Strathcona County RCMP investigate destruction of two intersection safety devices

Sherwood Park, Alberta – Strathcona County RCMP General Investigation Section (GIS) is currently investigating the destruction of two Intersection Safety Devices (ISD) that occurred in October 2020.

Global Traffic Group contacted police after the ISD located on the southeast corner of Sherwood Drive and Granada Blvd was disabled on Oct. 11, 2020 at approximately 1:30 a.m. A second ISD located on the southwest corner of Wye Road and Brentwood Blvd was disabled on Oct. 24, 2020 at approximately 1:00 a.m.

The two devices were seized and upon inspection, police determined that both ISD’s were destroyed by the discharge of a firearm.

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The targeted destruction of these ISD is a public safety concern, as these intersections are located in both residential and high traffic areas.

These devices are used to monitor, and photograph vehicles that speed or run through red lights. These devices have proven to reduce red-light running and speeding thereby reducing the number and severity of crashes.

We will keep this investigation active until we determine who is responsible,” says Supt. Dave Kalist, Officer in Charge of the Strathcona County RCMP. “We are relieved that no one was injured as a result of discharging a firearm in our community.

Strathcona County RCMP are asking anyone that may have been in the area during these occurrences that can provide surveillance footage, dash cam footage or may have seen anything suspicious to contact them at 780-467-7741.

If you have any information about who may be responsible please contact police or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com (http://www.p3tips.com/) or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple or Google Play Store.

Strathcona County RCMP



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