RCMP deals with many acts of vandalism

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  • 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.

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