Police investigate thefts and remind of fraud awareness

On Oct. 8 at approximately 8:40 p.m. a report of a theft of liquor was provided to the Ponoka RCMP.

  • Oct. 19, 2016 10:00 a.m.

On Oct. 8 at approximately 8:40 p.m. a report of a theft of liquor was provided to the Ponoka RCMP.

The theft occurred at the 2A Liquor Store. A native male, approximately 30 years of age, stole a 60-ounce bottle of Alberta Pure Vodka. The man was wearing a Blue Jays shirt with a hood.

If anyone has any information in regards to the above, please contact Cst. Jennifer Wells at the Ponoka RCMP Detachment 403-783-4472.

Reminder of Revenue Canada scam

On Sept. 13, RCMP received a complaint of fraud.

Someone identifying himself as Officer Mark from Revenue Canada stated the complainant owed money and if she did not pay, a warrant would be issued for her arrest and that she would be arrested within 45 minutes.

The complainant was advised to stay on the line with Officer Mark and not to speak with anyone. The officer instructed her to buy iTunes cards or she would be arrested.

Police advise people not to send money or obtain gift cards as this is not how Canada Revenue operates. If anyone receives these phone calls, hang-up, record the date and time and contact your local RCMP detachment.

Object hits vehicle

On Oct. 12th, the Ponoka RCMP received a call of mischief that happened on Highway 2 under the Crandall’s overpass. An object fell from the overpass striking the top of the vehicle and shattering the sunroof. The complainant saw two people on the overpass.

File is currently under investigation.

Theft of vehicle

RCMP were dispatched to a theft of a vehicle at the No Frills Gas Bar.

The complainant stated that while they were inside paying for fuel an unknown suspect got into the vehicle and drove off.

The suspect stopped at the McDonalds to pick up a second subject and proceeded to drive over the curb onto Highway 2A Southbound. The vehicle was later recovered in the Delburne area. No damage was done to the vehicle.

File is currently under investigation.

Smoke rather than fire

Members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to what was believed a structure fire Oct. 14 in town.

The call came after staff at Pet Central noticed smoke in the building. Upon investigation it was determined that a ballast in a fluorescent light had started to melt, causing the smoke.

There was no damage to the building and no one was hurt.

Livestock trailer used

In a mutual aid call, members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to the scene of a cattle liner on fire Oct. 12 on Highway 2 near Lacombe.

The call came in the early morning hours that the liner had cattle on board and the department had need for the county’s emergency livestock trailer. It is believed some cattle were lost due to the fire.

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.

 

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