Calgary, AB,

Suspicious substances left in greenspace – Evanston

Reports of suspicious food and substances left out in a greenspace in northwest Calgary have been tested and deemed poisonous.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, police responded to reports of suspicious food and substances located next to Evanston Square N.W. Police received two more calls for this same complaint on Friday, Aug. 16 and Saturday, Aug. 17, and believe them to be related.

Substances from each incident were tested by the Calgary Fire Department’s Hazardous Materials team and determined to be poisonous in nature.

Police continue to investigate and are trying to determine the intention of the incidents.

CPS would like to remind citizens to call pest control professionals if they have a pest issue. Poisonous substances left unattended in public areas is a safety risk to all animals and small children, and is a criminal offence.

Community members are asked to report any suspicious behaviour they observe. Pet owners are reminded to be cautious when walking their animals to ensure they do not come in contact with suspicious or poisonous items.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents is asked to contact the Calgary Police Service non-emergency number at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through either of the following methods:

TALK: 1-800-222-8477


Case #19351178 / 4788