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RCMP Cochrane: Accident and Stolen Puppy

RCMP Cochrane – Single Vehicle Collision

On 2016-11-21 at 1000 hrs, Cochrane RCMP received a call of a single vehicle collision that had occurred the night before at approx 2100 hrs on a gravel road off Hwy 40 near Fallen Creek South Recreation Area.  The vehicle had left the roadway and rolled down a steep embankment.  The 42 year old female driver had a broken collarbone and 41 year old male passenger of the car had injuries (both from Didsbury) to his legs.  As a result of their injuries, lack of information about where they were or how far it was back to the roadway, and lack of cell phone service, they decided to stay in place overnight.
A high angle rope rescue was conducted by Cochrane Fire Dept with Ghost Fire Dept.  The passenger was transported to hospital by STARS and the driver was taken by ground ambulance, both with broken bones.  The police investigation is ongoing however alcohol does not appear to have been a factor.

Cochrane, Alberta – Stolen Puppy

 Cochrane, Alberta – On November 20th, 2016 Cochrane RCMP was dispatched to a robbery/assault near Township Road 264 in Cochrane.  At about 2030 hrs,  the Cochrane RCMP were called Township Road 264 when the homeowner, a French bulldog breeder, had welcomed a couple into her home as they were interested in purchasing an 8 week old puppy from the recent litter.  While inside the residence, the male and female picked up a puppy and ran away. The homeowner followed them and got shoved to the ground while attempting to stop them from stealing her puppy.

The couple left in blue sport car and was last seen heading Eastbound on Highway 1A.

The male is described as approximately 5’10 or 5’11 with darker skin, possibly Hispanic and has short brown well styled hair.  He has a slender build and was wearing a blue jacket with a white polo shirt underneath, blue jeans and white Converse-style sneakers.

The female is also believed to be Hispanic with brown hair, a very slender build and small in size.

The couple barely spoke English and stated they were from El-Salvador.

puppy-stolen-from-cochrane-rcmpThe puppy is a Bluenose French Bulldog and is valued at $4000.  A photo is attached.

Please be aware of personal safety when selling goods on social media and take precautions when welcoming strangers into your residence.

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.

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