Mandatory court for speeder in construction zone

Travelling at 143 km/h in a construction zone has landed a Red Deer motorist a mandatory court appearance.

Travelling at 143 km/h in a construction zone has landed a Red Deer motorist a mandatory court appearance.

On Thursday, May 7, members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over the 42-year-old driver of a black 2007 Acura after it was clocked at 143 km/h hour near Menaik Road in a posted construction zone of 80 km/h. Speed fines are double in construction zones but travelling over 50 km/h means a mandatory court appearance for offenders.

Another motorist faces a court appearance after travelling at 174 km/h in a 110 km/h zone on Highway 2 near Menaik Road.

Officers stopped the 19-year-old female driver from Calgary Friday, May 15 in a blue Chevy Cobalt.

Lowery arrested and released

Police arrested accused child-lurer Daniel Lowery in Airdrie Thursday, May 14 after he failed to show up for his  trial May 12.

Lowery was later released on a $3,000 no cash recognizance with numerous conditions. He faces a court appearance Friday, May 29 regarding his case.

Man passed out on rubbing alcohol

Police needed help carrying an individual to an ambulance after finding him passed out from drinking almost three quarters of a bottle of rubbing alcohol.

The 52-year-old Maskwacis man was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre May 15 for treatment.

Three days later the same man was arrested by police for attempting to steal a bottle of rubbing alcohol from a downtown store.

Youth found with knife in room

Police have charged a 16-year-old youth with two counts of failing to comply with conditions after finding a knife in his room.

The boy was arrested May 14 after being found off of school grounds with a cell phone, another breach of conditions from a previous charge.

Youths charged in stabbing

Maskwacis RCMP charged two 17-year-old boys with attempted murder after a stabbing incident May 16 on the Samson Cree Nation.

Police were called to the scene of a serious assault at approximately 4:30 p.m. where a 20-year-old man and a 24-year-old man were stabbed after an altercation.

Both youths have been charged with attempted murder of the 20-year-old victim and aggravated assault on the 24-year-old victim as well as being in possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and break and enter to commit an indictable offence.

One youth has also been charged with six counts of breach of probation. Both youths have been remanded in custody and will appear in youth court May 20.

Both victims are said to be in the stable condition at an Edmonton hospital.

Ponoka woman involved in collision with stolen vehicle

Stettler RCMP have charged a 28-year-old Ponoka woman with possession of stolen property over $5,000 after she was involved in a collision May 9.

The woman was a passenger in a stolen 2008 Toyota Yaris when it collided with a 2008 Ford Focus near Stettler. Driving the Yaris was a 26-year-old Stettler man who also faces charges of driving while uninsured, driving without a driver’s licence, stunting and failing to obey a stop sign.

Stolen property recovered in Boyle

An arrest of three suspects in a rural location near Boyle garnered a number of stolen items from Ponoka, Athabasca and Cold Lake areas.

Police say one of the items recovered from Ponoka was a Kubota generator reported stolen from a Ponoka gravel pit Nov. 28 2014. Police have charged three individuals with break-and-enter and theft.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit handled 87 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.