Category: Alberta

Travis Vader re-charged with Lyle and Marie McCann murders

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Travis Vader re-charged with Lyle and Marie McCann murders

Travis Vader charged in 2010 murders First-degree murder charges have been re-activated against a suspect in the deaths of a pair of Edmonton-area seniors who vanished in July 2010. Police discovered the charred remains of Lyle and Marie McCann’s motorhome but their bodies have never been found. RCMP announced Friday afternoon they are proceeding with […]

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Lori Lee Kasprick not seen since 1976, RCMP renews plea for information

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lori Lee Kasprick not seen since 1976, RCMP renews plea for information

Lori Lee Kasprick missing persons investigation continues Tofield RCMP have renewed their plea for assistance in locating Lori Lee Kasprick, a woman born in 1961 who hasn’t been seen by her family since 1976. Lori, a.k.a. Laurie Lovey was 14 when she was last seen. Lori Lee Kasprick had been living in the hamlet of […]

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11 firearms, drugs, cash seized in Brooks drug bust

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
11 firearms, drugs, cash seized in Brooks drug bust

Two people charged in Brooks drug bust After a month long investigation, the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team arrested two people and seized firearms, drugs and cash in a Brooks drug bust last week. Mike Tucker of ALERT says the organization’s Medicine Hat Organized Crime team consisting of members from the Medicine Hat Police Service and […]

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Suspicious death on Siksika First Nation under investigation

| December 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Suspicious death on Siksika First Nation under investigation

Siksika First Nation death does not appear to be gang related Gleichen RCMP report they are investigating the suspicious death of a 16-year old boy who was found critically injured outside a home on the reserve and later died at the scene Thursday evening. Police and Gleichen EMS were called concerning a fight in progress […]

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Charges laid in Patrick Whidden homicide

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charges laid in Patrick Whidden homicide

Robert Parkin and Santiago Patterson charged with first-degree murder in death of Patrick Whidden RCMP have charged two men in connection with the murder of 25-year old Patrick Whidden. Cpl. Sharon Franks of the RCMP says Patrick was  last seen on Saturday, Dec 6 at about 5:30 p.m. in a rural area near Edson.  He […]

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Ponoka kidnapping – RCMP charge seven people

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Ponoka kidnapping – RCMP charge seven people

42 charges laid in Ponoka unlawful confinement Ponoka RCMP have arrested and charged seven people after a 23-year old man was allegedly forcibly removed from a Ponoka home on Wednesday afternoon. Cpl. Mike Dunsmore of the RCMP says the Ponoka kidnapping began at about 1 p.m. when the young man was taken from the Ponoka home […]

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La Familia gang members arrested in Edmonton, $600K in drugs seized

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
La Familia gang members arrested in Edmonton, $600K in drugs seized

La Familia gang reportedly connected to Mexican drug cartels, Mara Salvatrucha gang The Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team has arrested four people are reported to be members of the La Familia gang.  The operation allegedly has ties to Mexican drug cartels and the Mara Salvatrucha gang, also known as MS-13. ALERT reports one of the […]

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Crash east of Dunmore kills 50-year old Medicine Hat man

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Crash east of Dunmore kills 50-year old Medicine Hat man

Crash east of Dunmore Tuesday afternoon Redcliff RCMP report one man is dead following a two-vehicle collision involving a semi and pickup truck on Highway 1 east of Medicine Hat late on Tuesday afternoon. Cpl. Chris Zanidean of the Redcliff RCMP says the fatal crash east of Dunmore occurred just after 5 p.m., about 2 Km […]

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Body of Patrick Whidden found near Peers, homicide unit investigates

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Body of Patrick Whidden found near Peers, homicide unit investigates

Patrick Whidden reported missing Dec. 7 RCMP report the RCMP Major Crimes Unit are investigating the death of Patrick Whidden, a 25-year old man whose body was found in a field near Peers on December 14. Cpl. Sharon Franks of the RCMP says Patrick was  last seen on Saturday, Dec 6 at about 5:30 p.m. […]

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Lethbridge Ponzi scheme: Mother and son plead guilty

| December 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Lethbridge Ponzi scheme: Mother and son plead guilty

Anthony and Marisa Pittarelli plead guilty to Lethbridge Ponzi scheme valued at $1.3 million Marisa and Anthony Pittarelli, a 66-year old mother and her 45-year old son, have pleaded guilty to seven counts of fraud and will be sentenced in the spring of next year for their part in a Lethbridge Ponzi scheme that defrauded seven […]

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