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Monday , 19 October 2020

RCMP say doorknocker was trying to collect bottles for a fundraiser

Bonnyville RCMP has determined that the male who was believed to be fraudulently going door to door to collect bottles for Girl Guides was indeed trying to collect bottles for a fundraiser.

“The male has been identified and police have determined that he was indeed attempting to collect bottles as a fundraiser for his young child who lives in the Edmonton area,” said Sgt. Kim Hillier in an emailed statement.

“We appreciate the public assistance in identifying the male and determining the benign nature of his involvement with a fundraising initiative. Public awareness and vigilance helps keep our community safe.”

The RCMP received a report on May 2 from a concerned citizen about the individual.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connect Media. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.