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Olds Rural Crime Watch is pleased to be the "go to" organization for reports from rural community policing organizations, the local RCMP detachments and others. Please check these files to stay up-to-date on criminal activity in Mountain View County and the surrounding communities.

Memorandum of Understanding
Between Alberta Provincial Rural Crime Association and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, February 15, 2018

Remember to check our reports from other Rural Crime Watch organizations.

RCMP Reports Prior to 2018

RCMP News Releases

Posted September 2018
Okotoks RCMP seeks public assistance in locating stolen trailer
Grande Prairie Rural RCMP Receive Tip Resulting in 22 Charges
Taber RCMP with the SACRT seize stolen property, firearm and methamphetamine
Ponoka RCMP arrest males for break/enter and firearm offences
Airdrie Rural RCMP Want to Know if You Recognize These Thieves
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Theft from Underground Parkade
Ponoka RCMP conduct search warrant and link series of rural property crimes
Alberta RCMP Releases Mid-Year Report Card on Crime Reduction

Posted August 2018
Project Blue Ghost nets 99 criminal charges against four people
Stolen Polaris ATV
Bonnyville RCMP Look for Leads on Stolen Diesel Filters
Airdrie and Beiseker RCMP Catch Truck Thief with Help of Good Samaritan
Airdrie RCMP Investigating Recovered Stolen Vehicle Complaint
Airdrie RCMP Release Composite Sketch of Armed Robbery Suspect
Olds RCMP seek public assistance in identifying suspect in "Jason" mask
Rimbey RCMP seek public assistance in identifying male
Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize This Male Involved in a Vehicle Theft
Airdrie RCMP Want to Return Four Recovered Mountain Bikes
Cochrane RCMP Investigate Shooting Incident, Highway 1A (Original and Update)
Olds RCMP Seek Public Assistance to Identify Suspect in Attempted Robbery Investigation
Sundre Community Van Society Treasurer Arrested
Boyle RCMP Locate and Arrest Impaired Driver on a Farm Tractor
Rash of Vehicle Thefts

Posted July 2018
Airdrie RCMP Seeking Assistance to Identify Car Theft Suspects
Blackfalds RCMP partners with Red Deer Financial Crimes Unit to solve $2 Million Fraud
Airdrie/County of Rocky View collaborate to form successful Crime Reduction Unit
Sylvan Lake RCMP execute search warrant after use of fraudulent documents
Strathcona County RCMP make arrests following attempted rural break-in
Alberta RCMP, Edmonton Police Service, lay charges following series of break-ins in Central Alberta
Cochrane RCMP Arrest Two Trespassers And Lay Numerous Charges
Hanna RCMP seek public assistance in stolen ATV investigation
Red Deer RCMP investigate $26,000 tool theft
Sundre RCMP Thwart Horse and Lamb Theft, Animals Returned
Drumheller RCMP advise public of "gifting cloud" scheme
Innisfail RCMP seize eight dogs from hotel room
Olds RCMP Recover Stolen Truck and Make Arrests
Didsbury RCMP execute search warrant at Syndicate Motorcycle Club Red Deer Clubhouse
Airdrie RCMP Seeking Assistance to Identify No Frills Robbery Suspect
Sylvan Lake RCMP nab stolen property on Kijiji
Airdrie RCMP Want to Know If You Recognize These Theft Suspects
Airdrie Rural RCMP Investigating Stabbing at Dickson Stevenson Rest Stop *UPDATE*
Airdrie RCMP Request Assistance to Identify Fraud Suspect
Beiseker RCMP investigate theft of vehicle from rural residence
    Beiseker RCMP respond to motor vehicle theft from residence - UPDATE

Posted June 2018
Airdrie Rural RCMP Lay 94 Charges After Locating Suspicious Vehicle
RCMP Vegreville Detachment - Fraud Investigation
Beiseker RCMP - Assistance to identify suspect
Airdrie RCMP Warn Public of Gold Jewellery Scam
Red Deer RCMP arrest man with imitation firearm
Red Deer RCMP investigate armed robbery at pharmacy
Airdrie RCMP Requesting the Public's Assistance Identifying Suspects
Stony Plain/Spruce Grove/Enoch RCMP CRA Scam Using RCMP Phone Numbers
RCMP Remind People of the Dangers of Trespassing
Cochrane RCMP Investigate Crime Spree
    Update: Charges Update
Red Deer RCMP Investigate Escape from Remand
    Update: Red Deer Remand Escapees arrested
Red Deer RCMP seize weapons and drugs from repeat offenders
Hanna RCMP investigating stolen livestock trailer
Calls Catch Criminals
Public assists RCMP in making 3 arrests on rural property
Airdrie RCMP Announce Vehicle Thefts Stats for May 2018
Cochrane RCMP respond to home invasion
Ponoka RCMP seek assistance in returning wedding video
    Happy Ending - Video Returned
Red Deer RCMP arrest offenders wanted on multiple warrants

Posted May 2018
RCMP/Sheriff Integrated Traffic Unit (ITU) investigating serious hit & run
Strathmore RCMP warn of a Jewelry Scam
Olds RCMP Investigate Armed Robbery
Stettler RCMP - Fraudulent Returns
Airdrie RCMP Want to Know if You Recognize These Car Prowlers
Rimbey RCMP laid charges and seek suspects of home invasion - UPDATE
Leduc RCMP make arrest following gun shot complaint
Calgary man and woman in multi-million-dollar fraud investigation
Red Deer RCMP make numerous arrests during downtown patrols
Airdrie RCMP Looking to Identify Male Using Stolen Credit Cards
Red Deer RCMP arrest wanted man in drug investigation - Update: Charges laid
Turner Valley RCMP utilize the Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team for successful seizure
RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project (RCRP) assists Rimbey RCMP with arrest
Priority Crimes Task Force charges four after counterfeit credit card search warrant
Fort Saskatchewan RCMP seek public assistance in locating a wanted men
Beiseker RCMP arrest two suspects after break and enter complaint
Airdrie RCMP and Calgary Police Service Arrest Male in Stolen Truck Containing Explosive Device
Calgary man pleads guilty to human smuggling
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Shots Fired Complaint in Kings Heights Community - With Update
Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate armed robbery
Okotoks RCMP - Arrest made and multiple charges for Possession of Stolen Property
Airdrie RCMP Request Assistance to Identify Male Driving a Stolen Truck
Red Deer RCMP make numerous arrests in crime hot spots
Rocky Mountain House RCMP seek public assistance in locating two wanted men
Innisfail RCMP locate stolen vehicle and make an arrest
Rimbey RCMP have laid charges and seek suspects of home invasion
Suspicious car - rural area north of Sylvan Lake
Truck and Unique Trailer Stolen
RCMP seize house and $14,000 in civil forfeiture application
RCMP Rural Crime Reduction Project - Various Arrests

Posted April 2018
Break and Enter and Possession of stolen Property
Stolen vehicle involved in incidents across Sundre, Rocky Mountain House and Sylvan Lake (Backgrounder & Update)
RCMP Livestock Section - Request for Information in Theft of Calves
Two Suspicious Male Complaints in Two Days
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Theft of Honda Odyssey Minivan
Concerns regarding confronting suspicious people/vehicles
Okotoks RCMP Officer Involved Shooting
Red Deer RCMP look for James Holley on warrants
Shoplifters make off with over $5000 in Fragrances
RCMP Innisfail Detachment - Armed Robbery
24 guns seized at the Coutts border
Airdrie RCMP Looking to Return Stihl Backpack Blower
Airdrie RCMP Looking to Identify London Drugs Shoplifter
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Taxi Cab Fraudster
RCMP warn about parking lot fraud targeting Asian Canadians

Posted March 2018
Stolen John Deere Back Hoe - UPDATE
RCMP Livestock Section Investigate Theft of 12 Mares
Rocky Mountain House investigating robbery
Red Deer RCMP make arrests in crime hot spots
Didsbury RCMP execute search warrant for Conspiracy to Commit Murder
Cochrane RCMP Officers on scene executing search warrant on stolen vehicle operation
    UPDATE: Numerous Charges for 'Chop Shop' Operation
Airdrie RCMP Investigating String of Commercial Break-Ins
Airdrie RCMP Conduct Warrant Roundup
Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team - Targeted Enforcement Successes, help us get one more
Break and Enter yields arrest for RCMP
Didsbury RCMP - Police Pursuit Results in Two Arrests
Beiseker RCMP Request Public Assistance in Locating Stolen Work Truck
   Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team - Arrest made in theft of tractor, truck from Beiseker
Red Deer RCMP arrest four wanted suspects with loaded firearm
Beiseker RCMP Request Public Assistance in Locating Stolen Tractor
   UPDATE, March 28 - SACRT - Final suspect arrested in theft of tractor, truck from Beiseker
   UPDATE, March 22 - SACRT - Arrest made in theft of tractor, truck from Beiseker
Strathcona County RCMP investigate theft of firearm from local store
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Sly Theft from Shopper's Drug Mart
Truck Thief Undone by Footprints in the Snow
Cochrane RCMP Investigate a Threat to "Shoot a Public Place" (With UPDATE)
Thieves cause gas leak while stealing property near Bowden
Valleyview RCMP work with community to effect arrests
Leduc RCMP seek assistance to identify armed robbers
    UPDATE: March 3 - Leduc RCMP GIS Unit investigating pharmacy robberies
Southern Alberta Crime Reduction Team Need Assistance to locate wanted man

Posted February 2018
Red Deer RCMP recent arrests include drug trafficking and property crime charges
Red Deer RCMP look for public assistance to ID repeat shoplifter
Police Recover Six Stolen Vehicles and Charge Individuals Located Inside (includes Backgrounder)
Morinville RCMP Seek Identity of Two Persons in Attempted Frauds
Numerous Vehicles Stolen and Recovered in and around Cochrane
Airdrie RCMP Investigate Grocery Theft from Walmart
St Albert RCMP: Is This Your Stolen Property?
Charges laid in string of thefts from cell phone retailers
Red Deer RCMP reminds drivers when to report motor vehicle collisions
Sundre RCMP Investigate Child Luring
Theft of Truck (License Plate & Suspect Photos)
Red Deer RCMP investigate theft of numerous firearms, and a snake
Olds RCMP Investigate Break and Enter in Bowden Museum
Innisfail RCMP arrest male in stolen vehicle after getting stuck in the snow

Posted January 2018
Innisfail RCMP warn residents of phone scams
Rocky Mountain House RCMP investigate Break and Enter into Caroline Supplies
    UPDATE: February 2 - Investigation Continues, Arrest Made
Didsbury RCMP arrest 3 suspects in Kidnapping with Firearm
    Feb 13 Update: Didsbury RCMP - Final arrest made in kidnapping investigation
    Feb 9 Update: Didsbury RCMP - Wanted Man Arrested
Airdrie RCMP Look to Return Recovered Sentimental Belongings
Airdrie RCMP Remind Motorists How to Yield to Emergency Vehicles
Airdrie RCMP Request Assistance with Shoplifting at Pet Valu
Airdrie RCMP investigate robbery at grocery store
Hanna RCMP seek owners of recovered property
District Advisory Commissioned Officer for Central Alberta
Innisfail RCMP conduct traffic stops that lead to seized firearms and multiple charges
Alberta RCMP changing tactics to address rural crime
Armed and Dangerous Suspect at Large
Okotoks RCMP, Stolen Horse Saddle and Tack
Airdrie RCMP Currently Investigating an incident of Theft under $5,000

RCMP Reports Prior to 2018

Sundre RCMP Reports
September 6, 2018
January 17, 2018
August 17, 2017 to September 15, 2017
Christmas Eve Thieves Busted
January 12, 2017 - Misc Thefts
December 21, 2016
November 18, 2016
November 5, 2016
September 9, 2016
July 6, 2016
April 26, 2016
March 24, 2016
March 3, 2016
February 1 - 15, 2016
Detailed Crime Comparisons, 2014
Comparison of Q4 and Year to Date, 2013 - 2014
Mountain View County Stats, January to December 2014

Town of Bowden Bylaw Enforcement Reports
Report, May 2015
Report, April 2015

From Other RCW Groups
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Torched Vehicle RR 284
From the Raven Crime Watch Society - Saddles stolen
From the Stettler RCMP - Gypsy Pavers
From the Leduc Rural Crime Watch - Passing emergency vehicles
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Arrests made April 4, 2018
Thank you to Clive and Tees Crime Watch
From Raven Crime Watch Society - Suspicious Vehicle
From Raven Crime Watch Society - Possible ADT Security Scam
Falun/Hillside/Rosebriar Fanout Jan 10 - 15, 2018
Thank you to Clive and Tees Crime Watch (Posted Jan 13, 2018)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Be Careful of People Bearing Gifts (Posted Jan 13, 2018)

From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Heads Up Red Deer/Blackfalds (Posted Dec 31, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - House Break near Gull Lake (Posted Dec 30, 2017)
From Raven Crime Watch Society - Curious vehicle (Posted Dec 29, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - House break in December 19th (Posted Dec 20, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - When do you call 911 (Posted Dec 11, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Stolen Horses, Winfield and Buck Lake area (Posted Dec 11, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Break and Enter Highway 13 (Posted Dec 3, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Robbery at Caroline Store (Posted Dec 3, 2017)
From Red Deer/Lacombe Rural Crime Watch - Cocaine, Cash, stolen firearms (Posted Dec 3, 2017)
From Raven Crime Watch Society - Mail theft (Posted Dec 3, 2017)
From Raven Crime Watch Society - Stolen Truck near Markerville (Posted Nov 21, 2017)
From RCW Innisfail East - B & E east of Innisfail (Posted Nov 5, 2017)
From Raven CWS - Strange Visitors (Posted Nov 2, 2017)
Tires Stolen from Devon Chrysler Dealership (Posted Oct 31, 2017)
Stolen Truck sighted (Posted Oct 28, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Attempted Break In west of Cygnet Lake (Posted Sept 23, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Mobile "Chop Shop" (Posted Sept 23, 2017)
Via Raven RCW: Areas being hit (Posted Sept 18, 2017)
Via Raven RCW: Stolen Firearms (Posted Sept 18, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Break and Enter resulting in theft of 2 vehicles (Posted Sept 12, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Robberies and Break-Ins (Posted Sept 12, 2017)
Hunting Season and Poaching (Posted Sept 5, 2017)
Stolen Truck - Gull Lake (Posted August 27, 2017)
Stolen Truck from Red Deer County (Posted August 27, 2017)
Via Ponoka RCW - Heads up if selling (Posted August 22, 2017)
From Innisfail RCMP: Do not pursue suspicious vehicles! (Posted August 21, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Farmer Outraged! (Posted August 10, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Shopping List of Stolen Inventory (Posted August 9, 2017)
From Foothills Rural Crime Watch - Stolen Boy Scout Trailer (Posted July 30, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Farm Break In (Posted July 26, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Saddle Stolen from downtown Red Deer (Posted July 17, 2017)
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Record number of organized crime networks
Leduc Crime Watch Society July 14, 2017
Via Red Deer/Lacombe RCW: Hackers Target Black Diamond Man
Raven Crime Watch Society July 12, 2017
Falun/Hillside/Rosebriar Fanout June 28, 2017
Red Deer/Lacombe RCW Message: Home Invasion, June 24, 2017
Truck Stolen East of Olds
Leduc RCW Message: Asphalt Paving Sales
Falun/Hillside/Rosebriar Fanout May 28, 2017
Leduc RCW Message: Theft of Travel Trailer
Red Deer/Lacombe RCW Message: Stolen Identification documents
Red Deer/Lacombe RCW Message: CBC Story on Scammers and a B.C. Senior
House/Garage break in, Crossroads RCW
Communties around Bentley, Red Deer/Lacombe RCW
Ridgewood Incident, Red Deer/Lacombe RCW
Suspicious activity, Crossroads RCW
Door to Door Sales, Red Deer/Lacombe RCW
Post Office Scam, Red Deer/Lacombe RCW
Gas and Dash, Caroline Rural Crime Watch
Red Deer/Lacombe RCW Message: Door to Door Insurance Sales
Leduc Rural Crime Watch Message: Fraud warning issued by Stars Lottery
Stettler thefts - Vehicle Registration & Insurance
Clearwater Rural Crime Watch - Suspicious Vehicle
Paving Crews - From Red Deer/Lacombe
Thanks from Raven Rural Crime Watch
Warrants issued in Fraudulent Alberta Credit card scam
#notJUSTabadhabit Campaign Launched
Pump Jack and Oil Lease sites
Scam - ALERT
Crime Ring Bust - ALERT

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