Mustang thief nabbed after crashing vehicle

Quick thinking from witnesses and a police dog helped catch a man who stole a blue 1998 Ford Mustang Nov. 27 at 12:45 a.m.

Quick thinking from witnesses and a police dog helped catch a man who stole a blue 1998 Ford Mustang Nov. 27 at 12:45 a.m.

The owner, a 30-year-old Ponoka man, had entered a downtown bar, but left the vehicle running in an alley. The doors were locked but the Mustang was missing when he left the bar.

Unfortunately for the suspect, he hit the ditch on 40 Avenue and Highway 2A and had to escape on foot. A police dog was called in to follow the culprit’s tracks.

He was found shortly after at the Stampeder Inn. Witnesses helped confirm the identity of the suspect after passing information to police.

A 31-year-old man from Winnipeg, Man. has been charged with possession of stolen property.

Cruising on the highway

A 33-year-old Calgary man faces mandatory court time after being clocked 185 km/h Nov. 25 at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Highway 2.

He was southbound near Ponoka driving a 1999 gray Lexus when stopped.

Theft of ATV

Police are looking for suspects of the theft of a red and black 2010 Polaris Ranger XP 800 overnight of Nov. 26.

The ATV was taken from a rural property on Range Road 255 and Township Road 442.

Man dies from gunshot

The family of a 61-year-old man is dealing with his death after a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The man called 911 saying he was suicidal and shot himself shortly after. He was found deceased in his home.

Impaired from marijuana

Police have charged a 34-year-old Red Deer woman Nov. 30 at 1:40 a.m. after finding a small amount of marijuana in her vehicle.

Officers were on patrol on 51 Street and 63 Avenue when they stopped a 2000 GMC Jimmy. Due to an odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, police searched the car and found a Ziploc bag with the drug. She was charged with driving while marijuana was in her system.

Cash stolen

There were two break-ins Nov. 29: one at the United Church and one at the Seniors Drop-In Centre. A small amount of cash was taken from both locations but the damage to the doors is estimated to be more than what is missing.

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


Just Posted

Top chef brings new style to Maskwacis

Top Chef Canada competitor showcases Nipsis Cafe, indigenous cuisine in new documentary

Stettler’s newest residents overcame fear, bloodshed to come here

Daniel Kwizera, Diane Mukasine and kids now permanent residents

BREAKING: Red Deer will officially be the home of the Canadian Finals Rodeo

Public gathered for big announcement Jan. 16th at Westerner Park

Family loses home in blaze

Twenty-three fire fighters brought the fire under control early Sunday morning

Collision near Morningside south of Ponoka

Highway 2 northbound traffic is being diverted to Highway 2A

WATCH: Ponoka residents enjoy first skate on ice path

A community initiative helped create a skate path for families in Ponoka.

How an immigrant to Canada helped Donald Trump prove his mental health

Test that cleared Trump was developed by doctor associated with McGill and Sherbrooke universities

Ice dancers Virtue and Moir to carry flag for Canada at 2018 Olympics

The pair earned a gold medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games

Diplomacy on agenda at North Korea summit in Vancouver

Foreign ministers from 20 countries are meeting Tuesday to discuss security and stability on the Korean Peninsula.

Kids chained in Calif. house of horrors; parents arrested

Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions

‘Reprehensible’: Trudeau abortion policy raises ire of U.S. right

“This man is reprehensible,” tweeted former White House staffer Sebastian Gorka

‘I shouldn’t have to have a husband:’ Winnipeg woman criticizes men-only club

Jodi Moskal discovered the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club continues to ban women as members, as it has done since opening in 1909.

Japan public TV sends mistaken North Korean missile alert

The false alarm came two days after Hawaii’s emergency management department sent a mistaken warning

Toronto girl dies after being pinned between vehicles while picked up from school

Police say an SUV with no driver in it rolled forward and pinned the girl against her father’s car

Most Read