Update: The stolen calf was returned on March 25, 2021. It is not known who returned the calf. We would like to thank everyone for their interest in this investigation. We cannot be sure, but the attention garnered through our media outlets and the sharing through social media and the Hanna Rural Crime Watch may have had an influence on the return of the calf. The information got out there fast and we are very appreciative of this. We are certainly open to speaking to the person or persons that returned the calf in an effort to figure out why this happened.
A calf was stolen from a field in the Hand Hills area near Hanna on March 22, between 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
The calf went missing shortly after the owner had seen the calf and cow pair while doing chores.
Approximately an hour later the calf was noticed missing and there were prints indicating the calf may have been led away from the area and loaded onto a vehicle.
The owner saw a vehicle in the same time frame as when the calf went missing but isn’t sure if they would have had anything to do with the theft.
The vehicle is described as being a white half-ton Ford Ranger, graphics on the side that are purple and a lone Caucasian male driving.
The calf is all black and is from this year.
The RCMP is looking to identify the driver of that truck to speak to only as a potential witness.
There is no evidence at this point in the investigation to indicate this person had any involvement in the theft.
If that vehicle is seen please call the RCMP immediately at (403)854-3391 with the location of the vehicle.
Do not approach or pursue and remember this person is only considered a potential witness at this point.
Any information about this crime can be given directly to the Hanna RCMP. Anonymous complaints can be provided to Crime Stoppers.
Crime Stoppers gives cash rewards for information that leads to an arrest.