Drumheller RCMP and the Delia Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Mon. Feb. 13 about 6 p.m. just off Highway 851 approximately 6 km south of Delia. The building was an old abandoned house, over 100 years old, and the investigation has determined the fire was intentionally caused in addition to an explosion which occurred in front of the structure.
The explosive substance tannerite is one possible substance used in the explosion, as it is available to the public and used by firearms enthusiasts, and may have sparked an accelerant resulting in the fire.
Tire tracks on the property indicated the person responsible was driving a pick-up truck or an SUV. RCMP are continuing the investigation.
Drumheller RCMP Detachment is seeking assistance from the public to identify vehicles or people seen in that area, in addition to any person known to be in possession of, or use, tannerite in the area. Please contact Drumheller RCMP at 403-823-2630 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Break and enter and theft
Consort RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two suspects related to a break, enter and theft that occurred during the early afternoon hours on Feb. 10 in the Village of Veteran, Ab.
The suspect vehicle is described as a white pick-up truck, possibly a Ford or a Dodge. One of the suspects is female.
Should you have any information in regards to this theft please contact the Consort RCMP at (403) 577-3001 or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
As a result of information received from both Peace Officers from around Alberta and members of the public,