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Bonnyville RCMP Report: Break-in, theft from mailbox

Bonnyville RCMP Report

BONNYVILLEBonnyville RCMP are investigating after a resident discovered that their mailbox had been broken into. 

On Monday, March 16, the complainant alerted the local detachment that someone had broke into his mailbox, located on 40 St., between March 12 and 16.

The owner of the mailbox was expecting a "significant cheque" from an insurance company and, through investigation, the RCMP identified that the cheque was stolen and cashed.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious is asked to contact the local RCMP.

Prohibited driver arrested

A tip from the public alerted police to a prohibited driver.

Around 1 p.m. on March 14, a resident provided police with a description and license plate for a vehicle being driven by 26-year-old Derrick Preston.

Officers found Preston inside a residence with the vehicle that was identified by the complainant parked outside. Preston was arrested and the vehicle was seized.

According to Bonnyville RCMP Sgt. Kim Hillier, Preston didn’t speak to bail during his judicial interim hearing and was held for remand.

Reminder for residents about lost or stolen bank cards

Police are reminding residents to cancel all lost credit or debit cards immediately.

A resident attended the Bonnyville detachment to report her debit card had been used after she misplaced it. It’s believed the tap feature was used to make the purchases.

“The complainant contacted her bank to cancel the card, however, it’s a good reminder to cancel all lost credit or debit cards immediately to avoid the scenario,” Hillier stated.

The investigation is ongoing.

Robynne Henry, Bonnyville Nouvelle