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 09 Dec 2022 15:29:58 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2022, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Police make arrests in random Oct. 2 stabbing; looking for additional victim https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/stabbing The Edmonton Police Service has charged four males in relation to a downtown stabbing and investigators have since determined there is an additional victim who they’re looking to speak with. <p><span>On Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, at approximately 3:30 a.m., a 57-year-old male was in the area of 99 Avenue and 104 Street when he was confronted by two unknown male suspects. The two males reportedly pushed the complainant to the ground and stabbed him repeatedly, while another two males stood by watching. The four males then subsequently fled the location on foot and headed northbound on 104 Street from 99 Avenue. The complainant was able to yell for help attracting the attention of bystanders who rendered first-aid until EMS arrived. Paramedics transported the male to hospital with serious injuries.</span></p> <p><span>Following this assault, the group of four male suspects proceeded north on 104 Street where they encountered a second male outside of a building in the area of 100 Avenue. All four of the male suspects attacked the man without provocation. One of the suspects reportedly produced a knife and attempted to stab the victim. </span></p> <p><span>The following four suspects were charged in relation to these incidents:</span></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><strong><span>Richard Carr, 23</span></strong><span>, was charged with <em>aggravated assault</em> and <em>assault with a weapon (x3)</em>.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Tyson Hamilton Gladue, 22</span></strong><span>, and <strong>Justin Ram, 22</strong>, were charged with <em>aggravated assault</em> and <em>assault with a weapon (x3)</em>.</span></li> <li><strong><span>Keegan Slater, 19</span></strong><span>, was charged with <em>aggravated assault, assault with a weapon (x3)</em> and <em>failure to comply with a sentence/disposition (x2)</em></span></li> </ul> <p><span>Following the investigation, police determined there was another victim who was assaulted by the four suspects who has yet to be identified. It was reported that prior to the assaults mentioned above, the four suspects allegedly attacked another male in RJW Mather Memorial Park located in the area of 98 Avenue and 105 Street. The male would have suffered stab wounds to his right side and back.</span></p> <p>Due to the nature of the assault, police are concerned with this individual&rsquo;s welfare and condition and are requesting him to come forward. The following are CCTV still photos and a video of the unknown victim:</p> &nbsp;<img alt="" height="588" width="300" src="-/media/1A4AC337BC164A03BE14EB4841F7E119.ashx?h=588&amp;w=300"><br> <p><img alt="" height="608" width="300" src="-/media/AFF81962FAD244A78EC3080B3ABD0115.ashx?h=608&amp;w=300"><strong style="font-family: inherit; font-size: 1rem; text-align: center;"></strong>&nbsp;</p> <div style="position: relative; display: block; max-width: 960px;"> <div style="padding-top: 56.25%;"><iframe src="https://players.brightcove.net/6178286496001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6316884061112" allow="encrypted-media" style="position: absolute; top: 0px; right: 0px; bottom: 0px; left: 0px; width: 100%; height: 100%;"></iframe></div> </div> <br> <p><span><a href=" https://www.dropbox.com/sh/su4vs51hoxlax3y/AAAC3zU5oEtslb-SVF8Eh5Mha?dl=0">CCTV video of unknown victim</a> </span></p> <p><span>Anyone who may have information about the victim or his identity 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.</span></p> 08 Dec 2022 22:56:43 UT Autopsy complete in southeast death, police release vehicle of interest https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/autopsydec8 An autopsy has been completed into the weekend death of a male in southeast Edmonton. At approximately 8:40 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Southeast Branch officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 51 Street and 13 Avenue. Upon arrival, police located a male sitting in a vehicle in medical distress. Police began administering CPR until EMS arrived and declared the male deceased.&nbsp;<br> <br> On Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, the Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the deceased, identified as <strong>Sanraj Singh, 24.</strong> The cause of death was gunshot wounds, and the manner of death is homicide.&nbsp;<br> <br> Homicide investigators are releasing images of a vehicle of interest that was seen leaving the area at the time of the homicide.&nbsp;<br> <div>&nbsp;</div> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="246" width="384" src="-/media/18E8DEF81E0749ED975794C9A5043B11.ashx"><br> <strong>Vehicle of interest</strong><br> <br> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="221" width="304" src="-/media/DBAAE3CCE4E24BB3AD84C51CDB60A4B9.ashx"><br> <br> </p> 08 Dec 2022 21:19:00 UT Police investigating suspicious death of male  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/suspdeath The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating the suspicious death of a male in northwest Edmonton Wednesday afternoon.&nbsp; <p><span>At approximately 12 noon, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022, EPS Northwest Branch patrol officers responded to a trouble unknown call in a suite near 119 Avenue and 105 Street. <br /> <br /> Upon entry to the suite, EPS members located a 39-year-old male in medical distress. Paramedics attended and declared the male deceased. <br /> <br /> EPS Homicide Section detectives have since taken over the investigation. The Edmonton Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Tuesday Dec. 13<sup>th</sup>.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: black;">Police are asking anyone who may have </span>information regarding this suspicious death <span style="color: black;">to contact police 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">www.p3tips.com/250</a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> 08 Dec 2022 21:04:08 UT EPS celebrates a 10-year run (with recruiters!) https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/Run with Recruiters Ten Year Anniversary The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its popular Run with Recruiters (RWR) program. <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="262" width="450" src="-/media/2B85BE9BDBA54096912907FFE721AD27.ashx?h=262&amp;w=450" style=""></p> <p>RWR started in the spring of 2012 when two students tagged along for a run with EPS Recruiting staff to learn more about becoming police officers.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> The run provided a great opportunity for the students to connect directly with officers and gain some valuable insights into the fitness levels and skills needed for the job.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="215" width="450" src="-/media/84C1C6452D584A59BEAF69909D165136.ashx?h=215&amp;w=450"></p> <p> One of the students who took part in the first run, Joshua Hiebert, is now entering his seventh year of service as an EPS officer.<br> <br> &ldquo;The runs were physically challenging and gave me the desire to better myself physically and mentally,&rdquo; says Const. Joshua Hiebert.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> &ldquo;I didn&rsquo;t know any police officers personally, and the EPS recruiter was the first officer I could have an honest conversation with.&nbsp; I was able to learn more about various aspects of the job that I was too nervous or never had time to ask about in other settings.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="-/media/D6A0842F1D0C445590A8888E78C1CAD8.ashx?h=254&amp;w=450" style=";"></p> <p> The momentum continued, and what started as a fun run soon became a core training program to prepare individuals for the rigorous standards of EPS recruit classes.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> Recruiting staff saw the value of one-on-one mentoring, and this led to the creation of companion programs such as the Women&rsquo;s Run with Recruiters and the Recruit Mentoring Academy, which have helped to reduce barriers and provide support for individuals from under-represented communities.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" height="253" width="450" src="-/media/ED293B8155604399ACBD70B140B12340.ashx?h=253&amp;w=450"></p> <p> &ldquo;The RWR program focused on mentorship in 2012 and the same is true today,&rdquo; says EPS Recruiting Sgt. David Kabyn.&nbsp; &ldquo;We&rsquo;re here to help potential applicants pursue a policing career and it starts with a connection in an encouraging environment.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;<br> <br> &ldquo;We set them up for success by pushing their limits and building their confidence, so it&rsquo;s rewarding to see them achieve their goals.&rdquo;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" height="253" width="450" src="-/media/752B0ACCBFB844B69BEB366352A13555.ashx?h=253&amp;w=450">&nbsp;</p> <p> Feedback from recently hired applicants indicated that the RWR program has been extremely valuable in preparing for EPS Recruit Training Class.&nbsp; Of the 259 recruits hired over the last three years, approximately 80% participated in the RWR program.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> <br> Since 2012, over 5,000 individuals have participated in nearly 1,000 RWR workouts, ranging from long runs to circuit training with a mix of cardio and strength conditioning.&nbsp; &nbsp;<br> <br> For more information about the EPS Run with Recruiters program, please visit <a href="http://" id="www.JoinEPS.ca/RWR">www.JoinEPS.ca/RWR</a>.</p> 08 Dec 2022 15:30:00 UT Police investigating suspicious death in northwest Edmonton https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/suspiciousdeathnwest The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating the suspicious death of a male in northwest Edmonton Tuesday evening. <p><span>At approximately 6:20 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, EPS Northwest Branch patrol officers responded to a weapons complaint at a residence in the area of 117 Avenue and 87 Street. <br /> <br /> Upon arrival, police discovered a deceased male believed to be in his 30s inside the residence. The Edmonton Medical Examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Monday, Dec. 12, 2022.<br /> <br /> </span><span style="color: black;">Police are asking anyone who may have </span>information regarding this suspicious death and/or surveillance or dashcam footage from motorists or taxi drivers who were driving through this area early Tuesday evening <span style="color: black;">to contact police 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">www.p3tips.com/250</a><span style="color: black;">.</span><span><br /> </span></p> 07 Dec 2022 21:49:28 UT Public information and warning: Violent Offender Released https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/VOReleaseDec07 In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; <b>22-year-old Jaycee Bigstone is a convicted violent offender, and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he will commit another violent offence against anyone while in the community.</b> <p style="text-align: left;">Bigstone will be residing in Edmonton after he is released from jail, today on Dec. 7, 2022. He is currently subject to a court order, with conditions, and is being managed by the Behavioural Assessment Unit of the Edmonton Police Service.<br> <br> Bigstone&rsquo;s violent offences have resulted in physical harm to his victims, and he has been known to carry and utilize weapons in the commission of his offences. Bigstone has been known to quickly escalate to violence with anyone within the community.<br> <br> Bigstone has been placed on a series of court ordered conditions including:<br> <br> ⦁<span> </span>He must live at a residence approved by the Provincial Court or his Supervisor and must not change that address until he has received written approval from his Supervisor.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He must abide by a curfew of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. daily unless a varied time is approved in writing by his Supervisor.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He will not have any guests at his residence during his hours of curfew unless they have been identified and approved by his Supervisor.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He must not travel out of the City of Edmonton without written approval of his supervisor or the Provincial Court of Alberta.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He must immediately report to his Supervisor any motor vehicle he acquires or has access to.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He must not be in possession of weapons of any kind, including knives (except in his residence or at a restaurant, for the sole purpose of consuming a meal) bear spray or dog spray, firearms, ammunition, explosive material, or any weapons whether homemade or otherwise.<br> ⦁<span> </span>He must not possess or consume alcohol, illegal drugs or intoxicating substances.<br> <br> Anyone with any information about any potential breaches of these conditions by Bigstone can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone.<br> <br> 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;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"> <img alt="" src="-/media/200CE84FF5AC4758BB3E5B5AA9CAD4E1.ashx?h=270&amp;w=235"><br> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<br> <strong>Jaycee Bigstone (22yrs)<br> Height: 5&rsquo;9&rdquo;<br> Weight: 125 lbs<br> Eyes: Brown<br> Hair: black</strong></p> <p style="text-align: left;"><em><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></em><br> <br> This information is released under the authority of the FOIP Act, RSA 2000, C. F-25.<br> <span> </span></p> <table border="1" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="margin-left: 0.9pt; border: none;"> <tbody> <tr style="height: 61.95pt;"> <td valign="top" style="height: 61.95pt; width: 479.4pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-right: none; border-top-style: solid; border-bottom-style: solid; border-left-style: solid; text-align: left;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><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> </td> <td valign="top" style="height: 61.95pt; width: 14.15pt; padding: 0cm 5.4pt; border-style: solid; border-width: 1pt; text-align: left;"> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 07 Dec 2022 17:48:00 UT Two charged in separate "grandparent scam" incidents https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/GrandparentscamDec7 The Edmonton Police Service charged two more suspects in two separate, unrelated “grandparent scams” last week. <p><span>On Oct. 3, 2022, it was reported that a 74-year-old female received a phone call from a male claiming to be her nephew. The caller informed the 74-year-old victim that he had been involved in a collision, and that to be released from custody, he needed her to pay $9,800. The victim was told not to speak to anyone about the case, and was given directions by a second male claiming to be a lawyer on how to prepare the payment for pickup by an alleged &ldquo;court courier.&rdquo; </span></p> <p><span>The accused, 31-year-old<strong> Christy Carlson </strong>then arrived at the victim&rsquo;s residence to collect the money.</span></p> <p><span>On Nov. 30, 2022, <strong>Carlson</strong> was arrested and charged with <em>fraud over $5,000</em> in connection to the incident.</span></p> <p><span>In a separate, unrelated incident on Sept. 28, 2022, it was reported that a 76-year-old female received a phone call from a male claiming to be her nephew and stating that he had been in a collision. Another male claiming to be a lawyer then took over the call and told the victim she needed to pay $9,000 for her &ldquo;nephew&rsquo;s&rdquo; release. She was instructed not to tell anyone about the case, and to prepare the funds for pickup by an alleged &ldquo;court courier.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>The accused in this file, 26-year-old <strong>Salena Harris</strong> then arrived at the victim&rsquo;s residence to collect the money.</span></p> <p><span>On Dec. 1, 2022, <strong>Harris</strong> was arrested and charged with <em>fraud over $5,000</em> in connection to the incident.</span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;In a case like this, always hang up the call and phone your family member directly to confirm whether the story is true. Never provide personal or financial information to an unknown caller or anyone whose identity you have not confirmed,&rdquo; says Det. Pierre Lemire, EPS Investigative Response Section. </span></p> <p><span>If you or someone you know has been a victim or has information about this scam, please report it to police at 780-423-4567 </span><span>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> 07 Dec 2022 16:32:03 UT Missing man located safe https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/MissingManDec4 The 55-year-old male who was reported missing by police on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022 has been found safe.&nbsp; <span style="color: #333333; background-color: #f1f2f6;">The EPS would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.</span> 04 Dec 2022 23:37:34 UT Police investigating suspicious death https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/SuspDeathDec4 The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating the suspicious death of a 24-year-old male that occurred last night. <p><span>At approximately 8:40 p.m. last night, Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022, Southeast Branch officers responded to a report of gunshots in the area of 51 Street and 13 Avenue. Upon arrival, police located a male sitting in a vehicle in medical distress.</span></p> <p><span>Police began administering CPR until EMS arrived and declared the male deceased. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.</span></p> <p><span>A suspect vehicle, possibly an SUV, was seen leaving the area southbound on 50 Street. Police are asking area residents to check their CCTV cameras or dashcam footage for any suspicious activity around 8:40 p.m. Saturday night.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">An autopsy has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Police are asking anyone who may have </span><span>information or potential video <span style="color: black;">to contact police 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 style="color: black;">. </span></p> 04 Dec 2022 23:27:11 UT Police seek public's assistance locating missing man https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/MissingManDec2 The Edmonton Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 58-year-old male. <p><strong><span>Ali Jabril, 58, </span></strong><span>was reportedly last seen </span><span>in the area of 66 Street and 131 Avenue on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at approximately 8:30 a.m. He is described as a 5’8” tall Black male with a medium build. He was reportedly last seen wearing blue jeans, a grey shirt and a grey winter jacket. </span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="-/media/E1ECBE104DC04C2AB01E1A14935DD562.ashx?h=515&amp;w=500" style=" "></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span>Missing male: Ali Jabril, 58</span></strong><strong><span></span></strong></p> <p><strong><span>Jabril</span></strong><span> requires daily medication, and his family and police are concerned for his wellbeing.</span></p> <p><span>Police are asking neighbours in the immediate area to check their security cameras for any sightings of <strong>Jabril</strong>. </span><span>Anyone with video or information regarding his<strong> </strong>whereabouts 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><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span>.</span></p> 03 Dec 2022 04:29:06 UT