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Lacombe Police foil break-in attempt

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Lacombe, Alberta (February 13, 2017) - On February 13 at approximately 1:55 a.m. Lacombe Police received a complaint of a suspicious male entering and going through vehicles on Cameron Close in Lacombe.

Police arrived on-scene at approximately 1:57 a.m and observed a male wearing dark clothing starting to run southbound from Cameron Close across Woodland Drive.

Officers immediately contained the area where the male was last seen running, and after a short foot pursuit the lone male was taken into custody.

Further investigation resulted in the 23-year-old male from Lacombe being charged with:

  • Theft Under $5000 (2 counts)
  • Mischief (2 counts)
  • Possession of Break In Instruments

The male was released from custody with his next court appearance scheduled for April 7, 2017, in Red Deer Provincial Court.

This investigation is ongoing and Police are requesting that if anyone has information regarding this event to call the Lacombe Police Service at 403-782-3279.

“This is another great example of the benefits of having our own police dispatch for the citizens of Lacombe,” said Police Chief Lorne Blumhagen. “An alert citizen contacted our dispatch and the dispatcher was able to relay this information quickly to our members on the road, which resulted in our members arriving on scene within two minutes, locating and arresting the individual committing these offences.”

“We would like to thank those who called in this suspicious activity as it resulted in this male being located, arrested and charged,” added Chief Blumhagen. "We encourage all citizens to report any suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods, day or night, to assist us in reducing crime and apprehending those responsible."

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