Drayton Valley RCMP weekly brief

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
February 15, 2018 - 2:00pm


On the morning of  February 8 Drayton Valley RCMP responded to a call to assist the Drayton Valley fire department with a structure fire on Range Road 80 in Brazeau County. Members attended and there were no injures. 

Later that day in police received a call about an internet scam that had been ongoing for one week.  Complainant advised that they were contacted through social media by a male in the USA pretending to be a female sending pictures and asking for money.  The complainant bought a $100 Itunes card which he sent a picture of to the suspect.  RCMP would like to remind everyone of these scams and to not provide any personal information or make any purchases, but to contact the anti-fraud center.


RCMP received two reports on February 9 of a break and enter to a home in Cynthia and to the Big West Dodge yard. The Cynthia residence had the door kicked in and items were stolen off the kitchen table while at the Big West Dodge yard 4 tires and rims from a vehicle on the lot were taken. Both incidents are still under investigation.  

During the afterron around 3:00 pm on 45th Avenue a complainant reported a male stole several Otter Box cell phone protectors when they met him at the Omniplex to sell their cell phone which had been listed on the Drayton Valley buy and sell.  Cases were recovered and the matter is still under investigation. 


On the morning of February 10 police were notified of the theft of two vehicle. A truck was taken sometime overnight from Geometric Pipeline Solutions yard. The vehicle is described as a 2001 Dodge Ram 2500, maroon in colour with a white slip tank in the back. A 2002 GMC Sierra, 3500 crew cab was also stolen after sliding into the ditch the previous day, and upon returning to tow it out the following day it was gone.

Just before 9 p.m. on the 10th on Highway 759 in Brazeau County members were called to a report of a single vehicle rollover along with EMS and fire department. Members attended and spoke with driver who stated that she had hit snow and ice and hit the ditch and rolled, resulting in minor injuries. 


Mounties were called ton 58 Avenue in Drayton Valley around 8:45 a.m. February 12 after a report of vehicles in the business's yard being damaged.  Vehicle windows were broken and work tools, keys, cell phones and other personal items stolen.  Further damage caused to sights on the buildings, and it is still under investigation.  

Later that morning at 11:20 a.m. police received a report of a break and enter to Obsidian lease site in Brazeau County. Entry was gained by prying open the gate and several buildings were pried open.  Thieves made away with pipe threading tools valued at approximately $1700.


During the morning of February 13 around 10:30 a.m. police received a report of a break and enter and theft from an outside yard at Grande Tire. Suspects gained entry by cutting the fence and once inside they stole approximately 40 tires. It's believed to have  occurred sometime between February 8 and February 10.  Suspect vehicle is a dually truck, unknown make.  

The Town of Drayton Valley reported an individual had damaged the cement barrier that was erected around the CVC water valve put in place as resident has not been paying water bill.  Damage to the water valve is approximately $5000.   Members attended and one male was arrested and released for court April 3.


During the morning of February 14 police responded to the Foxwood Inn in Drayton Valley after the theft of a truck sometime overnight.  The  vehicle is described as a 2007 grey Ford F350 with two silver welders toolboxes in the box. $20,000 worth of communications tools were in the truck and video surveillance has been obtained.

Later that morning on Industrial Road at the Home Away Inn police were called after two vehicles had been broken into while parked at the Inn.  A o’chiesemedic truck and an arbour metrics truck had the passenger side door windows broken. The matter is still under investigation.

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