PONOKA NEWS STAFF
Ponoka RCMP received on March 29 a complaint of a blue quad cab stolen from a yard on Township Road 414. A set of wheels were in the box of the truck. File is currently under investigation.
The next day RCMP officers from Ponoka detachment attended a rural address on Range Road 243 for a complaint of an abandoned vehicle in the field. A white Ford F150 was driven into the field and got stuck in a muddy area. The truck was found to be stolen out of the Sylvan Lake area. File remains under investigation.
A red Jeep, bearing Alberta license plate BLS 0422, left a Ponoka gas station without paying for approximately $60 worth of fuel on March 31. Ponoka RCMP are still investigating.
On the same day, a First Nations male entered a liquor store located on Highway 2A and took two bottles of vodka and although he first pretended to be putting the bottles on the counter, he quickly fled the store with the liquor. The suspect was wearing a light blue basketball jersey with “North 23 Carolina” written on the front and a white t-shirt underneath the jersey. He also had a blue hat with a black trim black-rimmed glasses and was wearing black shorts. File is currently under investigation.
Report of a theft from the Golden Wheel Restaurant was received on April 2, when three suspects took a cash box from the restaurant and did not pay the food service bill. The first suspect is described as a male Caucasian 19 to 20 years of age with short dark hair. He was wearing a black t-shirt and jeans. The second suspect is a female 18 to 19 years of age with blond hair. She was wearing a blue sweater and grey capris pants. The third suspect is a heavy set female wearing a grey and green sweater. RCMP File is currently under investigation.
COP now reactivated
The Citizens on Patrol has now been completely reactivated with a new executive being named to association last week, with four new members also being welcomed to the ranks.The executive for 2016 is listed as follows: chairperson, Irene Baliant, vice-chair – David Peil, secretary – Anne Marie Mazurat, and treasurer – Gary Gunther. The next meeting of the COP is on Wednesday, April 13 at the Ponoka RCMP Detachment. Const. J. Wells is the RCMP liaison.
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.