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1400 vehicle thefts in Alberta in 45 days

Since Oct. 1, 1420 vehicles were reported stolen in Alberta’s RCMP jurisdictions‎. Police say many of the stolen vehicles were left idling vehicles with the keys accessible, a situation that is prompting police to remind motorists about the repercussions of leaving their unsecured vehicle idling. […]

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Morinville

Police looking to see if you are locking

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – If you look out your front window and see police poking around your vehicle, don’t get paranoid. They are just doing some field research to see how many of us are locking up our vehicles. Beginning the week of Mar. 17, Constable Justin St. Onge of the Morinville RCMP Detachment will be undertaking a project to see if residents are making themselves easy targets for local and visiting criminals.

St. Onge, who joined the RCMP Detachment four months ago, has been tasked with two assignments: profiling a community and undertaking a project to examine an issue affecting a community. St. Onge will profile Bon Accord and do a vehicle check program in Morinville… […]

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Morinville

Multiple vehicle thefts keep Morinville RCMP busy

By Stephen Dafoe

Morinville – An overnight crime spree in Morinville had RCMP phones ringing off the hook Tuesday morning.
Sergeant Mark Mathias of the Morinville RCMP said in the last 24 hours his detachment has dealt with six stolen vehicles, three of which had been recovered by Tuesday afternoon. Additionally, the sergeant said a boat was stolen from Gibbons Tuesday afternoon and subsequently recovered… […]