Thieves focus on trucks in busy week for RCMP Stettler detachment, break and enter violations continue

Stettler RCMP

Between Tuesday July 27 and Aug. 2, police responded to 54 calls for service.

Break-enter

On July 29 a break and enter was reported at a well site near the Botha area. Culprits gained entry through the fence surrounding the site and smashed the window in the building. The investigation is on-going.

On July 31 an attempted break and enter was reported to a gas field site south east of Stettler. A window was damaged in the attempt.

A well site near Big Valley was broken into on the same day and a quad was stolen. The investigation into these matters are still on going.

Vandalism

Overnight on July 29, a mirror was broken off a vehicle in the Grandview area on 65 Street causing approximately $200.00 damage.

Theft

On the same day, sometime overnight, culprits entered a resident’s garage in the Spruce Crescent area in Stettler and rummaged through a vehicle making off with golf clubs, a chain saw, weed eater, wallet and money. They also attempted to steal a snowmobile in the garage, but it is believed a neighbour, alerted by noise, scared them off.

Police are still investigating.

A truck from a company in 4900 block of 51 Street was stolen around 9 p.m. on July 29 and taken for a joy ride. Investigation reveals two males were responsible for the theft and charges are pending. The truck suffered some minor damage.

On July 29, a 2004 Ford SRW white truck, Alberta License number 83J184 was stolen from where it was left parked near the Linda Hall Road on Highway 56. There are no witnesses.

In addition police responded to 11 false alarms, a number of collisions, thefts from vehicles, six instances of disturbing the peace and four family squabbles.

If you have information to assist police in solving these or any crimes, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800–222-TIPS or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com.

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