The RCMP found the Christmas season of 2018 was more "tame" from previous years.
The Drumheller RCMP doesn't rest and neither does crime. This holiday season, though, it was reported by Corporal Rachael Pergunas, that Christmas was a bit smoother for our local law enforcement.
"Overall it was, I don't want to say quiet but, it was pretty tame. People were well behaved over the holiday season. There wasn't a whole lot going on and we are pretty happy about that."
Cpl. Pergunas does mention that there were a few issues over the season that are currently under investigation.
"There were a couple of incidences with some houses getting broken into while people were away for the holidays. We did have some stolen vehicles recovered in the area. There were minor arguments and assaults over the holidays when everybody got a little bit of booze on board but over, it was pretty good."
Cpl. Pergunas is pleased that the community of Drumheller, excluding the criminals who decided to commit crimes this season, did their part in keeping the holidays a joyful time. The Corporal comments on the fact that the subtle policing season worked out well for the Drumheller RCMP as some of our officers headed home to spend time with their families.
"Just like any other job, we want to give people an opportunity to spend as the holiday as they can with their families. Our number might be down a little bit. There is sufficient coverage but you may not see as many cruising around town."
Cpl. Pergunas comments that it really doesn't matter what time of year it is, the Drumheller RCMP are always prepared and ready to safely police our community. It just so happened that 2018's holiday crime season was a bit more accommodating for our local RCMP.