Hiker catches breeze home from Big Valley Jamboree

Police responded to a call of a man hitching a ride on Highway 2 southbound Aug. 3 at 6 a.m. with the bottoms of his pants cut out.

  • Aug. 7, 2013 6:00 p.m.

Police responded to a call of a man hitching a ride on Highway 2 southbound Aug. 3 at 6 a.m. with the bottoms of his pants cut out.

The man was trying to get home after the Big Valley Jamboree and was also wearing a cowboy hat and t-shirt. He was transported to Tim Hortons so he could call someone to give him a ride home.

Jeep crashes into Liquor Shoppe

The right side of the Ponoka Liquor Shoppe on Highway 2A was rammed into by a vehicle Aug. 4 at 3 a.m.

Glass from the windows was smashed and the doorframe was pushed in. A portion of the vehicle broke off in the store. A partial vehicle identification number was found, which revealed a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee from Edmonton was involved.

There are no suspects.

Theft from a garage

Police are looking for two men involved in a theft, Aug. 5, at noon from a garage on Range Road 261 and C and E Trail. A black Chevy pickup drove to a garage and two men are believed to have stolen a bike, a compound bow and four car rims.

One man is believed to have a cowboy hat and another was wearing sweatpants.

Break and enter on rural residence

A homeowner on Township Road 423 and Range Road 255 arrived home Aug. 5 to see his home ransacked and the rear door pried open. Police are unsure if anything was taken but are looking for suspects.

Calls for suicide assistance

Police responded to four separate calls for suicide assistance last week. Patients were taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for medical assessment. Under provisions of the Mental Health Act patients are under arrest until their assessment is complete.

Patients are then transported to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury for further care.

Fire at abandoned building

A couch was set on fire at the abandoned cement building on 49 Street in the Northeast Industrial Park Aug. 4 at 10 p.m. There are no suspects and there was no damage to the building.

Assault with a computer

A 35-year-old Ponoka man has been arrested for assault with a weapon Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. after throwing a computer and beer can at a woman.

He was arrested and remains in custody as he could not meet bail. Alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Impaired driver

A 41-year-old woman faces a charge of impaired driving after providing breath samples of .14 and .15 Aug. 3 at 2:30 a.m. She was driving a Ford Topaz on 46 Street and was stopped by police. She was already suspended from driving.

On roof of school

Police are looking for people who gained access to the roof of St. Augustine Catholic School overnight of July 31. There was no damage and no suspects.

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