Devon RCMP news release

RCMP news briefs Mar. 26, 2021

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Commander’s Corner – Clear Line of Sight

This past week, I had the pleasure of meeting staff and students at all of the schools in town. I even had the chance to try out the indoor archery range at Riverview Middle School, and I have to say, what a great program!

Our schools and the great weather we enjoyed last week are the inspiration for this week’s safety focus.

As the warmer weather returns, so will pedestrian traffic in and around schools. Drivers are reminded that in order to ensure a clear line of sight for drivers and pedestrians, vehicles cannot be parked on or within five meters of the near side of any marked crosswalk – Section 44 (e) and (k) of the Use of Highway and Rules of the Road Regulation.

Several of the following matters are currently under investigation. If anyone has any information regarding any of these incidents, or you see any suspicious activity, please contact the Devon RCMP at 780-987-3413. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Lost Keys

A set of keys found in January by the river have not been claimed. If these keys could be yours, call the Devon RCMP Detachment to identify and claim.

Mar. 16

A set of keys was found in Devon’s river valley near the golf course. Call the Devon RCMP Detachment and identify to claim.

RCMP attended a parking lot on Huron Street looking for a pet alleged to be in a vehicle. Both the pet and owner were located. Police confirmed that a window had been left open for the short time the owner had stepped away. The pet was not in distress.

A motorist was charged under the Traffic Safety Act, after a traffic stop on Michigan Street. A violation ticket was issued for operating a motor vehicle without holding subsisting operator’s license, with a fine of $310. As the vehicle was not insured, it was seized, towed, and a violation ticket and summons issued.

RCMP conducted a traffic stop onto Highway 60 North. A motorist was charged with driving an unregistered motor vehicle. A fine of $324 accompanied the violation ticket.

Mar. 18

A report was made of an erratic driver on Highway 19 who then turned northbound on Highway 60. The driving pattern improved without further incident. Patrols were made and did not locate the vehicle. A license plate was not given by the caller.

Mar. 19

A bank card was found and brought to the Devon RCMP Detachment. Call and identify to claim.

RCMP contacted the registered owner of a vehicle in response to an erratic driving complaint. The behaviour was then corrected without further incident. RCMP remind everyone to be mindful of distracted driving. Texting and looking at your cellphone while driving is not permitted. An option is to use a hands-free system to ensure you keep your eyes on the road.

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Personal documents were stolen from a truck parked at a residence on Highwood Boulevard. After gaining entry to the vehicle, the suspect stubbed out a cigarette butt before taking the documents. The matter is ongoing.

RCMP attended a residence on Wild Hay Drive to speak to a homeowner about a noise complaint. The resident was agreeable that the noise should be kept to a respectful level. RCMP attended later in the evening to give a second warning to the resident.

RCMP issued a warning to the registered owner of a truck with red and blue flashing lights across the front grill. While driving with the lights activated, two motorists had pulled over on Highway 60 northbound, believing the vehicle to be law enforcement.

Mar. 21

Devon RCM0.b P were dispatched to the North Saskatchewan River, when a passerby noticed two people walking on the ice. Officers confirmed that the witness later observed the people walking to shore. RCMP remind everyone to stay off of the ice on the river as the change in temperature is making the surface incredibly unstable. New ice covers and melting ice covers are not very strong and travelling on them is not recommended.

RCMP issued a violation ticket to a motorist traveling on Highway 19. Under the Traffic Safety Act, the ticket for exceeding the maximum speed prescribed for Highway, came with a $212 fine.

RCMP issued a violation ticket to a motorist traveling on Highway 60 southbound. A fine of $126 accompanied the ticket for exceeding the maximum speed prescribed for Highway, under the Traffic Safety Act.

Mar. 22

A set of keys was reporting missing in Devon. If found, call or attend the Devon RCMP Detachment.

A cell phone was reported missing in Devon. If found, call or attend the Devon RCMP Detachment.

A two vehicle collision was reported at the Splash n’ Dash car wash. No injuries were reported.

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