Police Beat


Truck thefts

So far this year the St. Albert RCMP have received 34 reports of stolen trucks and two attempted thefts.

The most recent incident happened on Monday Aug. 28 when two men stole a white Ford truck with a red diesel tank from the parking lot at 22 Sir Winston Churchill Ave. in St. Albert.

Earlier this month on Thursday Aug. 24 someone stole a 2004 Ford Truck from Perrault Place and the vehicle was found in Edmonton on Aug. 31.

On Saturday Aug. 12 around 11:30 p.m. a resident in Tudor Glen heard his vehicle alarm going off and found a man trying to break into his Ford 350 truck. The man was Caucasian, dressed in all black, standing at around five-feet, seven-inches and weighing around 170 pounds. The man ran away but the truck door handle was damaged.

The RCMP is reminding everyone to prevent vehicle theft by not leaving a vehicle running and not leaving spare keys hidden in a vehicle.  Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles, not to leave items in the vehicle, and to use a steering wheel locking device.

RCMP seek assault suspect

A man at the Beer Hunter pub pulled a knife on the security officers.

On Sunday Aug. 27 at around 1:30 a.m. the RCMP were flagged down by the security officers at the Beer Hunter pub. A pub patron had been asked to leave the pub earlier in the night and he had returned to the area with a knife, which he held towards the security officers.

Security was able to get the knife away from the suspect before he ran away from the area.

The man is described as Caucasian with short dark hair. He was wearing black pants and a short-sleeved shirt at the time.

Theft of bike

On Sunday, Aug. 27 at around 6:30 p.m. someone stole a Market 357 mountain bike from a garage on Glenwood Crescent in St. Albert. The bike has a unique paint job with black and white speckles, white rims and a white chain.


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Jennifer Henderson

Jennifer Henderson joined the St. Albert Gazette in 2016. She writes about municipal, provincial and federal politics; court and crime; general news and features.