Both the Lacombe and Ponoka fire departments attended to a call Nov. 5 at 12:30 p.m. of a collision between a car and a gravel truck.
The truck was eastbound on Secondary Highway 604 when a southbound Ford Fusion — driven by a 61-year-old man from Winfield — on Range Road 270 failed to yield at the stop sign. The gravel truck landed on its side and spilled its contents on the road and Stars Air Ambulance was called in to transport the 75-year-old driver. The Winfield man was pronounced deceased at the scene.
The matter is still under investigation.
Hobbema RCMP make three arrests in murder case
Three people have been arrested by Hobbema police over the 2011 homicide of 23-year-old Chelsea Yellowbird. Shelby Minde and Randall Omeasoo have both been charged with first degree murder.
A third person has been charged and police were to have a press statement Nov. 12 at 11 a.m.
Screaming woman assaults store patron
A 36-year-old Ponoka woman was taken to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury Nov. 7 at 1 p.m. after assaulting a person.
Police report the woman entered a Highway 53 gas station and was yelling and screaming before entering the store. Without provocation, she grabbed a patron by the throat and pulled the person’s hair. She was taken to the centre under the Mental Health Act.
Man charged with assaulting wife
Police responded to the call of a 29-year-old man breaking into his house Nov. 10 at 2:20 p.m. It is reported that he attempted to break his 33-year-old wife’s arm and then pushed her to the ground and threw her on the deck.
Upon arrival police asked the man to come with them which he refused to do but eventually complied with the request. He was arrested and charged with assault and there were three children under five years of age in the house.
Stolen propane tanks
Police are looking for suspects in relation to the theft of 11 propane bottles stolen overnight of Nov. 6 from the 7-Eleven on Highway 2A.
The lock appears to have been cut and the propane tanks belong to a company called Tank Traders.
Youth faces court appearance
A laser operation Oct. 22 conducted by the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit nabbed a 17-year-old youth from Red Deer at 170 km/h.
The youth was southbound in a silver 2002 Nissan Sentra on Highway 2 near Highway 2A. He faces a mandatory court appearance.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.