Break-ins and thefts continue with vehicles remaining main targets

DRUG SEIZURE

During an investigation on Sept. 17, police arrested an 18-year-old student outside Wm. E. Hay Composite High School. Police seized a sizeable quantity of marihuana and cash. After being questioned, the local student was released and will appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Nov. 25 to face a charge of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking.

VANDALISM

Several youth were charged this week for vandalizing the property of Wm. E. Hay Composite High School. The charges stem from an investigation into a large amount of graffiti that was painted on the school building in early September.

On Sept. 18, a vehicle in the 5400 block of 61 Street in Stettler had a window broken.

BREAK-IN

Sept.15, overnight, a business compound in the southeast portion of the County of Stettler was broken into. No theft was evident.

A steel storage container on private property in the 6900 block of 44 Avenue in Stettler was broken into on Sept. 17.

THEFT

On Sept. 19, an Alberta license plate, SPA-532, was stolen off a vehicle parked along 40 Avenue in Stettler.

On Sept. 17, overnight in Stettler, five vehicles were broken into in the 4800 block of 48 Street, the 4900 block of 46 Street, the 5700 block of 50 Avenue, and the 6000 block of 50A Avenue in Stettler. Stolen items included CD players, satelite phones, and cell phones. As well, in the 6700 block of 40A Avenue, a vehicle was stolen but recovered the next day, abandoned in another area of town.

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PATROL ASSOCIATION

SCOPA is active with volunteers giving of their time conducting random patrols at all hours of the day or night. They are a valuable resource to the community acting as extra eyes and ears for the police. Perhaps you can think of a way to assist your neighbours. Find out more at stettlercop.org.

Anyone with information that would assist police in solving these or any other crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and pays cash for information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property.