Sunday , 25 July 2021

Stolen semi returned to Portage College

The search for a stolen semi-truck from Portage College has ended successfully thanks to the community and the RCMP.

On Thursday, April 15, security cameras reviled that the truck was stolen from the Cold Lake campus at around 2:00 a.m., it was not until morning when staff returned to work to discover the missing truck.

Jaime Davies is the Corporate Communications Manager at Portage College.

“Portage College posted the truck was missing on social media,” Davies told Lakeland Connect. “A member of the public saw the truck and called the RCMP when it is was spotted allowing it to be recovered.”

Davies says the RCMP response to the stolen 2012 International Prostar semi-truck was very quick, and that if the truck was not recovered it could have seriously impacted college programming.

“We are currently running class three training for Women Building Futures in Cold Lake and have Class one training scheduled for May in Lac La Biche,” Davies said. “Not having the truck returned would have seriously impacted our ability to run these programs in the future.”

Lakeland Connect contacted the RCMP to inquire where the truck was recovered and if any charges were pending for the person responsible for the stolen semi, we are waiting to hear back.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!