Police forced to euthanize animal

Ponoka RCMP briefs Jan. 21 to 27

Ponoka RCMP responded to a pair of incidents this past week, one involving a stolen vehicle.

On Jan. 21, Ponoka RCMP members went to investigate a complaint of an abandoned vehicle outside the Golden Leisure Lodge. Officers would soon find out the vehicle was reported stolen from a home in the Bentley area and were able to be return it to the owner.

On Jan. 24, officers were called to an incident on Range Road 255 near Ponoka where a vehicle struck a calf that had wandered onto the road. The driver of the vehicle was not injured, however the animal had to be euthanized by the RCMP.

RCMP reminds the public that if they have information on any crime to contact the detachment at 403-783-4472. For those wishing to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information provided that leads to an arrest, recovery of stolen property or illicit drugs may be eligible for a reward.

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