Drayton Valley man found asleep in stolen vehicle

Police in Drayton Valley helped with the arrest of a suspect involved in a break-and- enter at a Ponoka car dealership.

Police in Drayton Valley helped with the arrest of a suspect involved in a break-and- enter at a Ponoka car dealership.

Alarms alerted Ponoka officers that the lobby window of the dealership was broken Aug. 20 at 1:50 a.m. Upon arrival, it was determined several keys were taken from the dealership.

While police were working on their investigation, RCMP in Drayton Valley found a 23-year-old Drayton Valley man sleeping in a black Ford pickup reported stolen out of Lacombe. All the keys taken from the Ponoka dealership were accounted for in the vehicle.

Motorist refuses to provide breath sample

Multiple complaints of an erratic driver resulted in the arrest of a 21-year-old Leduc man last week.

With the help of concerned motorists, members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit were able to stop the driver southbound on Highway 2 north of Highway 53. Officers say motorists witnessed a red GMC Sierra weaving in and out of traffic and slamming on the brakes.

Upon stopping the driver, officers could smell liquor and found him to be slurring his words. The man refused to provide a breath sample and he was arrested and charged with refusal.

Pellet gun fired

Maskwacis RCMP responded to a complaint of shots fired Aug. 21 at 12:20 p.m. on the Samson Cree Nation town site.

Officers contained the area of the surrounding two houses and traffic was diverted for an hour. Investigations determined a pellet gun was used in the building, which caused damage to a window.

There were no injuries in the incident and charges are pending on a Maskwacis man.

Break and enter

Police are looking for suspects involved in a break in Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. at a home west of Ponoka on Range Road 284.

Culprits gained access to the home through a window screen. An antique firearm and a computer were taken from the home. The matter is under investigation.

Speeder on Highway 2

A motorist might have made a bad decision by traveling at speeds in excess of 163 km/h Aug. 15 on Highway 2.

Officers stopped the 31-year-old male driver from Calgary on Highway 2 near Menaik Road. He now faces a mandatory court appearance.

Saskatchewan woman arrested with Edmonton warrants

Police arrested a 26-year-old North Battleford, Sask. resident Aug. 22 at 3:30 p.m. after refusing to leave the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury.

The woman was not a patient and doctors had to call police to assist as she refused to leave. It was determined the woman had 13 warrants for her arrest out of Edmonton. She was released on $200 cash bail.

Police responded to a total of 70 calls last week.

Roof fire

Members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to a roof fire on the afternoon of Aug. 24 in the Lucas Heights area.

Hornets were found on the roof by the homeowner who sprayed them with WD-40. A small fire erupted but the department had the fire out in short order. There were no injuries and little damage from the incident.

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