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Public information and warning: Violent offender released

For Immediate Release: 27-Jul-2019 @ 12:00 PM
MRU #: HR19R012

In the interest of public safety, the Edmonton Police Service is issuing the following warning; Matthew Marty Powder is a convicted violent offender and the Edmonton Police Service has reasonable grounds to believe he is a risk of significant harm to the public and will commit another violent offence against someone while in the community.

Powder will be residing in the Edmonton area. The Edmonton Police Service is seeking a recognizance order on Powder and he will be monitored by the Behavioural Assessment Unit of the Edmonton Police Service.


Powder has a history of violent offences causing bodily harm to both male and female victims, known and unknown to him, in addition to using weapons while committing the offences.  Powder’s risk for violence increases significantly while under the influence of any intoxicants.


Powder has been placed on a series of court ordered conditions including:


  • He must abide by a curfew of 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. daily.

  • He shall not purchase, possess or consume any alcoholic beverages. He shall not consume or possess any drug listed in the schedules of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act including cannabis, any prescription drugs not prescribed to him, or any other intoxicating substances.

  • He shall not be in any licensed premises other than a dining room for the sole purpose of having a meal.  He shall not attend at any liquor store.

  • He shall not possess any drug paraphernalia such as crack or marijuana pipes, self-made pipes of any kind, e-cigarettes, bongs, water pipes, cigarette papers, or syringes.

  • He must not travel out of the City of Edmonton without written approval of his Supervisor or the Provincial Court of Alberta.

  • 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.

  • He shall not enter into a dating, intimate, sexual relationship with any person or any friendships with females until her identity has been disclosed to his Supervisor or designate and she has been informed of his previous offending by his Supervisor.


Anyone with any information about any potential breaches of these conditions by Powder can contact the EPS at 780-423-4567.


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. 

Matthew Marty Powder, 47

Height: 5’9”

Weight: 190 lbs

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black


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.


This information is released under the authority of the FOIP Act, RSA 2000, C. F-25.


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.


Please contact Corporate Communications at (780) 421-3551 for more information.

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