Intoxicated man found hiding in bedroom closet

Police responded to a call of an intoxicated man in a home screaming and throwing items around a house in Ponoka.

Police responded to a call of an intoxicated man in a home screaming and throwing items around a house in Ponoka.

The call came in Sunday, Oct. 19 at 2 a.m. that a drunken man was in a home and creating a scene. He was on conditions not to be within two blocks of the home, not to drink alcohol and not to be within contact of the person at the home.

Police found the man hiding in the bedroom closet and he was charged with breach of conditions.

Ponoka man attempts bribery

One member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit was surprised to receive an offer of $100 not to tow a suspect’s vehicle last week.

The driver, a 21-year-old man from Ponoka, was stopped after having an expired registration on a Cadillac de Ville. The Cadillac had invalid insurance and when the officer said the vehicle would be towed, the Ponoka man offered $100. He was charged with offering a bribe.

Vandalism to cars in Riverside area

A night of spray painting on nine vehicles in the Riverside area has police investigating the incidents.

The calls of spray paint on vehicles were reported to the police on the morning of Oct. 19. Suspects used orange and green spray paint in an area extending from 39 Avenue to 50 Avenue.

Rimbey man arrested for impaired driving

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over a vehicle Thursday, Oct. 16 in Ponoka after noticing the brake lights weren’t working.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Rimbey, was found to have slurred speech and police say he appeared confused. He provided two blood-alcohol samples of .16 and .15.

Driving suspension for Ponoka man

Police stopped the driver of a 2014 Dodge Ram Friday, Oct. 17 at 11 p.m. in Ponoka after seeing the vehicle’s headlights were not on.

After speaking with the 31-year-old driver from Ponoka, officers asked the man to provide a roadside breath test. He failed the roadside test but when at the detachment, the blood-alcohol results were below the legal limit. The man did receive a 72-hour driving suspension.

Couple fighting on Highway 2

A fight on the highway turned into charges of assault for a 26-year-old Edmonton woman last week.

Officers were called to the scene on Highway 2 Friday, Oct. 17 at 10:30 p.m. after receiving a call that the 35-year-old male driver was being hit by the woman. There were minor injuries in the incident.

Speeders nabbed

The Integrated Traffic Unit had two incidents of speeders on Highway 2 near Ponoka recently.

In one incident a 23-year-old Calgary man was stopped at speeds in excess of 218 km/h in a Subaru. He was charged with dangerous driving.

In another, a Calgary man was stopped at a speed of 175 km/h in his brand new Jeep Grand Cherokee. He received a ticket for speeding and faces a mandatory court appearance.

Second-degree murder charge for Maskwacis woman

Maskwacis RCMP and the major crimes unit have charged a Maskwacis woman with second-degree murder after making an arrest Friday, Oct. 17.

On Aug. 8, 2013 police found a 19-year-old woman stabbed in a residence on the Maskwacis townsite. The woman was taken to the Wetaskiwin Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.

Police charged Charmaine Cheralee Louis-Crier, 35, as a result of their investigations.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit Received 81 calls for service.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.