One boy was lucky to receive non-life threatening injuries Aug. 26 at 5:45 p.m. after a truck ran into him while riding his bike.
Emergency crews were called to the intersection of Highway 53 and Highway 2A to find one tire on the bike bent by a blue Ford F150. Police say the eastbound truck was attempting to turn north on Highway 2A and was obeying the traffic signals when the seven-year-old boy entered the intersection against the light on his bike.
As the truck was travelling at slow speeds, the boy fell four or five feet from the vehicle and suffered a fractured pelvis. He was taken to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton for treatment. The matter is under investigation.
Woman missing over 30 days
One woman has been missing for more than 30 days and police are appealing to public for information that could help in locating her.
Police say Lisa Danielle Bullerwell was last seen in Red Deer June 24 and is known to be traveling to Grand Prairie and Fort McMurray. She is a 30-year-old Caucasian woman with brown hair and brown eyes. Please contact Ponoka RCMP with any information regarding her whereabouts.
See photo of Lisa Danielle Bullerwell in this week’s paper.
Narrow misses for erratic driver
One Lacombe man is lucky to be alive after a near head on collision last week.
An off-duty RCMP officer witnessed the man drive erratically northbound on Highway 2A Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. He called police after seeing the driver narrowly miss a head on collision with a semi-tractor after swerving into oncoming traffic.
Ponoka RCMP stopped the vehicle in town after the driver failed to stop at two intersections.
Officers say there was an odor of liquor coming from the man and there were liquor bottles in the vehicle. He provided a blood-alcohol sample at the detachment but the levels did not exceed legal limits.
The man did admit to taking Xanax before driving. He provided a urine sample and results are pending.
Man found with brass knuckles
Refusing to dump out beer and being found with brass knuckles did not help a Ponoka man last week.
Police found the man outside near a downtown bar drinking beer from an open bottle last week. When asked to dump it out, the 31-year-old man refused and was subsequently arrested. A search of his person found a pair of brass knuckles. He was charged with obstructing a police officer and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon.
Cash and cocaine found from search warrant
Crack cocaine and cash were among the items seized Aug. 27 as a result of a search warrant on the Ermineskin town site in Maskwacis.
Members of the RCMP community response unit, general duty members and police dog services assisted in the search warrant at 11 Wolfe Avenue.
Two men were charged as a result of the search. Levi Cattleman was charged with possession of controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, proceeds of crime and breach charges for weapons offences and Ritchie Headman was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and proceeds of crime.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.