The Swift Current City RCMP attended council on Monday night to present their quarterly update to the City.

It was a busy October for the detachment receiving 451 calls, the most they'd had in the 10th month of the year in over three years.

Swift Current City RCMP Staff Sergeant Gary Hodges said there was one stat that stood out to him and it was the increase in theft under $5,000 offences.

"Which is due in part to a number of car shopping complaints," he told city council. "I seem to talk about in numerous different interviews and in this forum. I encourage people again this time of year, please lock your car, don't leave your keys in it. Because while you're out shopping there are others that may be shopping compliments of you and your vehicle."

The City detachment had 30 incidents pertaining to theft under $5,000 in October, compared to 22 in 2017, and 24 in 2016.

Hodges also briefly spoke about the November 15 drug bust in Swift Current which resulted in the RCMP seizing $66,000 in drugs.

"I thought that was a fairly substantial investigation and a successful conclusion in our eyes as far as taking some of those illicit drugs off the street."

The drugs seized were meth, cocaine, and amphetamine.

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