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High River RCMP Investigate Suspicious Male Attempting to Take Dog From Yard

High River, AB – High River RCMP are investigating a suspicious occurrence that happened in the southwest corner of town on April 9, 2018.  Shortly before noon that day, a home owner noticed her three dogs barking aggressively in the backyard.  When the home owner attended her backyard, she observed an male in her backyard.  The male had a catch pole looped around the home owner’s German Shepherd cross dog and was trying to drag the dog out of the yard and into a white van parked in the alley behind the residence.  The male released the dog once he noticed the homeowner yelling at him.  The male fled in a white van.

The male is described as:

an example of a catch pole or dog snare

–      Caucasian

–      Tall

–      Waist length white hair in a braided pony tail

–      Wearing a navy blue parka with a fur hood

The van is described as:

–      white

–      A late 80’s Chevrolet Astro panel van

–      Has two doors on the passenger side and two doors at the back

If you have information about this incident, please call the High River RCMP at 403-652-2357 or call your local police.  If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at, or by SMS (check your local Crime Stoppers for instructions).

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