August 30, 2018
Smoky Lake RCMP are asking anyone who has inactive vehicles that have not been operated in the past couple of months to remove the license plates as these plates are being stolen and used in criminal activities. RCMP are reminding residents to make sure vehicles are locked and valuables are removed as vehicle thefts are on the rise. Do not make your vehicle an easy target. Anyone with information about crimes are encouraged to contact the RCMP at 780-656-3550 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477). All tips are kept anonymous.
July 18, 2016 - Smoky Lake RCMP Fanout
We have had two files involving a white car with the rear window broken out and a native male in the past few couple of days being involved in a gas and dash and stunting in the area.
If you have any information on these events please contact the Smoky Lake RCMP @780-656-3550 or Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-TIPS(8477)
June 2, 2016 - 4:51pm - School Lockdown - H.A. Kostash School
For Immediate Release
June 2, 2016
School Lockdown - H.A. Kostash School- Ended
On June 2, 2016 at approximately 12:20, Smoky Lake RCMP were dispatched to H.A. Kostash School in Smoky Lake, after a report of a person spotted with a fire arm at a field adjacent to the school. School Officials entered into a lockdown for approximately 50 minutes, until police determined there was no threat to school, students or staff.
RCMP located the person responsible, and determined the person had been in possession of an Airsoft type replica firearm, and was hunting problem gophers at the time of the incident. No charges are being considered in the matter, and school officials have been made aware of the findings of the investigation.
May 5, 2016 @ 0300 hrs - Reception Center is Now Open
The Reception Centre is located at 4612 - 54 Ave - Smoky Lake Complex for Fort McMurray evacuees
May 5, 2016 @ Midnight - Provincial Operations Center
Smoky Lake County received notice from the Provincial Operations Centre that evacuees from Fort McMurray are on their way to Smoky Lake. Disaster Services & Emergency Services are working quickly to set up the reception center.
Suspicious person - March 23, 2016
Smoky Lake RCMP wish to remind the public to report any suspicious activity around the Town of Smoky Lake. RCMP have received several calls recently regarding a person looking into parked vehicles, and received several calls of actual vandalism to vehicles over the weekend. Please keep all of your vehicles locked with any valuables taken out.
If you have any information about these incidents or see any suspicious persons, please call the Smoky Lake RCMP at (780) 656-3550.
Smoky Lake & Redwater RCMP - March 22, 2016
On March 18, 2016, at approximately 3:45 pm, Smoky Lake RCMP were dispatched to a report of a single vehicle collision on Highway 28 west of Smoky Lake. Witnesses reported the male driver acting erratic and attempting to flee the scene. Police arrived and were able to arrest the male who was suspected to be under the influence of drugs.
During the course of the investigation, police confirmed that the vehicle the male was driving was stolen from Edmonton earlier in the week. Further investigation by Smoky Lake and Redwater RCMP members revealed that the subject had a quantity of property in his possession that was stolen from several recent occurrences in the Radway area including a break and enter, and a theft from a local gas station.
Justin SMITH-MAHANEY, 25, of Thorhild, Alberta, has been charged with 17 counts, including impaired operation of a motor vehicle by drug, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, break and enter, theft under and over $5000, breach of recognizance, driving while unauthorized and possession of property obtained by crime. SMITH-MAHANEY has been remanded in custody awaiting court on March 24, 2016 in Fort Saskatchewan.
Smoky Lake RCMP wish to thank the members of the public that stopped and assisted police with this matter as it unfolded.
March 26, 2015: ------------------------------------------- Fraudulent calls in Smoky Lake -----------------------------------
Smoky Lake RCMP have been receiving a high number of calls regarding a scam that is circulating the area. Many residents have received calls from people claiming that they have won items such as a new car, and money in the amount of 2.5 million dollars. In these cases, the scammer requests a sum of money to be sent to a particular address in order to process the transaction. RCMP confirm that the scammer's number has been used all across Canada.
Be advised that these such calls are forms of what is called a Nigerian/419 scam, ultimately requesting a sum of money in exchange for a larger sum. All of these calls are orIginated from scammers. Please do not send any money, and cease contact with anyone that calls about this.
If you have any questions about these such calls, please contact the Smoky Lake RCMP AT (780) 656-3550, or the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1(888) 495-8501.
Cst. Brad MOULAND Sgt. A. BAIRD
Smoky Lake RCMP NCO i/c Smoky Lake RCMP
There have been numerous break ins on the Town of Smoky Lake recently and RCMP are asking that if you have any information regarding the break ins to contact them @ 780-656-3550 or call Crime Stoppers @ 1-800-222-8477.
July 2014 Fanouts:
Fanout system appears to be fixed and up & running again - If you encounter any issues while receiving a fanout pleae contact Trevor Tychkowsky @ 780-650-5111 so he is aware of the problem.
June 2014 Fanouts:
June 10th, 2014 - “Smoky Lake County Rural Crime Watch would like to apologize for the fan out on Sunday night. Our system had a problem and was continuing to call everyone on a ½ hour basis. The fan out was to notify you of the monthly meeting on Monday, June 09/14. We will advise when the problem is solved and our system is back up and running. Thank you for your patience.
Glenda McGinnis President of Smoky Lake County Rural Crime Watch Association.
May 2014 Fanouts:
Sgt. Steve Smith did a fanout regarding older GMC model trucks being reported stolen from the Smoky Lake area. He is advising residents to use steering wheel locking devices to keep your vehicles safe & report any suspious activity to the RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
There has been a series of break & enters within the Smoky Lake County recently and RCMP are asking that people be aware of suspious vehicles or individuals lerking around the area or rural roads. Please contact the RCMP if you have any information which can help them solve these crimes.