Ponoka RCMP busy to start May

Vehicle thefts and a strange yet startling incident occupy police resources

Police have been busy with a varied amount of complaints, including vehicle and ATV thefts.

Back on May 7, Ponoka RCMP attended the Mixcor Gravel Pit and found two ATVs that appeared to be stolen as the vehicle identification numbers were missing. That was followed two days later by a report of a stolen white 2013 Polaris snowmobile from near Morningside. The two cases are still under investigation.

A short chase May 10 left a Ponoka home with some damage to a fence after a black Ford Escape was seen speeding on 50th Street. The vehicle lost control and ripped the front passenger wheel off the axle as it hit a curb before crashing into the nearby home. The search is ongoing for the two suspects that fled the scene on foot.

Meanwhile on May 5, the Integrated Traffic Unit went to a collision at the intersection of Highway 2 and 2A near Morningside where a car had hit a piece of metal that had fallen off a semitrailer. A second car was then hit by the debris, caused a smashed windshield.

In a disturbing case, a 21 year old man was arrested May 5 after he allegedly urinated on a local business, then exposed himself and waved to the employees inside. The man was charged with an indecent act and breaking a probation order.

If anyone has information on these or any crime, call the Ponoka RCMP at (403) 783-4472 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Information provided may qualify for a reward.

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