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RCMP Southern Alberta: Canmore, Redcliff, Ft MacLeod and Banff

Canmore RCMP Conclude Report of Downed Plane False

Canmore, Alberta – At about 2:40p.m. Monday, Canmore RCMP were advised by a member of the public that they had seen a jet stream, then heard a bang and saw smoke suggesting a plane may have crashed.  The witness was not able to pin point a location as they did not see a plane go down.  Canmore RCMP, DND Search and Rescue, Kananaskis RCMP, NAVCAN, local airports, and a private helicopter firm were engaged in trying to confirm if a plane had gone down in the area.  No agency has been able to report any data or sightings to suggest or confirm such an event had occurred.  The conclusion has been that no plane has gone down and the search has been discontinued.

There is no additional information that will be available on this event.

Redcliff RCMP Investigate Stolen Vehicle Involved in Hit and Run
Redcliff, Alberta – On December 12th, 2016 at 5:44 pm Redcliff RCMP received a complaint of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was a silver 2007 Kia Rio with an Alberta license plate of EXM 991.  The vehicle was stolen from the 700 block of 7th Street SE in Redcliff.  Police were further advised at 5:48 pm that the stolen vehicle was involved in a hit and run motor vehicle collision in the 500 block of 7th Street SE.  Police attended the scene and determined that the stolen vehicle headed north bound from its original location on 7th Street SE and struck a parked vehicle in the 500 block of 7th Street SE.  The suspect(s) left the scene before Police arrival.
Police are requesting if anyone seen anything with respect to this file to please call the Redcliff RCMP Detachment at (403)548-2288 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).
Fort Macleod RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing youth

Fort Macleod, Alberta – The RCMP are currently looking for 14-year-old Credence Wolftail who went missing last night.  Credence went missing from the Mac’s Convenience Store in Fort Macleod shortly after 9:00 p.m.  It is not known where Credence may have gone and RCMP are concerned for his welfare.

Credence is described as:

–          Aboriginal youth

–          5’9” / 135 lbs.

–          Wearing a black Crooks and Castles sweater / blue jeans / black & grey Nike runners and a grey Raptors cap

wolftail-credence_1RCMP believe that in an effort to be helpful, someone might have given a ride to Credence.  It is possible that he may be in the Calgary area.

If you have information about the whereabouts of Credence Wolftail, please call the Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200, or call your local police detachment.  If you want 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.

Banff RCMP lay charges following computer hacking complaint

Banff, Alberta – In February, 2016, the Banff RCMP received a complaint from Banff Centre reporting that their computer network and IT systems had been compromised by a suspected cyber-attack.

Banff Centre hired Deloitte, a cyber-security forensic team, to examine the network data which showed that the network had been compromised in a time span between December 2015 and January 2016. This information was shared with Banff RCMP which aided in the police investigation.

50-year old Tomas Towne, a former Banff Centre employee has been charged with Mischief involving data contrary to section 430(1.1) of the Criminal Code and Unauthorized use of a Computer contrary to section 342.1(1) of the Criminal Code. He has been released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to make his first court appearance in Canmore Provincial Court on January 4, 2017.

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