Armed with nothing more than a pen and paper, cell phone, flashlight, police scanner, and a couple of cups of coffee, a small number of residents regularly take to the streets of Morinville, keeping their eyes and ears open for what doesn’t look and sound right. They’re Citizens on Patrol (COP), a civilian watch organization that has been operating in Morinville since 1997. Over the past two decades, the volunteer group has been doing their part for community policing in Morinville. […]
Crime is rising across our province. In 2015 alone, it went up 18 per cent across Alberta, including a 12 per cent rise in violent crimes.
And now trials of accused criminals are being stayed because of mismanagement and a lack of resources in our courts. […]
A car rolls up; a man gets out. He heads towards a car that’s not his own, there to see if the owner left it unlocked. The door holds tight, the man has no pry bar to break it open. But then again, he doesn’t need one because he’s not there to rob the vehicle, only to let the owner know the importance of keeping vehicles locked and valuables safe.
Since school let out, police have responded to well over 30 incidents of vandalism and property damage. These include: mailboxes tipped over, playgrounds wrecked, fires deliberately set, and spray-painting. These types of instances not only ruin our community, they also tie up police resources that could be better utilized dealing with actual emergency situations…. […]
by Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – A bag of screws and a bigger bag of determination are seeing the Morinville RCMP and the Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) uniting their efforts for two anti-theft initiatives this summer. The police and their partners are reminding homeowners to lock their cars and their garages, and offering special screws to make it harder for would-be thieves to steal vehicle license plates… […]
by Morinville News Staff
Morinville – Recent complaints of thefts from motor vehicles in Morinville and surrounding area are prompting the RCMP and Morinville Citizens on Patrol (COP) to pool their resources to send residents the message to lock their vehicles… […]
by Morinville News Staff
Morinville – a man and woman have been charged with 54 property crimes after police responded to a complaint of a break-in in progress Apr. 28. Police say Jason MacAloney and Diana Barrett were subsequently arrested in possession of stolen property… […]
Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch released crime statistics for the month of January in an email to members Monday afternoon. According to the watchdog organization, the first month of 2014 saw RCMP responding to three break-and-enters…. […]
By Stephen Dafoe
Morinville – Sturgeon Victim Services (SVS) paid a visit to Council May 28 to bring councillors up to date on the program, its mission and how the Town of Morinville’s grant funding is used. Morinville RCMP Sergeant Mark Mathias, who sits on the SVS board, joined Program Coordinator Donna McPherson in making the presentation…
By Morinville News Staff
Morinville – Attempted break-ins to buildings and vehicles as well as the willful destruction of property continue to be a problem in Morinville this summer. Morinville RCMP have responded to several resident and business complaints over the past couple of weeks and are currently investigating several property crime files… […]