CORRECTED: Welding truck and tools stolen from Ponoka recovered in Rimbey-area

Vehicle containing $15,000 in tools stolen while warming up

CORRECTED:

A story written from an RCMP press release posted Nov. 26 included incorrect information. The RCMP provided a corrected release on Dec. 2. Below is the updated story.

By Ponoka News Staff

A welding truck with $15,000 worth in tools stolen from a Ponoka home on Nov. 19 has since been recovered, but is a complete write-off.

RCMP were called to a home on 53 St. following a report that a 2000 white Dodge 3500 truck had been stolen sometime between 1 and 3 a.m. The owner of the truck called police when he went outside at 6 a.m. and found the truck gone.

Inside the truck was about $15,000 worth of tools along with a welder and skid unit.

The truck was later recovered by RCMP in the Rimbey area with major damage having been done during the theft. A stolen plate from another vehicle was also found in the back.

The vehicle’s actual license plate was missing, though was recovered later in the Edmonton area along with some of the tools.

If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.

ORIGINAL STORY:

By Ponoka News Staff

A welding truck was with $15,000 worth in tools was stolen from a Ponoka residence on Nov. 19 and later recovered in the Rimbey area.

On Nov. 19, Ponoka RCMP attended the residence on 53 St. The 2000 white Dodge 3500 truck had been stolen sometime during the morning hours while the owner was warming up the vehicle.

Along with the tools, the vehicle a welder and skid.

The truck, although a bit damaged, as well as the tools were recovered in the Rimbey RCMP detachment area with a stolen plate from another vehicle in the back.

The actual license plate was missing but recovered in the Edmonton area.

If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.

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