Wood Buffalo RCMP investigate vehicle hit and runs

Posted on Jan 3, 2018

December 29, 2017

Fort McMurray, Alberta – The Wood Buffalo RCMP are investigating two separate hit and run collisions that occurred over the holiday season in Fort McMurray, Alberta. They are unrelated, however, the collisions remain under investigation and police are seeking public assistance in solving these crimes. Police are asking all company owners/managers to check their fleet vehicles for related damage, and to contact RCMP if they believe they may have the vehicle involved in these collisions. If nearby residents have exterior surveillance cameras, or dash cams that may have recorded these collisions, they are requested to contact the RCMP as well.

One fail to stop hit and run collision occurred on December 26th, 2017 between approximately 11:00 p.m. and December 27th, 2017 at 6:00 a.m. on Prospect Drive near Shalestone Way, in Fort McMurray, Alberta. A white pick up truck was parked on Prospect Drive and was rear ended by an unknown vehicle. Upon impact the rear of the parked pick up truck was pushed up onto the shoulder, and into a vehicle parked in front of it. The parked pick up truck has sustained significant damage on the driver’s side. The suspect vehicle likely has traces of white paint, and damage to the front passenger side.

The second fail to stop hit and run collision occurred on December 27th, 2017 between approximately 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Bird Crescent near Norbasca Bay, in Fort McMurray, Alberta. A black pick up truck was parked on Bird Crescent and was struck by an unknown vehicle. The occupants of the residence heard a bang around 8:30 p.m., however, the suspect vehicle fled after impact. The suspect vehicle likely has traces of black paint on the damaged area.

There were no injuries reported in these fail to stop hit and run collisions.

If you have any information about these incidents, please contact the Wood Buffalo RCMP at (780) 788-4040. The individuals who struck these vehicles may also turn themselves in, and provide a statement on the related collision(s).

If you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com <http://www.tipsubmit.com>, or by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637). You do not need to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers.  If the information you provide leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property and or seizure of illicit drugs, you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Media Contact:
Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald
Wood Buffalo RCMP-GRC