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Missing mother and son found safe

Lethbridge Police Service has reported that Sheena Empringham, her three-year-old son Atreyu and her boyfriend have been located and are safe.

“The trio were found south of Lethbridge by HALO Air Ambulance,” reports LPS.

Thanks are extended to all involved in the collaborative investigation.

Police advise that no further information will be released.

 

 

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Police in Lethbridge are asking for the public’s help in finding a 38-year-old Stavely woman and her son.

Sheena Empringham and her three-year-old, Atreyu, were reportedly “floating down” a southern Alberta river some time Sunday with an unidentified man, believed to be her boyfriend.

A text message from Sheena’s cellphone, to a family member, said they were looking for ammolite.

Authorities, however, have been unable to validate the details or the man’s identity.

In a social media posting Tuesday, police did confirm the first of two texts came Sunday and asked to be picked up south of Lethbridge but didn’t indicate which river or the exact pickup point.

The text message also stated they’d run out of food and water.

 

 

“On Aug. 28 (Monday), the family member received another text message saying Sheena’s phone had died but she still needed a ride. She indicated she’d call the relative at 3 p.m. with more information,” the Lethbridge Police Service Facebook post went on to say.

There’s been no contact since that followup text message.

“Police believe the trio were dropped off at their starting point by a friend, but so far the friend has not been identified,” the post said.

While no river was identified, Lethbridge Fire and Emergency Services’ water rescue team carried out a search Monday night along the Oldman River, where it’s thought there could be concentrated deposits of ammolite.

Monday’s search ended with no results when river levels became too low for the rescue vessel to continue.

An aerial search by a drone and efforts by RCMP to canvas nearby properties and campgrounds have also failed to produce any leads.

It’s now been deemed as a missing persons case.

Anyone who may have seen Sheena or Atreyu is asked to contact Lethbridge police at 403-328-4444 (reference file 23020508) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Text "Three from Fort Macleod charged in Cowley break-in" over top of red and blue lights with RCMP logo

Three charged in Cowley break-in

Three people have been charged in connection with a weekend break-in at a public works yard in the village of Cowley. A fourth suspect remains at large, according to Sgt. Ryan Hodge, commanding officer at Pincher Creek RCMP.

Mounties arrested the trio Monday on Highway 3 near Pincher Station, roughly a day after two men allegedly stole keys and hand tools from the works yard at 518 Railway Ave. in Cowley.

Two Fort Macleod men, aged 50 and 21, are charged with breaking and entering and possession of stolen property.

“There was quite a bit of property recovered,” Hodge said Tuesday. 

 

Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta

 

A third suspect, a 21-year-old woman from Fort Macleod, was arrested and charged with possession of stolen property.

The 50-year-old suspect was in police custody as of Tuesday morning, held on a number of outstanding charges and arrest warrants. The second man was released Tuesday, following a telephone hearing through Pincher Creek provincial court. The female suspect was also released.

Hodge said Mounties are looking for the fourth suspect, another Fort Macleod woman who is believed to have been involved in Sunday’s break-in.

Hodge praised Monday’s arrests as the result of a combined investigation by the Pincher Creek detachment, Taber RCMP and Taber Police Services, Lethbridge Police Services and Fort Macleod RCMP.

“The only way to catch (the suspects) was to co-operate. We’re always co-operating,” Hodge said.

 

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