Two people are in custody after a break-in early this morning (Jan. 17) in Rosedale, just east of Drumheller proper.
"About one o'clock the RCMP responded to a call of a break and enter: some household effects were stolen, along with a truck and travel trailer," reported Staff Sergeant Kevin Charles, who heads up the Drumheller detachment. "The police got out there, they actually intercepted the truck and trailer, there was a collision with the truck and they were able to do a traffic stop and arrest the two occupants."
"There is history with one of these people for sure; the male driver is not from town (but) the female passaenger is," noted Charles. "It was a success story for us that we were able to catch them in time and we thank the public for reporting that promptly to police."
The home owners were away at the time of the theft, but it was reported by an alert neighbor. Charles doesn't know what the motive was.
"Some believe it's due to the economy; (with) a lack of employment people are turning to crime," he speculated. "Others believe it's addiction fueled, where they're trying to get property to sell in order to make money and feed their addictions."
The names of the suspects haven't been released, but they are expected to appear in Drumheller Provincial court either this Friday or next.