Slave Lake, AB – During the week of January 26th – February 1st the Slave Lake RCMP received one hundred and eleven (111) calls to service. Of these calls, traffic collisions, frauds, and identity theft were the most prevalent. The following are a sample of some of these calls:
January 27th, 2020 - Theft of a Credit Card
The RCMP received a report of a stolen credit card. Members were able to identify the location the credit card was used and obtained video footage of the offence being committed. Two males were arrested for possession of property obtained by crime and fraud under $5000 and are scheduled to appear in court March 2020.
January 27th, 2020 - Break and Enter
The RCMP received a report of a break and enter into a residence. Members attended and were advised a male entered the victims home and assaulted him. The accused was located and arrested. He was released on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court March 2020.
January 28th, 2020 – Taking a Motor Vehicle without Consent
The RCMP received a report that a vehicle was taken without the consent of the owner. Members conducted an investigation and determined the vehicle was taken by the complainant’s son. The complainant declined to proceed with charges. The vehicle was found in Edmonton.
February 1st, 2020 - Traffic Collision
The RCMP received a report of a two vehicle collision on highway 2, 10km east of town. Members attended and determined that one of the vehicles crossed the center line, striking an oncoming vehicle. The vehicles were both towed, and one of the drivers sustained minor injuries. No charges issued.
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.