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High Country Rural Crime Watch Asks That Rural Residents be Vigilant

 

Over the past weekend, police received multiple complaints regarding suspicious persons approaching properties with inquiries that don’t seem to make sense. A vehicle would drive onto properties and approach the residence. If someone attended to the door, they would ask for directions or for someone who did not reside there, and leave. On one date in the last week, various properties were approached by what are believed to be the same subjects and vehicle, after which break-ins occurred to multiple properties. The vehicle was described as a dark pick up truck, but if a group is active in the area, they may drive any vehicle they may have access to.

This serves as a reminder to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to police as they occur.  Simply put:  If something seems very unusual or out of place it probably is.

Anyone noticing anything that may require the attention of police are asked to contact the RCMP complaint line, 24hrs a day, at (403)933-4262.

About the High Country Rurral Crime Watch Association

HCRCWA is part of the Provincial Zone 1, which encompasses Southern Alberta.  The area we cover is the western portion of the MD of Foothills (immediately southwest of Calgary), with major western parts of MD Divisions 2, 3 and 4.  Within this, we have 6 areas, for which we have designated area representatives.  Originally started in 1981, the HCRCWA had lapsed its operations in our area, for a time.  Due to an increase in criminal activity and interest by the community, the group has been re-established as of March 2010.

Source High Country Rural Crime Watch Association

 

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