RCMP deals with many acts of vandalism

.

  • Aug. 3, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Cpl. Terry Best / Stettler RCMP

In the past week, Stettler RCMP responded to 62 calls for service.

In the early morning hours of July 27, a resident in the Grandview area alerted police to a group of suspicious males in a back alley. Police stopped the vehicle and a number of road construction and for sale signs were located in the back of the truck. Six occupants of the truck under 18 years of age were admonished for removing the signs and warned of the dangers which could happen. The signs were all returned to their rightful owners.

On July 27, it was reported flower pots were emptied in the downtown area.

On July 28, a resident on 45 block of 62 Street reported her vehicle was “egged” while it was parked in the back alley. The incident took place sometime overnight and the matter is under investigation.

Also on that day, a resident in the east end of Stettler reported her vehicle was vandalized while parked in front of her home in the 4500 block of 50 Avenue. There are no suspects at this time.

On July 29, flowers and a sign were reported damaged in the 4900 block of 54 Street.

Also on July 29. a counterfeit $100 bill was discovered in the cash at a local financial institution. The bogus bill had the holographic stripe from a lower denomination bill affixed to it. Police would like to remind everyone handling cash at businesses to examine the larger denomination bills. In newer currency bills, look for the watermark portrait, which appears to the left of the large numeral 20 or 100 and can be seen on both sides of the bill when held to a light. Touch the surfaces on the money and feel the raised surfaces along with the holographic stripe.

On July 30, the windshield of a 2006 Ford truck was broken where it was parked near a business in the 5000 block of 50 Avenue.

A 17-year old male teenager is facing assault charges following an incident in the downtown area on July 30. No one was seriously injured in the incident.

On July 31, a female resident reported she was defrauded of over $700.00 from her bank account. The matter is under investigation.

Police are investigating the report of a break and enter at a rural residence south of town. The victim reported on August 1 that a shed in the yard was broken into and a 2008 Honda quad was removed.

False alarms continue to plague the Stettler area with eight false calls being generated for a variety of reason. In addition, three false 911 calls were also dealt with. The public is reminded, once again, to take extra care when using phones to prevent generating false alarm calls.

Anyone with information which would assist police in solving these or any other crime 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.

Just Posted

Stettler Health Foundation has a lot to smile about

Stettler Tim Hortons donates $2,994 Smile Cookie proceeds to local health foundation

Stettler man found guilty of illegally trafficking wildlife

Hunting license suspended for three years

Our Town Stettler

Main Street in the early 1900s

Stettler hosting Third Annual Old Fashion Christmas Dinner

Freedom Christian Fellowship also having a free Christmas Dinner

High number of Clearview students graduate: Annual report

Clearview boasts 86.4 per cent Grade 12 completion

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

‘I practically begged’: B.C. woman with breast cancer denied referral to Calgary

Breast cancer patient left to fight disease alone after being denied referral to Calgary

Stranded B.C. trucker writes final wishes before being rescued 3 days later

‘I was just praying someone would come along’

Facebook reveals bug gave apps unauthorized access to 6.8 million users’ photos

It’s believed up to 1,500 apps built by 876 developers had access to Facebook Stories, private photos

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

There was a strong police presence outside the central Saint Lazare train station, where police in riot gear checked bags

New home for Calgary Flames estimated to cost up to $600 million

The city and the Flames are not yet talking on who will pay how much for a building to replace the Saddledome

Most Read