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Slave Lake, AB – During the week of February 2nd – 8th the Slave Lake RCMP received eighty eight (88) calls to service. Of these calls, suspicious people, the uttering of threats, and liquor act occurrences were the most prevalent. The following are a sample of some of these calls:
February 7th, 2020 – Suspicious Person
The RCMP received a report from a hotel in town that a male was in the washroom smoking a cigarette. Members were on route to the hotel when the RCMP were advised that the suspect had left the building. The suspect had been identified.
February 8th, 2020 - Uttering Threats
The RCMP received a report of the uttering of threats. The victim explained that he heard from someone else that three individuals were threatening harm towards him. The RCMP is monitoring this closely with neighbouring detachments as the suspects do not live in the Slave Lake area.
February 8th, 2020 - Theft Under $5000
The RCMP received a report of a male suspect entering a business in town and stealing a pair of shoes. The suspect was identified and arrested. The shoes were recovered and returned to the business. The male has a court date inApril 2020.
The RCMP received a report of a male suspect entering a business in town and stealing a pair of pants, jacket, and vest. The suspect was identified and arrested. The vest and pants were recovered and the suspect has been remanded into custody following his judicial interim release hearing. He will attend court this month.
Increased Reports of Identity Fraud
This week, the Slave Lake RCMP has received an increase amount of reports regarding identity theft and fraud. The RCMP would like to remind all citizens that disposing of personal mail with sensitive data should not be disposed of in the garbage. Mail with personal data should be taken to a shedder, burned or any other method that will destroy the data safely. If you have been the victim of identity theft, please contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Center and Equifax.