High River RCMP were kept busy in the early morning hours of Monday, January 28, looking for a car thief.

Sergeant Ryan Dlin says they were part of the cavalry in this case.

"High River and Okotoks detachment members assisted Calgary City Police in trying to stop a stolen vehicle. Calgary City (Police), followed the vehicle out of the City using their HAWCS helicopter."

Dlin says the thief took off on foot after hitting a curb, and got away.

Several High River residents say the number of lights and the helicopter overhead actually woke them up.

One says the HAWCS helicopter actually shone their spotlight into their yard for several minutes during their search for the suspect.

He says they have a description and other leads they're following up on with the City cops, and says he thinks they stand a good chance of finding the thief and laying charges.


Send us your news tips, story ideas and comments at [email protected]

More Local News

Calgary-Okotoks Flying School Ready For Takeoff

The Calgary-Okotoks Flying School is ready for take off. The school, located in Okotoks' Air Ranch community, is celebrating after receiving their license from Transport Canada on Jan. 31. Tim Ulmer,…

HighRiverOnline.com is High River's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide