Thieves make fraudulent purchase

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Check stop charges laid

Thieves make fraudulent purchase

The RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance to identify thieves who made a fraudulent purchase.

On Aug. 27, 2017 the Morinville RCMP received a complaint that a suspect entered a rural property near Alcomdale in Sturgeon County between midnight and 6:15 a.m.

The thieves broke into the owner’s vehicle and stole a wallet with $100 cash, various government identifications and numerous bank and credit cards.

The suspects then travelled north to Barrhead and used the stolen credit cards at a local gas station and made two fraudulent purchases.

One suspected is described as a slender Caucasian man between 20 and 25 years old. He was clean-shaven and wearing a grey coloured hoodie with “crooks” down the sleeve. He was also wearing a light coloured baseball hat.

Checkstop charges laid

The St. Albert RCMP laid three impaired driving charges during a recent checkstop.

On Saturday Oct. 28 the RCMP Traffic Services and St. Albert RCMP General Duty conducted several checkstops throughout the City. The officers checked approximately 500 vehicles and laid three impaired driving charges, issued two 24-hour suspensions for drugs and one 72-hour suspension for alcohol.

The drivers were also charged with other provincial traffic offences.

The RCMP are reminding the public to plan ahead when consuming alcohol or drugs. They suggest calling a cab or Uber, arrange for a designated driver, take public transportation or to stay the night.

The RCMP said that impaired driving can cause death, injury, criminal charges and personal embarrassment.

Citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they see a driver that they expect is impaired.

Anyone with information about these or any other crimes is asked to contact St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 or the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550. Anonymous tips can be provided to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or at www.tipsubmit.com.

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