Attempted robbery foiled at Fountain Tire

On July 11 at 8 p.m., two Ponoka RCMP members observed a break and enter in progress at the Ponoka Fountain Tire location.

Fountain Tire break in

On July 11 at 8 p.m., two Ponoka RCMP members observed a break and enter in progress at the Ponoka Fountain Tire location.

The RCMP activated their emergency lights and blocked the suspects’ Ford F450. The suspects rammed the front of the police vehicle three times in an attempt to escape; both vehicles sustained minimal damage.

They then surrendered under officers’ demands and were taken into custody.

The truck was confirmed stolen from Calgary and several stolen Fountain Tire tires were found in the back of it.

Kenneth Brimner and Gina Goduto, both from Calgary, will appear in court on July 18 in Ponoka.

Dirt bike hunt

On July 9 at 6 p.m., a check stop located near Baker Road and Township Road 432 saw a 27-year-old male on a 2011 dirt bike evade RCMP members.

Tracks led to Ponoka’s trailer park, where the bike was found at a residence. The male was charged with a breach of conditions and driving while suspended.

Speeding drivers

A Red Deer male in a 2012 Dodge Ram was caught going 46 km/h over the posted limit along Elkhorn Road and Highway 53, on July 11 at 5 p.m. He was issued tickets for speeding and tinted windows.

Another driver in a 2000 Honda was observed travelling 170 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on July 12 at midnight.

The 30-year-old from Leduc was charged with speeding and the case went straight to court.

Downtown stabbing

On July 12, RCMP received a complaint that eight men were arguing outside a downtown bar.

When members arrived at the scene, they were informed that two of the men had been stabbed in their chests.

A 19-year-old male from Ponoka was located and charged with two aggravated assaults, two times uttering threats and breaching his court order. He will appear in Ponoka court on July 18.

The two injured men were taken to hospital.

Ponoka RCMP members responded to 68 calls last week.

Maskwacis RCMP report

On July 9 the Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit the Wetaskiwin RCMP General Investigation Section and the Police Dog Services executed a search warrant on Samson Cree Nation.

A search of a residence resulted in the seizure of cannabis marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia. A male was arrested and has been charged with the possession of the controlled substance marijuana and a breach of recognizance.

Also on July 9 was a search of the Ermineskin First Nation reserve. In residence assorted drug paraphernalia, non-prescribed prescription medication and marijuana were seized.

Eighteen occupants were in the residence, six of them adults. An adult female was arrested and charged with possession of the controlled substance marijuana, possession of the controlled substance Tylenol 3 and breach of undertaking.

One July 10 Maskwacis RCMP Community Response Unit, Maskwacis RCMP and Police Dog Services executed a search warrant in the Louis Bull First Nation reserve.

The search resulted in the seizure of marijuana, firearms, liquor, money and assorted drug paraphernalia; two arrests were made.

Cory Chadwick Twins has been charged with trafficking the controlled substances marihuana and cocaine, possession of property obtained by crime as well as money, 12 breaches of prohibition order, three counts of unsafe storage of a firearm, six breaches of probation, three counts of unauthorized possession of a firearm, and under the Louis Bull Liquor Bylaw for possession of liquor.

Cherrita Ashley Saddleback was charged with trafficking the controlled substance marihuana, possession of property obtained by crime as well as money and under the Louis Bull Liquor Bylaw for possession of liquor.