Police briefs: Man attacked by two dogs in Ponoka

The theft of railway ties and dogs attacking a man on a porch are among the files Ponoka RCMP

The theft of railway ties and dogs attacking a man on a porch are among the files Ponoka RCMP handled last week.

The incident with the dogs occurred on Aug. 29. Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a dog attack at a residence in the late evening.

Mounties made an immediate patrol to find two dogs attacking a man on the front porch of a home.

To deal with the dogs, police used pepper spray near them in order to distract them from the attack and then get them into two police cruisers. The victim was transported to hospital and treated for minor injuries.

It is not known if the man was the homeowner or where the dogs came from. The file is still under investigation.

Theft of railway ties

For the theft of railway ties, Ponoka RCMP were called Aug. 27 by a witness stating the theft was in progress. An immediate patrol was made, say police, and a vehicle with railway ties in a trailer was located.

Police arrested and charged two men with theft under $5,000.

Police looking for shoplifter

On Aug. 28 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of shoplifting of cameras, razors and fragrance from a local business that occurred a few days prior.

Investigators obtained video surveillance, which showed a woman with dark brown hair, carrying a large purse and taking boxes. She was with a man at about about 5’7” tall with short black hair, wearing a lot of jewellery. Police are looking for the suspect.

Haulmark trailer theft

On Sept. 2 the Ponoka RCMP responded to theft of a 22 foot Haulmark trailer from a driveway of a residence in Ponoka.

There are no suspects, witnesses or video surveillance available. The file is still under investigation.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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