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    Recovery of stolen property leads to reminder to residents to report suspicious activity

    Chestermere RCMP are reminding residents to report any suspicious activity.

    The reminder comes as police recovered a significant amount of stolen property in January.

    The most recent instance was on Jan. 25 when officers on a regular patrol recovered a 2014 Black Honda Civic that had a stolen license plate attached to it in Hawkmere Close. The car had been reported as stolen on Jan 23 from Langdon.

    The vehicle was found to contain several other stolen items in addition to the license plate. Police are working to find the owners of the recovered property and are continuing to investigate the thefts.

    “In each of these instances, property and vehicles were recovered through the proactive efforts of our members,” said Chestermere RCMP Detachment Commander Staff Sgt. Mark Wielgosz.

    Wielgosz said that the recovery of the stolen vehicle and property this past month highlight to areas that the public can help RCMP.

    “First to periodically check your vehicle to make sure your license plate has not been either stolen or swapped,” he said.

    Wielgosz said that it is common for property thieves to steal and swap license plates in order to avoid police detection while driving stolen vehicles.

    The second thing residents can do to assist police is to report suspicious activity in a timely manner.

    Wielgosz said that Chestermere RCMP members continue to investigate the recovered property in an effort to identify and prosecute those responsible for the crimes.

    “Further effort is underway to ensure property is returned to their lawful owners,” said Wielgosz.