Some Innisfail residents arrived home from vacation to discover their door kicked in.
The break-in was reported on Aug. 9 and occurred between July 23 and then. Cpl. A.J. Mand said the residence was located on 53 Avenue.
About $1,500 in cash was taken from the residence. There are currently no suspects and investigation is ongoing.
Thefts from Penhold vehicles
The Innisfail RCMP are seeking public assistance after several thefts from motor vehicles occurred in Penhold on the night of Aug. 2 and the morning of Aug. 3.
A press release from Const. J.E. Thomas said the crimes occurred in the area of Hawthorne Way, Dundee Crescent and Aspen Close.
The RCMP is looking for any information about suspicious vehicles or people spotted in the area during that overnight period.
The Innisfail RCMP can be reached at 403-227-3342 or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS to leave an anonymous tip. Anonymous tips can also be submitted via the website www.tipsubmit.com.
An Innisfail woman was defrauded of $300 after receiving a phone call from someone offering to fix her computer.
Mand said the fraud was reported on Aug. 8 and had started on July 4. He said the scam involves calling residents and telling them there is something wrong with their computer and offering to fix it. They request a credit card number for payment.
The perpetrators are often from other countries, Mand said.
“If it’s too good to be true, don’t do it,” Mand reminded residents for any phone calls or Internet offers that seem suspicious.
Sugared gas tank
On the evening of Aug. 6 someone poured sugar into an Innisfail man’s gas tank.
Police said the incident occurred in the 42 Street area. Mand said the sugaring ended up causing damage to the vehicle’s fuel pump.
There are no suspects.
A Chrysler vehicle was vandalized in the 45 Street area of Innisfail.
The vandalism occurred between July 2 and 5 but was reported on Aug. 7 for insurance purposes.
Mand said someone took a sharp object to the vehicle and scratched it thoroughly.
Also reported on Aug. 7 was damage to a driver’s side mirror and the windshield wipers of a Pontiac vehicle. Mand said that vandalism occurred in the 49 Avenue area the night before.
A 2006 grey Chevrolet Silverado 2055 was stolen from an Innisfail residence on Aug. 8.
Mand said the vehicle was in the driveway and the keys had not been left in the vehicle. The truck had not yet been recovered.
A Blackberry and a radar detector were taken from a vehicle parked near the Little Red Deer River bridge on Highway 54 on Aug. 5.
Mand said it appears the car had been left unlocked while the owner enjoyed some nearby recreation.
“If you’re going to enjoy the water … make sure you lock your vehicle and keep valuables out of sight,” Mand said.