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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Week in review Beaumont RCMP October 25-31, 2021

For the week of October 25 through October 31, 2021, the Beaumont RCMP responded to 79 calls for service. Some of the calls for service include Assault, Breach of Peace, Cannabis Act, Crime Prevention, False Alarms, Fraud, Identity Fraud, Items lost/found, Mental Health Act, Mischief – Damage to Property, Traffic Violations, Suspicious Person and Vehicles, Theft of Car, Theft under $5,000, Traffic Collisions, Trespass Act, and Wellbeing Checks.

The Beaumont RCMP conducted 37 traffic stops, resulting in six charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

Cpl. Ross Assoon is working with the Chantal Berube Youth Centre to teach younger Beaumontians boxing skills! Cpl. Assoon boxed for seven years and had 43 fights in his boxing career. He won numerous medals and titles during this time. Cpl. Assoon is at the Centre every Tuesday between 5 – 6 p.m. We encourage youth to attend this training. Contact the CBYC for more information.

Wearing red serge, Cst. Brian Chand attended the City of Beaumont Council Chambers with the Leduc Royal Canadian Legion representatives to do a poppy presentation to Mayor and Council. 

Cybercrime Prevention Tips

  • Don’t reuse passwords, and change them often.
  • Be sure to use a combination of letters, numbers and special characters to create a strong one!
  • Many websites, especially social media platforms, offer the option of multi-factor authentication. Multi-factor authentication makes it more difficult for criminals to access your accounts by needing more than one piece of identifying information.
  • Review privacy settings regularly in order to control who can see what personal information is posted to your profile.
  • Buy from reputable sources, and don’t let unbeatable prices cloud your judgement.
  • Avoid conducting financial transactions via public Wi-Fi. 
  • Install updates on your devices as soon as you’re prompted. Updates fix security issues.
  • Phishing is a commonly-used tactic for cyber crime. Phishing messages ask you to validate information by clicking links and may threaten you with legal action. Verify legitimacy by calling the company directly. 

Beaumont residents are encouraged to view the RCMP Crime Mapping tool and can access the map through the City of Beaumont’s website at https://www.beaumont.ab.ca/532/Beaumont-RCMP-Crime-Map

The Beaumont RCMP encourages the public to report all criminal and suspicious activity. In case of an emergency, call 911, for non-urgent reports call the Beaumont RCMP Detachment complaint line 780-929-7400. Your report helps us know where to look, who to look for and where to patrol in the future. 

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