Stolen truck found submerged in Gull Lake

Items stolen from vehicles

Recently, Rimbey RCMP responded to 40 calls for service. These files include, but are not limited to: six suspicious person/vehicle complaints; two reports of mischief; and five theft complaints.

On October 21 at approximately 8 a.m. a report was received that a truck was partially submerged in Gull Lake near Meridian Beach. The lights and wipers were on and the windows open. After the truck was pulled from the lake it was discovered that it had been reported stolen in Red Deer on October 17.

On October 22, RCMP received a complaint of slippery roads possibly due to an oil spill, however it was more likely that the freezing rain was responsible for the slippery roads. If you encounter any situations on a highway that could cause a hazard to drivers, please report this to Mainroad Alberta who can be reached at their 24-hour call center at 1-877-875-3263.

Complaints are continually received about wallets and other valuables being stolen from unlocked vehicles. Most thefts are crimes of opportunity, which means that the criminal is looking for unlocked vehicles or residences where items can be taken quickly and easily. By taking simple steps, such as removing valuables from vehicles and by locking cars and homes, theft is no longer an easy opportunity and most criminals will then move on to easier targets. Please protect yourself and be vigilant by not leaving any valuables in plain sight and locking your vehicles at all times.

If you are interested in keeping up to date on the location and types of offences occurring in our area you can view this at https://www.lacombecounty.com/index.php/crime-prevention. The online map shows reported crimes from the last 14 days relating to theft from a motor vehicle, theft of a motor vehicle, theft over/under $5000, break and enter, and mischief. Exact addresses are not shown.

If you have information on this or any other crime, contact your local RCMP Detachment at 403-843-2224 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers can also be contacted online at www.P3tips.com, or you can download the P3 Tips app for Android or Apple on your smart phone. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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