Impaired driving, truck theft and other incidents

Ponoka RCMP briefs from Feb. 26 to March 2

On Feb. 26, the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious truck at the intersection of 61 Ave. and 52 St. in Ponoka. When RCMP arrived on scene the truck was parked facing 61 Ave. on the south side of the street. The driver first appeared to be asleep behind the wheel of the vehicle. The male then exited the vehicle and was holding onto the truck for balance. An odour of liquor could be detected from the driver. A 44-year old Ponoka man was charged with impaired driving and is to attend court March 06, 2020.

On Feb. 27, the Ponoka RCMP responded to a theft of truck and stock trailer from a residence on Range Road 275. A 2016 Black Ford F150 and a 20 foot Norbe Goose neck stock trailer had been stolen. Truck was recovered in Red Deer. The trailer is still reported as stolen.

On Feb. 29, the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a Grey 2019 Ford F150 stolen from a residence on 45 St. The truck was recovered in Lacombe.

On March 1, the Ponoka RCMP were performing routine patrol and located and stopped a vehicle as they were unable to read the license plate. Upon questioning the driver it was found that the driver was intoxicated and had a large case of beer on the passenger floor of the vehicle. A breath demand was conducted and the driver blew a fail. A 46-year-old man from Bashaw was charged with impaired driving and transporting liquor in a vehicle within easy access of an occupant. He is to appear in court on April 17, 2020.

Also on March 1, the Ponoka RCMP were dispatched to a theft from a motor vehicle on 65 Ave. in Ponoka. A Wallet containing credit cards was stolen from the vehicle. The credit cards were then used in Lacombe. This file is currently under investigation.

“If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.”

– Submitted by Ponoka RCMP

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