Bashaw RCMP nab driver at almost three times legal limit

Police also dealt with the theft of two snowmobiles

On June 3, Bashaw RCMP conducted a traffic stop with a vehicle and noted that the 55-year-old-driver was believed to be intoxicated.

The man was arrested for impaired driving and provided two breath samples of .22 per cent blood alcohol content. He was charged with impaired driving and driving over .8 per cent. He was released on a promise to appear.

Stettler man arrested for impaired driving

On May 27 police responded to a complaint of a possible impaired driver.

The vehicle was located and police conducted a traffic stop on Highway 53. The 25-year-old Stettler man displayed signs of intoxication and was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. There is no further information on the incident.

Snowmobiles stolen

Bashaw RCMP are investigating the theft of two snowmobiles.

Police say on May 25 a trailer with two snowmobiles were stolen from a Bashaw residence overnight.

They are are described as being a 1997 Ski-Doo Summit and a 2007 Polaris Dragon. Please contact Bashaw RCMP with any information. This is currently under investigation.

Rollover under investigation

On May 23, police, fire and ambulance personnel were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 12.

The 45-year-old driver was transported by ambulance to hospital with undetermined injuries. This file is currently under investigation.

Gas tank punctured

A vehicle was parked at a residence in Donalda on May 22. It appears the gas tank was punctured, however, there is no further information on the file.

Items stolen from unlocked vehicles

On June 1 a number of vehicles were left unlocked and were reported to have been entered overnight.

Items including a GPS unit, registration documents, money, an iPad, sunglasses, debit cards and and a credit card have been reported stolen. Police are reminding residents to be diligent about locking vehicles and garage doors.

Crime prevention is a shared responsibility. Members of the community are reminded of their role in preventing criminal activity:

• Lock up houses, sheds, vehicles and any other property that is easily accessible

• Never leave running vehicles unlocked. Nearly half of the vehicle thefts in Alberta over the past year have had the keys left inside

• Take photos and record serial numbers of property

• If you see or suspect suspicious activity notify police immediately

If you have any information regarding any of the above mentioned incidents that may lead to an arrest, please contact your local RCMP Detachment at 780-372-3793 during business hours or Crime Stoppers Tips at 1-800-222-8477.

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