Police look for leads in truck and boat theft
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.
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.