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Composite drawing of Three Hills, Stettler robbery, break in suspect released

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A composite drawing of a suspect wanted in connection to a break in and robbery in the Kneehill County and Stettler County areas in early February has been released.
Three Hills RCMP received a report of a break in and robbery to a home on Range Road 235 in Kneehill County on Monday, February 6 at 8:09 a.m. During the robbery, the suspect held a small knife to the homeowner when confronted before fleeing. The altercation resulted in the homeowner receiving a minor cut.
Later that same morning at 9:50 a.m., Stettler RCMP received a report of a break and enter at a home on Highway 56 in Stettler County. The suspect was observed by the homeowner on their video surveillance cameras breaking into their home. Some items were stolen from the victim’s garage before the suspect fled the area.
It is believed these two offences were committed by the same individual and RCMP are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect.
The suspect is described as male, of fair or medium complexion, middle aged possibly in his 40’s, with grey hair and wearing a blue puffer jacket; the vehicle the suspect is driving is described as an older model single cab pick up, red in colour.
If you have any information about this crime or those responsible, please contact the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3381 or the Three Hills RCMP at 403-443-5538. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at or by using the P3 Tips app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

Three Hills RCMP investigate break and enter in Delburne

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Three Hills RCMP are investigating a break and enter of a residence in the Village of Delburne and are asking the public’s assistance to help identify a suspect.
On Wednesday, February 15, Three Hills RCMP responded to a break and enter at a residence in Delburne.
One male suspect entered the residence and stole a black purse that was on the kitchen table. The purse contained the identification of the victim, along with a health care card and bank card.
The victim was home at the time but asleep in another room.
Video surveillance obtained from the residence shows a male walking up to a basement door where he is seen knocking on the door. The video ends and it is believed he walks up to the patio door and walks into the residence.
There was no damage at the point of entry and the door may have been unlocked . The suspect appeared to be walking with something in his back-right pocket, possibly a hammer or another type of break in tool.
The suspect is described as light complexion with a short beard and wearing a black ball cap, blue jeans, black long sleeve shirt, and black shoes.
Anyone who has any information about this crime, or who has information that could help further the investigation, is asked to contact the Three Hills RCMP Detachment at 403-443-5539. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App.

Starland County honours retired CAO

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The community of Starland County took a moment on Friday, February 24 to honour Shirley Bremer who retired from Strarland County as CAO, following a career that spanned almost four decades.
Bremer retired in December of last year. For the last five years, she was CAO. Members of Council and former councillors, as well as colleagues and friends, attended a luncheon in her honour at Morrin Hall.
Colleague Sharon Coles paid tribute to Bremer and her leadership.
“I personally did nearly 25 years and appreciated her encouragement, mentorship and education,” said Coles.
We have seen quite a few employers pass through Starland County, and have seen a lot of lifers too. In my opinion that is good leadership when you have that many employees stay with an organization.”
Shirley said she started at the county almost from the very bottom, working in accounts payable and accounts receivable, and worked her way up through payroll, tax assessment and finally Assistant CAO when she served for many years under the leadership of Ross Rawlusyk, before becoming CAO.
“It really was a pleasure working all those years with Ross and Shirley,” said Deputy Reeve Bob Sargent.
Bremer told the crowd gathered she is thankful to the staff and council and she truly will most miss the people she worked with, and chuckled that she is now a “professional couch potato.”
“I might be missing my job a little but, what I am missing is you guys, the interaction, keeping up on the news,” she said. “In almost 40 years I have seen some good people come and go, and that is what makes the county great.”
I am glad to have had all the opportunities I did. I am super fortunate the county has been good to me all of those years,” she said. “I was given opportunities by councils and my boss. I was offered education and I took it. I didn’t plan it that way, but I don’t think I could have had a better career.”


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