One man was injured Oct. 25 after a group of four entered the abandoned concrete building in the Northeast Industrial Park. EMS take care of one of the individuals while EMS attend to the injured man. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

One injured after entering property of old concrete building in Ponoka

One man was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre after an injury incident at the abandoned concrete building in the Northeast Industrial Park.

The incident occurred Oct. 25 after police were called to a complaint of suspicious persons in the building on 49 Street, say Ponoka RCMP. It appears four individuals were seen climbing on the roof and yelling.

EMS was there to assist the injured man while RCMP investigated.

One man from Maskwacis was charged with breach of an undertaking and entering land without permission and a second man from Maskwacis has charges pending, say police. It is believed the other two individuals were youths.

It is not known how they entered the property as it is fenced off with barbed wire at the top, however, police were able to gain access by cutting a hole in the fence using a bolt cutter.

Police also called the Ponoka County East District Fire Department to bring a ladder truck to ensure there was no one else in the building. They confirmed there was not.

Police say the file is still under investigation.

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Theft of pickup

On Oct. 26 the Ponoka RCMP attended to a complaint of a theft of a white Ford F350 from a residence on 61 Avenue.

Spray paint to business

On Oct. 26 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of mischief to a business on 67th Street. Unknown suspects spray painted the side of the building overnight.

Break and enter

On Oct. 26 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a break and enter that occurred sometime during the evening hours. Unknown suspects tried to gain access to a business on 44th Avenue.

Damage to front window

On Oct. 26 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint in regards to mischief done to a business on 51st Avenue. Unknown suspects damaged front window and tried to gain access to the building.

Spray painted garage

On Oct. 26 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a garage located on 47th Avenue that was spray painted.

Spray painted business

On Oct. 26 Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a business on 54th Street that was spray painted with “FG.”

Theft of truck located on Kijiji

On Oct. 27 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of theft of a truck from a residence located on 46 Street. The vehicle was then posted on Kijiji for sale and was recovered a short while later in the Bashaw area.

Theft of fuel from truck

On Oct. 27 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of theft of gasoline from a truck that was parked on 54th Street. Unknown suspects took approximately $70 worth of fuel.

The Ponoka RCMP is investigating numerous complaints of Canada Post mailboxes stolen from the concrete pads in rural areas around Ponoka.

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.

 

One man was injured Oct. 25 after a group of four entered the abandoned concrete building in the Northeast Industrial Park. EMS take care of one of the individuals while EMS attend to the injured man. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

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