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Calgary man charged after stealing boat and trailer in Olds

Calgary man charged after stealing boat and trailer in Olds

A Calgary man and a man from Morley have been arrested by Airdrie RCMP after they lead police on a chase from Olds to Airdrie on Sunday, July 31.   Continue Reading

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Swarm of activity near Killam after truck hauling beehives crashes

Swarm of activity near Killam after truck hauling beehives crashes

A flat bed truck hauling beehives rolled on Highway 13 near Killam on Thursday morning.  The resulting swarm of bees in the area and the broken hives and contents spilled over the highway caused the road to be closed and traffic to be detoured around the scene of the crash. Continue Reading

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Red Deer man killed by gunshot

Red Deer man killed by gunshot

Red Deer City RCMP are investigating a homicide in the central Alberta city.  22 year old Oscar Salazar of Red Deer was found in a car suffering from a gunshot wound on Tuesday evening.  He later died from his injury. Continue Reading

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Man runs down bouncer with car after altercation at Red Deer club

Man runs down bouncer with car after altercation at Red Deer club

A 30 year old man from Edmonton has been charged with 4 charges stemming from an incident at a Red Deer bar during the early morning hours of August 1. Continue Reading

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6-hour Edmonton crime spree nets crook 6-8 cars and multiple criminal charges

6-hour Edmonton crime spree nets crook 6-8 cars and multiple criminal charges

The RCMP Police dog named Bolt is the law enforcement member who brought down a suspect believed to be responsible for the theft of several vehicles from Stony Plain, Thorsby, Leduc, Strathcona and Edmonton.   Continue Reading

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Seller scammed in car sale by fraudster

Seller scammed in car sale by fraudster

The RCMP are warning citizens to be very cautious when selling big items privately after another Albertan has become a victim of a con-artist who bought a car with a fraudulent bank draft.

On July 9, Airdrie RCMP received a call about a car sale gone bad.  The victim thought he was selling his 2010, brown RAV4 to a legitimate buyer who came to the seller’s home after answering an ad on Kijiji.  The buyer showed the seller what appeared to be a valid driver’s license and used a fraudulent $25,000 bank draft to purchase the vehicle.

The transaction between buyer and seller was completed without any incident, but unknown to the buyer, a family member in the home took a photo of the suspect as he had a suspicious feeling about the man.  The victim took the bank draft to the bank and was then informed that the bank draft was fraudulent.  Upon further investigation, police discovered that the ID the suspect used was also fake.

The stolen vehicle is a 2010, Brown, RAV4 with an unknown Alberta licence plate on it.

Police encourage people to follow these few safety tips when selling or purchasing a vehicle and be wary of:

  • A vehicle that has been re-registered within six months.Documentation in a name not corresponding to the ID of the seller.
  • A seller or buyer who refuses to provide picture ID.A seller who is unable to give clear details about the vehicle’s history of ownership that can be verified (ie. a dealership / salesman / previous owner that you can contact).
  • A seller or buyer who won’t allow you to come to their residence.
  • A seller who can’t provide supporting documentation for the vehicle (ie. mechanical work, oil changes, other servicing, etc).
  • When conducting background research on a vehicle you find that the vehicle has been previously registered out of province or in the United States.
  • A price that is not the fair market value of the vehicle.
  • Sellers are advised to accompany buyers to a legitimate bank, observe a bank draft being ordered and to have it in their possession prior to releasing the vehicle to the buyer.

And some age old advice is always something to keep in mind – if the deal sounds to good to be true it probably is.  There is no one indicator that will identify a criminal purchaser or seller, but the more red flags present, the more cautious people should be.

Airdrie RCMP hope that anyone who knows the suspect will come forward with information concerning the identity of the suspect.

 

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Airdrie RCMP and Calgary Police make arrests in Airdrie break-ins

Airdrie RCMP and Calgary Police make arrests in Airdrie break-ins

Three youths, two males from Calgary and one female from Airdrie, were arrested after police caught them in a stolen vehicle following a residential break and enter in Airdrie. Continue Reading

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Helicopter called out to river rescue in Canmore

Helicopter called out to river rescue in Canmore

The daring rescue of two overturned rafts on the Bow River, a business break in and a drunk driver are the main events reported from the last week in July from the Canmore RCMP. Continue Reading

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Stolen goods found at a home in rural Vulcan

Stolen goods found at a home in rural Vulcan

A Vulcan County woman and a male youth have been charged after RCMP raided a rural property outside of Vulcan on July 29 and recovered a haul of prohibited weapons and stolen goods. Continue Reading

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Man badly burned in propane mishap

Man badly burned in propane mishap

A 34 year old man suffered serious burns to more than fifty per cent of his body as a result of a propane accident at the Water Valley campground. Continue Reading

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