Police Briefs: Man charged with child pornography

A 58-year-old Blackfalds man has been arrested on child pornography charges by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

  • Oct. 2, 2014 8:00 a.m.

Man charged with child pornography

A 58-year-old Blackfalds man has been arrested on child pornography charges by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Team (ALERT).

ALERT’s Internet Child Exploitation team, with the assistance of Blackfalds RCMP, arrested Anthony Gordon Murray on Sept. 29th. He is being charged with possession, accessing and making available child pornography. The investigation commenced after ALERT investigators received information from the RCMP’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC) on child pornography being accessed online.

Fire damages home

Blackfalds Fire was dispatched to a structure fire on Monday in the trailer park on the north end of Blackfalds. Lacombe Fire was also dispatched for mutual aid and the blaze was quickly brought under control.

It is unknown at this time how the fire was caused but Blackfalds Fire Chief Robert Coté said it appears to have started in the skirting underneath the mobile home. No one was in the mobile home at the time.

Mischief to school

On Sept. 11th, Lacombe Police Service received a complaint of public mischief to JS McCormick School and Father Lacombe Catholic School in Lacombe.

Suspects currently unknown to police had used purple spray paint to write a variety of graffiti on different areas of both schools. Police are asking anyone with information to contact LPS at 403-782-3279 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Woman loses leg after hit and run

Leah Cobetto, the 22-year-old woman who was struck by an allegedly drunk driver while walking home on the night of Sept. 23rd, has had her right leg amputated below the knee as a result of her injuries.

A fundraising web site for Cobetto has been set up at www.youcaring.com and a barbeque has been set to take place at the Lacombe Memorial Centre on Oct. 5th from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

According to police, the driver of the vehicle that struck Cobetto was fleeing from Blackfalds RCMP at the time of the collision. Police said the driver did not stop after colliding with the pedestrian and the incident was considered by police to be a hit and run.

In relation to the incident, Blackfalds RCMP have charged William Joel Cameron of Red Deer with impaired driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop and assist an injured person and possession of stolen property.

Cameron will be held in custody until his next court appearance which is scheduled for Oct. 7th in Red Deer.


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