RCMP officers stress Halloween safety

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Airdrie RCMP officers spoke to students at several elementary schools in Airdrie about Halloween Safety during the week of Oct. 24 to 28.

Constable Jennifer Weedmark said seven local insurance companies donated 6,000 glow sticks for RCMP officers to hand out to students in kindergarten and grades 1 to 4.

Weedmark and Constable Morley Statchuk dressed in Halloween costumes for some of the presentations and encouraged students to wear visible costumes when trick-or-treating, along with the glow sticks they were given.

Students were also advised to trick-or-treat with an adult or an older sibling, walk on sidewalks, stay in well-lit areas and never enter a stranger’s home. Weedmark and Statchuk also reminded students to have an adult check their candy before they eat it.

The insurance companies that funded the new initiative included Air-Alta Insurance Ltd., All State Insurance, Kensington Insurance Services Ltd., McCracken Insurance, Parklane Insurance and State Farm Insurance.

Weedmark said RCMP officers, as well as community peace officers and members of Airdrie Citizens on Patrol will be out patrolling the streets of Airdrie while kids are trick-or-treating Oct. 31.

Indecent act

Airdrie RCMP officers are looking for a man who allegedly committed an indecent act in Airdrie Oct. 20.

Weedmark declined to comment on what the indecent act was but said a woman told police she was walking down a path in Williamstown when she witnessed a man committing an indecent act sometime between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Weedmark said the man was seen driving a newer model white Ford F-150 crew cab with running boards.

He is described as Caucasian with a red beard and was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and black baseball hat with a white logo on the front.

If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at (403) 945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com

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