Police investigating garage break-ins

Ponoka RCMP searching for tips, suspects

RCMP are hoping for some tips to apprehend those responsible for several recent garage break and enters.

The first took place on Oct. 30 at a home on 47 Ave. where the resident noticed pry marks on the garage door. Fortunately, just some loose change was taken from the vehicles located inside.

The other two incidents occurred on Nov.1, just blocks away from each other.

A garage at a home on 55 Ave. was broken into and two bicycles were stolen. One has since been recovered, but a black Kink BMX with gold rims remains missing.

Meanwhile, a detached garage at a residence on 53 Ave. the scene of a break-in, and although a vehicle inside was went through, nothing was taken.

Police are also looking into a pair of stolen vehilce incidents from Oct. 30.

One is the theft of a 1999 Dodge Ram pickup taken from a home on 61 St. Close. The vehicle’s tail gate has a dent and it is also missing the passenger side mirror.

The other is a stolen Western Star semi-trailer unit with a stainless steel water tank, reported stolen from Fort St. John, B.C. Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit were alerted to the fact the vehicle, which has Trifecta Direction Drilling Limited decals on it, had been spotted on Hwy. 2 near Ponoka.

RCMP are still investigating these incidents and urge anyone with information on the whereabouts of these vehicles, or who might be responsible, to contact the Ponoka detachment at (403) 783-4472.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at www.tipsubmit.com. If the information provided leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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