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$20K compressor cable stolen from Foothills site

A theft at a compressor site south of Turner Valley is still under investigation and anyone with tips is urged to contact RCMP.
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A compressor cord was stolen after a suspect(s) broke into an energy compressor site south of Turner Valley on Jan. 7.

A break-in at a Foothills County energy compressor site is under investigation after a theft, or thieves, stole the main cable valued at more than $20,000. 

The suspect, or suspects, cut the lock to the site in the 400 block of Avenue West and gained entrance around 6:45 p.m. on Jan. 7.

Inside, the main cable was cut and removed. 

The suspect(s) and vehicle were caught on camera but police continue to investigate. Those responsible could face charges of theft over $5,000.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Turner Valley Detachment at 403-933-6600 or contact Crime Stoppers.  

Notable Mountie Moments

A 24-year-old Black Diamond woman was slapped with a 30-day driving prohibition on Jan. 8 around 1 a.m. Foothills County RCMP noticed she failed to come to a complete stop at an intersection and conducted a traffic stop. In the interaction, the officer noticed signs of intoxication. 

A 46-year-old Eden Valley resident was charged with assault with a weapon and failure to comply with conditions after police responded to a domestic complaint on Jan. 7. Foothills County RCMP were called around 11:30 p.m. Hiram Todd Daniels appeared in Turner Valley Provincial court on Jan. 11. He is set to reappear Feb. 8 to speak to the charges. 

A vehicle slid off the road onto the icy river on Jan. 5. Foothills County RCMP responded to Policeman's Flats around 3 p.m. and a tow truck was called. The tow truck was able to pull the vehicle from the river after it broke through the ice. No one was injured in the incident. 

Tips led Foothills County RCMP to conduct a traffic stop on Highway 2 near Nanton on Jan. 4 around 7 p.m. There, a 45-year-old man from Stettler, was issued a roadside suspension and his truck was towed from the location. 

RCMP responded to 12 vehicle collisions and nine animal collisions on roadways within Foothills County between Jan. 2-8. 


Caitlin Clow

About the Author: Caitlin Clow

Caitlin is the editor of the Okotoks Western Wheel and Cochrane Eagle. She graduated from Mount Royal's Journalism program in 2015 and has worked for The Canadian Press, The Globe and Mail, Postmedia and Black Press.
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