Man charged in stabbing incident

Investigation leads to charge in stabbing, bear spray attack.

A stabbing incident in downtown Ponoka led to the arrest and charge of a 24-year-old man.

Ponoka RCMP state that they received a call in the late hours of Oct. 23 that a 20-year-old man from Maskwacis had sustained a stab to his upper arm and had been taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for treatment.

Shortly after police identified the suspect who was then arrested. Ponoka RCMP charged Maskwacis resident Trey Potts with one count of aggravated assault and count of possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

It is believed the fight occurred after a car pulled up into a parking stall and several people would not move out of the way. Two occupants then exited the vehicle and the fight started.

Potts is set to appear in Ponoka provincial court Nov. 4.

Police say the victim is in stable condition.

Fraud complaint

On Oct. 24 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of fraud.

The complainant had received an email from the Canada Revenue Agency asking to provide his SIN number and bank card number in order to receive a payment of $500. The CRA does not operate in this manner. The RCMP is advising the public not to give out personal information via phone or email.

Fuel theft

On Oct. 22 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of theft of a $100 worth of fuel from the Ponoka Reddi-Mart. The vehicle was described as a dirty blue Ford half ton. The vehicle driver was a younger male wearing a hoody and hat. File is currently under investigation.

Break and enter

On Oct. 22 police received a complaint of a break and enter to the Nebraska Hall located on Township Road 413. Door and windows had been breached and entrance was gained through the front door and some kitchen items were stolen. File is currently under investigation.

Vandals spray paint property

On Oct. 23 police responded to a complaint of a truck, motor home and garage that had been spray painted. Numerous other vehicles in the alley way had been spray painted as well. File is currently under investigation.

Liquor theft

Ponoka RCMP are hoping the public can provide some help in identifying an individual wanted in connection with a theft at a local liquor store.

Around 8:40 p.m. on Oct. 8, the 2A Liquor Store reported the theft of a 60 oz bottle of Alberta Pure Vodka by a suspect who was caught on video surveillance. The suspect is described as a First Nations male, approximately 30 years old and was wearing a Blue Jays shirt with a hood.

***The RCMP briefs were updated to include the rest of the week’s events.***


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