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Breton RCMP – Theft of six horses – UPDATE

UPDATE: Breton RCMP – Theft of six horses – LOCATED

Winfield, Alberta – The Breton RCMP are very pleased to report that the six horses reportedly stolen from a Winfield area farm were located last night and safely returned to their owner.  The horses appear to be in good shape and have not suffered physically.

Sometime during the night of December 6, the horses were removed from a farm and the RCMP put out a description of the horses with a request that anyone with information should contact the RCMP.  Last night, a local citizen in Wetaskiwin County located the horses.

“This is the type of news story that feels good to put out” says Corporal Will Hiscock of Breton RCMP.  “We can only imagine the happiness that the owners feel to have their loved horses returned.”

The investigation into the initial theft continues and the RCMP continue to seek any public assistance about who may have taken these horses.  Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the RCMP Livestock Inspector at 403-701-1462. If 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.

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Winfield, Alberta –  Breton RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate and return six horses to their owners after they were stolen from a Winfield area farm.
Sometime during the night of December 6th, unknown person(s) entered a property along Highway 13 between Buck Lake and Winfield. Tire tracks at the scene indicate that a truck and trailer were brough in and six horses were loaded. The animals were discovered to have been taken the following morning by the owners.
The animals are described as:
1. Socorro – 2006 all grey Hanoverian gelding, 16.3 hands high (hh), Hanoverian brand on back left hip, scar on back right leg
2. Peppy – 2001 red dun Quarter Horse (QH) gelding, white blaze on face, 14.2 hh, brand on front left shoulder
3. Willard – 2001 read roan QH gelding, 16hh, brand on front left shoulder, wide white blaze on face, 3 white stockings on front right and both back legs
4. Solstice – 2009 chestnut Hanoverian mare, 16hh four white socks, half stripe and star on face
5. Buddy – 2010 all grey QH gelding, 15hh
6. Zoro – 2008 bay QH gelding 14.2hh with a scar on his back left leg
“These horses are like family to their owners,” says RCMP Corporal Curtis Peters. “They are devastated by this. It’s our hope that they can be returned safe and sound as soon as possible.”
Anyone with information on this theft is asked to contact the Breton RCMP at 780-696-3502. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS), by internet atwww.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).  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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