Ponoka man charged with forcible confinement

Complaints of a break and enter to a Ponoka home resulted in a Ponoka man being charged with several offenses.

Complaints of a break and enter to a Ponoka home resulted in a Ponoka man being charged with several offenses, including forcible confinement.

The incident occurred Tuesday, Dec. 8 with police charging the 31-year-old Ponoka man with forcible confinement, dangerous driving, assault and several counts of breach of an undertaking.

Fraud awareness

A man believing he had won $7.5 million is now out of more than $2,000 after realizing he was defrauded.

The elderly gentleman reported to police Dec. 3 that he was called by an unknown person stating they would relay the money if he paid them $138. After the payment was made, the suspect called back and stated another $1,900 was needed to clear the money.

After sending the money, the victim realized he was swindled. He then received numerous harassing calls from the suspect looking for more money.

Investigators say anyone receiving suspicious phone calls should contact the Canadian Anti Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501. Police were unable to determine the location of the call as the money was sent to multiple locations.

Man charged with assault on woman

Police charged a 41-year-old man with assault Dec. 3 after reports he kicked and punched her on the road.

Officers say when they arrived at the scene the man was in the middle of the road stopping traffic.

Quad deck stolen

The theft of a quad deck on Dec. 3 has police looking for suspects.

The deck was taken out of a backyard on 52 Street Close. Police say suspects gained entry through the backyard and loaded the deck onto a black GMC pickup with aftermarket tail lights.

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.

Woman charged in death of infant

Maskwacis RCMP charged a 28-year-old woman with second-degree murder in the death of a 15-month-old child.

Police say at approximately on Dec. 5 at 8:45 p.m. emergency crews were called to a report of a child in distress at a residence on the Samson Cree Nation.

Investigators with the RCMP and major crimes conducted an extensive investigation on the matter and an autopsy confirms the death to be a homicide. The woman appeared in provincial court Dec. 15 in Wetaskiwin.