Cochrane RCMP lay charges after a string crimes by one offender

Spingbank, Alberta – On December 27 2020 Cochrane RCMP received reports of a vehicle theft, vehicle break in’s and a break and enter in the Springbank area. The quick police response resulted in the recovery of the vehicle which was linked to three separate offences in the rural area. The Cochrane RCMP Crime Reduction Unit identified, arrested and charged William RIDER 18 year old of Calgary, Alberta.

Cochrane Alberta, On January 7, 2021 the Cochrane RCMP responded to another vehicle theft where the owner of the truck was dragged a short distance while attempting to stop the thief. With the assistance of Calgary Police, Cochrane RCMP were able to recover the truck and arrest William RIDER again.

Suspect arrested by Police
Suspect arrested by Police

RIDER is currently facing charges of theft of a motor vehicle, mischief, robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and numerous breaches of condition charges with a charge of break enter and theft pending. Rider is set to appear in court on January 13th 2021.

” One person or a small group of offenders can cause a large amount issues for a community”, says Cpl. Troy Savinkoff of the Cochrane RCMP.,” by focussing our efforts on these select few we can have the greatest impact.”

Cochrane RCMP

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