Truck stolen, found totally burned

Vehicles broken into

In the last week Rimbey RCMP responded to 53 calls for service. These calls include but are not limited to: seven reports of suspicious vehicles; one break and enter file; seven theft related incidents; and two reports of fraud.

On June 13 sometime in the night a black 2007 GMC sierra was stolen from the parking lot at a local hotel. The tuck was locked at the time it was stolen and parts of the steering column were found in the parking lot. The truck was subsequently recovered totally burnt in Drayton Valley, but a suspect has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 and other offences.

Two other vehicles were broken into at the time the truck was stolen as well. The back window was smashed out of one vehicle to gain entry but no valuables had been left in the vehicle to be taken. There were no signs of forced entry on the other vehicle but multiple items including a laptop, tablet and dash cam were stolen.

On June 15th, 2019 during routine patrols a truck was seen travelling westbound on 50th Avenue with an expired licence plate. The officer initiated a traffic stop and performed the mandatory alcohol screening. The driver blew a caution, therefore their vehicle was towed and impounded for three days at their expense and their drivers licence was also seized for a 3-day suspension. The driver was issued a violation ticket for expired registration as well which is a $ 310.00 fine.

If you have information on these or any other crimes, 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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