Man found with stolen motorbike in motel room

Reports of a man believed to have a stolen motorcycle in his room at the Oasis Motel turned out to be true.

Reports of a man believed to have a stolen motorcycle in his room at the Oasis Motel turned out to be true.

Police were first called to the room Thursday, Jan. 15 after an anonymous call that a man had taken a motorcycle from a neighbour and brought it to his room.

After questioning the 44-year-old man, police only saw a bicycle in the lodging. It wasn’t until they were called to the room the next day over a domestic dispute with a 45-year-old woman that they discovered the bike was indeed in the room.

The dispute started after the woman woke up to find a motorcycle in the apartment. Police charged the man with possession of stolen property.

Minor injuries in collision

Police charged a 68-year-old man with failing to yield after his vehicle went through an intersection on Range Road 265 and Menaik Road.

The Ponoka man was northbound on Range Road 265 Jan. 13 at 4:20 p.m. when his vehicle collided with another, driven by a 58-year-old woman. There were minor injuries in the incident.

Two moose collisions last week

The first collision with a moose was Jan. 14 in the evening south of Ponoka on Highway 2A.

A 62-year-old woman, driving a 2005 Honda CRV, collided with a moose that had crossed the road. There were minor injuries in the incident.

Another moose was hit on Highway 2 Jan. 17 at 8 a.m. A 30-year-old man from Rimbey was driving a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500. No injuries in the incident. The moose did not survive the collisions.

Searching for shoplifter

Police are looking for a woman believed to be involved in a theft of a drill set from a Ponoka hardware store last week.

The woman is reported as being native with black hair and glasses possibly driving a grey 2004 Chevy Venture.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 86 calls for service last week.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.