The RCMP released documents in connection with bombings in the South Peace Wednesday.
The documents reveal the RCMP tried to use the arrest of Wiebo Ludwig as a way to rebuild the relationship with area residents. The documents also acknowledge the inconvenience the investigation has had on residents in the South Peace.
Some residents have accused the RCMP of harrassing them and intimidating them to provide DNA and fingerprints.
In January of 2010, the RCMP searched Ludwig’s property near Hythe Alberta and arrested one person in connection with the bombings. The RCMP never publicly identified the person they arrested, but Ludwig confirmed he was arrested and has denied any connection to the bombings.
The bombings started in October of 2008 and to date there have been six attacks on EnCana facilities in the South Peace. On Wednesday April 14th, the Dawson Creek Daily News received a third letter from someone claiming to be the bomber. At this time the RCMP still haven’t confirmed if the letter is authentic.
The letter warns that a "long and ‘hot’ summer is coming."
The documents, which are attached below, have been released in response to an access to information request.