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RCMP – Southern Alberta – Weekend News

Red Deer RCMP assist Blood Tribe Police Service in 2015 murder investigation and arrest man

Stand Off, AB –  A 29-year-old man has been arrested and charged in the death of Brittany Medicine Crane whose body was discovered on the afternoon of May 21, 2015, when Blood Tribe Police Service were dispatched to a residence in Stand Off after having received a report of an unresponsive woman at that location.

In addition to members of the Blood Tribe Police Service, Emergency Medical Services personnel also attended the scene on that day to provide assistance, however, it was determined that the woman was deceased.  Police commenced an investigation into the death of the 24-year-old woman who was identified by family members as Brittany Medicine Crane.

Police involved in the investigation included members from the Blood Tribe Police Service as well as members from the Red Deer RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Lethbridge Forensic Identification Section and Calgary Police Dog Services.

After a thorough ten-month investigation, police arrested Allen Day Rider on Friday, March 4, 2016 and have charged him with one count of manslaughter in relation to Ms. Medicine Crane’s death.  Rider is scheduled to appear in provincial court on March 7th, 2016 at the Cardston Court House.

In light of the fact that this matter is now before the court, police will not be making any additional comments outside of this media release.

Airdrie Rural Locate Another Stolen Dog
Lucy with Cst. Kyle Edwards
Lucy with Cst. Kyle Edwards

Airdrie, AB – On March 5th, 2016, Airdrie Rural RCMP along with the assistance of Rocky View Peace officers, executed a search warrant in the MD of Rocky View, SW of Airdrie.  The search warrant was executed to locate a 5 year old female dog named Lucy.  RCMP were made aware of Lucy being stolen approximately 4 months prior.

As a result of the warrant execution, a Rocky View resident has been charged with
  • Possession of Stolen Property under $5000
  • Theft under $5000.
He will appear in Airdrie Provincial Court to answer to these charges on May 26th, 2016
Lucy was taken by the Rocky View peace officers to be cared for until she could be reunited with her owner.  “We are happy to know Lucy will be home safe with her rightful owners very soon” say Cst. Matt Gervais “This is the second time in less then a year that we have recovered a stolen dog and reunited them with their rightful owners”.
If you have information that can assist with this investigation, please contact the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7267. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by the internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Thefts of Tail Gates Near Cochrane

Cochrane, AB – On March 5th 2016 at approximately 12:15hrs, Cochrane RCMP members responded to a complaint of a theft in progress at the Jumping Pound Petro Canada at Highway 1 and Highway 22.  Witnesses saw a male take between 6 to 8 tail gates from vehicles parked on the access gravel road for the Jumping Pound Petro Canada and then leave heading east towards Calgary on Hwy 1.

The suspect was described as a heavy set male, approximately 220 pounds, 5’11”, goatee and balding, possibly late 50’s.  The male was wearing a dark sweat shirt and blue jeans with a big stomach.  The male was driving a rust/orange coloured Chevrolet Avalanche with a golden retriever in the front seat.

There have been a number of complaints of tail gate thefts on that access road in the last month.  This area also has a high volume of thefts from vehicles as it is used for day parking.  The RCMP would like to remind everyone to not leave items in their vehicles when left unattended and to lock their tail gates.

If you have any information on this or any other incident, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS.

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