Cochrane, Alta – At approximately 2:30AM yesterday morning (June 20th), Cochrane RCMP responded to a report of a vehicle fire just off Highway 1 near Highway 40. Upon arrival, RCMP located a partially burned motorhome with one occupant who had escaped the burning motorhome. The male occupant advised police that he awoke to unknown person(s) near his motorhome and it had been set on fire. The 32 year old male, from Red Deer, has since been transported to hospital with unknown injuries.
RCMP received assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service as well as Calgary Police Hawcs Helicopter. To search for possible suspects. The matter is still being investigated, although it has been reported that an explosion was heard in the area.
RCMP are asking for public assistance in this investigation. If you have witnessed any suspicious activity or suspicious person(s) in this area of Highway 1 and Highway 40, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000.
Anyone with information about this or any other investigation(s), can call the Cochrane RCMP Detachment at (403) 851-8000. Should you wish 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).