Air­plane aids in in­ves­ti­ga­tion of stolen ve­hi­cles

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Kyle Smylie

Drumheller RCMP, with the as­sis­tance of the RCMP Emer­gency Re­sponse Team, are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports of mul­ti­ple stolen ve­hi­cles on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 23 with of­fi­cers at one point aided by a cit­i­zen in an air­plane. RCMP from Air­drie and Drumheller were track­ing in­di­vid­u­als thought to be re­lated to cases of stolen ve­hi­cles orig­i­nat­ing from at least one ve­hi­cle theft from a farm, and RCMP told the Mail as of 3 p.m. Tues­day it’s be­lieved they found at least one sus­pect in Cam­bria.

A civil­ian pi­lot in an air­plane hap­pened to see the in­ci­dent un­fold- ing and RCMP mem­bers com­mu­ni­cated with the pi­lot via phone, watch­ing the sus­pected stolen ve­hi­cles from a safe dis­tance, RCMP say.

The search moved in and out of the Drumheller RCMPs ju­ris­dic­tion, cross­ing over into the Bas­sano ju­ris­dic­tion, be­fore re­turn­ing to Cam­bria where po­lice be­lieved to have cor­nered a sus­pect.

A num­ber of ve­hi­cles were po­ten­tially stolen and RCMP did not want to re­lease ve­hi­cle de­scrip­tions as their in­ves­ti­ga­tion is still on­go­ing.

Look for up­dates on our web­site www.drumheller­mail.com as fur­ther de­tails are re­leased by RCMP.

mailphoto by Pa­trick Ko­lafa

Drumheller RCMP lo­cated a po­ten­tial sus­pect at a Cam­bria home on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

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