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 03 Dec 2022 18:46:50 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 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 Autopsy complete in Tuesday suspicious death https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/autopsyDec2 An autopsy has been completed in the death of a male who was found deceased in an encampment on Tuesday afternoon. <p><span style="color: black;">The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy today, Friday, Dec. 2, 2022, on <strong>Joseph Ross Gladue, 38</strong>. The cause of death is being withheld at this time for investigative reasons. The manner of death is pending, and Homicide Section continues to investigate the death as suspicious.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The death was originally reported to the city&rsquo;s encampment team by an unidentified male. Detectives continue to seek out this male, as he may have information that could assist the investigation.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Anyone with information about 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 </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span style="color: black;">.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="color: black;">Background</span></strong></p> <p><span style="color: black;">On Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2022 at approximately 2:36 p.m., Downtown Branch officers responded to the report of a male who had been found deceased in an encampment near the walking path and LRT tracks in the area of 95 Street and 106 Avenue. (</span><a href="https://www.edmontonpolice.ca/News/MediaReleases/SuspDeathNov29"><span>See previous news release</span></a><span style="color: black;">.)</span></p> 03 Dec 2022 00:51:41 UT Police investigating suspicious death https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/SuspDeathDec2 The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating the suspicious death of a male who was assaulted earlier this month. <p><span style="color: black;">At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2022, hospital staff contacted police after an injured male had been transported to hospital by EMS that morning. The male had been located unresponsive outside the Coliseum LRT station just before 9:30 a.m. He later died in hospital on Nov. 30, 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Prior to this incident, on Nov. 19, 2022, the male had been the victim of an assault that occurred in an encampment in the area of 100 Street and 105A Avenue. At that time, he was taken to hospital and treated for head injuries. A 40-year-old male was charged in relation to the assault.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The Edmonton Medical Examiner completed an autopsy on the deceased, <strong>Calvin Ross Moosewah, 46</strong>, on Dec. 1, 2022. The cause and manner of death are pending further testing. The death has been deemed suspicious, and Homicide Section is leading the investigation.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Moosewah primarily resided in encampments in and around the downtown core. Investigators would like to speak with anyone who may have information on his whereabouts and activities between Nov. 19 and Nov. 28, 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">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 </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span style="color: black;">. </span></p> 02 Dec 2022 18:53:41 UT Police investigating suspicious death https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/SuspDeathNov29 The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) is investigating the suspicious death of a male who was found deceased in an encampment this afternoon. <p><span style="color: black;">Today at approximately 2:36 p.m., Downtown Branch officers responded to the report of a male who had been found deceased in an encampment near the walking path and LRT tracks in the area of 95 Street and 106 Avenue. The death has been deemed suspicious, and Homicide Section has taken over the investigation.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">The death was originally reported to the city’s encampment team by an unidentified male. Detectives would like to speak with this male, who may have information that could assist the investigation, and are asking him to come forward to police.</span></p> <p><span>An autopsy has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, 2022.</span></p> <p><span style="color: black;">Anyone with information about 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 </span><a href="http://www.p3tips.com/250"><span>www.p3tips.com/250</span></a><span style="color: black;">. </span></p> 30 Nov 2022 04:00:00 UT Missing man located https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/missingmanCSNov26 The 64-year-old man reported missing by police on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2022, has been located safe and unharmed. <p><span>The EPS would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.</span></p> 29 Nov 2022 05:00:00 UT Police make arrest in multijurisdictional theft investigation https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/PERTNov28 Edmonton Police Service’s Police Electronic Response Team (PERT) has made an arrest in a significant theft series spanning across multiple provinces. <p><span>Over the last month, members from PERT were conducting a stolen property trafficking investigation which initiated from a theft from vehicle complaint. The investigation evolved into a multi-agency collaboration with the assistance of multiple RCMP detachments. In early November, a search warrant was executed, and the property recovered revealed a myriad of reported and non-reported theft occurrences stretching across British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan with an approximate cumulative value of $500,000. </span></p> <p><span>&ldquo;While we had a good initial starting point, it was the commendable tenacity, dedication and creative investigative avenues pursued by the primary investigator which brought this file to conclusion,&rdquo; stated Acting Sergeant Arek Janek of PERT. &ldquo;We were able to return a substantial amount of property back to its rightful owners.&rdquo;</span></p> <p><span>Approximately $125,000 worth of stolen property has been recovered and returned, while investigations continue into determining the owners of the other property seized. There are a couple of items that remain outstanding; these items can be viewed on our Pinterest page </span><a href="https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/465841155218403189/"><span>here</span></a><span> and </span><a href="https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/465841155218403209/"><span>here</span></a><span>.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Dennis Hyatt, 35</span></strong><span>, has been charged with multiple offences including <em>trafficking in stolen property obtained by crime, fraud over $5000, fraud under $5000, theft over $5000, </em>and<em> possession of stolen property under $5000</em>.</span></p> <p><span>Anyone who has information about any crime 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> <p><strong><span>Background<br /> </span></strong><span>Police Electronic Response Team (PERT) was developed to expedite service to citizens of Edmonton reporting general service, non-emergency events where an in-person police response is not required. Equipped with various electronic applications and programs, PERT is fully capable of conducting investigations remotely and is able to bring investigations to a successful conclusion utilizing electronic means.</span></p> 28 Nov 2022 20:30:00 UT Police warning Dodge owners of theft series https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/TRAPstolenDodgevehsNov25 The Edmonton Police Service is warning citizens of a recent rash of thefts of high-end Dodge trucks and SUVs. <p><span>The EPS TRAP (Targeted Response to Auto-theft Prevention) team is investigating a series of at least 11 thefts of high-end Dodge models that have occurred since early November throughout the city. The thefts have specifically targeted 2021 and 2022 model Dodge Ram TRX trucks valued at $140,000 and up, some Dodge Durango Hellcat editions valued at more than $150,000, and a few Dodge Ram 1500 limited series trucks. The vehicles are all equipped with push-button starts, and it is believed thieves are using cloned key fobs to defeat the vehicles’ anti-theft systems.</span></p> <p><span>“Our TRAP teams are investigating these thefts and focusing extra resources on identifying those responsible,” says Acting Sgt. Don Lawrence, with the EPS TRAP team. “In the meantime, we want to alert owners of these vehicles so they can take extra steps to protect their property.”</span></p> <p><span>Police advise owners of the vehicles being targeted to park them in a secure location, such as a garage, or in well-lit, high traffic areas. Owners are also advised to remove all valuables from the vehicle, and use a steering-wheel lock (similar to “The Club”) if possible.</span></p> <p><span>Anyone who has information about the thefts 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> 25 Nov 2022 20:26:07 UT Missing male located https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/missingmaleNov22 The 19-year-old male who was reported missing by police on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, has since been located safe and unharmed. Investigators would like to thank the media and the public for their assistance.<br> <br> 23 Nov 2022 15:30:00 UT National Bolo program offers up to $50,000 reward for murder suspect Saed Osman https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/BOLONov22 The EPS’ Homicide Section is still looking for Saed Osman, 27, who remains wanted on Canada-wide warrants in connection to the shooting death of 28-year-old Imbert George, on March 12, 2022. <p><span>On Saturday, March 12, 2022, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Edmonton Police Service officers responded to the report of shots fired at Ertale lounge, located at 124 Street and 118 Avenue. Upon arrival, police located multiple victims outside the establishment. </span></p> <p><span>EMS responded, treated, and transported two females and four males to hospital with various injuries. A fifth injured male attended a hospital on his own. One of the male victims, identified as <strong>Imbert George, 28, </strong>succumbed to his injuries. Investigators have since determined that the suspects allegedly fired approximately 70 rounds in a crowded area, and all seven victims were innocent bystanders who were randomly struck.</span></p> <p><span>Two men were charged in relation to the murder; <strong>Mohamod Mohamod, 22</strong> and <strong>Said Ibrahim, 23</strong> are each charged with <em>first degree murder</em>, <em>discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life</em> (x6) and multiple other firearms offences. Two other suspects remain unidentified: one whose photo was included in a previous news release, as well as another male who police have yet to identify.</span></p> <p><span>Still outstanding is </span><strong><span>Saed Osman, 27</span></strong><span>, </span><span>who is wanted for <em>first degree murder, discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life</em> (x6) and multiple other firearms offences<em>. </em>He is also known by the alias Guled Osman, and/or the nickname “Styles.” <br> <br> <strong>Osman </strong>is from Ontario, but has strong ties to Edmonton, where he may still reside.<strong> </strong>He is described as a Black male with brown eyes and black hair, which was previously known to be braided. He is six feet tall, weighs approximately 180 pounds, and has a scar on his right wrist.</span></p> <p><span>The EPS has partnered with the </span><a href="https://www.boloprogram.org/about/"><span>Bolo Program</span></a><span> to complement police efforts in locating <strong>Osman. </strong>On Oct. 18, 2022, Bolo announced its “</span><a href="https://www.boloprogram.org/"><span>Top 25</span></a><span>” list of Canada’s most wanted, in which Osman was included.</span><span> Osman was chosen for inclusion in the list as he is the EPS’ only homicide suspect who is currently wanted on a Canada-wide warrant for first degree murder.</span></p> <p><span>The </span><span style="text-decoration: none; color: windowtext;">Bolo Program</span><span> amplifies police requests for public assistance on most wanted cases, focusing on the most serious criminal offences. In cooperation with the Crime Stoppers Association of Edmonton and Northern Alberta, the Bolo Program offers a reward up to CAD $50,000 for any information leading to the arrest of this suspect. This reward is only available until May 1, 2023.</span></p> <p><strong><span>Osman </span></strong><span>may be armed and</span><strong><span> </span></strong><span>is considered dangerous, and should not be approached. Investigators are urging anyone with information regarding <strong>Osman’s </strong>whereabouts or any other information about the shooting 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 style="text-align: center;"><span><img alt="" height="449" width="347" src="-/media/31B93D5BA3954B8EA84E8B6B1505789D.ashx?h=449&amp;w=347"></span></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span>Wanted: Saed Osman, 27</span></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong><span>First degree murder</span></strong></p> 22 Nov 2022 15:28:33 UT Police seeking video in public shootout  https://www.edmontonpolice.ca:443/News/MediaReleases/RequestforvideoNov21 Police are seeking video in a public shootout that occurred in the Hollick Kenyon area of northeast Edmonton. <p><span>At 2:29 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, Northeast Branch responded to the report of multiple shots fired in a public courtyard in the area north of 162 Avenue and 51 Street. It was reported that several males became involved in an altercation over a bag, produced handguns, and fired several rounds in the street. </span></p> <p><span>One of the males was shot, and managed to walk to a nearby convenience store with the bag, which he left at the store. He was arrested nearby and transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The bag was later found to contain a handgun and cocaine. Two additional handguns were located at the scene. The 23-year-old male </span><span>is facing 10 charges, including firearms and drug-related charges, as well as two breaches. The other combatants fled the scene and have yet to be identified.</span></p> <p><span>Investigators are seeking any CCTV, dashcam or cell phone video from the area, and are asking </span><span>a</span><span>nyone with video to contact the EPS </span><span>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> 21 Nov 2022 19:13:13 UT