Knife wielding man arrested after fleeing police

Ponoka RCMP received a 911 call of a man holding a knife to his 20-year-old girlfriend June 30 at 9:50 p.m.

Police are looking for a man who allegedly short-changed a clerk at a downtown store recently.

Ponoka RCMP received a 911 call of a man holding a knife to his 20-year-old girlfriend June 30 at 9:50 p.m. The couple was near the walking bridge when a witness approached to stop the altercation. The suspect then dropped the knife and fled the scene. He was located by the Scout Hall.

A 21-year-old man from Calgary has been charged with possession of a knife dangerous to the public, assault and uttering threats. He allegedly pulled the knife on the victim and punched and choked her. Police say he was heavily intoxicated at the time, was agitated and screaming for help.

Fighter resists arrest

Police were called to stop an alteration with two men at the beer gardens at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex June 26 at 4 a.m. A 29-year-old man from Lac La Biche and 20-year-old man from Lacombe were fighting when police attempted to stop them. The 20-year-old man resisted officers and refused to get into the police car. He kicked an officer in the leg and attempted to fight police.

Once in cells he took his pants off and damaged the walls with this zipper. He was charged with mischief, disturbing the peace and resisting arrest.

Girl bites, punches friend

Police were called to a house party on the 5400 block of 51 Street June 28 at 8 a.m. after an intoxicated 17-year-old girl punched, kicked and bit a 16-year-old boy. Mounties found a large bite mark and bruises on his back. The girl was charged with assault.

Youth brandishes knife

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with breaching conditions after brandishing a knife at the Fas Gas June 28 at 9:15 p.m. CP Rail police located two boys on 54 Street and 46 Avenue who matched their description. Police say alcohol was a factor in the incident.

Man stalking ex-wife

A recently divorced man has refused to comply with conditions to have no communication with his ex-wife. The 51-year-old man had been sending vulgar text messages to his 53-year-old ex-wife and had spray painted vulgar phrases on her garage door on the 4400 block of 54 Street. The woman reported to police the stalking was still occurring and the man has been charged with breaching conditions.

BC speeder nabbed

A 28-year-old man from Richmond B.C. received a mandatory court date after travelling at 186 km/h June 26 at 2:15 a.m. He was pulled over on Highway 2 southbound near Lacombe and was driving a black Mercedes sedan.

Tent trailer missing

Police are looking for a tent trailer that was left in the ditch on Highway 2 southbound near Gee Road. The 2003 Flagstaff tent trailer had broken down July 1 and was left overnight until it could be fixed. Upon returning, the owner found the trailer was not there. There are no suspects.

Cash tricks

Police are looking for a man who allegedly tricked a clerk into giving him $97 in change that was not owed to him. The man offered to pay for an item with a $100 bill at a downtown store and then asked for it back June 29 at 5:15 p.m.. The clerk gave him back the money after which he asked for change from the $100.

There was a brief discussion over who actually had the bill but the clerk ended up giving the man $97 in change. Police are looking for a dark skinned suspect and in his late 20s.

Public intoxication

Police arrested a 54-year-old Calgary man for public intoxication July 6 at 3 p.m. The man was running around the parking lot of a restaurant on Highway 2A and is reported to have hidden in the back of a pickup truck. After being arrested he asked Ponoka RCMP if Calgary Police would give him a ride back to Calgary. They declined the request.

Drunk throws up in cells

Ponoka RCMP stepped in to stop a disturbance at a downtown bar July 7 at 2:30 a.m. A 20-year-old man from Ponoka was causing a disturbance in the bar and was removed for fighting. However, he returned to the bar four more times and each time was told to leave.

Police arrested the man and he was lodged in cells. At one point he felt a need to throw up and was told to do so in the toilet. He refused, swore at police and vomited on the floor.

Suicide at Centennial Centre

Police received a call that a man was found after an apparent suicide July 7 at 6:45 p.m. A 65-year-old man was found with a belt tied around his neck on a metal gate on the grounds of the Centennial Centre.

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

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