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Ponoka homeowner catches thieves in the act

RCMP arrest and charge male with break and enter

On Friday, July 29, Ponoka RCMP were called to a break and enter in progress on Township Road 434 in Ponoka.

The homeowner arrived home where they discovered at least two suspects in their yard and in their garage. The homeowner reported to police they were observing the suspects loading a truck with his personal property.

As police were en route, one of the suspects assaulted the homeowner with a weapon and fled the scene on foot.

Wetaskiwin RCMP Police Dog Services attended but the suspect was not located. The second suspect sustained injuries in their attempt to flee and was arrested without incident.

Investigation revealed that the truck being used by the suspects was reported stolen from the Edmonton Airport.

A 44-year-old male from of Strathmore, Alta., has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime, theft under $5,000 and possession of break in instruments

He was released on conditions to attend Ponoka Provincial Court on Sept. 9, at 9:30 a.m.