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RCMP Viking Investigate Numerous Break and Enters

Viking, Alberta – On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, members of the Viking RCMP Detachment received six complaints of break and enter. All six crimes are believed to have occurred during the night of August 13/14, 2013. All six complaints of break and enter happened to businesses located in the Town of Viking. Targeted businesses in Viking were two restaurants, a hair salon, a spa, a financial office and the local Senior Center.

As a result of these crimes, small amounts of money were stolen, with significant damage done to the doors of the businesses.

Anyone with information on any of these crimes is urged to contact the Viking RCMP by phoning 780-336-3441 or Crime stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Cst. Michael Bye
Viking RCMP

For more see the Aug. 20/13 issue of the Viking Weekly Review

Word on the street – June 10th – 16th Viking RCMP report

    On June 10, police received a complaint of a “gas and dash” theft from a local gas station. The complainant advised the suspect provided an incorrect pump number to the cashier and paid for a lesser amount of gas than he actually purchased. This matter is currently under investigation.

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Word on the Street: Viking RCMP Detachment report

Submitted by Viking RCMP


On January 21st, police attended the scene of a break and enter at a local business in Viking. The investigation into this crime is ongoing.

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  On Jan. 9, police re-sponded to a single vehicle collision at a local gas station in Viking.

    A semi-tractor unit attempted to fill up at the pumps and collided with the awing covering the pumps causing damage to the structure as well as the semi-tractor. 

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Word on the Street: Viking RCMP report

On Dec. 10, police received a complaint of an assault that had occurred in the Kinsella area.  The investigation into this matter is continuing and charges are pending.     

    On Dec. 11, a citizen called police to report she was receiving harassing phone calls. 

After conducting their investigation, police felt the calls were not meant to be harassing in nature but rather a case of the caller having an incorrect phone number.

    On Dec. 12, police responded to a two vehicle collision just east of Viking on Highway 14.

An eastbound semi tractor pulling a cattle liner was rear ended by a pickup truck as it attempted to make a left turn onto Secondary 619.

  For more see the Dec. 18/12 issue of the Viking Weekly Review

Word on the Street: RCMP report

On October 15th police received complaints of a suspicious male, who appeared to be confused.     
      The 41 year old male was located and was noted to not be wearing any shoes.
     He was transported to Viking Health Center for an assessment and later transported to Alberta Hospital Ponoka for further assessment.

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New RCMP detachment head appointed

Sgt. Paul Suiter

The Viking RCMP detachment once again has four officers on staff.

RCMP Sergeant Paul Suiter recently was appointed to the position of acting Detachment Officer for Viking and Constable Sam Smith joins Constables Lindsey Williamson and Rodney Legrow at the detachment.

The announcement comes just ahead of Viking/Tofield Detachment Head Sgt. Jim Warren’s retirement this Friday. See story below.

For more see the Sept. 11/12 issue of the Viking Weekly Review

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Viking/Tofield RCMP detachment head announces his retirement as of Friday

Sgt. Warren was instrumental in the Slave Lake fire clean-up and security. After 40 years plus he has announced Friday, Sept. 14/12 as his last day on duty protecting citizens in Beaver County

Sgt. Jim Warren, joint commander for Tofield and Viking RCMP detachments, has announced his retirement as of Friday, Sept. 14 after serving the Tofield area for over 17 years.

Warren, who has been a police officer for over 40 years, said he is leaving “with a great deal of sadness,” but said policing “is a young person’s profession.”

Since Sgt. Warren will be gone from the detachment as of this coming Friday, we urge everyone who can to stop in or call to let him know his years of service in the community, both as a police officer and citizen, are much appreciated.

Warren plans to remain in Tofield as a private citizen and to continue to contribute to the community with his wife, Marilyn, in his retirement.

Word on the Street discontinued

The popular weekly column “Word on the Street” has been discontinued by the Viking RCMP while the local detachment works its way through what Tofield/Viking detachment commander Sgt. Jim Warren is calling, “a re-organizing phase.”

During this time of change, Sgt. Warren says he will be available for regular updates on area happenings and looks forward to the time when the column can once again be available on a regular basis.

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RCMP Sergeant voices concern

The lack of officers needed to fill the positions being vacated at the Viking RCMP detachment has RCMP Sergeant Jim Warren worried and town council has vowed to take whatever action it can to keep a detachment in Viking.

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