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RCMP Alberta – Weekend Reports

Cochrane RCMP Suspicious vehicle leads to drug seizure

Cochrane, Alberta – On August 14th 2016 at approximately 4 AM a member of the Cochrane RCMP was patrolling Springbank area when they noticed a vehicle at the Springbank Elementary School.  Given the time of year as well as the time of day, the member felt this was suspicious and investigated.

There were two males in their mid-twenties who were from the area in the vehicle and upon speaking to them the member saw a bag with a small amount of marijuana in it.  Both males were arrested and the member started to investigate.  A bong was located along with a very small amount of marijuana.  The member seized the drug and paraphernalia and released the males with no charges.

If you witness a suspicious event or any other crimes, please contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-932-2211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Cochrane RCMP Stolen Powerboat and Trailer

Cochrane, Alberta – On August 13th, 2016, the Cochrane RCMP received a complaint of a stolen powerboat from Ghost Lake Recreations.

Stolen power boat and trailer Cochrane (1)The black and green Mastercraft X2 powerboat, Alberta License AB3420024, was stored on July 24th on a trailer which was also stolen.  The owner realized it was stolen on August 13th when they went to use it, but through inquiries found that the last time it was seen was before July 31st.

The trailer the powerboat was on is a 2012 Mastercraft Tandem Axle with Alberta License plate 4RY242 and is black in colour.

Stolen power boat and trailer Cochrane (3)If anyone sees the boat please call the complaint line at 403-932-2211.

If you have any information about this or any other incident, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Stolen power boat and trailer Cochrane (2)

RCMP Vulcan Fatal Motorcycle Collision

Vulcan, AB – RCMP are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash which occurred this morning on Highway 842 near Vulcan. The collision occurred at approximately 10:20 am today, when the west bound motorcycle went off the highway and entered the north ditch.  EMS transported the 50 year old lone occupant and operator of the motorcycle to the Vulcan Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.  
The name of the deceased is not being released at this time.  The investigation is continuing.

RCMP Westlock Skydiving Accident

Westlock, AB – On August 13, 2016, at approximately 2:00 pm the RCMP responded to the Edmonton Skydiving Centre located at the Westlock Airport for a skydiving accident.   The incident occurred during a skydiving competition when a skydiver performing a high performance technique was unable to land properly.  Emergency personnel were immediately available at the scene, however the 52 year old  Edmonton skydiver was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The matter is currently under investigation by the police and next of kin have been notified.  The deceased’s name will not be released at this time.

RCMP Claresholm Theft of Equestrian Equipment

On August 1st 2016, a horse trailer located at the Agriplex was entered by unknown subjects.
There was numerous equestrian tack supplies stolen, including the pictured saddle.
Itemized list of stolen equipment :

  • 3 x 100% Wool blankets
  • 2 x Sherling natural cinches
  • 1 x leather breast collar
  • 1 x ear bridle with reins and correction bit attached
  • Horse cleaning supplies
  • grooming box (brush, mane brush, body brush, hoof pick)
  • Red Double D nylon horse sheet
  • 1 texaline fly sheet
  • 1 green rain sheet
  • 2 fly masks
  • Container with a black top and tan bottom ( contained: oilskin short coat, yellow slicker, 2 new
    rope halters with quick close)

saddleinfo2_3Saddle is a Bob’s Latimer Reining Saddle (pictured here). Unique features include:

  • Medium oil colour with a rough out seat
  • Basket weave on fenders and skirts.
  • Long strips for tying saddle bags
  • Soft leather back cinch
  • Alpaca cinch with two shoo flys dangling form cinch. One dark and one light coloured
  • Heavy metal stirrups with angle

Claresholm RCMP are requesting anyone with information about the whereabouts of this
saddle or the persons responsible, to please contact the Claresholm RCMP at 403-625-4445 or
Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

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