Police arrest man in possession of stolen vehicle

Reports of a suspicious man landed him in trouble with Ponoka RCMP.

Maskwacis RCMP are looking for any information related to the death of 25-year-old Christy Crane. She was found injured on a rural road on the Samson Cree Nation and later succumbed to her injuries.

Reports of a suspicious man landed him in trouble with Ponoka RCMP.

The call came in Sunday, Dec. 6,when officers located Jesse Cecka in posession of a stolen truck from Red Deer. As the investigation continued officers, located tools used for breaking in to homes, say police.

Among the other items located were several stolen credit cards and mail belonging to 15 residents in the Ponoka County area.

Police charged Cecka with 26 counts of possession of stolen property related to the find. He is remanded in custody until his court appearance set for Friday, Dec. 11.

Woman dies of injuries

Maskwacis RCMP investigators seek the public’s assistance in the death of Christy Crane, 25, who was found injured Dec. 6 on a rural, gravel road in the Samson Cree Nation.

At the time police said Crane was taken to hospital for treatment, but she was later reported as having succumbed to her injuries the following day.

Police said they could not conclude whether the nature of her death was criminal and a statement said an autopsy was to be conducted later alongside putting out an appeal to the public for assistance.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Maskwacis RCMP at 780-585-3767. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by telephone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by Internet at www.tipsubmit.com.


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