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Posted on: June 21, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Public Safety Officer Catches Alleged Rural Property Burglars

Municipal District of Bonnyville Media Release

Public Safety Officer Catches Alleged Rural Property Burglars

June 21, 2017 – Municipal District of Bonnyville Peace Officer Skinner was in the right place at the right time Thursday, June 15, 2017.

In addition to their other responsibilities, M.D. Peace Officers often patrol our rural community to deter property crime. 

While conducting one of these patrols, Peace Officer Skinner was flagged down by a family member of a homeowner near Ernestina Lake. The family member had been contacted by his brother to go and check on the residence as the home alarm system had been activated. The Peace Officer found two people on the rural property, who appeared to be intoxicated. When the Peace Officer approached them, she could hear the alarm going off at the residence.

The two individuals were turned over to the Cold Lake RCMP for further investigation.

It is suspected these individuals had been squatting nearby, in a derelict, abandoned camper on Crown land at Ernestina Lake.

“Our Peace Officers are very cognizant of rural property crime in the M.D.,” said Chris Garner, Director of Public Safety. “We make every effort, within the scope of our duties, to help our community and deter rural property crime.”

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