Man arrested in axe attack

Ponoka RCMP busy during the past week

A Ponoka man is in custody follow a vicious assault last week.

RCMP officers responded to an area along 55 Street on Aug. 13 after a 29-year-old man from Ponoka was attacked from behind with a weapon thought to be an axe/hammer.

Police were able to arrest a 22-year-old Ponoka man a short time later. The man has since been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of weapon for dangerous purposes and failure to comply with court order.

The victim suffered serious injuries to his jaw in the incident.

On that same day, police attended at rural home along Township Road 422 to find the residence had been ransacked and a large variety of items stolen. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Another break and enter, this time on Aug. 14, took place in Ponoka at a home located on 60 Avenue. The front door to the residence was damaged, but it isn’t known if anything was taken. The investigation is continuing.

A third incident, a shed at a home on 50 Street, was broken into sometime around Aug. 17. A Honda generator, hunting gear and various other items were taken from the shed. Police have no suspects and are still investigating.

Lastly, RCMP are looking for a man that may have attempted to steal a vehicle parked on 60 Avenue on Aug. 18. The man was seen sitting in the car by the complainant, but the man left on foot before police arrived. Damage was done to the ignition as well as to the drivers side door, though nothing was taken from the vehicle.

Anyone having information on these or any other crime, call the Ponoka RCMP detachment at (403) 783-4472.

Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or go online to www.tipsubmit.com.

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