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Tuesday , 1 December 2020

Bonnyville RCMP report smashed Ford, seek bicycle owner

Bonnyville RCMP responded to 120 calls between October 16th and 23rd with a number of unique reports concerning incidents with vehicles.

A call came in on October 22nd from a resident reporting a red 1997 Ford F250 in the ditch in the front of her residence that was smashed against a tree on Township road 610 and Range Road 454 in Bonnyville.

Officers arrived at the scene and located the vehicle, which was found to have a punched ignition. When the registered owner was contacted it was determined that the vehicle was stolen.

The owner was notified of the recovery, and the vehicle was towed to the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment for fingerprinting and evidence gathering.

Neighbourhood inquires had been made.

That’s not your bike

Officers also came across a male riding a bicycle that he didn’t own while conducting patrols in an alleyway behind 49th avenue on October 20th.

The male reported that he found the bicycle it in front of a pizza store on 50th avenue and believed it had been abandoned.

The male surrendered the bicycle to the officers and was not charged with an offence.

The bicycle hasn’t been reported as stolen and remains in the property locker with the RCMP, and anyone with a missing bicycle is encouraged to come down to the station to check if it belongs to them.

Break-in

Vantage Point Resources Natural Gas Compressor was also reported to been broken into October 19th.

The station received a call that the property’s gate locks had been cut, and that all the buildings were open when officers arrived in addition to vandalized equipment.

A number of items were reported as stone, including a Bow Ridge trailer and a red 2003 Yamaha ATV.

Officers encourage anyone with information on the crime to report to the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

About Chris Lapointe

Chris is a two-time Vancouver Film School graduate, where he originally studied screenwriting and video games. Returning home to the lakeland post-graduation, he was determined to put what he learned to use. He brings with him a laid-back attitude and a love for pop culture that he hopes can be injected into Lakeland Connect's publications.