Killam-Forestburg RCMP received a report of a break and enter to the Daysland, Alberta Treasury Branch Bank on Aug. 31, at 4:13 a.m. Upon police arrival, the suspects had already departed. The investigation revealed that the suspects had utilized a recently stolen Zoom Boom piece of machinery to access the bank, stealing an ATM, and causing a great deal of damage.
Early in the investigation, the Central Alberta District Crime Reduction Unit identified individuals who they believed were involved in this crime.
As a result of the investigation, and with the help of the RCMP helicopter, two individuals have been arrested. Parts of the ATM, significant amounts of currency, vehicles and other stolen items have been recovered.
RCMP have charged Nicholas Avin Klink (29), a resident of Lacombe County with break and enter to commit, mischief over $5000( X4); possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 (x4); possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; fraudulent concealment; possession of break and enter tools; failing to comply with release conditions (x3); obstruction; careless use of ammunition; possession of a controlled substance; and dangerous driving.
Klink has been remanded in custody bail not spoken to with his next court appearance set for September 2, 2022 at Red Deer Provincial Court.
RCMP have charged Tyler Jackson Patten (32), a resident of Lacombe County with break and enter to commit; mischief over $5000 X2; possession of property obtained by crime over $5000 (x5); possession of property obtained by crime under $5000; fraudulent concealment; and possession of break and enter tools.
Patten has been remanded in custody bail not spoken to with his next court appearance set for Sept. 6, 2022 at Killam Provincial Court.
“RCMP Crime Reduction Units across Alberta work to monitor repeat offenders who are most active in committing crime in our neighbourhoods,” says Sgt. Kelly Kraal of the Central Albert Crime Reduction Unit,” Our knowledge about these active offenders allow us to quickly respond and interdict crime as it happens.”
Fatal house fire
Three Hills RCMP received a 911 call of a home on fire with people trapped inside on Sept. 4 shortly after 4 a.m.
Three Hills RCMP and Trochu Fire responded to the residence on School Road, in the town of Trochu. Active rescue efforts were made, however two people were located deceased.
The deceased are a 68 year-old male and 64 year-old female, believed to be the only occupants of the home.
Three Hills RCMP and Trochu Fire Department continue to investigate. The cause of the fire is not known at this time.