Po­lice look for leads in truck and boat theft

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Patrick Ko­lafa

A stolen truck was re­cov­ered Sunday morn­ing, and on Mon­day af­ter­noon a miss­ing power­boat was found near the At­las Coal Mine.

This fol­lows what ap­pears to be an overnight crime spree early Sunday morn­ing.

Dil­lan Blasken tells The Mail that some­time early Sunday morn­ing, the fam­ily’s truck, hooked to a power­boat, was stolen from in front of his par­ent’s home in Mid­land. At about 4:30 am, the truck was found on fire near the Canalta Juras­sic Ho­tel.

Blasken an­nounced on Face­book Mon­day evening the boat was found, al­beit dam­aged, in the East Coulee area.

He said he has also learned that overnight there were a num­ber for re­ports of dam­age to prop­erty in the East Coulee area that may be re­lated.

“They think maybe they were mess­ing around with the truck out there, and then found it at the Juras­sic Inn,” said Blasken.

Sergeant Kevin Charles said on the evening in ques­tion there were five other re­ports of dam­age to prop­erty within 20 min­utes, and con­flict­ing in­for­ma­tion on the ve­hi­cle de­scrip­tion. Po­lice wish to speak to any­one who had seen this ve­hi­cle.

He said many ve­hi­cle theft prob­lems are not ex­clu­sive to Drumheller.

“It is not a Drumheller is­sue, it is a crossprovince is­sue. It is trav­el­ling crim­i­nals, not lo­cals tar­get­ing each other,” said Charles. “They are hit­ting places here, in be­tween their des­ti­na­tions.”

Blasken is grate­ful for the com­mu­nity who ral­lied around to share his plea on so­cial me­dia and be on the look out for their prop­erty.

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Dil­lan Blasken cel­e­brates at the re­cov­ery of his fam­ily's stolen truck and boat that went miss­ing from in front of their home early Sunday morn­ing. The truck was lo­cated Sunday on fire, and the boat was re­cov­ered from the East Coulee area Mon­day af­ter­noon.

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