Between Nov. 6, 2022 and Dec. 1, 2022, Fort Macleod RCMP received several complaints of break and enter/theft from local business owners. Fort Macleod RCMP, along with assistance from CP Rail Police, conducted an investigation and determined that a significant amount of steel had been stolen from CP Rail property as well as a local business.
Patrick William Jenkins (46), a resident of Fort Macleod, Alta., has been charged with:
• Theft Under $5000 x 3
• Possession of Property Obtained by Crime x 2
• Drive Uninsured Motor Vehicle
• Trespass on rail property
Jenkins was held for a Judicial Interim Release hearing and released for court on Dec. 14, 2022, in Fort Macleod Provincial Court.
The RCMP, through its crime reduction strategy, is dedicated to reducing property crimes in our communities. The most effective strategies are intelligence led and rely on information being provided to the police by the public. If you have any information on crime in the area, please contact Fort Macleod RCMP at (404) 553-7220 or you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at http://www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.