Serious collisions


Emergency medical services, Bashaw and Stettler RCMP and STARS were on scene during a serious collision that occurred between a car and a semi tractor trailer unit on Highway 53 near Highway 56 approximately 9:20 a.m Fri., Apr. 22.

All possible contributing factors in relation to this collision are being considered and this collision remains under investigation by the Red Deer RCMP Collision Analysts.  According to an Bashaw RCMP press release, further updates will be provided once available.

Also, at approximately 5 p.m. on Mon. Apr. 18, Consort RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover south of Veteran on Highway 884.

Veteran Fire Department and EMS attended scene.

The lone male occupant was transported via STARS to Calgary with serious injuries in stable condition.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this incident.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.

Break, enter and theft
According to Consort RCMP, sometime during the early morning hours of Apr. 21 unknown suspect(s) broke into several vehicles and a garage located in Veteran, Ab. Some small items were stolen and not recovered.

Death of an inmate at Drumheller
On April 19 Rodney Hirsekorn, an inmate at Drumheller Institution died at a local hospital in Drumheller.

At the time of his death, Hirsekorn, 60 years old, had been serving an indeterminate sentence since Dec. 15, 2006 for second degree murder.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.

According to Jeff Campbell, Communications Manager for the Regional Headquarters, Prairies Division of the Correctional Services of Canada, there was no suspicious activity surrounding Hirsekorn’s death however they are still awaiting the results from the Coroner’s officer for the final determination.

Theft of oilfield tubing
On April 22, Consort RCMP received a complaint of Theft Over $5,000 from an oil lease site south of Altario, Ab.

It was determined that the theft took place between April 7 and April 14.

Approximately 495 joints of various sizes of oilfield tubing was stolen.

Unknown suspect(s) would have used multiple picker trucks to load the tubing.
Stolen vehicles
On April 22, at shortly after 5 a.m., Coronation RCMP responded to a complaint of suspicious persons and vehicles located near highway 599 by Castor.

At that time Coronation RCMP recovered two stolen vehicles and numerous items of stolen property.
Police were able to link the stolen property to break and enters that had occurred in Castor.

As a result of the investigation, police have charged a 23 year old male, Bryce GINGELL, of Lloydminster, Sk., with five counts of Criminal Code charges, including possession of stolen property and theft under $5000 (x4).

The investigation is continuing and efforts are underway to identify others involved. Police are working to identify owners of the recovered property but encourage anyone who has had items stolen to file a report with Coronation RCMP.

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