Knife wielding man faces multiple charges

Busy week for the Ponoka RCMP includes violent attack, fraudulent phone calls

Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of an assault with a weapon at an undisclosed business on Jan. 4 after a 30-year-old male from Sylvan Lake pulled a knife on a co-worker and attempted to stab him and threatened two co-workers with killing them. The altercation stemmed from the damage resulting on the truck of the Sylvan Lake male after it was used by co-workers. The man was charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes, assault with a weapon, three counts of uttering threats, careless driving and failing to report an accident.

Thefts from vehicles

Police responded on Jan. 5 to a complaint of thefts from motor vehicles on 42 Street. The vehicles were broken into and damage was done to the ignition. On Jan. 9 another complaint of theft from a vehicle was received, this time from a county resident. The vehicle locked and parked outside the garage was broken into and a wallet was taken. Both files are under investigation.

Probation violation leads to arrest

A Ponoka man was arrested on Jan. 8 after being found in violation of his probation conditions upon a curfew check conducted by the RCMP. He was charged with breach of probation and obstruction of justice and released on $200 cash bail.

Warning on fraudulent phone calls

Harassing telephone calls by individuals claiming to represent Canada Revenue Agency are currently being investigated by RCMP Ponoka. The callers demand Social Insurance Number and other information from individuals they reach through those phone calls. RCMP advise the public not to give any personal information out over the phone. Receivers of such calls should contact the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501 or report the fraud to the local RCMP Detachment.