24-hour deaths and violent crimes force Edmonton police to redirect more officers to downtown – Edmonton

A spate of suspicious deaths and violent crime over the past 24 hours in central Edmonton has prompted the police chief to pull resources from other parts of the city to quell the violence. “Two people have lost their lives and there’s a whole bunch of other serious stuff about it,” Chief Dale McFee said … Read more

Police search for suspect after sexual assault near south Edmonton school – Edmonton

Police are asking the public for advice as they attempt to locate a suspect in connection with a sexual assault near a south Edmonton school over the weekend. In a press release on Monday evening, police said the attack allegedly took place around 2:50 p.m. Sunday “in the heavily wooded area north of Johnny Bright … Read more

Edmonton Ukrainian National Federation hall vandalized with swastika – Edmonton

The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is calling on police to investigate the vandalism of the Ukrainian National Federation Hall (UNF) in Edmonton as a possible hate crime. On Friday, people involved with the UNF found swastikas spray-painted on the building itself as well as on a “Stop Putin, Stop War” banner hanging just next to … Read more

Transit safety could be leveraged to boost Edmonton police budget: CTLA – Edmonton

The subject of transit safety and disorder has been a major concern for many people in Edmonton recently, but the Criminal Trail Lawyers’ Association said that, according to data from the Edmonton Transit Service, this may not be as bad as people think. “The rate of transit disturbances on Edmonton’s transit service has been quite … Read more

Edmonton police are asking drivers to be aware of Eid celebrations in the city on Monday morning – Edmonton

Edmonton police have issued a traffic advisory for Monday morning’s drive as the city’s Muslims gather to celebrate Eid Al Fitr. Eid Al Fitr is an Islamic holiday that celebrates the end of the fasting month of Ramadan during which people go without food and drink from sunrise to sunset. The Edmonton Police Department said … Read more

Police arrest man after elderly woman was pushed onto LRT tracks at Jubilee station in ‘unprovoked assault’ – Edmonton

Edmonton police have arrested a suspect, after an elderly woman was pushed off the Jubilee LRT platform onto the tracks on Monday. On Tuesday evening, police said they arrested a man in connection with the incident, with the help of transit security and peace officers. According to police, the suspect did not know the victim … Read more

Review shows increased use of force by Edmonton police officers, EPS attributes increase for better reporting – Edmonton

New figures related to police use of force in Alberta’s capital show a significant increase in the number of incidents recorded between 2020 and 2021, but the Edmonton Police Service says this is likely due in large part party to a policy initiative introduced last year to improve reporting of these events. The EPS submitted … Read more

Man, 22, suffers life-threatening injuries in Whitemud Drive collision – Edmonton

A 22-year-old man was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries Wednesday after a collision on Whitemud Drive that occurred after police say two vehicles were speeding down the freeway. At about 7 pm, police said a blue 2019 Chevrolet Camaro and an unidentified red car were seen speeding east on the Whitemud. As the vehicles … Read more

Police shooting investigate near southeast Edmonton school – Edmonton

Police are investigating a shooting in the southeast Edmonton community of Richfield. The shooting happened at about 11 am Thursday in the area of ​​82 Street and 36 Avenue. Police said it was reported that someone had been shot. EMS treated a woman in her 20s on scene and took her to hospital with non-life-threatening … Read more

2 people dead after single-vehicle crash on Calgary Trail: Edmonton police – Edmonton

Two people have died after the vehicle they were traveling in crashed on Calgary Trail, the Edmonton Police Service said Monday night. “Speed ​​is believed to be a factor in this collision,” the EPS said in a news release, adding that an investigation is ongoing. Police said the crash unfolded at about 6:30 pm near … Read more