The Ponoka RCMP responded to a report of an impaired driver when he was at a liquor business on the night of Saturday, July 9. The suspect had entered the business accompanied by another male and a female and were reported as causing a disturbance within store. When police arrived at the scene, a grey Dodge truck was observed parked in the parking area. The female, who was the registered owner of the vehicle, was observed in the liquor store and was so intoxicated she could not even use the debit machine. The two males and the female became aware that the police were called and all left the area on foot. Sometime later the police arrested one of the males driving a second truck northbound on 50 street. A traffic stop was conducted and the male driver was arrested for impaired driving, driving over .08 and failure to comply with condition of undertaking or recognizance. He is to appear in court Sept. 2, 2016. No information was available on whether the two other individuals were arrested or charged.
Earlier on the same day, two female suspects, one with under conditions from a previous incident, were charged with shoplifting after they were caught fleeing from a fast food restaurant in Ponoka with the cake and dilly bars they took from the freezer of the business. No information was available on the suspects’ court appearance.
Early in the morning on Sunday, July 10, around 6 a.m., police responded to a call from a complainant who reported an unwanted individual occupying the complainant’s car. The unwanted male was understood to have entered the car after the complainant refused to answer the door when the suspect male kept ringing the doorbell for sometime. RCMP members arriving at the scene found the male in the car in an intoxicated state, using the car for shelter from the rain. The suspect was taken to Ponoka Hospital for assessment. There was no information on whether charges have been laid.
On the same day, Ponoka RCMP received a call from the Gull North Compressor Station. At some point during the night unknown suspects had broken into the office of the compound and a laptop was stolen. File is currently under investigation.
Correction by RCMP
Meanwhile, Ponoka RCMP issued a revised version of the information regarding the collision reported on Page 3 in the July 6 edition of the Ponoka News.
The new version of the incident as described by RCMP is as follows:
On June 27, 2016 at approximately 1800 hours, a Ponoka RCMP member attended to an accident on Highway 2A. A motorcycle was traveling southbound on Hwy 2A when a northbound vehicle turned left in front of the motorcycle. The collision resulted in injuries to the motorcycle driver. The driver of the northbound vehicle was charged with making an unsafe left turn. The male driver of the motorcycle sustained injuries and was transported to the University Hospital in Edmonton.