Slave Lake Peace Officers were dispatch to 10th Ave NW in regards to a potential substance leak into the drainage ditch. Peace Officers were advised of a large semi vehicle roll over in this ditch on March 2, 2020 that went unreported. Peace Officers initiated an investigation into the incident and were able to find the person responsible. The rollover on that day resulted on scrap metal being deposited into the ditch where not all the metal had been properly cleaned up. After conducting a thorough investigation and conducting interviews of witnesses and the owner of the company, Peace Officers charged the owner of the trucking company with three counts.
Count One: Section 12(2) AR 317/2002 (Drivers Hours of Service) -When excusable conditions cease to exist, fail to maintain daily log.
Count Two: Section 12(6) Commercial Vehicle Safety Regulation- Driver fail to produce trip inspection report/ written document
Count Three: Section 16(2)(b)AR 317/2002( Drivers hours of Service - Carrier fail to produce records/logs when requested by Peace Officer
Slave Lake Peace Officers worked in collaboration with the Slave Lake Alberta Highway Patrol Division and thank them for their assistance in the file.
On April 23, 2020 Enforcement Services was contacted by another Provincial Peace Officer Agency to conduct an inspection of a business who might be selling N95 masks at an inflated rate. A Slave Lake Peace Officer went to that store to conduct an inspection and did find the N95 masks were being sold for $70.00. The findings of the inspection were reported back to the Peace Officer Agency where they stated action would be taken. Enforcement Services will not be releasing the name of the store location at this time.
Incident # 3
On April 20th, 2020 A Peace Officer was dispatched to a condo to conducted an animal neglect investigation called in by the landlord. It was believed at the time that the tenants of the condo had abandoned their lease and the cat inside. The responding Peace Officer found that the abandoned animal inside was in distressed and ultimately took it into their custody and taken to the Animal Rescue Society where it is currently being held. The owner of the cat is facing an animal neglect charge and has been scheduled for court in September to enter his plea.
Peace Officers continue to receive COVIC-19 complaints from the public however the call volume is minimal;
Peace Officers on the highways within the Slave Lake boundary are noticing speeds ranging between 30 and 40 km over the posted speed limit. Peace Officers are conducting traffic stops for these excess speeds and tickets are being issued.