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Industrial accident

Strathmore RCMP officers are investigating an incident on behalf of a complaint by Alberta Occupational Health and Saftey, stemming from an industrial accident that has put a Calgary man in hospital.

According to the complaint, which was sent to the RCMP on Wednesday, July 14, the 47-year-old was injured at a trucking company in the Wrangler Industrial area of Rockeyview after he got trapped between the turret of a crane and the crane's base.

Emergency medical services arrived at the scene and the man was rushed to the Foothills Hospital in Calgary in serious condition.

He has soon been upgraded to stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.

Hit and run

A motorcyclist was injured after his bike was hit by a car approximately two miles east of Calgary on Glenmore Trail last week.

Strathmore RCMP are investigating the hit-and-run, which took place on July 15.

According to RCMP officers, witnesses recalled seeing a dark grey, older-model Jaguar making an abrupt left turn at a rural intersection on Glenmore Trail and hitting a motorcyclist and injuring him in the process.

The driver drove away from the scene of the accident by heading westbound back into Calgary along Glenmore Trail.

RCMP believe that several motorists along Glenmore Trail saw the Jaguar both before and after the accident.

Witnesses reported the driver was driving erratically and aggressively passing other cars on the road.

The RCMP is seeking help in identifying the car, which is describes as a late 1970s to 1980s Jaguar, dark grey in colour with a sun roof and possibly rusting in areas.

It had two male occupants and there might be possible damage along the left side of the car, in addition to

possibly missing a muffler.

Those with any information that can help identify the car, its occupants or

its owner, are encouraged to contact Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3968 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Break and enter

According to Strathmore RCMP, some time on the night of July 13, burglars broke into a Langdon pharmacy by smashing the front door window.

The burglars made off with cash, shaving supplies and prescription drug medication.

Strathmore RCMP were dispatched to the Langdon Drugs, located on Centre St. in Landgon, and are investigating.

They urge anyone with any information about this incident or any other similar incidences to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3968.

Dead body found

The body of a man was found in the Bow River at Thompson's Landing near Carseland on July 9.

Strathmore RCMP recovered the body with help from the Carseland Fire Department and a Strathmore Fish & Wildlife officer.

The identity of the deceased male has been confirmed as that of a 29-year-old resident of Calgary.

He had gone missing from the Okotoks RCMP detachment area while swimming in the Bow River (Nature's Hideaway Campground) on June 20, 2010.

The medical examiner's office in Calgary confirmed there was nothing suspicious about the death.

Bar break in

Strathmore RCMP were called to investigate a possible break in at Red's Pub in Carseland during the early morning hours of July 13.

A safe filled with an undisclosed amount of money was taken.

Investigators believes the suspect or suspects entered the bar through an outside mechanical room door.

Any information regarding this break in should be directed to the Strathmore RCMP at 403-934-3968 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-262-TIPS (8477).

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