Emergency crews responded to a 2011 GMC Sierra rollover Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. The 27-year-old driver from Lloydminster was trapped inside the vehicle on the north end of Ponoka on Highway 2A and had to be extricated.
After EMS crews ensured he was uninjured, police took him to the detachment where he provided two blood-alcohol samples of .21 and .20. He was charged with impaired driving.
Erratic driver with stolen plate
A 24-year-old Red Deer man has been charged with possession of stolen property Sept. 30 after being stopped for erratic driving.
The man was driving a 1984 black Toyota pickup and was pulled over for driving in an erratic manner on Highway 2. The licence plate on the pickup did not match the truck and he claimed to have found it in Edmonton so he could drive the pickup to Red Deer.
He was also charged with driving while unauthorized, having no registration, improper use of a licence plate and failing to drive in the centre lane.
Gas and dash
Police are looking for culprits of a gas and dash Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at a Highway 2 gas station.
The suspects took $30 of diesel without paying. The licence plate marker, FEX 259, does not match the vehicle.
Selling stolen goods
A report of two men selling a $2,700 projector for $100 has RCMP on the lookout for stolen goods. Police received a complaint that two dark-skinned men with black clothing were attempting to sell the electronic device Sept. 25 at 2:45 p.m. near the Esso gas station.
The suspects are believed to be driving a black Dodge Caravan with licence plate of K29 685.
Caught smoking marijuana
While on patrol near the baseball diamonds Sept. 27 at 11:30 p.m. police spoke to the occupants of a 2009 Pontiac G6. Upon arrival the Mountie could smell marijuana emanating from the vehicle.
Inside was a bag of marijuana, three pipes, a bong, a grinder and a can of beer on the passenger’s seat. A 20-year-old woman admitted to owning the pipes and bong and an 18-year-old man admitted to owning the marijuana. The drugs were destroyed and the 18-year-old man was charged with transporting liquor within easy access. The third passenger, a 19-year-old man received no charges.
Playing chicken on the highway
A 64-year-old Calgary man received several tickets after playing chicken on Highway 2 near Ponoka. Police received a 911 complaint of a Pontiac Transport being driven in an erratic manner. Officers stopped the vehicle and he received tickets for failing to provide insurance, failing to hold a driver’s licence and failing to stay in the centre lane.
Campaign signs missing
Campaign signs for the Town of Ponoka candidates went missing on Highway 53 and 50 Street over the evening of Sept. 27. Mark Yaworski reported that he and Doug Gill have signs that went missing from the area.
Police responded to the call of a red Ford F150 being driven in an erratic manner Sept. 27 at 10 p.m. on Highway 2 near Ponoka.
Witnesses say the pickup was driving in the middle of the road, speeding and cutting motorists off. After being pulled over a 20-year-old man from Olds admitted to texting while driving. He was issued tickets for distracted driving and failing to provide insurance.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.