Man wanted for pepper-spraying bartender

Police are searching for 20-year-old native man from Hobbema.

Police are searching for 20-year-old native man from Hobbema.

Police say Louis entered a downtown bar on July 17 at 10:48 p.m.

Louis pepper-sprayed the bartender and took a 40 oz bottle of alcohol from behind the bar before fleeing the scene on foot.

He is described as tall, skinny and was seen leaving in a red sweater.

There were other patrons in the bar at the time of the incident. The victim was treated by EMS at the scene and released.

Police came to suspect Louis through a subsequent investigation. He has been charged and there are warrants out for his arrest.

Police believe he is a danger to the public’s safety.

Cocaine and weapons found

On July 16 around 1 a.m. a 29-year-old man from Ponoka was charged with possession with the purpose of trafficking.

A search warrant of a residence on 53 Avenue revealed six ounces of cocaine and $7,000 cash.

A $16,000 truck was seized along with various weapons and scale and baggy.

The man was released on a $2,500 cash bail. His first court appearance was July 20.

Sleeping driver causes accident

On July 16 at 3:38 p.m. a driver fell asleep at the wheel, rear-ended another car and rolled off the road on Highway 2, near the Matejka overpass.

The 28-year-old female driver suffered minor injuries.

When police arrived on scene they also found marijuana in the vehicle. The driver has been charged with possession of a controlled substance and under the Traffic Safety Act.

Dog causes accident

A dog caused a motor vehicle collision in the parking lot of ATB Financial on July 17 at 2 p.m.

When the dog got wrapped around the feet of the driver the Pontiac G6 backed into the front of the building, breaking a window.

No charges were laid.

Road damage

Damage has been caused to Range Road 154 after someone took a John Deere excavator across the road and dug holes in the adjacent field, July 21 sometime after midnight.

There was no damage to the excavator but the road was damaged from the machine’s track.

Ex-employee steals

On July 19 at 2:30 p.m. tools were recovered that had been stolen from an oilfield company.

The tools, valued at more than $1,000, were being offered for sale by the ex-employee. Arrangements were made with a potential buyer but police were able to intervene.

The ex-employee has been charged with theft.

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