Police Briefs

Above: Photo enforcement was out working to keep Highway 642 on the outskirts of town safe from speeders Fiday afternoon. Morinville’s Photo Enforcement Policy was to be discussed Apr. 19 at Committee of the Whole.

– Submitted Photo

by Morinville News Staff

Firearms complaint



Morinville RCMP received a complaint from the hamlet of Cardiff Apr. 14 at approximately 6 p.m. regarding a suspicious vehicle. Both the driver and passenger of the vehicle are alleged to have pointed what appeared to be long barreled firearms out the windows of the vehicle to discharge the firearms at gophers and ducks in the area.

Occupied dwellings are near the area of concern, and residents also use the are for hiking and walking their pets. The Cardiff golf course is also close by.

Police expressed their concerns discharging firearms in the area could fall under Careless Use of a Firearm under the Criminal Code. It is also illegal under the Provincial Wildlife Act to discharge a firearm from a vehicle and/or have a loaded firearm in a vehicle. There also is no current open season for duck hunting.

Complainants described the vehicle as a newer blue single cab Dodge pick-up truck with tinted side windows.

Morinville RCMP would like to speak to the owner and the occupants of the vehicle involved.

RCMP Morinville Entered into Drug Investigation

In the early morning hours of Apr. 15th, Morinville RCMP members responded to a suspicious vehicle complaint in rural Sturgeon County. Upon arrival, members identified the driver as a person well known to police and observed drug paraphernalia within the vehicle. As a result, the member entered into a drug investigation.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of what is believed to be cocaine and methamphetamine. A set of brass knuckles were also located and seized.

Kyle Brian Berezan (30) of Yellowhead County was charged Friday with several offences, including Controlled Drugs and Substances charges. He will appear in Morinville Provincial court on Apr. 21.

Police ae not releasing further details as the matter is currently before the courts.

Break and Enter

On the morning of Apr. 16, Morinville RCMP responded to a break, enter and theft that occurred at two local businesses in the Town of Morinville. The suspects were able to gain entry into the businesses and stole an unknown amount of money while inside.

RCMP Forensic Identification Section attended the scene and the investigation is continuing. No suspects have been identified at this time.

Police have not identified the two businesses, and our request for details was not responded to by our press deadline.

Anyone with information on any of these occurrences is asked to call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520. Those wishing to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or online at www.tipssubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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