Southeast Division invites the community to a free BBQ on May 15 and 16 at Mill Woods Town Centre and May 17 and 18 at Bonnie Doon Mall as part of the Community Action Team (CAT) deployment.
Patrol officers, Beat officers, Community Liaison Constables and the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team (NET) will interact with citizens at the BBQ, provide crime prevention tips and will give away free anti-theft license plate screws for vehicles.
“The community BBQ will give… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on May 15, 2013 at 9:59am —
Police caution public, following several violent personal robberies
The Edmonton Police Service is warning the public to be vigilant when selling or purchasing items online, on the heels of several recent personal robberies.
Between April 9-18, 2013, police responded to several personal robbery complaints, where victims believed they were meeting a buyer sincerely interested in purchasing laptop computers or cell phones, which they had advertised for sale online. In each… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on April 24, 2013 at 2:20pm —
The Edmonton Police Service is warning the public about a female suspect who is allegedly targeting senior women in their late 60’s.
The suspect is alleged to approach individuals in a parking lot and offers to either sell or give away a gold chain or to ask for direction to the nearest hospital. The suspect thanks the individual they have approached by hugging them and kissing them on both cheeks and in the process steals the gold necklace the individual is wearing.
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on April 18, 2013 at 9:30am —
The Edmonton Police Service is encouraging residents of the Brander Gardens and Greenfield neighbourhoods to properly secure their homes, following seven day-time break and enters on Monday, April 8, 2013.
The series of incidents occurred yesterday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. in the southwest neighbourhoods. In each case, the suspect allegedly gained entry to the residence by forcing the front door open. In two of the incidents, the suspect was confronted by the home owner,… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on April 9, 2013 at 4:39pm —
Southwest Division members are encouraging Parkallen residents to properly secure their homes and garages, following an ongoing string of residential break and enters in that neighbourhood.
Police have received an increase in reported residential break and enters on the south side and more specifically within recent weeks, the Parkallen neighbourhood. These break-ins have occurred primarily during day-time hours, when residents are away from their homes.
The EPS is asking for… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on March 19, 2013 at 4:11pm —
“Once a thief is in possession of a victim’s identity, they can obtain bank loans, cell phone contracts, mortgages, you name it, they’ll buy it. And, all of this activity is attributed to the unknowing victim,” says Det. Bill Allen of the EPS Economic Crimes Unit.
ID thieves will stop at nothing to obtain tidbits of identity-type information.
Most victims are unaware that their personal information has been stolen until something bad happens. For instance, a victim… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on March 14, 2013 at 9:40am —
If you haven’t changed your PINs lately, your money could be at risk.
Changing your PIN on a regular basis, at least every two months, can go a long way toward preventing thieves from accessing your bank account.
“While it’s important to cover your hand and while you’re entering your PIN, it’s even more important that you change your PIN regularly," says Constable Elvin Toy with the EPS Economic Crimes Unit. "If the fraudsters have your old PIN, your account… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on March 11, 2013 at 11:12am —
Fraudsters commit crimes of confidence. They gain your trust first, and then they take your money. In romance scams, they take advantage of those who are looking for love, and play upon the victim’s emotions to steal their money.
Literally anyone can be a target. Victims come in all shapes and sizes – any age, male or female, from different walks of life. Prime hunting grounds are dating sites, even those that require members to pay a fee. Social networking sites are popular as… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on March 5, 2013 at 9:39am —
What do you see when you look around your community? Broken windows or abandoned lots with garbage? Walls or garage doors covered with graffiti?
Unfortunately some of us have become accustomed to seeing vandalism and graffiti and don't think of the real costs behind it, or how they may be related to gangs and attract other types of crime to the community.
Public and private businesses invest money each year to clean up graffiti,…
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on March 1, 2013 at 11:19am —
The Edmonton Police Service is launching the second phase of a year-long campaign, asking the public to “make the right call.”
Approximately 60 per cent of all calls into 911 that are not emergencies continue to flood and hold up 911 operators.
“This continues to be a concern for the EPS, because someone with a real emergency is made to wait for help,” says Insp. Blair Edl who is in charge of the Police Dispatch and 911 Section. “After we launched the first phase of our… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on February 26, 2013 at 9:46am —
The Edmonton Police Service is looking for the owners of some suspected stolen property that may be connected to recent theft from autos in the northwest part of the city.
On Jan. 18, 2013, police responded to a complaint in the area of 130 Avenue and 114 Street and recovered a black backpack that contained a black-handled hatchet, three GPS units, four car stereo faceplates, and one digital book reader.
The property is believed to be stolen and may be connected to a recent… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on January 30, 2013 at 2:51pm —
Downtown Division is warning the public about two suspects who are allegedly going door-to-door offering snow shovelling services but the suspects are actually scoping out homes. After the suspects knock on the door and do not get an answer, they use this as an opportunity to break in to homes.
“It’s important to report any suspicious activity to police immediately,” says Cst. Christopher Lucas, Community Liaison Constable in Downtown Division. “We want to keep you and your property… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on January 22, 2013 at 2:12pm —
The Edmonton Police Service currently taking applications for the upcoming Citizens Police Academy Class which will take place March 19 and concluding June 11, 2013.
Classes are held each Tuesday from 1830 – 2130 hrs. in the new Crime Prevention Unit Training / Resource Centre located at #108-14315 118 Avenue. This class will not focus on any specific community and is open to individuals who have a vested interest in crime prevention and looking to understand more fully… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on January 11, 2013 at 8:59am —
The Edmonton Police Service is reminding citizens to stay alert and not open their door to strangers or allow them into their homes. There have been reports of a suspicious male going door-to-door and allegedly pretending to be in need of cash for a tow truck or locksmith. The suspect may also ask to use your personal computer to contact their in-vehicle security company.
Some people have let the suspect into their homes. While homeowners get some money, the suspect allegedly takes… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on January 2, 2013 at 12:30pm —
The Edmonton Police Service is warning residents of the Belgravia neighbourhood in Southwest Edmonton to be on the lookout for a suspicious male, after four break and enters were reported to police, Monday, Dec. 10, 2012.
"The neighbourhood of Belgravia suffered four daytime residential break and enters, all of which were very similar in nature and during office hours. This is very unusual for this normally quiet neighbourhood," said Const. David Crisp. "We’re urging residents to… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on December 11, 2012 at 2:48pm —
Thieves will be targetting your car this time of year, especially around shopping malls. By following some straightforward advice, and working together, we can ensure that this type of crime is reduced in your community.
Remove all Valuables - Never leave ANYTHING on display when you leave your vehicle. Ensure that shopping bags, gifts, electronic devices, and cameras are placed in the truck or are taken with you. If they can see it they will steal it, even loose… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on December 10, 2012 at 11:00am —
The Edmonton Police Service is launching a campaign today asking the public to “make the right call.”
“We want the public to know the difference between an emergency and a non-emergency call, in hopes of reducing the number of unwanted calls to 911,” says Const. Michael Rott of EPS West Division, who worked on the campaign. “On average, 911 operators receive 1,000 calls every day and 40 per cent of those calls are not emergency-related.”
Part of the campaign includes increasing… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on November 21, 2012 at 1:08pm —
The Edmonton Police Service launched “Speak Out” today, a public awareness campaign that urges the public to get involved and report incidents of domestic violence occurring in their respective communities.
“Domestic violence or intimate partner violence should not be tolerated in any form, or at any level of society,” said Staff Sgt. Darcy Strang, of the EPS Domestic Offender Crime Section, noting that Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on November 20, 2012 at 1:38pm —
Alberta is home to thousands of kids who do great things every day for themselves and others - at home, at school and in the community.
Albertans are encouraged to nominate a young person, between the ages of five and 18, for their determination, generosity, compassion, courage and strong spirit.
Nominations for the Great Kids Award 2012 are now open. … Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on November 6, 2012 at 11:57am —
The Edmonton Police Service, Edmonton Fire Rescue, Alberta Health Services and the Alberta Motor Association have teamed up to educate the public on what to do when you see an activated emergency vehicle.
“Saving lives is our top priority,” says EPS Const. Martin Doherty with Southeast Division. “Traffic is our biggest obstacle when responding to an emergency.”
Look. Move. Stop. These are three steps drivers should take when they see lights and hear sirens:… Continue
Added by Edmonton Police Service Liaison on November 5, 2012 at 1:10pm —