Man facing charges following complaint

Ponoka RCMP Briefs

A complaint has led to a man facing three charges from an incident last weekend.

On May 11, Ponoka RCMP officers were responding to a complaint of an allegedly intoxicated man was hanging around the parking lot of the Riverside Hotel along Highway 53.

Police arrived and noticed no one was there, but did later locate a man across the highway on 45A Street who was wandering around an open garage.

The homeowner was doing yard work in the front of the home at the time, while police said the suspect stated he was looking for bottles.

A 52 year-old man was charged with break and enter, causing a disturbance and failure to comply with court ordered conditions.

That same day, officers were called to follow up on a complaint that someone had vandalized a vehicle.

Police were told two individuals got in to a fight at the hotel bar, when one of the individuals pulled a knife and stated he was going to break the windows of the other person’s truck. When that individual had returned home, he noticed the windows of his vehicle were broken and called police.

RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident and no charges have been laid.

Medical issue

RCMP issued a woman with a 24-hour driving suspension after she experience a medical episode behind the wheel on May 9.

Police were called to a business on 50 Street where officers noticed a vehicle resting against a building and a woman sitting in the driver’s seat. Investigation found the woman had previously been unresponsive and wasn’t able to explain why she had blacked out.

A further examination found she had an undiagnosed medical condition which may have prompted the collision.

Ponoka RCMP want the public to know they can contact the detachment at (403) 783-4472 with information on any crime or investigation. However if a person wishes to provide that information anonymously, contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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