Suspects also smashed in the garage door during a break in March 6 in Ponoka County. It appears they drove into the door, which caused the damage. Ponoka News has received additional images and clarified information on this break in. Photos submitted

UPDATE with more photos: Cremated remains and personal items stolen near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating cremated remains along with personal valuables

Ponoka RCMP seek the public’s help locating a stolen cremated remains along with valuable personal belongings.

On March 6 a break and enter incident occurred at a residence on Range Road 274 where the invaluable items were stolen. Suspects entered through the front door of the home and then smashed three locked doors to get to the contents in the rooms.

Among the items stolen were family documents. Jewelry from eight special jewelry boxes were cleaned out and then destroyed. Along with the damage to the bedroom doors, drawers from some furniture was damaged.

It appears that the suspects then drove into the garage door, causing significant damage to it. Also damaged from the break-in was some drywall in the home.

Some of the jewelry stolen is said to have been in the family for four generations.

Correction: Ponoka News originally reported that an urn was also stolen as well but the urn remained in the home, however, a special bag of items from Wombold Family Funeral Homes was stolen and in it were small velvet bags with small amounts of the victim’s mother’s cremated remains. This story also corrects how the suspects broke into the home. We regret the error.

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

 

One of the items stolen was this Wombold Family Funeral Homes bag, which had some velvet bags and small amounts of cremated remains. The remains were those of the victim’s mother. Ponoka News originally reported that an urn was stolen but it was clarified that this is what was taken.

Among the many items taken from the home were these special spoons.

The suspects damaged several pieces of furniture in the victim’s home while searching for valuable items.

In an effort to recover the stolen jewelry items, the victim has released some images of what the jewelry looks like.

In an effort to recover the stolen jewelry items, the victim has released some images of what the jewelry looks like.

The suspects damaged several pieces of furniture in the victim’s home while searching for valuable items.

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