Drumheller & District Ru­ral Crime Watch re­ceives Di­nosaur Legacy Grant

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS -

While this sign may not strike fear in the hearts of bad in­ten­tioned peo­ple, it cer­tainly should re­mind them that we care about our com­mu­ni­ties. Any­one out to com­mit an act of theft, van­dal­ism or de­struc­tion, bet­ter think twice. When they see this sign they bet­ter do a dou­ble take. Our Crime Watch mem­bers are mak­ing it their busi­ness to be “the eyes and ears of the com­mu­nity”.

The Drumheller and District Ru­ral Crime Watch has un­der­taken to re­view their sign lo­ca­tions and place an ad­di­tional 8 new signs. To help fi­nance the pro­ject, they re­ceived a grant of $1900 from the Drumheller Cham­ber of Com­merce, Di­nosaur Legacy Fund.

The Drumheller and District Ru­ral Crime Watch area cov­ers ap­prox­i­mately 2,200 square miles, tak­ing in most of Star­land County, a large part of Knee­hill County and a lit­tle bit of Newell County. Cur­rently there are 13 signs through­out the area with 6 more go­ing up.

On March 6, 2016, the RCMP re­ceived a call con­cern­ing the dam­age and de­struc­tion of 21 road signs by run­ning over them with a ve- hi­cle, in the area of the junc­tion of High­ways 851 and 576, north­east of Drumheller. Also 15 signs were driven over on High­way 851, and an­other 6 signs were driven over along High­way 576. This kind of be­hav­ior is why Crime Watch is so im­por­tant and why we need to be on board with Ru­ral Crime Watch in our area.

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