December 4, 2023

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A Fort McMurray man has been charged after police allege he was caught attempting to steal a catalytic converter in downtown Fort McMurray.

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Wooden Buffalo RCMP say that on the night of Aug. 14, they acquired experiences of a person attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a business automobile on Riedel Road. Police searched the world and arrested a suspect at 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 15. Officers declare the person was attempting to steal the converter from the identical automobile.

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The person, a 29-year-old Fort McMurray resident, was arrested with out incident. He’s charged with mischief and theft below $5,000, and possession of break-in instruments.

Police stated in an Aug. 17 launch the person can’t be named publicly as a result of he has but to be sworn in at courtroom. He’s scheduled to look earlier than the Alberta Courtroom of Justice for Fort McMurray on Sept. 20.

A catalytic converter is a part of the exhaust system for contemporary gas-powered and diesel-powered engines. The Alberta Motor Affiliation (AMA) says theft of those gadgets elevated lately as a result of they’re created from treasured metals, reminiscent of platinum, palladium and rhodium.

Police in Edmonton, Camrose, Lethbridge and Drugs Hat supply VIN quantity engravings on converters. This system is a partnership with Kal Tire and the AMA. This system will not be accessible at Kal Tire’s Fort McMurray areas.

Anybody with details about this incident or every other prison exercise is requested to contact Wooden Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tricks to Crime Stoppers are all the time nameless and might be despatched to 

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