Ponoka man charged after speeding off during roadside check

Police located the man at his home using information from his licence plate

On Aug. 20 a Ponoka RCMP member was conducting routine patrols and noticed a vehicle travelling at a high rate of speed on Highway 2A.

The vehicle was subsequently stopped and the driver exited the vehicle, say police. The officer told the driver to return to his car, which he did, however, he sped off from the scene.

“RCMP then ran the plate number and the driver was later arrested at his residence,” say RCMP.

A 37-year-old Ponoka man was charged with obstructing a police officer and failing to stop for a stop sign at a crosswalk.

Costume jewellery on sale

On Aug. 23 the Ponoka RCMP attended the No Frills parking lot for a complaint of a man in a small grey car with a Nova Scotia license plate selling jewelry because he had lost his money.

Police attended but the suspect was no longer there.

There have been numerous complaints of suspects looking for money in exchange for costume jewellery.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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