Hobbema RCMP and EMS crews responded to a call Oct. 12 at 8:43 a.m. of a youth found unresponsive in an open area of the Samson Cree Nation town site.
The victim was identified as Teagan Johnson, 15, and it was confirmed by the medical examiner that the cause of death was a gunshot wound. Hobbema police, the general investigation section and the major crimes unit are all investigating.
Police traffic stop yields $17,000 worth of marijuana
A routine traffic stop Oct. 10 has resulted in the seizure of approximately six pounds of marijuana valued at $17,000 and a large sum of cash.
A 46-year-old British Columbia driver produced a licence to have marijuana but the amount in the vehicle was more than his permit allowed. The man had outstanding warrants for his arrest for impaired driving in Bonnyville in 2008.
There was also a 48-year-old woman from British Columbia and a 33-year-old man from Wetaskiwin in the vehicle.
There was also hashish and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. There were charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana and possession of stolen property.
GDL driver caught impaired
A 24-year-old man from Red Deer received a suspension of his driving licence Oct. 8 at 4:45 p.m. after providing two blood alcohol samples of .08 and .07.
The man was driving a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am when he was pulled over.
Impaired at midnight
Ponoka RCMP pulled over the driver of a blue Ford F150 Oct. 14 at 12:50 a.m. on 54 Street.
The driver had no licence and failed the roadside screening test. He provided two samples of .14.
Drunk speeder stopped on the highway
Police have charged a 25-year-old man from the Siksika Nation with impaired driving and dangerous operation of a vehicle after being stopped for speeding.
The man was southbound on Highway 2 Oct. 10 at 9 p.m. and was reported to be travelling at 150 km/h. He admitted to no licence and being a suspended driver and was arrested and taken to the detachment. He then provided two blood alcohol samples of .14 and .13.
Edmonton woman arrested for impaired driving
The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. was in for a surprise after police pulled her over for erratic driving.
A 30-year-old woman was stopped near Ponoka and provided samples of .13. She was charged with impaired and breaching probation conditions.
Suicidal woman saved
Police prevented a 39-year-old Ponoka woman last week from attempting to commit suicide in a motel room. Officers responded after hearing she locked herself in a room and threatened to kill herself. They broke into her room and found her with a knife trying to cut herself. She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Quad thief nabbed
After noticing a blue 2006 Yamaha Raptor missing last week, the owner followed the tracks of the stolen quad into Hobbema. The vehicle was taken from a home on Township Road 455 and Range Road 254. With the help of the Hobbema RCMP, an 18-year-old Hobbema man was charged with possession of stolen property. He also had warrants for his arrest for possession of stolen property and breaching conditions.
Two quads stolen
Police are investigating two quads being stolen last week. The first was between Oct. 11 and 12 where a 2011 red, white and black Polaris Razor 800 was taken from an unlocked garage on Range Road 254 and Township Road 441. There was nothing else taken and the vehicle was found sometime later on in the Louis Bull reserve.
The second theft was from a locked garage on Range Road 254 and Township Road 442. A 2007 Honda TRX was taken between Oct. 11 and 13 and was later found stripped down on the Louis Bull reserve. Hobbema RCMP are investigating the matters.
A collision between two semi tractors Oct. 10 at noon is still under investigation. The two trucks were southbound on Highway 2, south of the Matejka Road exit when a 47-year-old driver hauling a full load of lumber rear-ended a gravel truck.
The driver had to be extricated by firefighters and was sent to the Lacombe hospital with undetermined injuries. It took emergency crews approximately six hours to remove the trucks.
A vehicle safety check operation held Oct. 7 by the Integrated Traffic Unit has resulted in 37 tickets in two hours. Some motorists received tickets for load and excessive noise; five vehicles were towed and one was sent for salvage.
Parking at elementary school crosswalk
Police are asking parents who drop off their children at Ponoka Elementary School to not park their vehicles in the crosswalk as it blocks the lane and becomes a safety hazard for students.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.