Two ar­rested in truck theft

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS - Pa­trick Ko­lafa The Drumheller Mail

The Drumheller RCMP ar­rested two peo­ple in­volved in the theft of a truck near Car­bon last Mon­day night, Septem­ber 4.

The RCMP were called at about 8:30 p.m. Po­lice re­port a red Sil­ver­ado, showed up at a farm. The cul­prits al­legedly stole the com­plainant’s white GMC truck. They drove it a short dis­tance be­fore aban­don­ing it, and then took a Dodge truck. They tried to leave the area, but drove into a fence tan­gling and dam­ag­ing the truck, caus­ing it to smoke. They then crashed the truck in a coulee and fled on foot. Be­cause of the lo­ca­tion, the Drumheller RCMP en­gaged the Three Hills de­tach­ment for sup­port.

Po­lice lo­cated a male and fe­male ly­ing in the grass and they were taken into cus­tody.

A fe­male youth was re­leased and is fac­ing two counts of pos­ses­sion of stolen prop­erty and a charge of mis­chief. An adult male is also fac­ing th­ese charges. Both are from the Drumheller area.

Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles says it is im­por­tant for peo­ple to se­cure their prop­erty.

“I think peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas have a more hon­est view­point and are more trust­ing and keys tend to be left in ve­hi­cles and ve­hi­cles tend to be left un­locked and that af­fords th­ese crim­i­nals to take ad­van­tage of the trust­wor­thy na­ture of peo­ple,” he said. “It used to be the big city where you had to lock up your stuff but now crim­i­nals know they can go to ru­ral ar­eas and small towns.”

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