During the week of February 22nd – 28th the Slave Lake RCMP received 98 calls to service. Of these, assaults, traffic collisions, and liquor act occurrences were the most prevalent. The following are a sample of some of these calls:
February 22nd, 2020 – Assault
The RCMP received a report of an assault. The victim attended the detachment and said he had been assaulted by a female known to the victim and Slave Lake RCMP. This female is bound by several conditions and a warrant for her arrest was issued. She will be held for a judicial interim release when found.
February 23rd, 2020 – Fail to yield to pedestrians
While on patrol in a school zone, officers observed an activated pedestrian crosswalk with children waiting to cross.
A vehicle was seen driving through the cross-walk and a traffic stop was initiated. The driver of the vehicle was issued a violation ticket in the amount of $233.
Feb. 23rd, 2020 – Breach of conditions
The RCMP received a report that a male, banned from entering the Slave Lake mall was seen inside. He was found and arrested. A judicial interim release was conducted and he was remanded to prison until his court date.
Feb. 24th, 2020 – Traffic Safety Act
The RCMP received a report from the High Prairie School Division of a vehicle passing a school bus while its alternating red lights were activated. The school division was able to provide video footage and the owner of the vehicle was charged under the Traffic Safety Act.
Feb. 26th, 2020 – Theft under $5,000
The RCMP received a report of a stolen cell phone at a liquor establishment in Slave Lake. Members conducted an investigation and were able to obtain video footage of a man taking the phone. He was arrested and the phone was recovered. He faces a charge of theft under $5,000 and is scheduled to appear in court in March.
Stopping for school buses
The RCMP would like to remind the community that when a school bus has its flashing red lights activated, vehicles are to stop until the lights are deactivated. The school division is able to provide the RCMP with video footage and owners to those vehicles received a violation ticket for over $500.
During this week, the RCMP have issued four violation tickets to vehicles that did not stop for school buses.