Police investigate attempted armed robbery

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted an armed robbery of the Boston Pizza during closing hours.

Police are looking for a suspect who attempted an armed robbery of the Boston Pizza during closing hours, about midnight of Monday, Sept. 21.

A suspect approached an employee, brandished a knife and held it to their back then held up a sign with the words “Take me to the safe.” The suspect never spoke.

The victim refused to comply and the suspect exited at the back of the restaurant in the direction of the ESSO gas station. Police say the suspect is described as having long hair, possibly a wig, and is approximately 6’2” tall with a skinny build.

Police say the suspect was wearing a dark coloured hoody with round reflective symbol on it and wore a half mask ski mask and glasses at the time of the incident.

Theft of computer hardware from Crestomere School

On Sept. 17 during the early morning hours, unknown culprits entered the Crestomere School by prying open a window.  Some roof work was being done at the school and a ladder was left on sight. The suspects went onto the roof and stole some tools as well as a pry bar.  Once inside, they stole 31 Samsung Chromebooks, a projector and a hard drive. File is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information with regard to this theft is requested to contact Cst. Stephen Edwards at the Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472.


Man charged with assault

Police charged a Ponoka man with assault causing bodily harm after calls of a domestic dispute Monday, Sept. 14.

Upon arrival at a home, RCMP found a woman bleeding from her head with EMS personnel treating for the head wound. Investigations determined the woman’s boyfriend allegedly assaulted her.

He was found at a neighbouring apartment and subsequently arrested. He was also charged with uttering threats and common assault.

Police investigating gas and dash

Attempting to steal a Ponoka man’s vehicle while in possession of another stolen vehicle has RCMP on the lookout for a white Ford F350.

Police say two Caucasian men, aged between 25 to 30 years old, attempted to take a vehicle from the Ponoka seed cleaning plant on Sept. 12 at 9 a.m. It wasn’t until the owner banged on the window that the two left the scene driving a white Ford F350.

Approximately 10 minutes later, police received a call of a gas and dash from the Fas Gas on Highway 2A. It is believed the two were in the Ford, reported stolen from Aspen Ford Sales in Stettler.

The matter is under investigation.

Distracted driver too close

An officer with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit initiated a traffic stop on a motorist who was seen driving too close to another vehicle on Sept. 18 at 12:45 p.m.

The 22-year-old woman from Duffield was charged with distracted driving for being on her cell phone and for failing to ascertain sufficient space for movement.

Break and enter to garage

Police are investigating a break and enter to a garage on 38 Street on Sept. 14 at 10 a.m.

Suspect or suspects entered a residential garage and entered a vehicle and took some change and a garage door opener. Witnesses later report they saw a pickup in the driveway.

The driver honked the horn of the pickup and a suspect left the garage, entered the truck and drove away. The matter is under investigation.

Hand tools stolen

Investigators are looking into tools taken from a residence on 42 Street Close.

A complaint of tools missing was called in to police. Some hardwood flooring boxes were taken from the home. A neighbour reports they found some stolen items in a nearby field.

Police looking to return lost bumper to suspect vehicle

A vehicle that cut through a fence line has lost its bumper and police hope to return it to its rightful owner.

Police say culprits drove through a field on Sept. 15 near Range Road 255 and hit a tree, leaving the bumper behind.

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