|Cow killed by gun shot could be connected to area shootings|
A report of a cow found shot last week in the same area where oilfield structures are being vandalized by gunfire could be connected.
Over the last few months RCMP have received reports that person(s) have fired multiple shots from a high powered rifle into buildings causing extensive damage to EID and Cenovus sites, mostly in areas south of Lake Newell Reservoir.
A grader that was parked on a lease southeast of the Rolling Hills Reservoir was also used for target practice last week and on Saturday police were called to a Cenovus location northwest of Brooks where shots had been fired. Full Story >
Brooks firefighters were kept on their toes Friday night and into Saturday morning as a result of three fires, including two that are suspected to be arson.
“It was a busy night,” said Brooks Deputy Fire Chief Stewart Luchies who responded to the first and third calls.
The night started for the department at about 10 p.m. with a structure fire at Lakeside Feeders along Highway 1.
At midnight a vehicle fire call came in and then a trailer fire about an hour later. The distance between the last two incidents is about 10 blocks. Full Story >
|Income tax scammers calling|
It’s the time of year individuals will be contacted by someone purporting to be a representative of Canada Revenue Services to discuss your income tax.
Hang up. Call your accountant and the police. Do not engage in conversation.
The Brooks RCMP is reminding everyone about this scam because one complaint has been logged at the detachment.
The local victim was contacted by someone who said they represented the Canadian Revenue Tax Agency. Full Story >
|Sparks from a welder and burning barrel likely to blame for separate fires|
City workers discovered how dry it was last week when an area they were working in caught fire.
Last Tuesday workers were replacing boards on the foot bridge over Marshall Drain in the Pleasant Park area when a welder’s spark flew on the high, dry grass along the bank and ignited.
The wind quickly carried the flame east along the bank between the paved path and drain and was extinguished by the Brooks Fire Department.
Last Friday at about 12:30 p.m. Rosemary and Brooks firefighters responded to a fire north of Rosemary. Full Story >