Area Crime Shorts

  • Feb. 21, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Pipestone Flyer

Hit and Run in Wetaskiwin

    On Saturday February 16th, 2013, at approximately 04:30pm, a person or persons unknown struck a parked vehicle that was in the parking lot of the Dollarama in Wetaskiwin, AB.  The owner of the white truck left it parked in the lot located at 3725-56th Street and entered the store for approximately thirty minutes.  Upon leaving, the owner noted that the rear passenger side of his truck had significant damage to the box and the bumper.

    Section 69(2) of the Alberta Traffic and Safety Act dictates that a driver of a vehicle that is involved in an accident with an unattended vehicle shall either forthwith or as soon as practicable, locate and notify the owner or leave a written notice in a conspicuous place on the damaged vehicle.  Although there is no fine for this action, a court date is required.

     

Female robbed at knife point

    On Sunday February 17th, 2013, at approximately 02:30pm, a female was robbed of money and personal belongings at knife point.  The victim was walking Southwest across the parking lot of the Canada Safeway Limited located at 3901-56th Street.  The victim was approached by three native females.  The trio asked for cigarettes and/or money.  When the victim refused to supply these items, the taller of the three females produced an eight inch blade knife.  The female then demanded the victim hand over her coat.  Upon obtaining the victim’s coat, all three females walked away to the Southwest.

    The suspects were described by the victim as follows:

Suspect #1 – Middle aged, native female of approximate height of 5’9” with long black, straight hair past her waist.  The female was noted to have a tattoo of writing on the left side of her neck and had extensive scarring on her face.  The female was also noted to have tattoos on the knuckles of both hands with the right hand possibly stating “HATE”.  The female appeared dirty and wore a light colored, quilted winter coat.

Suspect #2 – Middle aged, native female of approximate height of 5’5” with long black, straight hair past her shoulders.  The female appeared dirty and wore a New York Yankee ball cap.  The female was carrying a dark colored duffle bag over her shoulder.

Suspect #3 – Middle aged, native female of approximate height of 5’5” with long black, straight hair past her shoulders.

    Due to the seriousness of this crime, police are asking the public to come forward with any information they have that might lead to the identification of the suspects responsible for this crime as well as any information of any sighting of these suspects on  the day in question and/or any knowledge of the stolen property.

     Anyone with information with regards to these incidents or any other incidents are asked to call the Wetaskiwin RCMP Det at 780-312-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).  Crime Stoppers does not require you to reveal your identity.  Furthermore, if your tip leads to an arrest, you may qualify for a cash reward.

Wetaskiwn RCMP

Mulhurst Bay Rec Centre Robbed

    During the early morning hours of January 27th, 2013  a break and enter at the Mulhurst Bay recreation centre occurred.  Suspects gained entry to the building by prying open the front door and in the process severely damaging the door.  A Red Honda snowblower was taken. Serial #1189380.

     

Hit and Run in Thorsby

    On February 13th, 2013 Thorsby RCMP received a report of a hit and run.  The complainant reported on February 12th, 2013 between the hours of 10:30pm and 01:00am, his red 1989 Plymouth voyager was struck while parked at the Warburg Community Hall.  Damage was caused to the rear driver side of the vehicle.  Police request anyone with information regarding the incident contact Cst. Young at 1-780-789-3951.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

There were 410 COVID-19 cases recorded in Alberta Wednesday. (File photo)
Alberta records 410 COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Central zone dropped to 160 active cases

Shaun Isaac, owner of Woodchucker Firewood in Trochu, is awaiting a new shipment during a firewood shortage in the province. All of the wood he has left is being saved for long-time customers who need it to heat their homes. (Contributed photo).
Firewood shortage in central Alberta caused by rising demand, gaps in supply

‘I’ve said “No” to more people than ever’: firewood seller

file photo
Maskwacis RCMP investigate pedestrian fatality

Collision on Highway 2A causing fatality still under investigation.

Shaela Dansereau/ The Pipestone Flyer
City of Wetaskiwin cases rapidly climbing

City of Wetaskiwin reporting 11 active cases of COVID-19

Royal Alexandra Hospital front-line workers walk a picket line after walking off the job in a wildcat strike in Edmonton, on Monday, October 26, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta labour board orders health-care staff who walked off the job to go back to work

Finance Minister Travis Toews said in a news release that he was pleased with the labour board’s decision

Husky Energy logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary on May 5, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Husky pipeline spills 900,000 litres of produced water in northwestern Alberta

The energy regulator says environmental contractors are at the site

A raccoon paid a visit to a Toronto Tim Hortons on Oct. 22, 2020. (shecallsmedrew/Twitter)
Who are you calling a trash panda? Raccoon takes a shift at Toronto Tim Hortons

Tim Hortons said animal control was called as soon they saw the surprise visitor

Sharon Hickin, general manager of the Days Inn Sylvan Lake and the new Lake House Diner, poses for a photo outside the new restaurant. Photo by Megan Roth/Sylvan Lake News
Pandemic puts extra hurdles in place for new Sylvan Lake businesses

Over the past seven months numerous new businesses have opened in Sylvan Lake, despite the pandemic

Rachel Notley, leader of Alberta’s official Opposition, speaks in Edmonton on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019. Notley says the government needs to sharply ramp up the number of contact tracers if it wants to get a handle on the rising number of COVID-19 cases. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta Opposition calls for more COVID-19 contact tracers as case numbers rise

Alberta has about 800 tracers, and chief medical health officer Dr. Hinshaw says more are being recruited

Royal Alexandra Hospital front-line workers walk a picket line after walking off the job in a wildcat strike in Edmonton, on Monday, October 26, 2020. Hospital and health-care workers who staged a one-day illegal walkout returned to work Tuesday while politicians swapped recriminations and accusations in the house over the dispute. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Alberta health staff return to work, surgeries resume after one-day walkout

AHS estimated 157 non-emergency surgeries, most of them in Edmonton, had to be postponed as a result of the walkout

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau makes his way to provide an update on the COVID pandemic in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Canada has reached a grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic, surpassing 10,000 novel coronavirus deaths. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Alberta COVID deaths pushes Canada past milestone of 10,000 deaths

Canada crossed the threshold of 5,000 deaths on May 12, a little over two months after the first was reported

Cases in Ponoka (East Ponoka County) as of Oct. 27. (alberta.ca)
Diagnosed cases of COVID-19 at three Ponoka businesses

Town ‘strongly encouraging’ residents to wear non-medical masks in public

Most Read