Anon tip leads to peaceful arrest of man with history of assaulting police

A man with a lengthy property-related record and a history of assaulting police officers is now in jail, thanks to an anonymous tip.

A man with a lengthy property-related criminal record and a history of assaulting police officers is now in jail, thanks to an anonymous tip.

Bryce Moore, 22, is well known to police, Stettler detachment RCMP Cpl. Cameron Russell said. He “bounces between” Stettler and Lloydminster as residence.

Several warrants were out for Moore’s arrest, mostly on property and breach of conditions charges, when police received the tip that led them to Moore. He was arrested without incident. Moore also has outstanding warrants in Saskatchwan, including one for a charge of armed robbery.

Russell said the tip allowed police to arrest Moore without incident, and given the history of the accused assaulting police officers, that’s a good ending.

Moore was denied bail and is scheduled to appear in Alberta Provincial Court in Stettler, via CCTV, on Thursday, March 24.

Emmons eager to work in communityJason Emmons, one of Stettler detachments newest constables, is happy to be back in Alberta.

Born and raised near Red Deer, the constable has been serving in Stettler now since October 2015. The proximity to his home town allows him to go home and visit his family on his days off, as family is important to the young constable.

Though the RCMP could have sent him anywhere in Canada, Emmons said he “wanted to come back to Alberta,” and was glad when he was assigned so close to Red Deer.

Becoming a police officer was a natural fit for Emmons, who said that he had always wanted to help other people.

“It seemed like the right thing to do,” he said. “I always had that generic ‘I want to help people’ thing.”

He worked here-and-there doing other jobs before he finally found his fit with the police, completing his training at RCMP depot in Regina, Sask., last September.

“I came in with no expectations, so everything is a surprise to me,” he said.

March is Fraud Prevention MonthThe RCMP and Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre (CAFC) are reminding Albertans to be wary of fraudsters looking to steal money and identity.

“We receive hundreds of calls daily from Canadians who suspect that they are being targeted by scammers, and even some who have lost money,” said Sgt. Al Boulianne, the officer in charge of the CAFC. “Most don’t think it could happen to them, but fraudsters use increasingly sophisticated ways to target people of all ages. The impact of fraud on individuals, families and businesses can be devastating: retirement savings, homes, businesses and in some cases, lives have all been lost.”

Every day during Fraud Prevention Month, the CAFC will promote a different scam via social media. By raising awareness about some of the most common scams, as well as demonstrating the lengths fraudsters will go to to try to get your money or information, the CAFC and the RCMP hope to prevent you and your family members from becoming victims.

“The RCMP has a number of programs and initiatives in place to track fraud, and plays a crucial role in educating the public about scams and fraud,” said Assistant Commissioner Todd Shean, who is in charge of the RCMP’s Federal Policing Special Services. “Public awareness is an important educational tool in preventing the victimization of Canadians. We want Canadians to be on the lookout for new scams or variation of older scams so that they can better recognize them and protect themselves and their loved ones.”

If you or a family member has been a victim, report it to your local police and the CAFC. The CAFC does not conduct investigations but provides valuable assistance to law enforcement agencies all over the world by identifying connections among seemingly unrelated cases. Your information may provide the piece that completes the puzzle.

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