Luke Morin Image: RCMP

Police searching for theft suspects

Ponoka RCMP also looking for missing teenager

Ponoka RCMP are hoping to determine who the suspects are in a pair of recent crimes.

Officers were sent to a scene on Hwy. 53 near Crestomere on Feb. 18 to check out an abandoned vehicle and trailer.

Upon arriving, police found a black truck with a flat deck trailer attached stuck in the ditch. The vehicle was identified as one that had been stolen earlier that day from Rimbey and the trailer stolen that same day from Alix.

The investigation showed that the suspect driving the truck lost control on the highway. The truck was returned to the owner and police are still searching for a suspect.

Also that day, police were called to a property on Range Road 254 near Ponoka to follow up on a reported break-in.

Investigation revealed a 2007 grey GMS Sierra, with the licence plate VRU 430, had been parked alongside a shop on the property. The suspects, two men, entered the shop and ransacked it while also trying to take fuel and steal a side-by-side all-terrain vehicle that were inside.

Police would later learn that the suspects were also involved in other incidents around Ponoka.


One individual that was reported missing last week has not yet been found and the Ponoka RCMP would like some assistance in locating that person.

Sixteen-year-old Luke Morin was last seen in Ponoka on Feb. 19. He is described as Indigenous, 5’ 7” and 119 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. It isn’t known what he was wearing and there is some concern for his well-being.

Police would like to ensure the teenager is okay and speak with him.

Anyone with information on the crimes mentioned or the missing person are asked to contact the Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472. If you wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information provided that leads to an arrest, a drug seizure or recovering stolen property may qualify for a cash award.


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