Police were called to assist at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury Aug. 19 at 8:30 p.m. after reports of a man seen swinging a knife.
Officers attended and found the 36-year-man outside the centre who had a large Swiss Army knife in his pocket. He denied brandishing the knife and there were no witnesses to corroborate the report. He did have outstanding warrants for his arrest and was remanded in custody.
Warrants exceed $5,000
A 32-year-old St. Albert man has been remanded in custody after being stopped for speeding Aug. 21 at 9:20 p.m.
Police stopped a 2010 Chevy Silverado at the intersection of Highway 2A and Highway 53 and found the man had outstanding warrants for $5,750. He was remanded in custody and must either serve 90 days in jail or pay the fine.
A 36-year-old Ontario man is charged with refusing to provide a breath sample Aug. 21 at 3 p.m. after failing a roadside screening test. The man was driving a blue Chevy car southbound on Highway 2 near Ponoka and is reported to have been swerving on the highway, tailgating and hitting his brakes.
RCMP say the man had an odour of liquor on his breath and had slurred speech. He failed a roadside screening device and there was half a case of liquor on the floor of the car.
A sheriff with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit had to move quickly Aug. 22 at 10:45 p.m. after seeing a 1998 Corvette accelerate to 162 km/h on Highway 2 near Ponoka.
The officer closed the distance but the Corvette exceeded a speed of 170 km/h before being stopped. A 50-year-old man from Edmonton now faces a mandatory court appearance.
Liquor thief caught
Police took less than two hours to find the alleged thief of a 750 ml bottle of liquor Aug. 24 at 11 a.m.
Video surveillance from a downtown liquor store helped officers recognize a 31-year-old man from the Ma-Me-O Beach, Pigeon Lake First Nation who took the bottle from the store.
He was found shortly after and provided a false name to police. The man was charged with theft under $5,000.
Break and enter
Police are looking for suspects in a break and enter at a home in Wolf Creek Estates. The incident occurred over the weekend of Aug. 23 to 25 and numerous items were taken from the home, including some money.
Forcible entry was used to gain access to the home and the entire building was ransacked.
Erratic driver caught with marijuana
Police responded to reports of an erratic driver Aug 26 at 1:15 a.m. northbound on Highway 2.
A 2010 black Chevy Silverado is reported to have swerved in and out of the lanes and traveling at 100 km/h. The Silverado was found at a rest stop near Menaik Road and 23-year-old man from Red Deer was found asleep in the vehicle.
Officers report a strong odour of liquor and marijuana emanated from the vehicle and a search found a small amount of cannabis, used marijuana roaches scattered in the car and drug paraphernalia.
The man provided two blood alcohol samples of .16 and .14 and was arrested for being in care and control of the vehicle.
He is charged with possession of a controlled substance.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.