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 23 Sep 2019 00:53:01 UT Commitment to Professionalism - Reduced Crime &amp; Victimization - Investigative Excellence - Increased Efficiency &amp; Effectiveness<br /> Copyright &copy; 2019, Edmonton Police Service. All rights reserved. Police seek public’s assistance to identify carjacking suspects https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/nwcarjackingaug30 The Edmonton Police Service is releasing surveillance images of two suspects wanted in connection with an Aug. 30 carjacking in northwest Edmonton. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">It was reported to police that on Aug. 30, 2019, at approximately 11:30 a.m., a woman was sitting in her vehicle parked near 121 Avenue and 103 Street, when a white sedan pulled in behind her car.&nbsp; <br> <br> A female exited the sedan and approached her on foot, before requesting that she call a cab for her.<br> <br> As the complainant was helping the female, a male exited the same vehicle, approached her and demanded the keys to her vehicle.<br> <br> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">It was reported that the male then forcibly stole the complainant&rsquo;s black 2009 Hyundai Accent and fled the area.&nbsp;The complainant&rsquo;s vehicle was later located in Valleyview, Alberta, by the RCMP. Police are looking for assistance in identifying these two suspects (see photos below). <br> <br> </span><span>Police encourage anyone with information regarding the identity and/or whereabouts of these two suspects or the white sedan suspect vehicle&nbsp;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 style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" width="218" height="385" src="-/media/28E434D99B434BBD9A54C7E572BADED8.ashx?h=385&amp;w=218">&nbsp; <img alt="" src="-/media/2F8A9730F64544758D596286B8D6C508.ashx?h=363&amp;w=299"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" src="-/media/603C4EF02A79412E954955ABFDB22058.ashx"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: left;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Wanted: Male and female suspects in connection <strong><span style="color: black;">to an Aug. 30<sup>th</sup> carjacking incident in NW Edmonton.&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></strong></span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: left;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <br> 17 Sep 2019 21:07:47 UT Fall commercial vehicle inspection event takes more than 40 per cent of vehicles out of service https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/FallCommercialVehInspection2019 The EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail pulled 98 commercial vehicles off the road for failing to meet various safety compliance regulations during its recent three-day fall inspection event. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>From September 10-12, 2019, Edmonton Police Service officers, along with municipal and provincial partners, inspected 232 commercial vehicles, 98, or 42 per cent of which were deemed to be &ldquo;out of service&rdquo; for various safety issues. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Of the remaining 134 vehicles checked, only 72 passed inspection, with another 62 vehicles requiring additional attention. In addition, 138 charges were laid under the <em>Traffic Safety Act</em> to non-commercial traffic passing through the area during the inspections. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;During this fall inspection event, tire concerns and unsecured loads were the most common safety issues we saw,&rdquo; says Sgt. Kerry Bates with the EPS Traffic Section. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s critical that drivers do regular vehicle checks and maintenance, and ensure they&rsquo;re aware of the proper procedures for securing loads.&rdquo; </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&ldquo;Overall, the goal of this yearly enforcement operation is to ensure that commercial vehicles and the loads they carry are safe on Edmonton roads.&rdquo;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>For tips on securing cargo, visit </span><span><a href="http://www.transportation.alberta.ca/523.htm"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Alberta Transportation</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>For more information on commercial vehicle inspections and the EPS Commercial Vehicle Inspection Detail visit </span><span><a href="https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/trafficvehicles/trafficsafety/commercialvehicles"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/trafficvehicles/trafficsafety/commercialvehicles</span></a></span><span> </span></p> <br /> 13 Sep 2019 19:43:50 UT Investigators remove another $370K of drugs, firearms, from city streets https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/tosdrugbust The EPS Targeted Offender Section has arrested and charged four individuals with multiple drug and firearm offences in relation to a recent drug trafficking investigation. <p style="margin: 1em 0cm 12pt;">The four suspects, who were released into the community with bail conditions related to previous charges, were being monitored by TOS investigators. Following their recent release, TOS observed activity consistent with drug trafficking.<br> <br> On Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant issued under the Controlled Drug and Substances Act (CDSA) at two residences in west Edmonton.<br> <br> During their search TOS investigators discovered 2.4 kg of methamphetamine worth approximately $240,000 at street level, 960 grams of cocaine worth an estimated $96,000 at street level, 377 fentanyl pills worth an estimated $7,540 and $26, 347 in cash, totalling an estimated $370,000 in illegal drugs<span style="color: red;">.</span><br> <br> Investigators also located a handgun with magazine and ammunition in a hidden compartment in a car parked nearby. <br> <br> <strong>Michael Fadel, 34, </strong>is charged with multiple offences including: <br> <em>Possession for the purpose of trafficking </em>(x8)<em><br> Breach of recognizance </em>(x 4)<em><br> Breach of firearm prohibition<br> Firearm offences </em>(x 9)<em><br> Proceeds of Crime (</em>x 2)<br> <em><br> </em><strong>Talysja Boucher, 29</strong> is charged with:<br> <em>Possession for the purpose of trafficking </em>(x8)<br> <em>Breach of recognizance</em> (x 8)<br> <em>Firearm offences</em> (x 8)<br> <em>Proceeds of crime</em> (x 2)<br> <em><br> </em><strong>Chanelda Bell, 38</strong> is charged with:<br> <em>Possession for the purpose of trafficking </em>(x3)<br> <em>Firearm offence</em><br> <br> <strong>Matthew Germsheid, 42</strong>, is charged with:<br> <em>Possession for the purpose of trafficking </em>(x3)<br> <em>Firearm offence</em><br> <br> The mandate of the EPS Targeted Offenders Section (TOS) is to manage offenders on release, enforce judicial conditions and execute criminal warrants.</p> <p style="margin: 1em 0cm 12pt;"><img alt="" width="300" height="400" src="-/media/556405E751AC41E2B76D963A5FAEA585.ashx?h=400&amp;w=300"></p> <p style="margin: 1em 0cm 12pt;"><strong>A hidden compartment discovered by investigators, during a recent drug trafficking investigation. Investigators found a handgun inside. <br> <br> </strong></p> 13 Sep 2019 18:42:07 UT Police seek public’s assistance locating missing man https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/MP Howard Wraight The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 65-year-old man. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Howard Wraight, 65, </span></strong><span>was last seen at approximately 3 p.m. today, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, at a Petro-Canada gas station near 123 Street and 111 Avenue.<br> <br> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Wraight </span></strong><span>is described as a Caucasian male, 140 pounds, with grey hair and beard. He was last seen wearing a beige dress shirt, blue pants and a maroon-coloured jacket. He was also believed to be wearing a blue toque and blue and white Nike shoes. He also uses tinted prescription glasses. <br> <br> This individual has been diagnosed with schizophrenia. His disappearance is considered to be out of character. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone with information regarding </span><strong><span>Howard Wraight&rsquo;s</span></strong><span> </span><span>whereabouts is encouraged to call the Edmonton Police Service Complaint Line at 780-423-4567 or the Edmonton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online at </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>. </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" style=" " src="-/media/E5671AD210AA45F8B0333B443A1F05C4.ashx?h=400&amp;w=300">&nbsp; <img alt="" style=" " src="-/media/72B1A5168A2B440EBB2F6AD625F14F10.ashx?h=389&amp;w=280"></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt; text-align: center;"><span>Missing man: Howard Wraight, 65</span></p> <br> 13 Sep 2019 02:51:31 UT Investigators release images of person of interest in connection to river valley indecent act series https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/indecentactseries The Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section is releasing photos of a person of interest in connection with a series of indecent acts that have occurred over the last several months. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>A total of 14 incidents have now been reported to police dating back to mid-July with the two most recent incidents occurring yesterday, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, in southwest Edmonton parks. <br> <br> It was reported to police that at approximately 4:40 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, a male suspect approached an adult female complainant who was enjoying a walk in Buena Vista Park. <br> <br> The male accosted the female, before exposing himself. The female complainant was able to push the suspect away, at which time the suspect fled the immediate area on foot.<br> <br> In the second incident, police responded to Emily Murphy Park, after receiving information that a male suspect had attempted to grope a female complainant at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening, while she was out for a run. The male suspect also exposed himself to the woman, before fleeing the area on foot. <br> <br> The two complainants described the male suspect as being 5'6" or 5'7" tall, with dark skin and short, dark hair. The suspect also had dark facial hair or beard &ldquo;stubble&rdquo;, and is believed to be between 30 and 40 years of age. <br> <br> </span><span>Investigators would like to speak to the person of interest seen in the accompanying photos. Anyone with information about this individual is encouraged to contact the </span><span>Edmonton Police Service 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 </span><span>at </span><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <span>Police have increased patrols throughout the area, in an effort to identify a suspect.<br> <strong><br> Background:<br> </strong>The incidents, which commenced in mid-July, involve a male masturbating in the river valley area below Saskatchewan Drive on the trail system near the Kinsmen Sports Centre. <br> <br> Incidents have occurred on both sides of the North Saskatchewan River, between the Dudley B Menzies Bridge and 105 Street and on the commuter platform at the Grandin LRT Station. The suspect&rsquo;s behaviour has recently escalated to include following some of the female complainants, </span><span style="color: #333333;">before exposing himself and attempting to grab and/or groping them.&nbsp;</span><span><br> <br> </span><img alt="" width="315" height="496" src="-/media/FB04D5C74BD242F4BD868D1BFB1C81B4.ashx">&nbsp; <img alt="" width="299" height="437" src="-/media/83DA7EFC15004F80BC7B8F373D54525B.ashx">&nbsp;<img alt="" width="461" height="667" src="-/media/0D89D9C206874978BA85C5EDCDF99EB9.ashx"><br> 11 Sep 2019 20:03:11 UT Police seek information after Skip the Dishes driver assaulted and robbed https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/skipthedishessept10 Northwest Division officers are investigating an assault and robbery, following an incident involving a Skip the Dishes driver. <p>On Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, Northwest Division officers responded to the report of an assault just after 4 a.m., in the area of 163 Avenue and 100 Street. Upon arrival, officers located a 50-year-old Skip the Dishes driver who was allegedly stabbed and robbed of the food he was delivering to an apartment building. </p> <p> </p> <p>Investigators believe three male suspects approached the driver and demanded his personal belongings, as well as the food he was delivering. A struggle allegedly ensued between the suspects and the 50-year-old driver, at which time the driver was allegedly stabbed and robbed. The man was treated and transported to hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The suspects are believed to have fled the area in an unknown vehicle.</p> <p> </p> <p>Investigators are looking to speak with any witnesses or motorists who may have been in the area of 163 Avenue and 100 Street and noted any suspicious activity in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, 2019. </p> 10 Sep 2019 17:06:00 UT Close to $810,000 of illegal drugs, firearms seized from two different investigations https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/druginvestigations Two significant EPS drug trafficking investigations have culminated with dozens of charges being laid against three individuals and the confiscation of close to $810,000 of illegal drugs and firearms. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The Edmonton Drug and Gang Enforcement Section (EDGE) and the Targeted Offender Section (TOS) concluded two separate investigations recently, both of which saw a significant amount of dangerous drugs and firearms taken out of Edmonton.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;EPS Chief Dale McFee has made it very clear that we will be relentless on organized crime. It is a critical for our police service to disrupt the flow of dangerous drugs, such as methamphetamine and fentanyl, into our communities,&rdquo; says Acting Insp. Pierre Blais, of the </span><span>EPS Organized Crime Branch, which oversees EDGE and TOS.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;These drugs are insidious and bring with them a plethora of other societal issues, including increased weapons and violent crime. While these two investigations and subsequent arrests certainly highlight the excellent work of our investigators, they also underscore the increasing importance of our relationship with the public.<br /> <br /> &ldquo;We&rsquo;re grateful for the public&rsquo;s trust, as they continue to reach out to police when they observe suspicious behaviour occurring in their neighbourhoods.&rdquo;</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; <br /> </span><span style="color: black;">The first investigation saw EDGE investigators arrest <strong>Jesse Hughes</strong>,<strong> 29</strong>, and <strong>Kaitlyn Byers, 21</strong>, of Edmonton </span><span>on Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, following an extensive investigation by EPS Drug and Gang investigators. <span style="color: black;">EDGE members executed a search warrant at a residence in the Blackmud community area in southwest Edmonton, </span><span style="color: black;">where they seized a plethora of drugs and firearms including:</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Drugs:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine &ndash; Street value of $342,000</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">348.2 grams of brown fentanyl<span>&nbsp; </span>&ndash; Street value of $52,230</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">51.9 grams of pink fentanyl &ndash; Street value of $7,785</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">332.8 grams of soft cocaine &ndash; Street value of $33,280</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">1.8 kg of Phenacetin &ndash; Street value of $7,200</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">Various drug trafficking paraphernalia (scales, cell phones, packaging, elastic bands, heat sealer, money counter)</p> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The approximate value of drugs and cutting agent seized was <strong>$443,000</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><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; </span><span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><br /> <strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Firearms:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A model XT-22 rifle<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A Winchester Model 1894 rifle<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A FLLI PIETTA 22 calibre <span style="color: black;">rifle with a cut barrel </span></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">A 303 calibre rifle with a cut barrel </span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A Uzkon AS46 shotgun, with a magazine, and eight rounds of ammunition inside </p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A MODJ-15 rifle .223 calibre rifle&nbsp;with an unattached silencer and&nbsp; two empty magazines<span>&nbsp; </span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">A Ruger Mark 4 handgun<span>&nbsp; </span><span style="color: white;"></span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span></span>Machete, bow and arrow and hatchet</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">Two sets of body armour</p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">Various rounds of assorted ammunition</p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: #1f497d;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Currency:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">$6,820 Canadian Currency </p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: red;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Jesse Hughes, 29</span></strong><span style="color: black;">, has been charged </span><span>with 23 charges:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Possession for the purpose of trafficking </span></em><span style="color: black;">(x3)</span></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Proceeds of crime over $5,000</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Breaching a firearms prohibition</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Unsafe storage of firearms (x7)</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Unauthorized possession of a firearm (x5)</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Knowingly possess a prohibited/restricted weapon</span></em></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: black;">Kaitlyn Byers, 21</span></strong><span style="color: black;">, is facing 19 charges including:</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Possession for the purpose of trafficking</span></em><span style="color: black;"> (x3)</span></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Proceeds of crime over $5,000</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Possession of a prohibited firearm with ammunition readily available</span></em></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Unsafe storage of firearms</span></em><span style="color: black;"> (x7)</span></p> </li> <li style="color: black;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><em><span style="color: black;">Unauthorized possession of a prohibited/restricted weapon (x7)</span></em></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>In the second investigation, TOS detectives arrested <strong>Christopher Hartnett, 30,</strong> after discovering a cache of illegal drugs and firearms, while executing a search warrant at his apartment on Aug. 25, 2019, in the community of </span><span style="color: black;">McConachie in northeast Edmonton. </span><span><br /> <br /> </span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The drugs seized included:<br /> &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 36pt;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Drugs:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">1,892 grams of methamphetamine &ndash; Street value of $189,000</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">1,000 grams of cocaine &ndash; Street value of $70,000</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">183 grams fentanyl (previously BTB heroin)&nbsp;&ndash; Street value of $36,600 </p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">1,561 grams marihuana &ndash; Street value of $15,600 </p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">5ML&rsquo;s of GHB &ndash; Street value of $5</p> </li> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;">14 Kg of phenacetin &ndash; Street value of $56,000 &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 12pt;"><span><br /> The approximate value of drugs seized was <strong>$367,200</strong>.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Firearms:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li> <p style="margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>40 calibre handgun </span></p> </li> <li style="color: #000000;"> <p style="color: #000000; margin-top: 0cm; margin-bottom: 0pt;"><span>A loaded magazine in the gun (chamber empty)</span></p> </li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><span><br /> </span><strong><span style="color: #1f497d;">Currency:</span></strong></p> <ul style="list-style-type: disc;"> <li><span>$11,139.40 Canadian Currency</span></li> </ul> <u5:p> </u5:p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Christopher Hartnett, 30, </span></strong><span>has been charged with:<br /> </span></p> <ul> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><em>Breach of Recognizance</em> (x5)</li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><em>Possession for the purpose of Trafficking</em> (x5)</li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><em>Proceeds of Crime over $5,000</em></li> <li style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt 36pt;"><em><u5:p><em><span>Firearms charges</span></em><span> </span><span>(</span><span>x3</span><span>)</span><span><br /> <br /> </span></u5:p></em></li> </ul> 10 Sep 2019 15:41:26 UT Former teacher charged with sexual assault https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/sexualassaultsept9 Detectives of the Edmonton Police Service’s Sexual Assault Section have charged 29-year-old <b>Robert Liam McGee</b>, a former teacher of Londonderry Junior High School, with sexual assault. <p>In June of this year, the EPS received a complaint that <strong>McGee</strong> provided alcohol to a minor and later sexually assaulted her. </p> <p> </p> <p>On Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, <strong>Robert Liam McGee, 29,</strong> was charged with <em>sexual assault</em> in relation to this incident. </p> 09 Sep 2019 21:15:00 UT Police seek public's assistance locating missing man https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/missingmanlangstadtSep5 The Edmonton Police Service is asking for the public’s help locating a missing 36-year-old man. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Adam Lingstadt, 36</span></strong><span>, was last seen at a McDonald’s restaurant in the area of 67 Avenue and 177 Street on July 1, 2019, at approximately 11 p.m.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Lingstadt</span></strong><span> is described as a 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 150 lbs. He has blue eyes, short dark hair and was last seen wearing a green striped shirt, black pants and red runners. <strong>Lingstadt</strong> also has several notable tattoos including a gorilla head on his right upper back, a rose on his right shoulder and a skull with octopus tentacles on his right shoulder/arm. Photos of <strong>Lingstadt</strong> are included below.<br><br></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="-/media/C6A52DBED57D432DAD024C0B1A834D24.ashx?h=442&amp;w=400"></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Missing: Adam Lingstadt, 36</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="-/media/B936F0987C84473E81D9CAD1882A5E5E.ashx?h=492&amp;w=400"></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><img alt="" src="-/media/43032C9570554A0BB81E6C3993E7A79E.ashx?h=443&amp;w=400"></strong></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><strong><span>Lingstadt’s</span></strong><span> disappearance is considered to be out of character, and as a result, there are concerns for his well-being. There are, however, no indications of foul play at this time.&nbsp;<br> </span></p><p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><br></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>Anyone who has information about <strong>Lingstadt’s</strong> disappearance 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><span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a></span><span>.</span></p> <br> 05 Sep 2019 21:50:00 UT Sexual Assault Section investigating series of indecent acts in river valley https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/indecentactsinrivervalley The Edmonton Police Service Sexual Assault Section is investigating a series of 11 indecent acts that have occurred in and around the city’s river valley over the last several weeks. <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0pt;"><span>The incidents, which occurred between mid-July and most recently on Tuesday, Sept. 2, involve a male masturbating in the river valley area below Saskatchewan Drive on the trail system near the Kinsmen Sports Centre. <br> <br> Incidents have occurred on both sides of the North Saskatchewan River, between the Dudley B Menzies Bridge and 105 Street. The suspect’s behaviour has recently escalated to include following some of the female complainants, before exposing himself and attempting to grab and/or groping them. Most of the incidents have occurred between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. <br> <br> The suspect is described as a tanned or dark-skinned male, between 5’4” and 5’9” tall and 30 to 40 years of age. He has a slim build, short or shaved dark hair and facial hair or beard stubble. Police have stepped up patrols throughout the area. <br> <br> Investigators are cautioning women who frequent that area or use the trail system to carry a cell phone or communication device with them, travel together with others, when possible, and inform family and/or friends of your plans and timelines for return. <br> <br> </span><span>Anyone who may have information about these incidents or a potential suspect is encouraged to contact the Edmonton Police Service 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 </span><span>at </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span style="text-decoration: underline;">www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span>.</span></p> <br> 05 Sep 2019 21:37:39 UT