Alberta RCMP investigating homicide in Stettler

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On April 14, Stettler RCMP received a report of a deceased person at a residence on 50A Avenue in Stettler. Upon arrival, RCMP found a deceased 33-year-old man in the home. Stettler RCMP contacted the Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit, which took over the investigation.

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As a result of the investigation, Alberta RCMP arrested and charged Byron Ervin Dinsmore (22), of Stettler, with:

  • Homicide with a gun
  • indignity to a body

Dinsmore was remanded in custody until his next court appearance on April 21 at Red Deer Provincial Court.

As this case is now before the courts, no further information will be given at this time.

Police are not looking for any additional suspects.

Alberta RCMP recommend strategies to protect against property crimes

As we enter the spring and summer seasons, the Alberta RCMP would like to urge property owners to consider the Principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) when planning their home improvement and seasonal maintenance projects.

The CPTED is a set of design principles that aim to reduce opportunities for crime. Making the recommended adjustments to a home or business can deter criminals by making it more difficult or less desirable to commit the crime. It can also make you feel more secure.

“Citizens play a vital role in keeping their communities safe,” says the Chief Superintendent. Peter Tewfik, Alberta RCMP officer responsible for community safety and well-being. “By using CPTED principles and making simple changes to your property, you can help reduce property crime in Alberta. »

Here are some things to consider when renovating your property:

  • Trim your trees and shrubs – Trimming the bottom of trees helps provide clear sight lines from inside your home to the edge or edge of the property. Additionally, keeping your bushes and shrubs short eliminates potential hiding places.
  • Lighting – Consider installing LED or motion sensor lights around your property. Ensuring your home is adequately lit at night deters criminals for fear of being seen. Solar lights are a great option for illuminating the most remote areas of your property. Also, leaving the lights on in the house when you’re away can give the illusion that someone is home.
  • Cameras – Install outdoor cameras around your property. Even the perception of someone watching can be enough to deter a crime.
  • Lock up your outdoor valuables – After a long day of yard work, store your lawnmower and other tools in a locked, out-of-sight shed or garage.

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For more tips and information, visit the Alberta RCMP CPTED video playlist on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcKXZtPXANcruAdyWOrXnHqQ3DdG_hcd7

Follow our social media accounts on Twitter @RCMPAlberta, Facebook @RCMPinAlberta and YouTube @RCMP-GRC Alberta.

The RCMP encourages the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to the police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or using the “P3 Tips” app ” available through the Apple app or Google Play Store.

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