Ponoka RCMP investigate theft of five dirt bikes from rural property

Among the items stolen were fuel and a firearm - plus other RCMP briefs

Dirt bikes, along with fuel and a firearm were stolen from a Ponoka County home.

On June 12 suspects entered a property on Township Road 442 and Range Road 262 where five dirt bikes were stolen.

Police were dispatched to a complaint of a break and enter to a private rural camping area. A gate was breached and two sea cans were entered. Five Honda dirt bikes, fuel, a firearm, ammunition and numerous other items were stolen.

The bikes taken included a 2006 red Honda CRF80, a 2005 red Honda CRF50, a pair of 2004 red Honda CRF50s and another Honda CRF50 of unknown year or colour. Police are continuing to investigate.

Man breaks glass at Riverside Motor Inn

Meanwhile, 46-year-old Jason Valimaki is facing a charge of mischief under $5,000 following Ponoka RCMP being called to the Riverside Motor Inn to deal with a disturbance.

Police allege that he broke the glass on the back door of the lounge. He is set to appear in court July 20.

Fuel stolen

Another significant theft took place June 15 at a rural property near Township Road 424 and Range Road 280.

Sometime between May 24 and June 13, an unknown number of suspects have stolen fuel or made attempts three times on three different vehicles located on the property. Another attempt took place during the overnight hours of June 14, where a gas cap on a vehicle was found open, though no gas was stolen.

Damage done to the vehicles was minor and police have no suspects or witnesses.

Other theft files

Other thefts this past week include — police responding June 12 to the theft of a vehicle from a residence along Highway 815 though the suspects were apprehended by the Red Deer RCMP and the vehicle was recovered; and, officers attending St. Mary’s Anglican Church June 15 for a report of two flower pots — one light beige and one dark brown — that is still under investigation.

Lastly, RCMP responded to the power substation on Range Road 251 on June 18, after an intrusion alarm was tripped. On arrival, officers noted the gate had been breached then notified Fortis Alberta. It isn’t know if anything had been taken. Police are still investigating and remind the public that the site is energized, posing serious harm to untrained individuals.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact CrimeStoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to CrimeStoppers, and if you provide information to CrimeStoppers that leads to an arrest, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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