Claresholm RCMP investigating pipe bomb incidents; “garbage receptacle that had been blown up”

Claresholm, Alberta – On March 6, 2023, at 8:18 a.m., Claresholm RCMP were dispatched to a complaint of a garbage receptacle that had been blown up in Amundsen Park around 2:10 a.m. RCMP canvassed the scene and did neighbourhood inquiries, resulting in a video obtained from a resident’s doorbell camera showing a taller male and a shorter person walking up to the receptacle and placing a pipe bomb inside. They lit the fuse and watched the explosive destroy the garbage receptacle. The two suspects fled on foot in a north east direction.

RCMP were then directed to a garbage bin at the Town of Claresholm compost site. Town employees advised that the garbage bin had been damaged by a pipe bomb explosion on March 4, 2023, around 6:30 a.m.

Claresholm RCMP are reaching out to the public to see if anyone witnessed any of these crimes or heard of any information that could help RCMP in their investigation, to please contact the Claresholm RCMP at 403-625-4445. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Claresholm RCMP

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