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Ag Minister Truly Understands Rural Crime

It's a problem that many rural Albertans have faced and now the province's ag minister has become a victim of rural crime as well.
On Twitter this past weekend, Devin Dreeshen, the MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake said he was home when criminals hit his place early one morning last week. Dreeshen says he woke up at 4 am to the sound of his truck being stolen. He says the thieves were in the process of stealing quads from the shed but were scared off. The truck belonging to the ag minister was later found partially burned near the city of Cold Lake. Police say it had been used in a crime spree across the province. Apparently the truck didn't contain any sensitive government information the thieves could have gained access to.
Over the past year, the government took measures to address growing concerns about rural crime including hiring more RCMP officers to patrol rural areas. Some farmers, who've been targeted several times now spend more than an hour every evening, making sure their farms and equipment are as secure as possible.
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