Man charged with forcible confinement

Ponoka RCMP busy during Stampede Week including looking for fraudster

Police are looking to identify this man allegedly involved in an assault at the 7-Eleven in Ponoka in the early morning hours of Saturday

A man has been charged with forcible confinement after preventing a woman from leaving her home June 29.

Police say they arrived at the home to find a woman and her son in the hallway with the boy bleeding from his head. The man allegedly ripped the phone from the wall and struck the child on the head. When the woman tried to leave he prevented her from doing so.

The man was also charged with mischief and is to appear in court July 8.

Motorcyclist collision

A motorcyclist was lucky to have sustained non-life threatening injuries after his motorcycle collided with a car Monday, June 27.

At approximately 6 p.m. Ponoka RCMP attended the accident on Highway 2A whereby a motorbike travelling northbound within the town limits struck a southbound vehicle that was making a left u-turn into the Tim Horton’s parking lot. It was not clear whether charges will be laid against the motorcyclist.

Suspect goes through vehicle

Police investigators are looking into a complaint of a man going through a vehicle on 48 Avenue on June 28.

The complainant chased the suspect into a construction area near the old bridge. The file is currently under investigation.

Stolen trailer on Stampede Grounds

Police responded to a complaint that a stolen trailer was found on the Ponoka Stampede grounds on Canada Day.

Officers entered the trailer and found a man asleep on a bed in the trailer. He was woken and subsequently arrested. The Bashaw man was found to be in possession of a 2015 Dodge Ram reported stolen out of Red Deer.

He was charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Collision after parade

There were non-life threatening injuries after a collision Thursday, June 30 just after the Ponoka Stampede parade. A motorist waived a southbound vehicle through the 54 Street intersection by the Fire Hall when it subsequently collided with an eastbound vehicle. Ponoka Fire Department crews used the jaws of life to extricate one person.

It is believed two people were taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for treatment.

The matter is under investigation.

Youth caught in the act, almost

While on patrol police observed a boy about to strike a car window July 2 at 1:30 a.m.

The boy ran but was later caught and found to be grossly intoxicated and verbally abusive to police. Police say he was unable to control his behaviour despite multiple warnings. He also had in his possession pepper spray.

He was arrested and charged with disturbing the peace and possession of a weapon.

Woman charged with assault

A call of a suicidal female ended up with one police officer being punched in the face.

Police responded to the call July 2 at 3:12 a.m. Officers attempted to stop the woman from leaving the scene when she punched a Mountie in the face. The Red Deer woman is charged with assaulting a police officer.

Request to identify

Ponoka RCMP is looking for help identifying a man who allegedly assaulted a store clerk at the 7-Eleven in the early morning hours of Saturday, July 2.

Police say the man entered the convenience store and was asked to remove his black backpack. He ignored the clerk and when asked again, the man is said to have grabbed the clerk by the tie and pulled him forward. Two customers intervened before the incident escalated.

If anyone can identify the male in the photo please contact Const. Justin Auld at the Ponoka RCMP Detachment at: justin.auld@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

 

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