A 47-year-old man from Webb City, Mo. was charged Sept. 5 with not having insurance and his license plate not being displayed properly.
He was stopped on Highway 53 in Ponoka showing a fake Florida license plate. His vehicle was towed away.
Radar didn’t work
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit stopped a man from Edmonton driving his 2000 Corvette at a speed of 168 km/h Sept. 3 at 10 p.m. The man was travelling northbound on Highway 2 and was stopped just north of Meniak Road. It is reported the man denied the speed as he claimed to have a radar detector and its alarm did not go off.
A 28-year-old man from Hobbema faces several charges after his vehicle was stopped at Highway 2A and Highway 53 for not having working headlights Sept. 3 at 10:45 p.m.
A check by the officer showed the license plate was reported stolen from Wetaskiwin. His 1999 Dodge Caravan was also unregistered and uninsured.
He was charged with possession of stolen property, having an uninsured motor vehicle, operating without registration and for impaired operation.
A breath sample showed a blood alcohol level of .12 and .11.
Marijuana found with search
After executing a search warrant Sept. 7, Ponoka RCMP confiscated more than one pound of marijuana from a residence just north of town. Also seized was a small amount of cocaine and cash. The estimated value of the marijuana is $5,000.
A 24-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman from rural Ponoka have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Widescreen TV stolen
Police are investigating a break and enter Sept. 8 between 6 and 7 p.m. on the 4000 block of 46 Street. A flat screen TV and laptop were stolen from the residence.
An 82-year-old Ponoka man has been charged with impaired driving after being found by police in an industrial section of town Sept. 4 at 8 p.m. His car was stopped in the drive lane of the street and he was passed out drunk with his vehicle running and in gear.
Mischief to vehicle
An owner of a 2004 GMC Envoy was in for a shock Sept. 5 after finding the car’s rear window smashed and front tire slashed in downtown Ponoka. The owner had left the vehicle parked between Aug. 31 and Sept. 4 only to find damage to the vehicle.
A 26-year-old man was travelling southbound on Highway 2 near Meniak Road when his half-ton truck rolled into the ditch Sept. 5 at 5:30 p.m. There were minor injuries to the man, and he was charged with failing to drive in the centre of the traffic lane.
Approximately 500 to 600 feet of copper wire was stolen from a residence north of Crestomere between Sept. 4 and 5. The value of the wire is reported to be approximately $1 per foot. Police are looking for suspects.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.