High River RCMP requesting public help
High River RCMP are investigating three related theft complaints from the weekend of October 26-28.
The first complaint occurred at a local car wash, where the suspect unsuccessfully attempted to pry open a coin box.
The following night on October 27, at 2:30 a.m High River RCMP attended an intrusion alarm at a local business finding the glass of the front door smashed. RCMP responded quickly however the suspect had fled the scene. The business owner attended and verified nothing was stolen.
On October 28, at 3:25 a.m. High River RCMP attended Jaffery Optical for an intrusion alarm where entry was gained by the suspect smashing a glass window adjacent to the front door. Over a 100 glasses frames were stolen from a display rack and the suspect fled out the back door of the business prior to RCMP arrival.
High River RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the following vehicle, a light coloured Dodge Caravan.
If you have any information about this crime or any other crime please contact the High River RCMP 403652-2356. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers and if your information leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property and/or the seizure of illicit drugs you may be eligible for a cash reward.
• Suspect with High River connected apprehended following flight from police
Drumheller RCMP apprehended a male following a report of a theft from the Carbon store.
The suspect left the area in a white Kia compact car. Police located the vehicle and attempted to stop it at which time the suspect attempted to evade police, driving in a manner that was dangerous to other motorists.
Police did not pursue the suspect but, with assistance from the public, were able to locate the suspect vehicle in a rural area.
The suspect continued his attempt to evade police, striking a fence and ditch in the process. The suspect fled on foot into a near by coulee at which time a Police Service dog attended. The suspect was located a short distance from the vehicle suffering from serious injuries sustained during the collision with the ditch. The suspect was intoxicated and the vehicle was found to have been stolen from Okotoks.
The male suspect had outstanding arrest warrants from High River and pending charges from an incident the previous night in which he stole a separate vehicle.
Due to his injuries, the suspect was taken to hospital for assessment. The suspect suffered serious, non-life threatening injuries and was released to the care of the hospital with a court date for January 2019 for charges including possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous driving and flight from police.
If anyone has information regarding this incident or suspect, they are asked to contact the Drumheller RCMP Detachment at 403-823-7590 or their local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the "P3 Tips" app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store."