In October 2022 Mackenzie RCMP responded to 190 files. 3 proactive check stops by Mackenzie RCMP in October. Mackenzie RCMP noted a high volume of mischief to vehicles, thefts and break and enter. Mackenzie RCMP have successfully arrested two individuals involved in thefts in the industrial area of Mackenzie.
Of note once the individuals were arrested the mischief to vehicles, thefts and break and enter files declined significantly. Mackenzie RCMP have completed a public service announcement on the radio requesting people document tools and work equipment. RCMP have seized truck loads of suspected stolen items but unable to identify owners due to no markings on equipment or no record of serial numbers by owners. Mackenzie RCMP are actively working toward additional proactive investigational measure to deal with the rise in above noted files.
2.1. On 2022-10-01 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a mischief to a vehicle behind the Recreation Centre. Police noted a hole was drilled into the gas tank and gas was stolen. Due to poor video surveillance quality no suspects were identified through the surveillance.
2.2. On 2022-10-01 Mackenzie RCMP completed a road check of a vehicle as the licence plate did not match the vehicle. A large amount of liquor, small amount of methamphetamine and machete were seized as police believed it was being bootlegged to Kwadacha. No charges due to small amount of drugs and possession laws for smaller amounts of drugs no longer criminal.
2.3. On 2022-10-03 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a mischief to a vehicle at Mackenzie Secondary School. Police noted a hole was drilled into the gas tank and the gas was stolen. Believed to be related to the gas tank drilled on 2022-10-01. No video surveillance available on this file.
2.4. On 2022-10-05 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a sexual assault and assault. Mackenzie RCMP obtained a victim statement and the male was held in custody pending a future court date.
2.5. On 2022-10-07 Mackenzie RCMP recognized a prohibited driver, driving on Mackenzie Blvd. Mackenzie RCMP completed a vehicle stop and arrested the driver. The accused was released on an appearance date of 2022-12-15. The accused has been stopped by police while driving prohibited on numerous other occasions.
2.6. On 2022-10-09 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a stolen truck from a business in the Pine Pass. No surveillance and no suspects identified.
2.7. On 2022-10-11 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a break and enter in the industrial area of Mackenzie. 4 Quads were stolen. This is the second time in approximately 1 year that the business has been the target of a break and enter. Mackenzie RCMP and the business are actively working together to address this.
2.8. On 2022-10-12 Mackenzie RCMP responded to tools stolen form a service truck in Mackenzie. Video surveillance shows a suspect coming in a white SUV (no licence plate obtained) and stealing from the service truck. The suspect has a hood up and doesn’t show it face to the camera. No further avenues of investigation at this time.
2.9. On 2022-10-12 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a theft of a catalytic converter in the industrial area of Mackenzie. RCMP not able to identify suspects via video surveillance. No further avenues of investigation at this time.
2.10. On 2022-10-12 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of an impaired driver on Hwy 97 north of Mackenzie. RCMP intercepted the vehicle and confirmed they had consumed alcohol. Further investigation confirmed the driver was impaired by alcohol. The driver was suspended from driving for 90 days roadside.
2.11. On 2022-10-13 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a break and enter to a closed business in Mackenzie. No video surveillance. Mackenzie RCMP received third hand information on suspects but an uncooperative witness on the file halted the investigation. Unknown what was stolen from the business at this time.
2.12. On 2022-10-13 Mackenzie RCMP received third hand information from an uncooperative witness about stolen property on the Parsnip Forest service road. RCMP attended and located stolen trailers and industrial equipment. Due to no suspects around stolen items police unable to proceed with charges on file.
2.13. On 2022-10-13 Mackenzie RCMP completed a patrol of the Parsnip Forest Service road and located a suspected stolen boat motor. The motor was seized due to serial numbers scratched off and spray painted cover. File still under investigation.
2.14. On 2022-10-15 Mackenzie RCMP received a call from a vehicle owner that they knew the location of their stolen vehicle. Police attended the residence that was well-known to police and located the stolen vehicle. Owner of vehicle would not cooperate with police and provide a statement or how they found the vehicle. It is believed the owner is associated to the suspect.
2.15. On 2022-10-15 Mackenzie RCMP responded to two thefts of a catalytic converters in the industrial area of Mackenzie. Video surveillance on site did not capture the suspects. No further avenues of investigation at this time.
2.16. On 2022-10-18 Mackenzie RCMP completed a patrol of the Parsnip Forest Service Road. RCMP located 3 individuals in a stolen F350. The vehicle tried to flee from police but had no where to go in the forested area. Three individuals arrested, one held for court on possession of stolen property and multiple counts of breaching probation and two provided a court date in the near future for possession of stolen property. All three individuals are well known to police.
2.17. On 2022-10-19 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a trailer from the industrial area of Mackenzie. RCMP attended and determined this was a stolen trailer recovered only days earlier by RCMP and stolen again. No suspects and no video surveillance.
2.18. On 2022-10-20 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a robbery at the Mackenzie Mall. RCMP responded and identified the accused. No one injuries to employee of business. Accused well known to police and released on conditions to protect employee and business and a court date in Mackenzie.
2.19. On 2022-10-20 Mackenzie RCMP initiated a road stop of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on highway 97. During the course of the investigation it was determined the driver was impaired by alcohol. A 24-hour suspension was issued.
2.20. On 2022-10-20 RCMP received a report of an impaired driver in the parking lot of a business in Mackenzie. RCMP responded and located the intoxicated driver in their vehicle. RCMP completed an impaired investigation which resulted in a 90-day immediate driving suspension.
2.21. On 2022-10-21 Mackenzie RCMP responded to domestic assault in progress. Police attended and arrested the accused. It was confirmed that the victim would require medical attention for their injuries. The accused is well-known to police and appeared in a Crown Led tele-bail hearing. The suspect was released with a court date in December.
2.22. On 2022-10-24 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of a domestic in progress. RCMP attended and arrested the accused who was released on conditions to protect the victim and is to appear in court in December.
2.23. On 2022-10-26 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a report of mischief to a District of Mackenzie vehicle. Police noted a hole was drilled into the gas tank and gas was stolen. No surveillance and no suspects at this time.
2.24. On 2022-10-29 Mackenzie RCMP initiated a traffic in Mackenzie. The driver and passenger were well known to police. Data base checks confirmed the passenger was breaching court order conditions. A search of the vehicle incidental to arrest yielded a large amount of illicit drugs and shotgun. The accused was held in custody until November.
2.25. On 2022-10-31 Mackenzie RCMP responded to a break and enter at the Mackenzie Airport. While on scene the suspects returned on a quad and fled from the scene. A police dog, and drone operator were called up to assist. Mackenzie RCMP utilized the quads to get the suspects to stop their quad and attempt to flee on foot. A business owner in the industrial area notified police of two suspicious people in the area. The police dog was utilized to located the two accused. One accused was released on a court date in Mackenzie and the second accused was held in custody for a court date in December. Police strongly believe these two individuals are responsible for the gas tank drilling and multiple break and enters in the industrial site. Mackenzie RCMP have not been able to link these individuals to other files that will satisfy Crown Charge approval.
Cpl. C. AIRD