Motorist crashes through baseball diamonds

Ponoka RCMP Briefs - thefts, break and enters seem to be on the rise

Crashing a car while impaired last week landed a motorist in hot water with the law.

Ponoka RCMP responded to a call of a motor vehicle accident on Saturday, May 14 at 2 a.m. on Highway 53 east of Ponoka.

A White Ford truck was located in the south ditch with a male passed out in the driver’s seat. The vehicle had sustained damage believed from multiple collisions.

It was later determined that the vehicle had gone through the back of the ball diamond at the arena causing damage to the backstop and fence. The driver was charged with impaired driving and failing to provide a breath sample.

Break and enter

A break and enter occurred at a residence on Range Road 270 sometime during the evening hours of May 9.

Police say an air compressor and a few other items were taken from the residence.

The items were found down the road from the premises. The file is currently under investigation.

Theft from motor vehicle

Police received a complaint of a theft from a motor vehicle parked on 55 Avenue.

The complainant saw two people rummaging through her vehicle at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 12.

There was a black truck parked behind her vehicle. The owner of the vehicle pressed her key fob setting off the alarm on the vehicle and the suspects drove away.

The suspects put their vehicle in reverse and drove backwards so that the license plate could not be obtained.

Thanks from Ponoka RCMP

To everyone that helped out with our mock crash at the Ponoka Secondary Campus on May 12. The Ponoka RCMP would like to extend a big thank you to:

Ponoka Secondary Campus staff and students, Town of Ponoka Fire Department, Town of Ponoka, Guardian Ambulance, Gord Buck and the YIELD Program, Victim Services, Ponoka Funeral Home, STARS Calgary, Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit and First Choice Auto.

“Without the support of our community so many of these programs would not be possible. Thank you, Ponoka,” said a statement by the RCMP detachment.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

 

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