Plane Makes an Emergency Landing at the Fort McMurray Airport

Posted on Dec 28, 2016

December 28th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP:  On December 27th, 2016 at 6:00 pm, the Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a plane crash just outside of the Fort McMurray Airport. A small plane with four individuals was approaching the Fort McMurray Airport, which was their planned destination, to land.  The pilot was forced to make an emergency landing, just […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: Male Charged with Multiple Fraud Offences

Posted on Dec 28, 2016

December 28th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP:  A male has been charged with a total of 18 offences after police entered into multiple investigations, primarily involving fraud offences. Justin Michael Craig, a 32 year old man of Medicine Hat Ab, was arrested on December 23rd, 2016.  Police began investigations on December 11th, when Craig fraudulently used credit cards, […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP:  Fentanyl Suspected in Three Non Fatal Overdoses  

Posted on Dec 28, 2016

December 23rd, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP: The night of December 22nd, Fort Chipewyan RCMP responded to a suspected fentanyl overdose involving one person.  In the early morning hours of December 23rd, police again responded to a suspected fentanyl overdose with two individuals affected.  All three individuals received medical attention and are recovering. It is believed that the individuals had […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: Execution of Search Warrant Yields Several Drug Seizures

Posted on Dec 23, 2016

December 23, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP: On December 16th, 2016, Wood Buffalo RCMP Drug Section executed a search warrant at a Warren Road residence. During the execution of the search warrant, the RCMP seized quantities of cocaine, shatter (a THC concentrate), and cash.  As a result two males were arrested.  One 27 year old Fort […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: Requesting Assistance in Identifying Owners of Stolen Property

Posted on Dec 22, 2016

December 22nd, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP:  In the early morning hours of December 22nd, 2016, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to the area of Williams Drive for a complaint of a man trespassing in the area.  Police located and arrested the man, who was also found to be in possession of a number of electronic devices which […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: “Warm up” Thefts During Winter Months

Posted on Dec 14, 2016

December 13th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP: Police would like to remind Wood Buffalo residents of the risks associated with leaving your vehicle idling to warm up while unattended.  Police respond to a higher number of vehicle thefts where the owner has left the vehicle warming up with the keys in the ignition and the doors unlocked during the winter […]

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Wood Buffalo: Attempted Kidnapping

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

December 12th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP – On December 4th, 2016, shortly after midnight, a female was walking in the area of Richard Street and Franklin Ave, downtown Fort McMurray.  A light coloured, high end, but older car pulled up beside her with two males in the front seats.  The passenger exited the vehicle and asked her to […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: Request Assistance to Identify a Suspect for Witness Intimidation

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

December 9th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP – Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect who intimidated a justice system participant by assaulting him. On November 29th, 2016 at 11:00 am a man was assaulted at the Boomtown Casino.  The suspect then instructed the man not to testify as a witness for an upcoming […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP: Man Arrested After Escaping Sheriff Custody

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

December 7th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP – One man has been arrested after escaping the custody of the Alberta Sheriff’s by stealing their prisoner transport vehicle. On December 5th, 2016 at 5:00 pm, Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a complaint from the Fort McMurray Court House that Lyndon RANKIN had escaped custody in the Sheriff’s prisoner van.  Police […]

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Wood Buffalo RCMP – Man Arrested for Pointing a Firearm

Posted on Dec 5, 2016

December 5th, 2016 Wood Buffalo RCMP – A St. Albert man is in custody after RCMP arrested him for pointing a firearm, and possession of two stolen vehicles. Wood Buffalo RCMP were called to a Gregoire residence on November 29th, after receiving a report of a man pointing a firearm because he was refused entry to a residence.  The […]

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