RCMP Alberta – In an effort to combat property crimes, the Cochrane RCMP have been deploying bait vehicles in and around the Cochrane area. On September 3, 2018 at approximately 8:30 a.m. the Cochrane RCMP were notified that one of the RCMP GPS traceable bait units had been stolen. The Cochrane RCMP followed the unit to a rural location in Rocky View County near Strathmore. One male was arrested a short time later in Strathmore and released to appear in Strathmore Court on October 2nd, 2018.
“The bait unit was left in a few different locations in and around Cochrane, where we know vehicles are repeatedly stolen from” said Cst. Kary Moore with the Cochrane RCMP detachment. Crime reduction units rely on intelligence gathering to identify crime trends, primarily in hotspots, target repeat offenders and disrupt criminal activity in communities across the province.
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