The Canadian Press - ONLINE EDITION

Alberta cattle owner sheepish that heifer heist turns out to be clerical error

  • Print

CZAR, Alta. - The case of the missing heifers in Alberta turned out to be just a clerical error.

A few weeks ago, Alberta RCMP Livestock Investigation Unit said 59 mixed-breed cows were recently stolen from property near Czar, a small town about 300 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.

Alerts were sent out to the inspected livestock markets in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia and the cattle owner put up posters offering a $25,000 reward.

The police investigation, which involved an on-site investigation taking three days, checking cattle identification tags and seeing how many were brought to the market, discovered that while 59 heifers were missing, the same number of steers were bought.

Cpl. David Heaslip says he asked the cattle owner to check his numbers again.

The owner did and sheepishly told Heaslip that he found he put in the numbers twice and the heifers had never been stolen.

"Although he feels pretty bad, I phoned him a couple times and told him not to worry about it, it's just a mistake and it worked out for the better, Heaslip said.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

New Pornographers frontman says latest album is band's 'best'

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 090728 / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS White Pelicans belly up to the sushi bar Tuesday afternoon at Lockport. One of North America's largest birds is a common sight along the Red RIver and on Lake Winnipeg. Here the fight each other for fish near the base of Red RIver's control structure, giving human fisher's downstream a run for their money.
  • Challenges of Life- Goose Goslings jump over railway tracks to catch up to their parents at the Canadian Pacific Railway terminalon Keewatin St in Winnipeg Thursday morning. The young goslings seem to normally hatch in the truck yard a few weeks before others in town- Standup photo- ( Day 4 of Bryksa’s 30 day goose project) - Apr 30, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should panhandling at intersections be banned?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google