Both grocery stores were victims of shoplifters last week.
A 65-year-old woman was charged with shoplifting from Extra Foods on March 20.
A few days later another suspect stole from the IGA and was also charged.
On March 21 around noon a woman was removed from Ponoka’s General Hospital.
The woman is in her late 20s was intoxicated and refusing to leave.
Once police arrived they arrested her for being drunk in a public place and lodged her until she was sober. Then she was released without charges.
Gas and dash
Last week Riverside and Highway 2A gas stations were victims of gas and dash thefts.
On March 19 at 2 p.m. a red Honda or Toyota being driven by a Caucasian man made off from Reddi Mart with an unknown amount of gas.
The second incident took place at Esso where $129.67 in diesel fuel was stolen.
On March 21 at 6:30 p.m. Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of an impaired driver.
The vehicle was located and the man driving gave two breath samples. He’s been charged with impaired driving and driving over 0.8. He was released on promise to appear.