B.C. woman charged with assault in Ponoka bar confrontation

Ponoka RCMP charged a B.C. woman after allegedly hitting a victim with a beer bottle


A B.C. woman was charged with assault with a weapon after hitting another woman over the head with a beer bottle.

Ponoka RCMP say they were called to the Royal Hotel Jan. 18 with reports of a fight in progress.

Reports state that a woman from British Columbia allegedly hit a woman over the head with a beer bottle four times and then kicked her in the head.

Police say a verbal argument between the two occurred and then the victim was hit. When she went to go outside for a cigarette she was thrown to the ground by the B.C. woman and then kicked.

The suspect left in a black Chevrolet pickup and was subsequently located at the Dino’s Motor Inn where she was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. She is to appear in court Feb. 23.

Motorist unknowingly strikes pedestrian

The Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit is investigating an incident where a motorist struck a pedestrian/hitch hiker on Highway 2.

The incident occurred Jan. 18 at 8 p.m. when the motorist was southbound on Highway 2 near Menaik Road. Police say it was a busy night on the highway when a driver attempted to pass a semi tractor and subsequently heard a loud bang.

The driver pulled to the side of the highway to inspect the damage but did not realize he had hit a pedestrian and continued on. They called the police to report the incident where they were informed the driver that a pedestrian was hit on the highway.

The pedestrian was transferred to the Royal Alec Hospital with undetermined injuries.

Chevy Avalanche stolen from Reddi Mart

On Jan. 22, 2018 at approximately 9:25 p.m. the Ponoka RCMP responded to a theft of vehicle from the Reddi Mart in Ponoka.

A 2006 red Avalanche, with licence plate, ZHY150, was stolen from the parking area. The suspect entered the passenger side and crawled across, say police, and then the vehicle headed east on Highway 53.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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Pickup and van collision

On Jan. 15 at approximately 1:15 p.m. the Ponoka RCMP, EMS and the Ponoka Fire Department attended to a two-vehicle motor vehicle collision on 54th Street.

The driver of a westbound mini-van failed to stop at the Stop Sign, say police, and was hit by a northbound Ford pickup. The mini-van came to rest up against a fence and the driver was pinned in the vehicle. The driver of the mini-van sustained injuries.

Men arrested with stolen vehicle

On Jan. 17 the Ponoka RCMP were conducting routine patrols and observed a suspicious vehicle at the 7-Eleven.

Upon investigation it was found that the vehicle was stolen out of Canmore. Two men from Morley, Alberta were arrested and charged with adult possession of property obtained by crime for the purpose of trafficking over $5,000 and trafficking in property obtained by crime over $5,000.

Semi sideswipes van in breakdown lane

On Jan. 20 at approximately midnight the driver of a VW Jetta pulled over to the side of the highway to allow his child a bathroom break.

A semi tractor drove by and clipped the rear door bending it and smashed the side window. No injuries were sustained in this motor vehicle collision and the driver of the semi did not stop.

RCMP are advising motorists to please exit the highway or use the rest areas if a stop is needed.

Rural crime files

Fuel stolen

On Jan. 19 there was theft of fuel from a property on Township Road 442 Township Road and Secondary Highway 792.

Fuel tank locks were cut and over $100 worth of fuel was stolen. No surveillance, no suspects and no witnesses.

Missing fuel

On Jan. 20 some fuel appears to have been stolen from a property on Township Road 414 and Secondary Highway 792.

Overnight there was some suspicious activity and fuel missing from one tank. Surveillance on a trail camera did pick up a dark coloured car entering the property, but the video was of poor quality and no licence plate or suspect descriptions were available. There were no witnesses.

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