Petty crimes continue to be a focus

Police deal with petty crimes over the week and weekend.

  • Apr. 20, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Police arrested a man in a homeowner’s garage with stolen property on his person.

The incident occurred on 47 Avenue on Monday, April 11 when the homeowner called RCMP over an unwanted man in his garage.

Upon arrival police found two cordless drills and a Skill saw on the suspect belonging to the caller.

Man arrested for impaired driving

After dealing with a complaint at the Leland Hotel parking lot on April 17, police noticed a man with a burnt out headlight. Upon further inspection it was determined the driver, a 43-year-old man from Spruce Grove, had a mild odor of liquor emanating from his breath.

He failed the roadside blood alcohol test and was arrested. He has a court date set for April 29.

Distracted on the highway

Members of the Integrated Traffic Unit ticketed a man for failing to drive in the centre lane and for distracted driving after reports of erratic behaviour.

Investigators say the driver of a semi tractor was weaving in and out of lanes on April 17 and it was calls from concerned motorists that helped locate him. The Sheriff noticed the man had a cell phone in his hand when pulling the driver over.

Tools stolen

Police are investigating the theft of tools overnight of April 14 valued at $15,000.

The tools were in a work trailer located in a rural area on Township Road 413 where the back door was ripped off the trailer and the tools removed.

Four people wanted in alleged liquor theft

RCMP officers are looking into the theft of $80 worth of liquor on April 17.

Police say there were two native men and two women who went into Liquor Town on 50 Street and allegedly walked out with the liquor. They were seen leaving in a silver Chevrolet Montana van parked across the street.