Not Your Average Inmate

On the night of June 30th, 2016, the Wetaskiwin RCMP had a very unusual prisoner. That evening some concerned citizens brought a dog...

  • Jul. 4, 2016 2:00 p.m.

Submitted by Cst. Holly Porterfield

Wetaskiwin RCMP

On the night of June 30th, 2016, the Wetaskiwin RCMP had a very unusual prisoner. That evening some concerned citizens brought a dog they found to the detachment. Common practice is for the police to take any found animals to the city shelter to be cared for, however their holding cells are outside. Being the long weekend police were not sure that there would be anyone attending to the K9 the next morning. With the cold and unfavorable weather that night the officers decided it was best to keep the K9 in their warm indoor holding cells where he could be closely monitored. The next morning police were able to locate the registered owner and the two were happily reunited.

Remember to register you pets with the city so that you too can happily be reunited should the two of you be separated.

Police Seeking the Public’s Assistance in Rural Mischiefs

The Wetaskiwin RCMP have recently received a number of complaints of mail boxes being smashed in the rural area of Millet. On Range Road 250 west of Millet several individual mailboxes spear to have been smashed with something like hammer or baseball bat. One witness described a smaller SUV type vehicle with the tail lights high on the C pillars of the vehicle. Foot prints in the area suggest the suspect(s) may have been wearing a skateboarding type shoe.

If you have any information regarding this occurrence please contact the Wetaskiwin RCMP at 780-312-7267. If you want to remain anonymous you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com .You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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