On Dec. 25, 2019 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a male hitchhiking on Hwy 2A that was not dressed appropriately for the weather. RCMP located the individual and it was found that he had multiple warrants for his arrest from Wetaskiwin and Edmonton. A 42-year old male from Wetaskiwin was arrested and remanded.
On Dec. 29, the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a stolen 2019 Dodge Ram 2500 from an address along Highway 53. The vehicle was tracked through the Sirius Guardian tracking system and was later located in the Red Deer area.
On Dec. 29, the Ponoka RCMP responded to an abandoned vehicle that was parked in the middle of the road at 61 Avenue Close. The RCMP officer ran the plate and it came back as stolen out of the Edmonton area. The vehicle was subsequently towed and the registered owner notified.
While on routine patrol Dec. 30, the Ponoka RCMP located a GMC Sierra with expired plates travelling north bound on 51 St. The 22-year-old male driver of the vehicle, from Ponoka, was showing signs on impairment and blew a fail on the approved screening device. The driver was subsequently arrested for impaired driving. His drivers license was suspended and he is to appear in court Jan. 31, 2020.
If you have information on this, or any other crime, contact The Ponoka RCMP Detachment at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.
-Submitted by Ponoka RCMP