RCMP Cochrane – Weekend Update

Cochrane – Break and Enter of RVs
On May 13th 2016 it was discovered that a number of RVs in Springbank had been broken into.  These units were in storage on a commercial property.  Locks were damaged and doors were forced open.  Electronics were stolen from many of the units.  The cost of the damage and stolen items is estimated to be worth several thousand dollars.
Anyone with information are asked to contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) where they want your tip not your name.  Please refer to the file numbers attached.
Cochrane – Traffic Stop Results in Marijuana Seizure
On 2016-05-22 at approximately 9:15pm, the RCMP in Cochrane stopped a vehicle near the Hwy 1a and Hwy 22 intersection.  Drug paraphernalia and alcohol were observed within plain view and the five youth occupants of the vehicle were arrested for possession of marijuana.
The vehicle was seized and a search of the vehicle revealed open alcohol within reach of occupants and approximately 60 grams of marijuana.  The young driver was issued a 24 hour driving suspension and a ticket under the Gaming and Liquor Act.  One passenger (also a young person) was charged with possession of marijuana over 30 grams and possession for the purpose of trafficking in marihuana, and another was ticketed under the Tobacco and Smoking Reduction Act.
Cochrane – Break and Enter and Flight from Police

Cochrane, Alberta – On May 22nd, 2016 the Cochrane RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence near Sibbald Creek, Alberta.

The home owner had gone into their garage and found a male inside.  The home owner spooked the male who discharged bear spray and left.  He missed the home owner and fled in a black Range Rover with a stolen Alberta Licence plate of BTK0990.  No one was hurt.

On May 23rd at about 4:30 PM, Cochrane RCMP observed a black Range Rover perform an illegal U-turn to avoid a check stop that was set up on Highway 1A. A Cochrane RCMP member went to investigate and the vehicle started to drive away in excessive speeds and pass vehicles in an extremely unsafe manner.  The member did activate their emergency equipment but the vehicle did not stop for them.  The member had successfully confirmed that it was the suspect vehicle from the break and enter before pulling over to no longer follow the vehicle.

Attached picture is a similar make and model of the suspect vehicle, and a composite drawing of the suspect.

If anyone sees this vehicle occupied, RCMP advises not to approach but to call 911 right away.  If anyone sees this vehicle unoccupied, please call the complaint line at 403-932-2211 and do not approach or disturb it.

If you have any information about these or any other incident, please call the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Cochrane – Assault with a Weapon (Bear Spray)

On May 14, 2016 at approximately 11:30 pm an unknown male in a black hooded sweater and a black partial face covering approached a male walking near a park on West McManus Rd in Cochrane, AB. Apparently without provocation, the unknown male suspect produced a can of bear spray and sprayed the other male in the face. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.
Anyone who has any information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000 or Crimestoppers.