Police looking into numerous thefts

Ponoka area hit hard by thieves

The beginning of the month has been a busy one for the Ponoka RCMP in regards to thefts.

A rural property along Township Road 442 was targeted by thieves on May 31. An unknown number of suspects emptied multiple gas cans then stole a chainsaw after breaking into a garage on the property. Officers are continuing to investigate the incident.

There were five separate incidents where generators, vehicles and other items were stolen on June 1.

Officers are continuing to work on locating a 1998 green Dodge truck that was taken from the 60 Ave. area in Ponoka, a 2002 grey GMC Envoy from the area of 58 St. and Hwy. 2A as well as identifying those responsible.

In addition, a wallet was taken from a vehicle parked along 47 Ave. as well as a pair of generators were stolen — one from the parking lot of the Calnash Ag Event Centre and one from the Ponoka Stampede grounds.

Lastly, police arrested a 23 year-old man from B.C. on June 2 following a report of an impaired driver. The man was located in Ponoka and then eventually taken into custody at a nearby gravel pit. The man was found to not have a valid licence as well as the truck he was driving was not registered and had no insurance. Several charges are pending in the incident.

Anyone with information on these or any other crimes are asked to call Ponoka RCMP at (403) 783-4472. For those that wish to remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.tipsubmit.com.

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