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TABER/VAUXHALL:   RCMP have been kept busy with a variety of crimes over the past few weeks and have been able to solve a series of Break-ad-Entres.

Circumstances in the Break-and-Entres came together on March 7th. Around 1:00-pm, officers were called to a complaint of a Break and Enter in progress at the Bottle Depot in Vauxhall. Suspects had gained entry and when they left, their tracks were clearly visible in the snow.

By following the tracks, officers were led to the M-&-K Fabric store, which had also been broken into. Members once again followed the suspects tracks in the snow, as it appeared they were dragging a large object. Police were eventually led to a residence on Third Avenue in Vauxhall. 

Inside the home, officers found two male youth and stolen property from the businesses.

One of the youth confessed to committing two prior offences of Break and Enter on January 8th, 2013, within the Town of Vauxhall. During these previous instances, the male broke into the M&K Fabric Store and the Public Library causing a large amount of damage and stealing an undisclosed amount of money. As a result of this investigation, the 15 year old Vauxhall teen has been charged with four counts of Break and Enter and Theft and two counts of Failing to Comply with a Probation Order. A Judicial Interim Release hearing was conducted and the youth was released from police custody into the care of his mother. 

A 17 year old Vauxhall male has also been charged with two counts of Break and Enter and Theft stemming from the incidents that occurred on March 7th, 2013 at the Bottle Depot and the M&K Fabric Store. This youth was also released into the custody of his parents.

Both youth are scheduled to appear in Taber Provincial Youth Court on March 22nd, 2013.

Previous incidents RCMP have been dealing with include illegal dumping and potential mischief. Reports of older TV sets and a large desk thrown over the MD Park Bridge onto the Old man River. The items did not go through the ice and broke into pieces on impact. However, once the ice melts, the dumped items will be in the Old man River. Weaker ice because of warmer weather, means it hasn't been safe for anyone to retrieve the refuse.

Taber/Vauxhall area residents can recycle Televisions and computers at the E-Cycle centre at the Taber Bottle Depot for free. The Taber Waste Station is 1.4km's South of the Bridge for materials such as desk's. The cost there is $50 per ton but, the desk would have cost just $4 or $5 for for disposal there.

Then, about 5:30 on March 3rd, a small black car was seen driving on the new running track at the Vauxhall Elementary school. there was no damage, but the act is becoming a common occurrence. RCMP remind those involved that driving a motor vehicle on the track, could render it unusable and cost the school a great deal of money to repair. That would mean a Criminal Code offence of Mischief, which could result in the offender receiving a Criminal Record.

If you have information regarding these or any other crimes, please contact the Taber/Vauxhall RCMP Detachment at 403-223-4447 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) where they want your tip, not your name and you could receive up to $2000 for any tip leading to an arrest.

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 4/16/2014 9:45:37 AM
Source: RCMP Bulletins
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