Oilfield office hit by thief


Airdrie RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify the suspect who allegedly stole two computers and a number of power tools Nov. 4 from the Harvest Operations oil site near Highway 791 and Township Road 280.

According to Alberta RCMP Media Spokesman Cpl. Curtis Peters, the incident occurred at approximately 11:30 a.m.

“A guy drove on to the oilfield site in a Dodge truck. He went into the office onsite and, once inside, he made off with computers and some power tools from the oilfield site and left in the same vehicle he’d arrived in,” Peters said.

The suspect was dressed in a hard hat and coveralls and was driving a white Dodge truck. According to Peters, video surveillance captured only the lone suspect, however, RCMP is not ruling out there might be others involved in the crime.

Anyone recognizing the man is asked to contact Const. Doug Johansen, Airdrie Rural RCMP at 403-945-7200.

Peters said RCMP is also looking to identify those responsible for a number of thefts from vehicles parked in an underground parking garage on Mackenzie Way Oct. 22.

“An individual went in through the front door (of the apartment complex) and then went from there down into the garage and opened the garage door and the suspect vehicle drove in,” Peters said.

Peters said he did not have information about how the individual was able to gain access to the apartment complex initially. The thefts occurred at 11:47 p.m.

An image of the vehicle, a black Dodge Ram truck, was captured on video surveillance leaving the garage at 12:12 a.m., Oct. 23. Several parked vehicles were entered and contents stolen.

Anyone with information about this event is asked to contact Const. Mohamed Maiga of the Airdrie RCMP at 403-945-7200.

Airdrie RCMP is investigating an unusual incident, which occurred between Nov. 4 and 5. A woman returning to her vehicle found an arrow protruding from the hatch on the back of her vehicle. Peters said the arrow appeared to have been driven in with enough force that the other portion of the arrow could be seen protruding through the door.

After investigating, RCMP believes the incident took place in either the Walmart parking lot or the Superstore parking lot.

Anyone with information on this occurrence is asked to contact Const. Nicholas Wyczynski at the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at 403-945-7200.

Airdrie RCMP continues to try to reunite a number of stolen items with their rightful owners. RCMP first put out a request in September to anyone who discovered their vehicles had been broken into and items stolen – particularly in Bayside but also from throughout Airdrie – asking that they go to the Airdrie RCMP detachment on Highland Park Way N.E. and file a report. A number of items have yet to make their way home, according to Peters.

Proof of ownership will be required before any items are returned to their rightful owners.

The items were stolen Aug. 14 and a man was subsequently arrested and charged Aug. 15. with theft under $5,000, according to Airdrie RCMP’s Cpl. Glenn Odishaw. RCMP is not releasing the man’s name as more victims are required to step forward in order for the charges to proceed, Odishaw said.

Anyone with further information is asked to contact Const. Martin Tremblay at the Airdrie RCMP Detachment at 403-945-7200.

If you have any information about any crime, contact the Airdrie RCMP detachment at 403-945-7200 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at tipsubmit.com


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