjz</span></a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1rem;"><br>MCSC media contact:</span></p> <p><a href="mailto:info@mcsc.ca"><span>info@mcsc.ca</span></a><span style="color: black;"> </span></p> 01 Dec 2021 17:37:28 UT Autopsy complete in north Edmonton death https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/AutopsyNov30 A Nov. 30, 2021 autopsy conducted by the Edmonton Medical Examiner has confirmed that Carlo Deluca, 50 died as a result of blunt force trauma, and the manner of death has been deemed homicide. <p><span>At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, Northeast Division officers responded to the report of a deceased male at a residence in the area of 133 Avenue and 90 Street. Upon arrival, they found Deluca deceased. Homicide Section is investigating.</span></p> <p><span>Detectives continue to encourage citizens and drivers who have home security or dash cam footage that captured unusual activity in this area 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="javascript:return false" target="_blank">www.p3tips.com/250</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">There is no additional information available at this time.</span></p> 01 Dec 2021 15:30:00 UT Female pedestrian succumbs to injuries after being struck by SUV on Jasper Avenue   https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/fatalcollisionjasperave The EPS Major Collision Investigation Section (MCIS) is investigating a fatal collision that claimed the life of a 77-year-old female pedestrian on Jasper Avenue earlier this evening. <span>At approximately 4:50 p.m. today, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, Downtown Division patrol members responded to a collision call near 102 Street and Jasper Avenue. <br> <br> It was reported to police, that a 77-year-old female pedestrian was walking southbound on the east side of 102 Street and crossing Jasper Avenue, when she was struck by a Ford Escape being driven by a 38-year-old male. <br> <br> The pedestrian was reportedly crossing Jasper Avenue in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by the 2009 SUV, which was also travelling southbound, before turning eastbound onto Jasper Avenue. <br> <br> The woman was treated and transported to hospital with life-threatening injuries, where she would later succumb to her injuries. <br> <br> Major Collision investigators do not believe speed nor alcohol were factors in the collision. <br><br></span><span style="color: black;">No charges have been laid, at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.<br> <br> </span> <p><span>Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this fatal collision or may have dash cam video of the incident to contact</span><span> 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">www.p3tips.com/250</a>.</span></p> <span style="color: black;"> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> </span> 01 Dec 2021 02:53:57 UT Suspect in July 2020 homicide now in custody https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/july2020homicidesuspectincustody The male suspect wanted in relation to a homicide in July 2020 is now in police custody. <p><strong><span>Ahmed Mursal Mohamed</span></strong><strong><span>, 35<span style="color: black;">,</span></span></strong><span style="color: black;"> turned himself in to police on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, following a Nov. 3, 2021, media release notifying the public of a Canada-wide warrant for his arrest.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: black;">Mohamed</span></strong><span style="color: black;"> has since been formally charged with <em>manslaughter</em> in the death of </span><span>31-year-old <strong>Abdikhadar Aden </strong>that took place in west Edmonton.</span></p> <p><span>Homicide Section continues to investigate Aden&rsquo;s death and believes there are additional suspects.</span><span> Investigators are urging anyone with information regarding the events prior to his death to contact the EPS directly 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><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Background</span></strong><span style="background: yellow;"><br /> </span><span>At approximately 7:35 a.m. on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, West Division patrol officers responded to the report of an injured male at a motel in the area of 153 Street and 111 Avenue. Upon arrival officers located a male inside a suite suffering from life-threatening injuries. <strong>Abdikhadar Aden</strong> was treated and transported to hospital by EMS, where he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday, July 25, 2020.</span></p> <p><span>The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on <strong>Aden</strong> on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and the manner of death was confirmed to be homicide. The cause of death continues to be withheld at this time for investigative reasons.</span></p> <p><span>The investigation confirmed that <strong>Aden</strong> was involved in an altercation at this location prior to police attendance. </span></p> 30 Nov 2021 23:20:00 UT