RCMP Southern Alberta – Updates for September 27, 2016

High River Residential Break and Enter

High River, Alberta – On September 22st, 2016 at approximately 05:10 am, High River RCMP responded to a complaint of break and enter in progress in the rural area of 56 Street E. The male suspect made entry into a residence through an unlocked garage door. The home owner located the suspect and detained him until RCMP arrived. The male was subsequently arrested and identified as twenty one (21) year old Kurt Morgan of no fixed address.

Morgan is currently facing charges of break and enter to a residence, five (5) counts possession of stolen, one (1) count of theft as well as a single count of criminally driving while unauthorized.

On the same day, at approximately 10:40 am, High River RCMP responded to another complaint in the area of 538 Ave E regarding a suspicious person who was viewed fleeing on foot from a private residence. RCMP arrived and began conducting a search for the male suspect who was believed to have broken into a garage at the location. RCMP were assisted in this matter by the Calgary Police Service HAWCS helicopter as well as their Police Dog Service, however, the suspect was not located. It is unknown if these two incidences are linked.

High River RCMP are asking the public to be extremely cautious when dealing with unknown persons and to be vigilant in securing personal property. These incidents are still under investigation.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding this type of occurrence to contact the High River RCMP at (403) 652-2357. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.  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), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Taber / Vauxhall RCMP recover body of missing swimmer

Taber, Alberta – Yesterday afternoon at 12:06 the body of the 33-year-old missing swimmer, reported Sunday, was located.  The male was pronounced deceased.

The RCMP continue to investigate this incident, however, it is not believed to be suspicious in nature.  The name of the deceased male will not be released by the RCMP according to the Federal Privacy Act.

The efforts of the Lethbridge Fire Dive Team and the Taber Fire and M.D. Staff are appreciated by the RCMP.

Strathmore RCMP investigate suspicious vehicle – update

Conrich, Alberta – After responding earlier (Monday) to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle at a school in Conrich, Strathmore RCMP have determined that the cube van is deemed non-suspicious.

The Strathmore RCMP with the assistance of RCMP specialized units examined the cube van and are satisfied that it is a non-suspicious, although stolen, vehicle which appears to have been abandoned in the school parking lot.

There will be no further updates on this investigation.



BACKGROUND: Strathmore RCMP investigate suspicious vehicle

Conrich, Alberta – At 1:30 p.m. Monday, Strathmore RCMP responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle; a 5 ton cube van, parked in the lot of the Khalsa School in Conrich.

The RCMP currently have the area under a restricted access while an investigation is underway into the nature of this incident and/or the reason for the vehicle to be in the school parking lot.

Students and staff from the school are safely off the premises of the school.  Residences within close proximity to the school are under a restricted access and residents are asked to be patient while the situation is investigated.  There are no members of the public at any risk, and the RCMP will provide an update, when available.