Minor injuries in downtown Ponoka rollover

A collision near the downtown area resulted in minor injuries for two motorists last week.

A collision near the downtown area resulted in minor injuries for two motorists last week.

It took emergency crews a short time to arrive at the collision scene Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the intersection of 53 Avenue and 51 Street involving a 2007 Hyundai Tuscan and a 1999 Dodge Caravan.

Police say the driver of the Hyundai, a 60-year-old woman from Ponoka, stopped at the Stop sign, then proceeded onto the road but not when it was safe to do so. Her Tuscan collided with the Caravan resulting in the Tuscan flipping upside down.

The matter is still under investigation.

Jeep collides with guardrail

Emergency crews attended the scene of a rollover the next day just before 10 a.m.

A 2005 Jeep TJ collided with the guardrail south of Ponoka in the northbound lanes of Highway 2 causing it to land on its roof.

The 32-year-old female driver from Sylvan Lake suffered lacerations and a broken leg. A 35-year-old male passenger, also from Sylvan Lake and a toddler were taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre and were released a short time later.

Police say the Jeep had three different types of tires with most of them having little tread left. One was an off road tire.

Fraud at drug store

Police charged a person last week for trying to fraud a drugstore out of $250.

A 29-year-old man from Lacombe was charged with identity fraud and fraud less than $5,000 after taking a $250 electric toothbrush off the shelf and then attempting to return it.

He supplied an identity that belonged to someone else and claimed that he was trying to get money for lunch.

Vandalism near the arena

Reports of vandalism at the Ponoka Culture and Recreation Complex have police looking for suspects.

Three male youths were reported to have flipped the outside bleachers by the arena Thursday, Nov. 6 at 10 p.m. Reports state the culprits then headed to St. Augustine Catholic School but police could not locate them.

Theft from hardware store

Police are looking for two individuals involved in the theft of a drill from a Ponoka hardware store.

Witnesses state a woman entered the store Nov. 6 between 2 and 3 p.m. and left the building with an 18-volt drill. She was assisted by a male accomplice who is described as Caucasian, wearing a tan coat and jeans.

The woman is reported as being Caucasian, in her early 20s wearing a black hoodie and camouflage pants.

Theft of bikes

Several bicycles were taken from an apartment block on 55 Street last weekend.

Culprits used a bolt cutter to unlock the bikes sometime between Friday, Nov. 7 and Nov 8. There are no suspects at this time.

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