Police in Fort Smith are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the person or people responsible for two separate crimes that happened in the community last week.
RCMP were notified early Monday morning by several residents in Fort Smith who reported their tires had been slashed in the night. The damages appear to be limited to homes in the west end of town.
An investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
A day later, RCMP received a call from a resident in town that an elderly woman had been struck by a vehicle while riding her bike on Wilderness Rd., also in the west end.
The 77 year-old was knocked off her bike and landed on the side of the road, at which point the vehicle fled the scene.
An ambulance was called and the injured woman was transported to Fort Smith hospital where they arranged for her medevac to Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife. She has since been released.
Fort Smith RCMP have seized a vehicle of interest in the hit and run, but have not made any arrests.
The RCMP ask that anyone with information in either incident come forward by contacting the Fort Smith RCMP at 867-872-1111 or anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). Informants may be entitled to a cash reward.