Drunk driver almost strikes RCMP car

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In the early morning hours on October 4th a Drumheller RCMP officer in an unmarked vehicle was nearly struck head on by a red Dodge 1500 on South Railway near Premier Road.  The officer radio’d for assistance from a marked police unit and the suspect vehicle was stopped at the South Railway intersection with 2nd St SW.  During the course of the investigation, a civilian vehicle arrived at the location and told police that the vehicle had nearly struck his vehicle as well.
The lone male driver was arrested and provided samples of his breath nearly 3 times the legal driving limit.
A 47-year-old male from Hanna is released on paperwork pending his court appearance October 18th 2019 in Drumheller

Search warrant recovers stolen property
In the afternoon of Oct. 2 Drumheller RCMP executed a search warrant on a residence in the town site.
Police recovered thousands of dollars worth of stolen property including electronics, collectibles, historical documents and identity documents that the suspects are alleged to have been removing from uninhabited residences throughout the Drumheller area over the past few weeks.
Police are working hard to return property to the owners and determine ownership on some items.  Charges are pending against a number of persons involved in the possession of the stolen property.
Police continue to encourage the public to report their stolen items and to document any valuables in their homes, garages/shed with serial numbers and pictures in the event they are stolen.  When search warrants are executed, many times property is unable to be seized when there is no report of the items ownership or status of having been stolen.  With high-end items, etching tools in a hidden spot with either a name of a unique symbol is recommended as well as additional protection.

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