Man threatens own life after court ruling

On Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m., a man threatened to slit his own throat outside the Ponoka courthouse

On Aug. 15, 3:30 p.m., a man threatened to slit his own throat outside the Ponoka courthouse because he felt unhappy after his ex-common law partner was found not guilty of the charges he had pressed on her.

After the ruling, the 39-year-old male stormed out of the courthouse but returned when the woman made for her vehicle. Driving up beside her, the man pulled a knife and made the motion of cutting his throat. However, he fled when he saw sheriffs exiting the courthouse.

The man was located in Sylvan Lake and was charged with disobeying a court order.

Drugs found in vehicle

An RCMP checkstop at 1:45 a.m. on Aug, 16 resulted in the discovery of marijuana and 28 grams of meth while the driver of the vehicle failed to produce insurance and registration and provided a false name. Both occupants of the vehicle, a 24-year-old male and a 37-year-old male have been charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking.

Roadside breathalyzer non-compliance

A 26-year-old Red Deer driver was nabbed Aug. 15, at 10 p.m. during an RCMP checkstop at Highway 2 and Secondary Highway 601. The officer could smell alcohol on the driver’s breath, but the man refused to provide samples. He was charged with failing to provide samples and released on promise to appear in court.

Extreme speeding

A 37-year-old male has been charged with speeding and will appear in court after he was caught travelling at 173 km/h along Highway 2. The infraction took place Aug. 14 at midnight and the man was driving a 2014 Nissan Altima.

Motorcycle accident

On Aug. 14 at 9 p.m., Ponoka RCMP received a call about a single motorcycle collision. The driver lost control of the 1984 Honda Shadow 750, hit the guardrail and landed in the median. The 37-year-old Sylvan Lake man was charged with driving a motorcycle without proper supervision.

Child safety concern

RCMP had to act fast after they received a call about a naked three-year-old boy running around Centennial Park alone, at 8:30 a.m., Aug. 13.

The mother was located in her home nearby and received a verbal notice about child safety. Information was also passed on to Family Child Services.

Public intoxication

A male was arrested Aug. 11 at approximately 7 p.m. for intoxication at Centennial Park. The 51-year-old Maskwacis resident was located lying on a picnic table, he had urinated on himself and could hardly walk.

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


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