Friday, 27 July 2018

Busy day for Cochrane RCMP

RCMP Alberta - On July 25 at approximately 2:00 am the Cochrane RCMP were alerted to a suspicious vehicle in the River Heights area of Cochrane. The occupants of the vehicle were observed to be hanging out their windows, checking the door handles, of vehicles parked on the road. Police patrols of the area located the suspicious vehicle, which then fled as they initiated a traffic stop. The suspicious vehicle was located a short time later unoccupied. 

 The members remained in the area, as they anticipated the suspects would attempt to steal a second vehicle to depart the area in. A short time later a Ford Edge attempted to leave the subdivision, as soon as the police initiated a traffic stop, it again fled back into the River Heights area, striking a parked car. Tire deflation devices were deployed at the entrance into River Heights and were ultimately successful when the Ford Edge tried to exit a second time. The suspect driver was arrested without incident. Numerous charges are pending against a 25-year-old male from Olds.

At 3:40 am detachment members were then alerted to a second suspicious vehicle in the Bow Ridge / Jumping Pound area also checking whether or not vehicles parked along the road had locked doors. This suspicious vehicle was not located and no further arrests were made.

Throughout the day the Cochrane RCMP received 12 further reports of items being stolen from vehicles in the Fireside, River Heights, Jumping Pound, Bow Ridge and Sunset areas of Cochrane.

The Cochrane RCMP would again like to remind Cochrane residents to please lock your vehicles. This group of individuals were looking for easy targets in unlocked vehicles and were successful, they were able to enter at least 12 vehicles and steal items from within. “This group of individuals moved swiftly from subdivision to subdivision” said Constable Kary Moore with the Cochrane RCMP.

Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity in the early morning hours of July 25th are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000. If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), and you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do it.) You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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