Area Crime Shorts
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.
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.