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RCMP arrest ‘prowler’ carrying wagon filled with stolen items at Ghost Lake Village

File photo of RCMP car door.
File photo of RCMP car door. File / Global News

A “prowler” was arrested Tuesday night following a report of a suspicious man pulling a cart in Ghost Lake Village near Cochrane.

RCMP officers were called by residents at about 7 p.m. and when they arrived, they found the man — who was wearing what police described as “distinctive clothing” — lugging a wagon filled with stolen property including two firearms.

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According to the RCMP, the firearms and various items belonged to residents.

On Monday, RCMP said Ghost Lake Village had been notified by a resident who said their holiday trailer had been broken into. Various personal items, including “distinctive clothing” were also stolen from a camper, police said.

The man, who has no fixed address, was arrested for breaking and entering and possession of property obtained by crime.

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“RCMP take rural crime seriously, and initiatives such as Rural Crime Watch programs make a difference,” RCMP said.

“In this case, nearby residents were alerted to the presence of an intruder into the community which directly led to the arrest of a suspect, recovery of property including firearms and improved safety.”