Police busy investigating break-ins and other criminal activity

Ponoka RCMP busy with break-ins, domestics disputes and other investigations.

Police are investigating a break in to a business on 50 Street overnight of Monday, Nov. 2.

Officers say the front door and mail slot had been tampered with and a drop box for rent was also tampered with. An undisclosed amount of money was taken from the drop box.

Domestic dispute

Officers charged a man with assault after a domestic dispute in an apartment in town on Nov. 3 at midnight.

Police say the intoxicated man resisted arrest by clenching his fists and pulling away his arms. He was also charged with obstructing a peace officer.

Flag stolen from Centennial Park

A report of a man taking a Maple Leaf flag from Centennial Park on Nov. 4 has police investigating.

Witnesses say a man grabbed a flag and walked towards 7-Eleven on Highway 2A. The suspect is described as in his mid 30s and he was wearing a grey hoodie and sweatpants. He was then seen entering a blue Dodge van that drove north on Highway 2A.

Abandoned vehicle from rollover

The owner of an abandoned vehicle found Nov. 7 at 7 a.m. had to answer some tough questions.

It appears the vehicle was involved in a rollover and the back window was found kicked out. The owner is said to not have concrete answers into the reason the vehicle was abandoned. The file is under investigation.

Electronics stolen

A break and enter to a Ponoka County home on Nov. 7 resulted in the theft of an Xbox 1, Nintendo Wii game pad, power cord for a television and multiple games. The file is under investigation.

Vehicle break-ins

Police are investigating the break in of a Ford F250 overnight of Nov. 9.

The ignition and door locks were punched in and fuel cards and cash were taken from the vehicle. That same night another vehicle on 40 Avenue had its rear window smashed in but nothing was taken.

Man falls asleep at the wheel

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit charged a Winnipeg man with failing to drive in the centre of the lane after falling asleep at the wheel.

The incident occurred Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. southbound on Highway 2 where a silver Honda Accord entered the median, appeared to over correct and rolled several times. The 29-year-old driver received minor injuries from the incident. He also received a ticket for $155.

Police investigate impaired driver

A call of an impaired driver had police investigating the situation Nov. 11.

Police say the vehicle was located at the 7-Eleven when the driver entered the car, a Dodge Neon, and started the ignition. A traffic stop was conducted and officers say they could smell an odor of liquor emanating from the vehicle.

The driver, a 27-year-old Maskwacis man, was charged with impaired driving and taken to the detachment.

Man throws vacuum during argument

An argument between two men resulted in injuries to one Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. after a vacuum cleaner was thrown at him. By the time police arrived the argument had deescalated. Charges of assault with a weapon were laid on a 25-year-old Ponoka man.

Police identify culprit in liquor theft

Surveillance footage from Liquor Town helped police identify a Maskwacis man allegedly involved in the theft of three bottles of Smirnoff vodka valued at $100.

A 19-year-old teenager was charged with two counts of theft under $5,000.

Loud music results in fine

A neighbour dispute over loud music on Nov. 15 at 2 a.m. landed a 32-year-old Ponoka man with a $100 fine under the town’s noise bylaw.

Police say the music was turned up so loud that the walls in the next apartment shook and music could be heard down the street. Police believe this is an ongoing issue.

These files represent events from Nov. 3 to 16.

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


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