Marijuana/money seizure at traffic stop in Louis Creek

Clearwater RCMP community report and Fraud Prevention Month

RCMP Report

A Clearwater RCMP Traffic Services member pulled over a vehicle on Highway 5 in Louis Creek. The member detected an odor of marijuana in the vehicle and both occupants were arrested. A small amount of marijuana was located as well as a large amount of cash. Both items were seized and both occupants were released on a promise to appear in Clearwater for court on a later date.

Collision with an unknown animal

An Alberta driver contacted Clearwater RCMP to report a collision with an unknown animal on Highway 5 near Blue River.

The animal was reported to be larger than a deer and smaller than a moose. The animal collided with the vehicle, got up, brushed itself and ran off into the forest.  The driver was uninjured and was able to drive his vehicle safely home.

If you come across this unknown animal with a FORD impression, please contact the RCMP so the animal can be identified.

RCMP launches Fraud Prevention Month

Every year, thousands of Canadians fall victim to fraud. Most people don’t think it could happen to them, but fraudsters are using increasingly sophisticated methods to target Canadians of all ages.

Fraud Prevention Month is an annual event that gives private and public organizations involved in the fight against fraud an opportunity to further raise public awareness. Through this awareness, Canadians can avoid becoming victims.

Economic integrity is a priority that the RCMP addresses through enforcement and disruption, as well as by educating Canadians on how to prevent becoming victims of fraud. The impact on individuals, families and businesses is devastating – retirement savings, homes, businesses and in some cases, lives have all been lost.

The good news is that the majority of frauds can be prevented by identifying the methods used by fraudsters. The more you know about a fraud, the less likely you are to fall victim to it.  Canadians between the ages of 50 and 59 are the most targeted by mass marketing fraud operations. Furthermore, Canadian victims in that age group reported the highest dollar loss.

• The RCMP is a key partner of the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, which is a joint project between the RCMP, the Ontario Provincial Police and the Competition Bureau of Canada. It is Canada’s central repository for data, intelligence and resource material as it relates to fraud.