Falher and Grimshaw, Alberta – (8-Sept-2021 4:34 PM) There have been multiple attempts of theft and thefts of commercial fuel trucks in northwest Alta. McLennan RCMP and Peace Regional RCMP are investigating and seeking the public’s assistance on who may be involved, or where the stolen trucks may be.
On Sept. 5, in the early morning hours, an unsuccessful attempt was made to steal a fuel truck from the Girouxville CO-OP. Shortly after, a water truck was stolen in the Town of Falher. The truck was abandoned and recovered nearby that same day. It had been altered with the company decals burned off and painted over. Photo included for reference of an example of an alteration that may be made to stolen commercial trucks.
On Sept. 6, around 6 a.m., a water truck was stolen from behind the Falher John Deere Dealership. Investigation revealed the water truck was taken to the UFA bulk fuel yard in Falher. At that yard, two unknown males unsuccessfully attempted to load the water truck with diesel fuel. The water truck was abandoned a short distance away.
On Sept. 7, in the early morning hours, a 2007 white Peterbuilt fuel truck with a silver tank was stolen from the Grimshaw UFA. This truck is still missing. Photo included. Police are requesting the public be on the look out for this reportedly stolen UFA truck, while noting that it may have rudimentary alterations to it’s decals, colour or overall appearance.
If the public has any information on the above crimes, they are asked to contact McLennan RCMP at 780-324-3086, or Peace Regional RCMP at 780-624-6611. These RCMP investigations are ongoing.
“The public are our eyes and ears. We can be successful by working together to reduce rural property crime with our observant community members,” says Corporal Allan Paterson of the McLennan RCMP Detachment. “We are reminding all bulk fuel holders and heavy equipment yards, including farmers, to secure their fuel tanks, watch their fuel areas and report anything suspicious to police.”
Alberta RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.
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