Media Releases

2020

On the early morning hours of October 24th, 2020 Lacombe Police Service responded to an incident at a local hotel where two males, who were known to each other, had been involved in an altercation. Read more…

On June 16, 2020, the Lacombe Police Service (LPS) was notified by the Calgary Police Service Auto Theft Team of a stolen vehicle which had been observed in the area of 63 Street, Lacombe. The vehicle had been involved in an assault with a weapon complaint in the Calgary area. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) will be participating in the Alberta Crime Prevention Week. Each day of the week will focus on a crime prevention initiative. Read more…

On April 24th, 2020, the Lacombe Police Service (LPS) responded to a complaint of three suspicious males attempting to retrieve a vehicle from a local business. While speaking with the males, Police members determined that one of the males had an outstanding warrant for their arrest. A search conducted by Police of the males’ vehicle located a large quantity of methamphetamine inside. Read more…

During the months of March and April, 2020, The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) conducted a Controlled Drugs and Substance Act (CDSA) investigation into the sale of illicit substances in Central Alberta. The investigation was assisted by members of the Red Deer region, Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT). Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) would like to remind motorists to be vigilant when approaching crosswalks. LPS has seen an increase in repeated incidents of motorists failing to stop for pedestrians. The fine for failing to stop for pedestrians at a crosswalk is $810.00 and 4 demerit points against your license. Read more…

On April 15th, 2020, the Lacombe Police Service (LPS) conducted a traffic stop on a 2014 Jeep Patriot on 58th Street at C&E Trail in Lacombe. Subsequent investigation determined that the driver of the vehicle had an outstanding warrant for his arrest. A search incidental to the arrest of the driver located 26 grams of Methamphetamine and several items consistent with drug trafficking. Read more…

On April 16th, 2020, the Lacombe Police Service (LPS) conducted a search warrant on a residence located in the 4900 block of 58 Street in Lacombe. As a result of the search warrant, police located a firearm, prohibited weapon, quantities of methamphetamine, fentanyl, prescription medication, and stolen property. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) and partners will be hosting a parade of gratitude for the hard work being done by medical professionals during the global COVID-19 pandemic. This will be held on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 2:00PM within the City of Lacombe. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service, in partnership with the Lacombe Fire Department, Lacombe County Fire Department, Alberta Sheriffs, Lacombe County Peace Officers, City of Lacombe Bylaw Services, Alberta Health Services (EMS) and Popows Towing would like to show our gratitude for our local Health Professionals working hard to treat those with COVID-19. Read more…

On 13 April, 2020, the Lacombe Police Service (LPS) responded to the report of a stolen truck from a business in the 3700 block of 53 Avenue, in Lacombe. The stolen truck is described as a white 2018 Ram pickup truck, Alberta license plate CBN1372. Footage of the event was obtained by police. Read more…

On 10 April, 2020, a member of the Lacombe Police Service observed a black Ford F350 broken down in the intersection of 58 Street and 50 Avenue, in Lacombe. The lone male occupant of the truck was observed attempting to refill the gas tank. Further investigation found the truck had been stolen from a residence in Lacombe County on 3 April, 2020. Read more…

On 28 March, 2020, The Lacombe Police Service recovered a number of stolen vehicles from an address on Emily Crescent. Investigation led police to an address where 2017 Audi Q7 and a 2019 Ford F150 were recovered. This file is still under investigation at this time. Read more…

On 22 March, 2020, The Lacombe Police Service received a complaint of a stolen trailer containing a 2010 Ski Doo Summit. The trailer was later recovered in the Rimbey area. The snowmobile remains missing at this time. The snow mobile is described as blue in color with Alberta License Plate KJE08. This file is still under investigation at this time. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) would like to provide resources for local business owners during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The following tips can be used to assist with security during business closures, Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service (LPS) has seen an increase in fraudulent activity associated with COVID-19. The following scams have been noted since the beginning of the pandemic. The LPS would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and call/report any suspicious activity. Read more…

On February 25, 2020, The Lacombe Police responded to an alarm at LA Carpet and Tile. Police arrived on scene and observed forced entry made into the business. A search of the premise was conducted and no one was located at that time. Video footage was obtained and a black dodge Caravan was observed with a lone male occupant. Read more…

On February 25, 2020, The Lacombe Police located a vehicle with its alarm sounding in the lot belonging to Gary
Moe Chrysler. Police located a broken window and it appeared that the building had been entered. Police
conducted a search of the building and located significant damage inside the business. Read more…

*Updated, persons have been located*

On February 5, 2020 the Lacombe Police Service responded to a 911 call for assistance in the area of Mackenzie Ranch Way in Lacombe, Alberta. The Lacombe Police Service is requesting assistance in locating Nicole Ashley LAKEVOLD, 44, of Lacombe. And John William CROTEAU, 44, of Blackfalds. Police are concerned for their wellbeing at this time. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service would like to remind motorists to be vigilant when school busses are on the road. Repeated incidents of motorists failing to stop and passing school busses illegally have increased. School busses cannot be passed from either direction when red lights are flashing and the stop sign arm is extended. The fine for such an action will cost you $543.00 and 6 demerits. Read More…

The chance of being injured or killed in a motor vehicle crash in Alberta increases dramatically in the winter. The Lacombe Police Service wants to remind motorists to plan ahead and drive safely in winter conditions to avoid becoming a statistic. Read more…

On December 24th, 2019 the Lacombe Police Service responded to a theft of cargo trailer in the Iron Wolf neighborhood of Lacombe. The trailer had been parked in the rear alley of the home and was valued at approximately $17,000. Read More…

2019

The holiday season is a common time for mail theft. The Lacombe Police Service would like to remind the public that we have seen an increase in mail theft this year. Mailboxes contain many items that a Grinch can find interesting. To avoid becoming a victim of mail theft here area some precautions we can all take to keep our holidays festive. Read more…

On December 13, 2019 the Lacombe Police Service Crime Reduction Team (CRT) in collaboration with the Red Deer Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT) conducted a joint operation targeting drug trafficking in the Central Alberta Region. Read more…

On December 15th, 2019 at approximately 02:10am, the Lacombe Police Service responded to the Lacombe Hospital after a 20-year-old male had been admitted to the hospital with a gun shot wound. The male who was identified as Jeffrey KRAFT from Ponoka died from his injuries. An autopsy is scheduled for December 17th, 2019 at the Calgary M.E.’s office. Read more…

Recognize it: What are common CRA scams?

CRA scams come in many forms – over the phone, by e-mail, or by text message. In all cases, the caller or sender poses as an agent from the Canada Revenue Agency in an attempt to gather personal information, or intimidate a victim into providing financial payment. Find out more…

On November 18, 2019 the Lacombe Police Service was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the parking lot on Highway 2a in Lacombe. When police arrived the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The investigation lead police to believe the fire is suspicious in nature. Find out more…

In the Spring of 2019 the Lacombe Police Commission launched a Community Survey to obtain public feedback on resident satisfaction and trust in the Lacombe Police Service. Find out more…

On October 14, 2019, The Lacombe Police initiated a traffic stop in the area of Highway 2A for a traffic offence. Upon speaking with the occupants of the vehicle both were found to have outstanding warrants. The were arrested and a search of the vehicle was completed. Read more…

On October 12, 2019, The Lacombe Police were dispatched to the Lacombe Centre Mall after a break and enter to ones of its businesses. The mall had been entered through the front entrance and a grinder used to cut through the metal bars to gain entry to the business. Read more…

The Lacombe Police Service would like to remind the public that as the weather gets colder, criminals are watching for vehicles running with the keys in the ignition. The City of Lacombe has seen a large number of vehicle thefts during the month of September. With the weather getting colder police are expecting these numbers to increase. So far this year 63 vehicles have been reported stolen in the Lacombe area. Read more…