Morinville RCMP gave their first quarter policing report to council recently.
From January to May, theft under $5000 spiked from 35 incidents in 2017 to 46 during the same time in 2018. Possession of drugs increased from two to six and uttering threats went up from five to 10.
"It's going to be interesting what we see in the next quarter stats because summertime typically is much higher for these types of things," said Morinville councillor Stephen Dafoe.
By-law and disturbing the peace infractions were also up slightly, mischief to property cases increased by five.
Certain persons crimes in Morinville dropped by around 17 per cent according to the report.



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