Couple arrested for possession of stolen property

Quick thinking residents helped police locate suspicious individuals in possession of a stolen truck and license plate.

  • Jun. 1, 2016 9:00 a.m.

Ponoka RCMP ask anyone who has seen bowling balls similar to these to call as they were stolen from a vehicle overnight of Monday

PONOKA NEWS STAFF

Quick thinking residents helped police locate suspicious individuals in possession of a stolen truck and license plate.

The incident occured Saturday, May 28 at approximately 6 p.m. on a rural property at Range Road 245. A man and woman were seen wandering a field and when seen by the complainant, they left the scene.

While police were en route to the location the complainant again caught sight of the couple and followed them westbound on Range Road 432.

Earlier in the day police say the same suspects were reported at a neighbor’s residence who managed to get a picture. The suspects had stolen a truck and license plate. The police recognized the male and female from the photos taken earlier in the day and they were subsequently arrested for possession of stolen property. The female also had seven warrants that were dealt with.

Motorist evades police

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit called off a chase of a suspect in a vehicle after they sped away May 27 on Highway 2.

An officer was called to the area over reports of a silver SUV travelling at speeds estimated at 170 km/h. Witnesses say the driver was weaving in and out of traffic.

The Sheriff stopped the vehicle by the Bear Hills Travel Centre. Two male subjects were in the vehicle but would not stop for police. The vehicle did a U-turn and drove off in the opposite direction and fled from police. The plate on the vehicle was reported as stolen. The file is currently under investigation.

Bowling balls stolen from vehicle

Police are looking for four distinct personalized bowling balls stolen from a vehicle overnight of May 16.

Suspects entered the vehicle and also went through the contents of the console and glove box. There were four personalized bowling balls stolen. The bowling balls had “Maximum 450” engraved in them. The file is currently under investigation.

Vehicle with expired plates

During a routine traffic stop on May 27 at 2:13 a.m. Ponoka RCMP stopped a vehicle for displaying expired plates.

The driver was found to be in breach of her conditions to not consume alcohol and she gave a false name to police. She was subsequently arrested and taken into custody. The female suspect was charged with obstructing a peace officer and failing to comply with conditions.

Youths attempt vehicle break in

On May 29, 2016 at approximately 1 a.m., RCMP received a complaint of youths trying to break into a vehicle that was parked on 56 Avenue in the alleyway. The complainant had one of the youths restrained. The suspects were trying to get into the vehicle using a crowbar. Police arrested the youth. The file is currently under investigation.

The Ponoka RCMP reminds that due to a series of vehicle break-ins, residents should not leave any valuables inside their vehicles and make sure their vehicles are locked if parked out on the street or any open area.

 

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