RCMP Southern Alberta – Weekend Updates

 Okotoks RCMP seeks public assistance in recent rash of vehicle thefts and Mischiefs

Okotoks Alberta– RCMP are investigating a rash of stolen vehicles and mischiefs that occurred December 2, 2016 between the hours of 7 am and 9:30 am. All occurred within the Town of Okotoks in the Cimarron, Crystal Shores and Drake Landing areas. Two vehicles stolen, both idling at the time of theft.

Description of suspects in Cimarron area as follows:

Suspect 1 – Tall, stocky male wearing a red plaid jacket in a small silver car with Suspect 2

Suspect 2 – Tall, stocky male wearing a dark coloured hoddie in a small silver car with Suspect 1

Description of suspects in  Crystal Shores area described as follows:

Suspect 3 – African American male wearing a puffy black winter jacket with fur around the hood and driving a silver Acura with tinted windows

As a precaution, RCMP would like to remind the public to keep their vehicles locked while unattended and to remove any keys or valuables. Please refer online to Okotoks Municipal Bylaw 18-15 for more information with regards to idling.

If you have any information about this or any other crime, please call the Okotoks RCMP at 403-995-4202. 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.

Brooks RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

Brooks, Alberta – At approximately 9:00 a.m. on December 2nd, Brooks RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 1 and Highway 36. The collision involved two tractor trailer units.

At the time of the collision, the area was covered in dense fog with near zero visibility, which was a contributing factor to the collision.

A lone male driver of the east bound tractor-trailer, from Manitoba, was pronounced deceased at the scene. The male driver of the second tractor-trailer, from Alberta, was transported to Brooks Hospital with minor injuries.

The intersection had reduced lanes while members of the Brooks RCMP, assisted by Collision Analysts conducted their investigation.

The intersection will remain affected until the wreckage has been cleared.

The name of the deceased will not be released.

Highway 3 at Highway 509 – Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision
Coaldale, Alberta – Coaldale RCMP along with Fire/EMS from Coalhurst and Lethbridge Sunday afternoon and evening responded to numerous collisions on Highway 3 just west of the Coalhurst access.
Heavy sudden snowfall caused severe adverse driving conditions with low visibility and slippery roads.  At approximately 3:00 p.m. a semi truck hauling a trailer eastbound on Highway 3 came upon a four vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 3 and Highway 509 partially obstructing the eastbound lanes of Highway 3. The semi truck and trailer therefore began to slow on Highway 3. A blue 2003 Buick Century following the semi truck and trailer did not slow down, slid on the icy highway and struck the rear of the trailer causing significant damage to the drivers side of the car. The driver, a 67 year old female from Lethbridge was pronounced deceased on scene from the impact.
Westbound traffic on Highway 3 was restricted to a single lane. Eastbound traffic is being re-routed around the collision scene. An RCMP traffic reconstructionist is attending the collision scene to assist with this investigation.
Traffic on Highway 3 eastbound just west of the Coalhurst access road was re-routed for several hours allowing for this investigation to be conducted.