Fort Saskatchewan RCMP reported this week that they had a successful summer of taking criminals off the streets.
Between June 1 and August 31 the detachment’s newly formed traffic/crime reduction unit executed 40 arrest warrants on a number of individuals, including some prolific offenders.
The detachment reports that members used proactive enforcement, traffic initiatives and self-generated investigations to track the offenders down. Police said that the efforts led to 22 additional arrests that generated 30 criminal code charges ranging from property-related offences to failing to comply with conditions.
The new unit “provided a highly visible enforcement-led presence throughout the city of Fort Saskatchewan,” RCMP said in release. Police reviewed crime trends and used information provided by the city’s crime analyst as part of the enforcement effort.
Members of the specialized unit also helped out general duty members on about 29 calls for service.
“These investigations also resulted in the recovery of 11 separate stolen pieces of property being returned to their rightful owners,” RCMP said.

More Local News

Fort Saskatchewan RCMP need help finding 12-year-old

The Fort Saskatchewan RCMP are asking for the public's help finding Shenelle Jenkins.

Lamont County assembling flood drainage team

Lamont County is trying to get ahead of spring flooding this year.

MP Lloyd focused on helping local entrepreneurs

A local Member of Parliament is looking to better the region with faster broadband internet.

Update: RCMP looking for missing Fort Saskatchewan teen

Police have found Kirshtine Palabay safe and unharmed.

Sledge Hockey Day another success

It was the biggest year yet for the Robin Hood Association's third annual Sledge Hockey Day.

Primary Care Network says the best diet is a balanced one

How much food from each food group should be in meals?

Redwater council decides against increasing pool fees

Pool fees in Redwater will be staying the same for another year.

Fortis Alberta gives $25,000 to schools for environmental programs

Some local schools recently received funding.

École Campbelltown celebrate French heritage

As part of their month-long celebration “Mois de la francophonie albertaine” the students and staff of École Campbelltown held a special flag-raising ceremony for International Francophonie Day.

Freedom Conservatives choose Malcolm Stinson for Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville

Malcolm Stinson was recently selected as the Freedom Conservative Party of Alberta candidate in Fort Saskatchewan-Vegreville. is Westman's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide