For the week of August 16 through August 22, 2021, the Beaumont RCMP responded to 64 calls for service. Some of the calls for service included liquor act, disturbing the peace, roadside suspensions, items lost/found, criminal harassment, fraud, suspicious persons/vehicles, assault, uttering threats, traffic collisions, theft under $5,000 and mischief.
The Beaumont RCMP conducted 60 traffic stops, resulting in six charges under the Traffic Safety Act.
School zone safety: Transport Canada National Collision database states September to November are the worst months for a young pedestrian to be injured by a motor vehicle. Driving tips to keep kids safe from the Canada Safety Council:
- Reduce your speed.
- Stop for school buses with flashing lights and extended arm.
- Obey crossing guards.
- Never overtake in the vicinity of a school zone.
- Avoid U-Turns.
- Give cyclists a wide berth.
- Shoulder check.
- Leave extra time.
- If you observe reckless driving, call the police.
- Choose public transit (one less vehicle on the road).
- If you are driving your children to school, drop them off from the passenger side and walk a block to avoid vehicle congestion.
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.