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    RCMP say guns, handcuffs and Alberta Parks conservation officer’s truck stolen from Pincher Creek home

    RCMP are investigating a break and enter at a home in southern Alberta this week that saw an Alberta Parks truck get stolen along with a number of guns.

    Cpl. Jeffrey Feist said the theft was reported to police on Tuesday and that the robbery happened late Monday or early Tuesday while nobody was home.

    “We discovered there was a break and enter to a residence on Hyde Street in Pincher Creek,” he said in an interview with Global News on Wednesday.

    Feist said the suspect(s) entered the home after “a door had been breached.”

    "It would appear that firearms were targeted in the residence,” he said.

    “They spent some time getting into the gun safes in the basement of the residence and stole numerous firearms.”

    Feist said some safes were cut open while others were pried open.

    Police said two .40-calibre Glock handguns were stolen, along with three Remington Model 870 12-gauge shotguns, three rifles –including a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition.

    “A marked conservation officer truck was also stolen and believed to have been used to transport the stolen property out of town,” RCMP said in a news release. “A large ring of keys were also stolen.”

    Police said other items were stolen, including handcuffs, batons and “two duty belts for law enforcement.”

    Feist confirmed to Global News that a conservation officer with Alberta Parks lives at the residence targeted by the thieves.

    While RCMP have yet to announce any arrests, they found the stolen truck abandoned on Cowley Ridge “after the light bar and winch were removed.”
    https://globalnews.ca/news/6417967/p...eak-and-enter/

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    “...three rifles –including a semi-automatic rifle and ammunition.”

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    Just wouldn’t be a scary story without this obligatory line.
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    Next to impossible to stop a determined thief , and having the marked Conservation truck in his driveway probably made him a target . I wonder what the semi auto rifle was that was stolen , and if any body armour was taken ?
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    "...yet to announce any arrests..." They'll start with the owner of the firearms. Even though the Parks guy did not fail to secure his firearms. What those firearms are doesn't matter.
    Highly unlikely a Parks guy would have body armour.

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    Caught another version of this:

    https://albertapressleader.ca/rcmp-s...atons-firearms


    RCMP searching for suspects who stole 2 police duty belts with pepper spray, handcuffs, batons, firearms
    15/01/2020

    PINCHER CREEK – RCMP are investigating after two police duty belts with OC (pepper) spray, handcuffs, and batons, and two Glock 40 caliber pistols were stolen, including numerous magazines and ammunition.

    Three Remington 870 12 gauge shotguns, two Tikka 30-06 rifles, one SKS rifle, and various types of ammunition were also stolen.

    According to RCMP, on Jan. 14 a theft of a truck, and a break and enter into a residence on Hyde Street in Pincher Creek, were reported. The police investigation determined that the house was broken into the previous night, and several gun safes were broken into. A large ring of keys was also stolen.

    A marked Conservation Officer truck was stolen and police said they believe it was used to transport the stolen property out of town. The light bar and winch were removed and the truck was abandoned on Cowley Ridge.

    This isn’t the first theft of police equipment and vehicles in the last year in Alberta.

    Last May an unmarked police vehicle (2016 silver Ford Explorer with Alberta license plate BYE 826) was stolen from a Carstairs dealership. Some items from the vehicle were recovered by Red Deer RCMP and Edmonton Police. But items not recovered include a duty belt and handcuffs, an RCMP uniform (pants, shirt, jacket, and hat) and a portable radio.

    Last September, thieves broke into a Calgary officer’s home, stole a patrol uniform, police badges, warrant card with picture ID, and body armour.

    Last October, an RCMP truck in Ponoka was vandalized. A police mobile work station was stolen.

    Updated Jan. 15, 5:21 p.m.

    Alberta Press staff

    -reporter@albertapressleader.ca

    READ MORE: RCMP ask public’s help in recovering stolen unmarked police vehicle

    READ MORE: Thieves break into Calgary officer’s home, steals patrol uniform, police badges, warrant card with picture ID, body armour

    READ MORE: Ponoka RCMP work station stolen from police truck

    READ MORE: Thieves steal $25,000 worth of Telus security and monitoring equipment

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    The potentially most worrisome aspect of the story is the mention of the terminal being stolen from the vehicle in Ponoka.

    Now someone has access to encrypted radio traffic. Stolen uniforms, equipment, what else you need to run a smuggling operation, or worse.

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    I think it was Harvey Squirrelnuts
    (Or is it Harley?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by LB303 View Post
    The potentially most worrisome aspect of the story is the mention of the terminal being stolen from the vehicle in Ponoka.

    Now someone has access to encrypted radio traffic. Stolen uniforms, equipment, what else you need to run a smuggling operation, or worse.
    Pretty sure the remote work station could be bricked in a heartbeat.

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    A dedicated hacker would figure it out anyway, just from monitoring the on-air traffic, but the actual hardware may give additional insight. Including how to spoof a valid terminal ID. The encoding scheme won't change for the loss of one terminal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LB303 View Post
    Caught another version of this:

    https://albertapressleader.ca/rcmp-s...atons-firearms


    RCMP searching for suspects who stole 2 police duty belts with pepper spray, handcuffs, batons, firearms
    15/01/2020

    PINCHER CREEK – RCMP are investigating after two police duty belts with OC (pepper) spray, handcuffs, and batons, and two Glock 40 caliber pistols were stolen, including numerous magazines and ammunition.

    Three Remington 870 12 gauge shotguns, two Tikka 30-06 rifles, one SKS rifle, and various types of ammunition were also stolen.

    According to RCMP, on Jan. 14 a theft of a truck, and a break and enter into a residence on Hyde Street in Pincher Creek, were reported. The police investigation determined that the house was broken into the previous night, and several gun safes were broken into. A large ring of keys was also stolen.

    A marked Conservation Officer truck was stolen and police said they believe it was used to transport the stolen property out of town. The light bar and winch were removed and the truck was abandoned on Cowley Ridge.

    This isn’t the first theft of police equipment and vehicles in the last year in Alberta.

    Last May an unmarked police vehicle (2016 silver Ford Explorer with Alberta license plate BYE 826) was stolen from a Carstairs dealership. Some items from the vehicle were recovered by Red Deer RCMP and Edmonton Police. But items not recovered include a duty belt and handcuffs, an RCMP uniform (pants, shirt, jacket, and hat) and a portable radio.

    Last September, thieves broke into a Calgary officer’s home, stole a patrol uniform, police badges, warrant card with picture ID, and body armour.

    Last October, an RCMP truck in Ponoka was vandalized. A police mobile work station was stolen.

    Updated Jan. 15, 5:21 p.m.

    Alberta Press staff

    -reporter@albertapressleader.ca

    READ MORE: RCMP ask public’s help in recovering stolen unmarked police vehicle

    READ MORE: Thieves break into Calgary officer’s home, steals patrol uniform, police badges, warrant card with picture ID, body armour

    READ MORE: Ponoka RCMP work station stolen from police truck

    READ MORE: Thieves steal $25,000 worth of Telus security and monitoring equipment
    I suspect that the two Glocks , the three 870s , and the two Tikkas , were all govt. issue ; with the SKS being the only personally owned firearm that was stolen . It sounds like maybe this Conservation guy was a supervisor , and had enough equipment to outfit a second Conservation Officer as he had two duty belts as well ; along with the extra identical firearms ?
    " Better To Fight For Something , Than Live For Nothing " ; " When In Doubt....ATTACK ".......Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

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