The Bonnyville RCMP Detachment receives numerous calls for reports of property crime in our detachment area and have noticed an increase in these crimes. Between 2014 and 2015 the number of reported property related crime increased by almost 400 from 1171 files to 1559 files. For 2015 year to date, there have been 512 reports of Theft and 171 reports of Break and Enters.
Residents can help safeguard themselves from property crime by installing proper lighting in yards and around homes/warehouses, security type cameras, keeping homes/ garages/ outbuildings/ vehicles locked, removing keys from equipment/ vehicles, getting to know their neighbours and forming partnerships in their neighbourhoods.
These type of crimes can difficult to solve and often get reported with limited information. It is important to keep your valuables safe and know your surrounds whether that means paying attention to the other homes in your neighbourhood and being aware of suspicious people and vehicles that don’t belong or taking the time to regularly check your rural property so that any crime is reported without delay.
Recent stolen vehicles still outstanding:
December 4th, 2015:
- Near 43 Avenue and 41 Street in the town of Bonnyville: a 2010 Dodge Ram 3500, blue in colour, with Alberta licence plate of #0477GT
December 8th, 2015:
- Near 54a Street and 48th Avenue in the town of Bonnyville: a 2008 Kawasaki Ex250, red in colour, with Alberta licence plate of #GLU54
December 14th, 2015:
- Near 41 Avenue and 41 Street in the town of Bonnyville: a 2010 Ford F150, white in colour with black front grill and headrack, with Alberta licence plate of #BMC9184
December 15th, 2015
- Near 49th Avenue and 44 Street in the town of Bonnyville: a 2014 Polarais RZR 900X,black in colour, with Alberta licence plate of #GKL04
December 16th, 2015
- Near 41 Avenue and 39th Street in the town of Bonnyville: a 2014 Ford Escape, grey in colour, with Alberta licence plate of #BCK9785
The Bonnyville RCMP would like to remind the public that if they have information they believe is related to a crime to contact the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200/780-826-3358 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
*Press Release from Bonnyville RCMP