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Woman falsely identifies herself, enters home and steals purse

Residents should be aware of scam in the area
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BONNYVILLE - An odd situation occurred on Dec .14, when a resident who lived in an apartment complex contacted Bonnyville RCMP, saying a woman had come to her apartment door, "falsely claiming to be working for Alberta Health." 

While in the complainant's home, the suspect stole a purse.

"This occurrence is still under investigation and it is expected that charges will be laid," according to Bonnyville RCMP Sgt. Kim Hillier. "It is extremely important that the public be aware that this type of scam is occurring in our area and strangers should not be allowed to enter your home without a significant reason for doing so."

Mailboxes targeted

Bonnyville RCMP were recently notified about damage to mailboxes located on 52th Ave. The call was received on Dec. 13. 

"RCMP continue to investigate and would like to remind the public to be cognizant of any expected parcels or mail to determine if they have been a victim of a mail theft," according Hillier

Boat motor taken

On Dec. 16, RCMP received a complaint of a boat motor that was stolen overnight. The motor was taken from the 47th Street block, near 45th Ave. in Bonnyville.

"Evidence form the scene was examined and the investigation is ongoing," according to RCMP.

Public health orders and mental health

Last week, Bonnyville RCMP fielded 97 calls for service, which included four calls related to the provincial health orders. RCMP in the area have also noted an increase in requests for assistance with the Mental Health Act and issues surrounding family violence. RCMP do not provide specific details on those matters.