SANDRA M STANWAY
Animal cruelty charge A Duchess man is facing a charge of animal cruelty after a litter of nine 10-day old puppies were apprehended and taken to Brooks Animal Protection Society (BAPS).
RCMP were called to the Steveville Bridge Campground on July 12 when a man was seen taking eight puppies out of two five-gallon pails and leaving them on the grass without food, water or shelter.
Police say they were told by witnesses they saw the male immediately leave the area after abandoning the dogs.
Cst. Josh Argue and park rangers located the dogs’ owner, seized the ninth puppy and arrested the man. He was released on a pending charge of animal cruelty.
Police are reminding the public if you can no longer care for your animals, to contact BAPS to discuss surrendering your pet.
The animals are currently in the care of BAPS. The organization is looking for a foster family for the 10 animals.
Diesel, tools stolen
Sometime between July 7th and 8th fuel and tools were stolen from an area near Rolling Hills.
Police say during the early morning hours of July 7 someone entered a work site north of the community and siphoned about 750 litres of dyed diesel fuel from two trackhoes and several items were taken from a shop on the same site.
Items taken include a portable gen-set, jerry can of gasoline, a custom lathe chuck fabricating wheel and various clamps and hand tools.
Police report an unidentified male opened a bank account using stolen documents and in April, used a fraudulent bank card at ATB in Brooks.
On April 13 and April 17 the man used the fraudulent card at the ATB in Brooks.
Police issued an image of the man captured by a security camera at the bank at 9:12 p.m. on April 17.
If you can help RCMP identify the individual or if you have information regarding any other crime, please contact the Brooks RCMP at 403-794-4400 or anonymously at 403-794-4484 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text the keyword tttTIPS and your information to 274637.