Police investigate armed robbery at restaurant

Police are looking for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the restaurant at the Riverside Motor Inn.

Police are looking for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the restaurant at the Riverside Motor Inn.

The incident occurred Sunday, April 19 at 11 p.m. when two Caucasian men wearing masks entered the restaurant armed with a shotgun, a knife and bear spray. One of the culprits used the bear spray against an employee and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

Witnesses believe the men are approximately 25-years-old.

Man submerges vehicle

An Edmonton man had to answer some tough questions when police found him on top of his pickup in the middle of a slough.

Emergency crews were called to the scene of a Ford F150 that was driven off Highway 2 near Ponoka Tuesday, April 14 at 11:30 p.m. Members of the Ponoka Fire Department had to use their ice water suits to rescue the 30-year-old man.

He received a ticket for failing to stay in the centre lane.

Driver flees scene of collision

Police are investigating a rollover on Highway 2A near the Western Budget Motel Saturday, April 18 at 5 p.m.

Witnesses state a driver of a 2002 Chevy Trailblazer collided with a Kia Forte where it subsequently rolled on its roof. There was a baby in the vehicle (Kia Forte) at the time. The event set off a chain reaction with a Ford F350 and utility trailer colliding with one of the two vehicles.

The Trailblazer also rolled and ended in the east ditch where the driver jumped out of the vehicle and fled the scene. Police were able to determine the identity of the driver, who had warrants out for his arrest on another charge.

It is believed there were minor injuries from the incident. A small section of the road was closed for some time while a collision analyst collected evidence. The matter is under investigation and police are unsure if there are drugs or alcohol involved.

Shotgun stolen from vehicle

Police are investigating a break in to a 2002 Mazda Protégé where a JC Higgins pump action shotgun was taken some time between April 12 and 13.

There are no witnesses at this time.

Woman stopped for speeding, twice

A member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit had to give a driver a second ticket for speeding when she sped off after he gave her the first ticket.

The officer pulled a 52-year-old Blackfalds woman over April 15 for driving 149 km/h on Highway 2 near Ponoka. She asked him to write his ticket quickly as she was late for a plane trip.

Upon receiving the ticket she sped off in her 2004 Toyota Rav4 leading the officer to stop her again speeding at 155 km/h. She faces a mandatory court appearance for her actions.

Speedster clocked at 118 km/h in town

Sheriffs with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit moved quickly to stop a motorist clocked at 118 km/h in town.

The driver, a 27-year-old man from Ponoka, was eastbound on Highway 53 on his way out of town when officers pulled him over in his 2008 GMC Sierra.

Abusive man arrested

Speeding at 170 km/h on Highway 2 was the first mistake a 40-year-old man from Cochrane made last week.

Officers stopped the male driver in a Lincoln Navigator southbound on Highway 2 just north of Ponoka April 18 at midnight. The officer could smell an odor of liquor and when asked to provide a breath sample, he refused.

Police say the man became belligerent and verbally abusive to officers. He was arrested and taken to the detachment where the verbal abuse continued, say police. Charges are pending.

Break in at golf course

Police are investigating a break in at the Ponoka Community Golf Club overnight of April 17. Culprits broke into several buildings and hot wired a cart and drove through the course.

There are no suspects at this time.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took 77 calls for service last week.

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