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RCMP Southern Alberta: Didsbury, Lake Louise, Cochrane and Okotoks

Okotoks – ATM THEFT
Okotoks, Alberta. On October 25th 2017 at approximately 4:28 am Okotoks RCMP responded to the Save-on Foods located at 100 Southbank Boulevard for an ATM theft. A truck was observed dragging the ATM from the business causing substantial damage to the business.
The ATM was later located in the Rural area of MD of Foothills.
Suspect descriptions;
  • Two Caucasian males, mid 20’s wearing orange coveralls
Suspect truck;
  • *Modified* Black Ford F-350 with faded contractors decal on the tailgate
Investigation ongoing.
If you have any information in regards to this incident, or any other, please call the Okotoks RCMP at 403-994-6400 or if you wish 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 )check your local Crime Stoppers www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions)

Cochrane – Suspicious Death

Morley, AB – On October 18, 2017 at approximately 10:45 pm the Cochrane RCMP responded to the report of an injured person laying in the middle of Spring road, near highway 1A in Morley.  Upon police and EMS arrival, it was determined that the male was deceased.  The deceased was a 49 year old male from Morley. 
The RCMP are actively investigating this incident and treating this death as suspicious.  In order to preserve the ongoing investigation, no further details can be released at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this occurrence are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000.  If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), and 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do it.)  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Aggravated Assault in Morley 

Morley, AB – On October 18, 2017 at approximately 10:00 am the Cochrane RCMP responded to an Aggravated Assault in Morley.  A 55 year old male had walked into the health unit in Morley with serious injuries.  When the police arrived at the health unit, two trucks, a black Ford F350 and two toned brown Dodge pickup, were observed speeding away.  The RCMP pursued the Ford F350 around the Morley reserve and ultimately were able to stop the vehicle and arrest the driver and passenger.  The victim has been transported to a hospital for his serious, non life threatening injuries. 

The RCMP are still looking for the brown Dodge truck (photo below).  If anybody has information on this truck, or witnessed the truck driving the morning of October 18 in the Morley area, are asked to please contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000.

This assault is still being actively investigated, and police are asking if anybody has information regarding this assault to please contact the Cochrane RCMP Detachment. 

Anyone with information regarding this aggravated assault are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP detachment at 403-851-8000.  If you have information about this, or any other crime(s), and 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how to do it.)  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Lake Louise RCMP – Update on Death Investigation

Lake Louise, Alberta – The autopsy has been completed on the body of a woman found deceased on Sunday. The identification of the victim has not yet been confirmed, however, the Medical Examiner has determined that the manner of death was a homicide.

Investigators from The RCMP Major Crimes Unit have collected sufficient evidence to determine that this death is related to the death of a 52-year-man whose body was found in a vehicle west of Lake Louise on Emerald Lake Road, in the Golden RCMP detachment area on the same day.  No additional suspects are being sought by police in relation to these deaths.

No further details are available at this time. Any additional information will be provided by press release.

Didsbury RCMP – Stolen Urn Returned to Widow

Didsbury, Alberta – The urn was recovered, intact, by the Calgary Police Service and was returned to the widow on October 23. The widow was very thankful for its return and said she “appreciates the work done by the police.”
The Chevrolet truck stolen during the break in has also been recovered but the rings remain outstanding.
The Calgary Police Service and Didsbury RCMP are continuing to investigate. Anyone with information is asked to call the  Didsbury RCMP at 403-335-3381. 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Didsbury RCMP – Theft of family heirlooms and urn

Didsbury, Alberta – Didsbury RCMP are appealing for the return of some priceless family heirlooms including an urn containing ashes taken during a break in yesterday.

On Thursday, October 12,  between 8:30am and 1:30pm, unknown suspect(s) forced entry to a home on Range Road 35 in the Dogpound area, west of Didsbury. Once inside, numerous items were stolen including family heirlooms; two gold rings and a small red wooden urn which contained the ashes of the home owner’s deceased husband.

Also stolen was a black 2001 Chrevrolet S10 truck with Alberta License Plate BSR2779 which is still outstanding.

“Crimes like this really tug at your heartstrings,” says Staff-Sergeant Chad Fournier, Didsbury RCMP detachment commander. “We think that the urn was taken by someone who did not realize what it was. To them, it is of no value at all, but to the family, it is priceless. We hope that these heirlooms can be returned to the family and welcome any assistance to do that.”

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Didsbury RCMP at 403-335-3381. 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 (check your local Crime Stoppers [www.crimestoppers.ab.ca] for instructions on how).  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), the recovery of stolen property, and/or a seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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