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Cochrane RCMP: Break-and-enter in Bragg Creek; Police Collision

Cochrane RCMP Seek Assistance in Break and Enter Investigation

On March 22, 2020 at approximately 0100 AM, Cochrane RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter at a gas station in Bragg Creek, AB.  At least two suspects broke into the store in an effort to gain access to the ATM inside.  One of the suspects appears to be brandishing a firearm.  The suspects were ultimately not successful and fled the scene before police arrived. 

Suspect #1 is described as holding a sledgehammer and wearing black pants, a camouflaged jacket, orange gloves and a balaclava covering his face. Suspect #2 is described as holding a firearm and wearing blue high-visibility coveralls, a dark hood, light coloured gloves and a black balaclava. The suspect vehicle appears to be a grey or silver Chevrolet extended cab truck. 

Cochrane RCMP investigating after police collision leaves 5 injured

Morley Alberta, In the late hours of March 22nd, 2020 a Cochrane RCMP vehicle responding to a call for service struck a vehicle that had turned into its driving lane on Highway 1a near Morley Alberta. As a result of the collision the three occupants of the civilian vehicle, all from Morley, were taken by ambulance to the Foothills Hospital and are being treated for non life threatening injuries. Two Cochrane officers were driven to the Canmore hospital and were released after being treated for minor injuries. Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances that led to the collision, however, alcohol is believed to be a factor. ” Impaired driving is the leading cause of criminal death in Canada,” Says Cpl. Troy Savinkoff of the Cochrane RCMP,” Even though 5 people were injured in this collision it could have been much worse.” Cochrane RCMP remind all residents to take extra care during this already difficult time. 

If you see a driver you believe is impaired by drugs or alcohol please dial 911 or contact your local police. If you know of an ongoing impaired driving issue and you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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