Police responded to a call on Feb. 5
By Diego Flammini
Police in Alberta are asking the for the public’s help to locate two pieces of stolen farm equipment.
Bashaw Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) responded to a Feb. 5 call reporting a theft of a tractor and grain truck from Range Road 220.
The stolen tractor is a 2012 John Deere 9360R.
Depending on the auction site, this model of tractor is listed for more than $253,000 after conversion from U.S. dollars.
A farmer reported this tractor stolen on Feb. 5.
Bashaw RCMP photo
The stolen grain truck is a maroon 1983 Chevrolet Series 70. The truck has an Alberta license plate 07M471.
This model of truck sold for almost $6,000 during a Sept. 2021 auction.
If caught and convicted of Theft Over $5000, the criminal(s) could face up to 10 years in prison for the tractor theft.
If the truck is deemed to be less than $5,000 in value, the criminal(s) could face up to two years in prison.
The Bashaw RCMP is asking anyone with information to contact them at 780-372-3793, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
Citizens may also submit tips at www.P3Tips.com or download the P3 Tips app through the Apple or Google Play stores.
An organization in Alberta has recently made it easier for rural citizens stay informed about what’s happening in their communities.
The Alberta Rural Crime Watch Association launched a mobile app on Feb. 4 designed to help “Albertans to stay informed with quick and easy access to what’s happening in their community via newsfeed while also providing access to crime reporting, detachment locations and statistics.”