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Slave Lake RCMP – RCMP Major Crimes Unit Investigating Sudden Death

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June 2, 2019

Slave Lake, Alberta – The Slave Lake RCMP and the RCMP K-Division Major Crimes unit are investigating after a mans body was located on May 31st.

Just after 1:30 am on May 31, Slave Lake RCMP and Fire Services were dispatched to a report of a fire, approximately 20 km West of the Town of Slave Lake.  While putting out this fire, a body was discovered at the scene. This fire not a part of the wildfire that continues to burn in the area.

The RCMP Major Crime Unit was called in to assist and the deceased was identified as 30 year-old Darren DAWSON, an Alberta resident.  Next of kin have been notified and an autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at the Edmonton Medical Examiners office. 

Investigators are asking for anyone who may have information on this case to contact the Slave Lake RCMP at (780) 849-3045.  If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.  You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property and or seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

No further information is available at this time and an update is not expected until after the autopsy results are received.

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RCMP nab Red Deer driver doing 112 km/h on 30th Avenue

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From Red Deer RCMP: Red Deer RCMP stop driver travelling at extreme speed

Red Deer, Alta. – On June 8, 2019, Red Deer RCMP caught a driver travelling 112 km/h in a 60 km/h zone.  

In response to community complaints, Red Deer RCMP were conducting speed enforcement on 30 Avenue near 55 Street when they observed the driver driving at a high rate of speed at approximately 9:30 p.m. The vehicle was stopped, and the driver was unable to provide valid proof of insurance, or valid drivers licence. As a result of the offences, the male driver has been summoned to court to appear before a judge.

Four other vehicles were stopped for speeding at the same location and issued violation tickets. 

“Citizens making the reckless decision to travel at such extreme speeds pose a serious risk the public.”  said Sergeant Mike Zufferli with the Red Deer RCMP Traffic Unit. “These extreme speeds show a wanton disregard for the safety of others, and we continue to work everyday to address it, through enforcement and education.” 

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2 youth arrested, police looking for 3rd suspect after firearm reported in middle school

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Red Deer RCMP respond to threat at Eastview Middle School

On June 11, 2019, at approximately 3:22 p.m. Red Deer RCMP responded to a call at Eastview Middle School after three male youth entered the school with a possible firearm.  

Eastview Middle School, along with surrounding schools, were put into lockdown as a result. 

There were no injuries as a result of this incident.   

RCMP cleared the building and the suspects fled. Two of the three suspects have been apprehended and charged with firearms related offences. RCMP continue to search for the remaining suspect. 

A replica firearm was later located. 

RCMP continue to investigate this incident and are asking for the public’s assistance. If you have information about this investigation, please call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575, or your local police detachment. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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