Police looking for Bentley man in domestic case

Ponoka RCMP are on the lookout for a Bentley man who is reported to have punched a woman numerous times at her home.

Ponoka RCMP are on the lookout for a Bentley man who is reported to have punched a woman numerous times at her home.

Investigators say 40-year-old Bret David Shimwell was still at large at press time after he assaulted the woman and put her in a headlock Friday, Feb. 20 at her home on Range Road 250. Police say he faces five counts of breach of recognizance over a previous assault on the same woman last November.

Police are looking for Shimwell, who was not at the scene of the incident. His last known address was in Bentley. There were children in the home at the time of the altercation.

Impaired driver clocked at 150 km/h

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit moved quickly to intercept a vehicle reported to be swerving all over Highway 2 last week.

The report came in that a black 2014 Dodge Ram was speeding, swerving in and out of lanes and the driver was throwing empty beer cans on Highway 2. Officers say the man was located southbound near Menaik Road travelling at 140 km/h.

Once located, the driver, a 31-year-old man from Cochrane, sped up to 150 km/h before he was stopped. He was arrested and taken to the detachment where he provided two blood-alcohol samples of .15 and .14.

Investigations showed the man was a suspended driver after being found impaired in January in Fort McMurray.

Woman charged with assault

A fight between two adults has resulted in charges of common assault on a 43-year-old woman.

Police were called to a home on the 5100 Block of 58 Avenue after reports of a woman punching a man in the head.

There were no injuries from the incident but in cases of domestic violence, police press on with charges.

Airdrie man arrested for impaired driving

Ponoka RCMP charged a 39-year-old Airdrie man for impaired driving after travelling at speeds in excess of 150 km/h last week.

He was stopped Sunday, Feb. 22 at 1 a.m. on Highway 2 near Menaik Road and subsequently provided two blood-alcohol samples of .09.

Break and enter at industrial park

Investigators are on the lookout for suspects involved in the theft of an ATV from a Southwest Industrial Park business last week.

The culprits entered the property Sunday, Feb. 22 and successfully removed the quad. The matter is still under investigation.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 58 calls for service last week with calls ranging from domestic disputes, mental health issues and minor highway collisions.

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