Handgun found at traffic stop

Police stopped a car speeding on Highway 2 southbound near Menaik Road June 21 at 1:35 a.m.

Police stopped a car speeding on Highway 2 southbound near Menaik Road June 21 at 1:35 a.m.

The officer could smell the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and a search revealed 13 grams of cocaine, a one-gram spitball of cocaine, hash oil, drug paraphernalia and a nine millimeter hand gun.

There was also $1,940 worth of cash baggies in the vehicle. One male had outstanding warrants for his arrest, and another male was charged for drug possession and was on a recognizance.

Children with no seatbelts

Police responded to a call of a man driving a pickup truck on Highway 2A near Spruce Drive June 24 at 1 p.m. with children in the rear box.

There were two 10-year-old boys in the box and an 11-year-old girl in the cab without a seatbelt.

He has been charged with driving while having a child with no seatbelt in the vehicle and having riders in the box.

Break and enter

Sometime in the early morning hours of June 18 a garage on the 5900 block of 60 Avenue was broken into.

There was an estimated theft of $10,000 of various items. Police were able to acquire some physical evidence left at the scene and they are still investigating.

Shoplifter caught after his return

A 48-year-old man from Ponoka has been charged with theft from a downtown drugstore. He stole a blister pack of medication at 9 a.m. on June 20 and was recognized later the same day after he returned to the store.

65-gallon container left

A concerned citizen noticed a 65-gallon drum of an unknown substance left on Highway 2 by Highway 53 on June 20.

The person brought the drum in and Clean Harbors, which provides hazardous waste disposal, investigated the contents and found it to be drilling fluid.

Youth throw rocks at Scout Hall

Ponoka RCMP are looking for three youths who were seen throwing rocks at the Scout Hall June 20 at 10 p.m. They are believed to be approximately 15-years-old. One youth was wearing a dark blue sweater, one was wearing a white shirt with black pants, and the third youth had on a black sweatshirt with jeans.

Burning man in Ponoka

Police responded to a noise complaint from residents northwest of Ponoka along Range Road 270 just after midnight June 24.

RCMP say there was a Burning Man event there, they have passed on the information to the county for a possible bylaw infraction.

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