When most people go on vacation, they probably don’t think a bylaw ticket would hold them up at the border.
But that was the case for an Edmonton woman after a recent trip to the United States. She was stopped by Canadian Customs agents, who reminded her of an outstanding warrant for a snow shoveling violation.
When she returned to Edmonton, she turned herself into police and faced up to the warrant.
This has caused police officers in our city to send out a warning: if you plan to travel outside of Canada, it would be advisable to deal with your warrants before heading out of the country.
This is all a part of Operation Warrant Execution, OWE, which launched in February. It has given Edmontonians with outstanding warrants a chance to turn themselves in and deal with them.
Beginning April, 2, names and photos of those who have not dealt with their violence-related warrants will be published in local newspapers.
Since OWE began, Edmonton police have made 1,373 arrests and dealt with 2,863 warrants.