Police are investigating the theft of four quads from three different locations last week.
RCMP received three reports Tuesday, May 19 that ATVs were stolen overnight out of properties north of Ponoka near along Township Road 435 and 433.
The first report was of a red 2002 Suzuki 500. The second report was of two ATVs stolen with one recovered, say police. A 2009 black Yamaha Raptor and a 2001 Yamaha, the latter of which was recovered on the Louis Bull Reserve.
The third report was of a 2003 black Suzuki King Quad, which was later found, also on the Louis Bull Reserve. Police have no suspects at this time.
The next day police took a call that two Mower brand lawnmowers were taken from a business near the Southwest Industrial Park.
Police are asking anyone who has information on the thefts to call the detachment or Crime Stoppers.
Broken down vehicle found to be stolen
The breakdown of a Chevy Blazer on Highway 2 last week proved to be bad luck for the driver as it turns out the vehicle was reported stolen last fall.
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit noticed the Blazer in the breakdown lanes northbound on Highway 2 on May 20 at 9 a.m. and came to help out.
The driver, a 33-year-old Red Deer Man was unable to provide a driver’s licence, vehicle registration or insurance and a subsequent check of the vehicle’s license plate showed it was reported stolen in September 2014.
The man initially provided a false name but upon further prompting from police gave his real name. He was charged with possession of stolen property.
There was also a 24-year-old woman passenger and a small child in the vehicle.
Speedster nabbed with open liquor, marijuana
Speeding at 154 km/h with open liquor and marijuana in the vehicle and no insurance turned out to be a bad combination for a 21-year-old driver.
Members of the Integrated Traffic Unit pulled the Edmonton driver over on May 23 at 10 p.m. in a 2009 Subaru Impreza for speeding. Upon investigation, an odor of marijuana could be smelled from the vehicle and open liquor was found in the vehicle.
He was charged with possession of marijuana, no insurance and open liquor within reach. There were three other passengers in the vehicle and one of them, a 20-year-old man, was charged with open liquor within reach.
Tired driver in possession of marijuana
A tired motorist had some tough questions to answer after police found 60 grams of marijuana in his vehicle.
Officers were alerted to an erratic driver May 22 in a Dodge Ram and after pulling the vehicle over the 43-year-old Lethbridge man admitted he was fatigued. A subsequent investigation found marijuana in the vehicle.
He was given a 24-hour driving suspension. Other charges were not available at press time.
Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 94 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.