Drayton Valley RCMP weekly brief April 5-11

By Laine Mitchell (Twitter: @Laine_Mitchell)
April 12, 2018 - 2:26pm


Drayton Valley RCMP say on April 5 at 5:42 p.m. a call came in of an attempted break and enter to a residence. A resident came home to find the front door of the home damaged and it's suspected to occur sometime during the day. No entry was made and nothing was stolen. 


On April 6 just before 10:30 a.m. at the Drayton Valley Campground a report came in of a white truck with flat tire at the dump at the campground.  The vehicle was still running.  Complainant saw a male get out of the truck and run towards the rinks.  Members attended location, vehicle had been reported stolen from Entwistle the previous night and involved in an assault.  Members patrolled area, with negative results. 

At 2:42 p.m. at the Ford dealership members attended the dealership and arrested a 30 year old male for possession of stolen property. 

Just before 5 p.m. on 44th Avenue a Honda generator was reported stolen from a picker truck in a driveway on April 1 or 2 during the overnight hours. 


On April 7 at 8:18 a.m. on 51 Avenue a report was received that someone broke the window in the complainants 2011 red Dodge Ram sometime over night.  Vehicle had been rummaged through.

At 10:16 p.m. at the Omniplex parking lot a report of a red car in parking lot at the rv park.  The vehicle had been there all day, members attended and located drug paraphernalia in unlocked vehicle.  Items seized and destroyed.  


On April 8 just before 12:30 p.m. a call came in at Cynthia after Whitecap Resources reported that the window of a steamer truck had been broken.  Unknown if anything was taken.

At 2:16 p.m. on 54 Avenue a call came in of a theft of a battery sometime over the past month from holiday trailer.  


On April 9 just after 1:30 a.m. an assault occurred at the Oil Country Taphouse after three males inside were fighting by breaking glass and using chairs.  Members attended and located a male outside with a visible head injury.  He advised he had been kicked and was taken to hospital by EMS.  A suspect  was arrested.

At 10:00 a.m. a report was received of an abandoned ATV in the woods near a lease site. Members attended and ATV towed.  Matter still under investigation.

At 11:35 a.m. in Lodgepole a report was received of a $100 counterfeit bill.  Member is investigating. 

At 3:49 p.m. on 54 Street a report came in of a theft of air liquid cylinders sometime over the past weekend.  Arrow on the side of the cylinders.  3 - 80 cubic feet cylinders taken, either blue or red in colour and will contain either Argon or Oxygen.  


On April 10 at 8:20 a.m. in Brazeau County a report of a break in came in from a Keltech Communications compound.  Bolt cutters were used to cut through the fence.  Once inside, suspects entered a shed and sea can and a band saw was stolen. Video Surveillance was provided and the matter is still under investigation. 

Just after 3:00 p.m. in Brazeau County a report of fraud was received after a complainant reported seeing a message on their computer advising that the computer had been hacked and to call ‘Jacob’ to fix it.  Complainant contacted ‘Jacob’ who advised he could fix the computer for $840 US, however would not take a credit card, only banking information.  The complainant realized the scam and contacted the police.  The public is warned about providing personal information to anyone under circumstances such as these.  If in doubt of the validity of the request, contact the RCMP. 


On April 11 at 2:06 p.m. in  Brazeau County a report came in that someone broke into a Seacan at Pembina Lease site and stole a well head panel box/computer.  Approximate value $1,500.

At 3:11 p.m. at Wal Mart a report came in of a female entering the store, picked up photocopy paper, walked around the store, then went to the courtesy desk and obtained a refund for the paper which she did not pay for.  Video surveillance available.  Matter is still under investigation.

At 3:44 p.m. in Brazeau County a report was received from Obsidian Energy of someone entering a lease site and entering an unlocked battery cabinet.  Batter worth approximately $350 was stolen.  


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