Police investigating theft of guns from rural home

Investigators with the Ponoka RCMP are looking into the theft of rifles and shotguns from a rural home last week.

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with several collisions Monday

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with several collisions Monday

Investigators with the Ponoka RCMP are looking into the theft of rifles and shotguns from a rural home last week.

Police received a call Monday, Nov. 16 that culprits entered a home on Township Road 420 through a side door to a garage. The suspects removed a safe that contained the firearms.

The file is currently under investigation.

Stolen vehicle found ransacked

A call of a suspicious vehicle at the intersection of Township Road 430 and Range Road 262 alerted police to a stolen vehicle.

The call came in Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. Upon arrival at the location, police inspected a VW Toureg with the windows down and a rear wheel ripped off. Police say it appeared to be ransacked and the licence plates did not match the vehicle.

Further investigations found it was reported stolen out of Red Deer.

Red Deer man charged with trespassing

Residents of a Ponoka home had a rude awakening Nov. 22 at 3:17 a.m. after a man woke them up by banging on their door and trying to get in.

Police attended the home, located on 44 Avenue, and eventually found a 20-year-old man from Red Deer hiding in an alley. He was charged with mischief and trespassing at night.

Break and enter

Police are looking for culprits involved in the theft of tires from Ponoka Chrysler Jeep.

At approximately 3 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16 police received the call. The matter is under investigation.

Light bar stolen

Sometime overnight of Nov. 14 culprits stole a light bar off of a vehicle parked on 61 Avenue.

The light bar is valued at $500. Police are investigating.

Community Check Stop

A community Check Stop is planned for Thursday, Nov. 26 at 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. along 48 Avenue by the Ponoka Fire Hall and Ponoka Elementary School.

Police will partner with the Ponoka Fire Department, EMS and Ponoka Victim Services.

Wintry road conditions

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit were kept busy Monday, Nov. 23 as the first major snowfall of the season hit central Alberta.

A tow advisory was called after road conditions deteriorated. Crews dealt with several collisions and vehicles in the ditch as a result of the adverse road conditions and one portion of Highway 2 near Blackfalds was closed due to a serious collision.

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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