Lacombe police respond quickly to arrest man rummaging through vehicles

Lacombe Police credit their local dispatch for the arrest of a man found going through vehicles.

Early Monday morning, Lacombe Police were called to Cameron Close at 1:55 a.m. to a report of a suspicious male entering and rummaging through vehicles.

Police arrived on scene two minutes later and saw a male wearing dark clothes run southbound from Cameron Close across Woodland Drive.

Officers contained the area and after a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.

A 23-year-old male has been charged with two counts of theft under $5,000. two counts of mischief and possession of break-in instruments.

“This is another great example of the benefits of having our own police dispatch for our citizens,” said acting police chief Lorne Blumhagen. “An alert citizen contacted our dispatch and while providing the details to our dispatcher, the dispatcher was able to relay this information to our members on the road, which resulted in our members arriving on scene within two minutes and locating and arresting the individual committing these offences.”

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