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RCMP Briefs: Police warn of potential security scam in Brooks

By Medicine Hat News on March 20, 2024.


Mounties are warning the public of a potential scam after two separate men arrived at rural properties near Brooks claiming to work for security alarm companies, but were unable to produce credentials.

The RCMP says that on March 15 a man in his mid-40s told a Duchess resident that the home’s system needed to be repaired, but was told to leave.

The following day in Lake Newell Estates, a different man in his mid-30s with longer hair approached homeowners there.

RCMP say that repair or salespeople will produce identification and typically contact local authorities when they are in an area. Anyone with suspicions should deny entry to homes, write down particulars of the visit, including vehicle description, and contact police.

Shots fired in Sask.

Saskatchewan RCMP are investigating after they say someone fired two or three shots at a residence in Major, northeast of Oyen, early Sunday morning.

The Kindersley detachment reports that at 2:20 a.m. on March 17 they attended a residence where one or two or three shoots entered the house, damaged a piece of furniture and cause a minor injury. The investigation is ongoing.

Major is located about 90 kilometres east of Consort, Alta.

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