Carjacked Edmonton vehicle found in Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit stopped a motorist travelling at 150 km/h.

Police in an unmarked car nabbed the drivers of a vehicle involved in a carjacking in Edmonton.

RCMP charged a 42-year-old Calgary man and a 43-year-old Wetaskiwin woman with possession of stolen property Feb. 24 at 10 p.m. The officers first witnessed a red 2014 Honda Civic parked at the KFC restaurant after operating hours.

They later saw it northbound on Highway 2A. A licence plate check showed the vehicle was stolen from Edmonton Jan. 31.

Ticket for parking in the crosswalk

The ticket for parking in a crosswalk is $57.

That is exactly what a 67-year-old Ponoka man received Feb. 26 at 3:30 p.m. after being illegally parked at the crosswalk at Ponoka Elementary School.

The man was asked to move his vehicle but would not comply, which is when he received a ticket.

In an effort to ensure public safety, police remind motorists not to park close to, or on the crosswalk in the school zones.

Pot smokers nabbed on the highway

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit stopped a motorist travelling at 150 km/h.

Officers pulled over Feb. 26 at 7:15 a.m. a blue Ford F150 that was southbound on Highway 2 near Highway 53. Upon speaking with the driver, a 25-year-old Edmonton woman, the officer could smell the odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle.

The driver admitted to smoking marijuana earlier in the day. She was charged with possession and speeding.

A 30-year-old Edmonton man, who was a passenger in the pickup, was arrested as he had outstanding warrants for his arrest. There was another passenger in the vehicle but she was released with no charges.

Man in possession of stolen vehicle

Police have charged a 46-year-old Maskwacis man in relation to the theft of a vehicle that was stolen from Sylvan Lake.

The suspect was found in Maskwacis after police responded to a call involving him. He has been charged with possession of stolen property, flight from police and driving while disqualified and has been remanded in custody.

Ponoka RCMP received 46 calls for service last week.

If you have information on any crime, call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.