Sus­pects ar­rested for at­tempted Nacmine break-in

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Terri Hux­ley The Drumheller Mail

Three sus­pects have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion to an at­tempted break-in in Nacmine last Thurs­day.

RCMP re­ceived a call from a Nacmine res­i­dent at ap­prox­i­mately 9:50 a.m. on Thurs­day morn­ing, Jan­uary 11 after the home­owner re­ported that two men in dark hood­ies tried to kick in the back door.

The home­owner screamed, caus­ing the sus­pects to flee the scene. An in­ves­ti­ga­tion com­menced with the first of the three sus­pects in cus­tody shortly after noon.

An ob­ser­vant neigh­bour sup­plied footage from their out­door se­cu­rity cam­era, help­ing police iden­tify two sus­pects.

The other two were ar­rested be­fore 6:00 p.m. on the same day. Names will not be re­leased at this time.

“I’m ex­tremely proud of our team,” said Drumheller De­tach­ment Cor­po­ral Ger­ald Sherk. “We had that in­for­ma­tion at 9:50 a.m. and we had one per­son in cus­tody shortly after lunch and we had the other two in cus­tody at just about din­ner time. We have some re­ally good in­ves­ti­ga­tors and some re­ally fan­tas­tic help from the com­mu­nity.”

The lone Drumheller fe­male is 34 years of age. The first male is 30-years-old and hails from Strath­more and the se­cond male is 38-years-old from Brooks.

The sus­pects are all fac­ing charges of pos­ses­sion of sto-

len prop­erty over $5,000 and at­tempted break-in to a res­i­dence with in­tent to com­mit an in­dictable of­fence. The two males are also fac­ing charges for breach­ing con­di­tions of other crim­i­nal acts which they have been placed on.

The police beleive the sus­pects scoped out the premises with the in­tent to steal valu­ables in­side.

“... They weren’t ex­actly forth­right with police,” said Sherk. “Our be­lief is that they, for some rea­son, came to the con­clu­sion that no one would be home at this res­i­dence. The house stands out as be­ing a nice house and they prob­a­bly be­lieved that there would be ex­pen­sive things they could take.”

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