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Posted on: January 26, 2022

Week in review Beaumont RCMP January 17-23, 2022

For the week of January 17 through January 23, the Beaumont RCMP responded to 69 calls for service. Some of the calls for service included abandoned vehicles, assault, disturbing the peace, fail to stop or remain at accident scene, fraud, Mental Health Act, mischief, traffic collisions, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, sex assault, suspicious person/vehicle, theft under $5,000 from a motor vehicle, and uttering threats.

The Beaumont RCMP conducted 32 traffic stops, resulting in three charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

Join Beaumont RCMP on February 2 for a virtual town hall

Beaumont residents are invited to share their thoughts about policing priorities for the coming year and hear updates about Beaumont’s crime statistics. Join us online for a presentation and Q&A with the detachment commander, Staff Sergeant Harpreet Dhaliwal.

Date: Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Time: Formal presentation at 6:30 p.m., with Q&A to follow

Location: A Zoom meeting – access it at bit.ly/RCMPFeb2022

Operation Cold Start

Beaumont RCMP will be conducting proactive patrols in the community to seek out idling vehicles left unattended. This is a proactive initiative to educate community members about risks associated with leaving vehicles idling. “Alberta has the highest per capita auto theft rate in the country, and approximately 25 per cent of those vehicles are stolen while idling with the keys in the vehicle,” explained RCMP Superintendent Mike McCauley of the Community Safety and Wellbeing Branch. “This drives up insurance rates for these crimes. During the project, this educational component will ideally change Albertan’s habits. It is a small investment tackling one of the root causes of this crime.”

Beaumont residents are encouraged to view the RCMP Crime Mapping tool and can access the map through the City of Beaumont’s website

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 at 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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