For Immediate Release / May 28, 2020
RCMP - Crime Stoppers - Investigate Assault
On May 27, 2020 at approximately 1:00 p.m., St. Albert RCMP initiated an assault investigation regarding allegations posted on social media. Through that investigation police learned that on May 26, 2020, sometime in the morning, a female in her 20's was walking in a wilderness area by Servus Place, believed to be River Lot 56, however the female could have been in any wooded area along Red Willow Park. Initial information provided to police stated a male wearing a white hoodie and possibly a mask, tried to choke the female. St. Albert RCMP believe this is an isolated incident and continue to liaise with the family of the victim but are seeking the public's assistance in any information they could provide to help identify the individual involved.
St. Albert RCMP also encourage citizens to report any criminal occurrences and/or suspicious behaviours directly to them to investigate.
Although the investigation is in it's early stages, St. Albert RCMP want citizens to be aware of their surroundings when walking alone and follow a few safety tips:
- Walk with confidence
- Trust your instincts
- Avoid walking alone at night
- Let family/friends know where you are going (your route)
- Carry a noise/personal safety device (eg. whistle)
- Avoid carrying lots of items
- Walk along clear pathways and do not stray off
- Wear good footwear
- Carry a cell phone if possible
If anyone has information regarding any crime, they are asked to contact the St. Albert RCMP Detachment at 780-458-7700 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play.
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Last edited: May 28, 2020