Catalytic converters stolen from St. Augustine school buses

Ponoka RCMP briefs from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

Ponoka RCMP briefs from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13, 2020:

On Jan. 7, the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of theft of catalytic converters from St. Augustine school buses. The theft occurred sometime over the Christmas break.

On Jan. 8, the Ponoka RCMP attempted to stop a blue Nissan Altima that was located on 51 Ave. and 52 St. After Police activated emergency lights the vehicle fled South on Hwy 2A. The file is currently under investigation.

On Jan. 9, members responded to a complaint of a commercial break and enter to a business on 49A St. A garage was broken into on the lot and safety equipment, tools, wallet and jacket were taken. The file is currently under investigation.

Later the same day, the RCMP received a complaint of a flat deck trailer (Certified ST1018 plate number 5FH009) stolen from a business on 46 St. A black Dodge truck pulled up to the shop at 3 a.m.. A male approximately 5’6,” 190 lbs wearing coveralls, exited the vehicle and gained access through the locked gate. The male hooked up to the flat deck and drove away. The file is currently under investigation.

On Jan. 10, the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of an impaired driver on Township Road 432. When police arrived on scene the vehicle was located in the ditch. A 61-year old male from Ponoka was charged with impaired driving, transporting liquor in an open container and failure to drive in the centre of a traffic lane. He is to appear in court on March 13, 2020.

On Jan. 13, at approximately 6 a.m., a 2017 black Chevrolet Silverado was stolen from a shop located on range road 255. The suspect(s) had been using a credit card that was left in the vehicle at businesses in Ponoka. The truck was tracked to 60 Ave. and 52 St. in Ponoka with stolen property found in the back of the vehicle. An hour later a second truck, a Light Blue 2011 Dodge Ram bearing Alberta marker ZYM-999, was stolen from a residence on 63A Street Close. This vehicle currently has not been located and file is under investigation.

If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.

– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP

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