It what could be considered a stroke of good-luck, the Kindersley RCMP detachment still has the public to thank for tipping them off on a suspicious vehicle back on January 17. That submission to police led to patrols, and the subsequent arrest of four individuals.
WestCentralOnline reached out to Kindersley RCMP Staff Sgt. Kevin Peterson for more information into the recent arrests. Chatter around town led to police learning of the stolen vehicles, and their suspicious occupants.
"Luckily a member of the community reported it to us." began Peterson, echoing his comments from the Tuesday release on it being a great example of how police and the public can work together.
"This was all as a result of somebody phoning in a suspicious vehicle complaint, and it led to bigger things. We always appreciate those types of calls, it's very helpful for us."
Sometimes a community tip is all it takes to spark a major case.
"We dug around and found it, and just happened to run the other vehicle parked next to it when we found it, and that was stolen too, both out of Alberta.
"It was a good call on the public's part. Seems kind of small, but it leads to bigger things for us." said a thankful Peterson.
Anyone wanting to submit a tip can contact the Kindersley detachment at (306)-463-4642, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (or *8477 on the SaskTel Mobility Network).