The Slave Lake Peace Officers have responded to and investigated a total of 63 incidents in the last two weeks. A total of 416 incidents have been responded to since January 1st. These incidents vary from driving complaints, homelessness, unsightly premises, animal control, preventative measures, warrant captures etc.
- On May 20th, at 2:29 PM a Peace Officer was conducting speed enforcement when they had observed a person on a quad driving erratically. The driver who was not wearing a helmet, gestured to the officer and sped off. The officer at the time had noted specifics of the driver of the OHV and characteristics of the quad. Patrols were made in an attempt to locate this erratic driver however they were never located. On the evening of July 23rd, Peace Officers responded to an address in the southwest quadrant of Town to investigate an erratic driver on a quad. When officers responded, the Peace Officer recognized the driver from the May incident. The driver was subsequently charged under the Traffic Safety Act for failing to stop for a Peace Officer among three other provincial charges. He is scheduled to appear in court in October.
- On July 23rd, a Peace Officer was given a tip of a man who is driving around with no license, no insurance and no registration while on active criminal warrants. Peace Officers conducted surveillance of the routes the driver takes. Despite peace officers efforts to catch the offender he was not captured. On Monday July 27th a peace officer observed this individual driving in the industrial area. He was pulled over by a Peace Officer and then detained. The RCMP were requested to attend the scene. The driver faces multiple charges including operating a motor vehicle with no insurance, operate motor vehicle with no license and operate an uninsured motor vehicle on a highway. His court date is in October.
- Peace Officers have been stepping up enforcement in the local parks conducting speed enforcement and foot patrols. They are getting a lot of positive feedback for the increased visibility.
- The Slave Lake Peace Officers have been busy dealing with homeless related complaints in various locations. These complaints vary from open liquor violations, public drunkenness, loitering and starting camp fires.
- During this heat wave, Officers are conducting slow roving vehicle patrols in the parking lots looking for pets in hot cars. The Town of Slave Lake and Slave Lake Peace Officers would like to stress that keeping your windows open an inch or two is not sufficient during a heat wave. Vehicles must be left running with the AC on if you plan on doing grocery shopping while a pet is kept in a vehicle. It is strongly suggested by Humane Societies and bylaw enforcement to keep your pets at home during extreme heat events.