RCMP Alberta - During the week of August 18 – 27 Innisfail RCMP responded to a large number of calls for service including, but not limited to the following occurrences:
On August 18, 2018 at approximately 1135 pm a home owners garage in Innisfail Alberta was entered and a vehicle was stolen from the open garage. On August 20 suspects returned to the home and observed the home owner leave the residence. Using the garage door opener that was previously stolen from the vehicle, they entered the home and were successful in stealing a number of items from the home, including firearms.
On August 24, 2018 a male contacted Innisfail RCMP to report that two males, armed and wearing masks had entered his home in Penhold Alberta, assaulted him and stole his vehicle as well as some money from him.
On August 25, 2018 the Innisfail bottle depot was broken into and an undisclosed amount of money was stolen.
On August 26, 2018 the Innisfail RCMP detachment executed a search warrant on Minto street, Penhold Alberta
In response to these files as well as others, Innisfail RCMP developed “Project Blue Ghost”. Using a number of investigative techniques that will not be disclosed. Innisfail RCMP, with the assistance of Red Deer GIS, Red Deer Forensic Identification Services, Red Deer Police Dog Services, and numerous tips from the community, were successful in identifying four suspects and laying 99 charges against them.