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RCMP Southern Alberta Weekend Reports

Bashaw RCMP Solve Multi Break and Enter Investigations

Bashaw, Alta. – Two suspects have been identified and charged in relation to a break in at a rural property near Bashaw.   45-year-old Jason Martin has been charged with 23 Criminal Code charges including; Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Break and Enter and Commit Theft, Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm and Trafficking in a Controlled Substance.  27-year-old Kristi Anderson has been charged with four counts of drug offences including Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime.

A bail hearing was held for Martin who remains in police custody until Feb. 11, 2016.  Anderson is released for a court appearance on Feb. 25, 2016.

On Jan. 30, 2016 a rural residence in Bashaw was broken into with several items stolen.  A suspect was identified by Bashaw RCMP which led to a search warrant being executed at his residence.  Bashaw, Stettler, Blackfalds and Camrose RCMP collaborated on executing the search warrant.  As a result of the search, numerous stolen property was recovered, associated to several recent break and enters in the Bashaw, Stettler and Blackfalds areas.

Recovered items included jewellery, tools, electronics, computers, coin and currency collections, credit cards and identification.  25 stolen firearms and replica firearms were recovered as well as approximately 30 edged weapons of hunting knives, machetes and sharpened ornamental swords.

Controlled drugs and substances were seized as a result of a second search warrant being executed.

Currently, at least seven different Break and Enter investigations have been solved.  This investigation remains ongoing as the Bashaw RCMP continue to identify property.  An update will be provided as further information is available.

Homeowners are reminded to report any thefts, particularly firearm thefts to their local RCMP.

If you have information about this, or any other investigation(s), please call the  RCMP at (780) 372-3793, or 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.  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.

RCMP Airdrie Respond to Serious Incident

Airdrie, Alberta – On February 7, 2016 at 11:00am Airdrie RCMP responded to a serious incident at a residence in the Windwood Grove area.

The streets in the surrounding area were contained for a short time for public and officer safety.

RCMP members arrested a 34 year old male from the residence without incident.

CRA Phone Scam

Strathmore RCMP would like to alert the public to the Canada Revenue Agency Scam. This scam typically involves a victim receiving a telephone call from someone purporting to be an employee of the CRA. They inform the victim that they owe taxes and will be arrested by the police if they do not pay immediately. Strathmore RCMP have received multiple complaints regarding this scam. In one instance, the victim was called by the suspect stating he was an RCMP member and had “spoofed” or faked the phone number to show up as the Strathmore RCMP’s non-emergency line. This led the victim to believe the call had originally come from the local RCMP detachment.

The Strathmore RCMP are urging those who receive calls such as this to attend the detachment in person to verify the validity of the call. The RCMP does not threaten arrest for money owed.

Theft From Super 8

Airdrie, Alberta – On January 28, 2016 at around 7:50PM, a male entered the Super 8 Motel on East Lake Boulevard in Airdrie. The male was caught on surveillance going behind the desk and stealing $170.00 cash from the till.

The male is described as 5’8”, dark hair wearing a black ball cap and grey hoody with black pants.

If you have information on this incident, please call the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200.  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.

Theft of Tires

On January 14, 2016 Cochrane RCMP received a complaint of a theft of tires and rims from 6 Dodge Ram trucks from the Cochrane Dodge dealership. A dark colored Ford F-150 was seen entering the lot on three occasions between 2117 hrs on January 13, 2016 and 0103 hrs on January 14, 2016. Each time the vehicle left with 8 tires and rims in the box of the truck. Two males were seen on surveillance footage.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident please contact Cst. RAUCH of the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crimestoppers  at  1-800-222-8477.

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Stolen trailer with ATV’s and dirtbikes
On January 17th 2016, a black utility trailer was stolen from the driveway of a Bearspaw residence near Cochrane, AB.  The trailer contained numerous pieces of riding equipment as well as the following off road vehicles:
1. FROR Utility Trailer SB8524TA2 VIN: 5NHUSNZ23FT450307, AB plate 4YR233, black
2. 2007 Artic Cat 500 ATV VIN: 4UF07ATV67T200035 AB plate DWP25, dark green
3. 2011 Can-AM Outlander VIN: 3JBEWCN17BJ001478 AB plate EWC69, yellow
4. 2007 Honda CRF250R VIN: JH2ME10277M300221, AB plate DWP27, white
5. 2007 Yamaha YZF450R VIN: JYACJ10C17A020638, AB plate DWP26, white
Cochrane RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance locating the trailer and off road vehicles.  Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or have any information about the person responsible is asked to contact the Cochrane Detachment or Crime Stoppers.
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