SANDRA M STANWAY
Vehicles stolen, recovered
Brooks RCMP responded to a slew of stolen vehicles last Thursday and Friday, finding most but again urging residents to lock doors and remove the keys.
On Feb. 8 a vehicle that was stolen in Brooks was recovered outside of the city thanks to its GPS.
Later in the day, a white GMC Sierra that had been stolen from Rolling Hills was recovered in the detachment area on Feb. 9.
At 1:52 a.m. last Friday, police were involved in a short pursuit with a stolen vehicle, with a BC plate, leaving the Travelodge.
During the investigation police found a GMC Sierra that was parked at the motel which had been reported stolen from Medicine Hat.
The pursuit of a Ford F350 hauling a large flat deck trailer with the Saskatchewan license plate LW8178, was called off because of poor weather conditions, including thick fog and bad roads.
At 7:28 a.m. police were advised a red Dodge RAM with the Saskatchewan plate 259KRT had been stolen from a rural location south of Tilley. While they were at the scene police recovered a GMC Sierra vehicle that had just been stolen from Duchess.
As of Sunday, the RAM had not been located. Police believe it was heading east towards Medicine Hat.
At 9:40 a.m. on Friday Hanna RCMP requested Brooks’ assistance with a suspicious vehicle in their area that was stuck in the snow on a lease site.
The investigation found it was the same truck that had been stolen from the Travel Lodge but the trailer had been changed some time after it left Brooks.
Police report when it was found in Hanna there was a new trailer attached. The truck held two stolen snow blowers and a generator and a quad was on the trailer.
The vehicle and trailer were last seen heading south on Highway 36 from Highway 870.
The truck, both trailers and what is believed to have been stolen property, have not been located.
The thefts are a reminder to lock doors and remove keys from the ignition.
“All of the vehicles were unlocked with the keys in the vehicle except for the one that we recovered that was stolen from Medicine Hat. It had ignition damage, Brooks RCMP Cst. Walter Paige said.
If you have any information regarding this or 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.