6 December 2017

Mischief and attempted theft - Telus Communications cable

Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch
File Number # 2017425188

From: Morinville RCMP

Good Morning,

On October 19th, 2017, Morinville RCMP received a report of an attempted Theft and Mischief to Telus Communication Cable located 1 km west of Highway 28 on Township Road 570, in Sturgeon County. Telus was advised in the early morning of October 19th, 2017 of a landline systems outage in the area via customer notification. Enquiries from Telus revealed approximately 400m of cable was cut, dragged into an adjacent field on the south side of Township Road 570. The cable was recovered, however the loss resulting from this outage is estimated at $500, which is the result of time to source the outage, and mobilize technicians to repair the cable.

Police believe the mischief happened between 12:00 am and 4:00 am.

If you have any information about this matter, please contact the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4520. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact crime stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS (www.crimestoppers.ab.ca for instructions). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest, the recovery of stolen property, and/or the seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and the identity of the caller will remain anonymous.