|RCMP update Magrath council|
|Local Content - Local News|
|Written by Hayley Tanner|
|Saturday, 19 May 2012 06:52|
The fourth-quarter report for Magrath was given at Tuesday night’s town council meeting. RCMP Sergeant, Kelly McCoy, says despite a few property incidents, “Magrath is not a hotbed for crime.”
There were two major incidents McCoy had mentioned, one regarding improper transport of trees, the other involving a vicious dog.
When cutting trees down it’s not safe to just chain them up and head down the highway, says McCoy, if the chain were to break that’s a huge liability.
“We are checking into the incident with the dog. There were two calls on it, where people had been bitten,” he explained. “We understand that it was to be voluntarily put down, but if not stricter consequences will have to be imposed.”
Councillors Tom Spackman, and Brenda Beck were pleased overall with the RCMP’s service to the town of Magrath.
“I am really pleased with the service in town. You’re really visible, and that’s great,” said Spackman.
The area’s newest constable, Adam Dell, has been with the Magrath/Raymond detachment for about a month now.
“He’s loving it here, because it’s a whole different pace than what he’s used to,” says McCoy. “Currently we have one extra body in the municipality, because the person he’s replacing hasn’t physically left yet.”
McCoy went on to say that the RCMP office in Raymond will be interviewing for two office positions further down the road. Which will free up some of the officers to spend more time keeping the surrounding municipalities and highways safe.