Ponoka RCMP investigate horse and rider clipped by SUV

Plus other RCMP files: Person laying on railway line; Assault at Stampede grounds and more

Ponoka RCMP are investigating an incident where a horse rider and their horse were clipped by an SUV.

Police say the horseback rider was travelling on Range Road 255 on Canada Day when a black 2007 Dodge Caliber clipped the horse. The female driver of the Dodge is reported to have made a rude hand gesture at the horse rider and then continued down the road.

Police say there was minor injuries for the horse and rider.

Man laying on train tracks

Police were called to the railway line near 46A Street Close after reports of a man laying on the tracks.

The call came in on Canada Day and upon arrival, RCMP found a man said to be grossly intoxicated on the tracks. He was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.

Assault at Stampede Grounds

The next day the Ponoka RCMP attended to an assault that happened on the Ponoka Stampede Grounds.

Police say a 39-year-old Ponoka man assaulted three people inside the saloon. He faces charges of assault causing bodily harm, assault and uttering threats against a person.

Drunk man at homeowner’s bedroom window

A complaint of trespassing found a man on the back deck at the bedroom window of a homeowner on 54 Street.

Police were called to the home on July 4 after reports that the man was moving furniture on the deck where he eventually rang the doorbell.

Mounties attended the home and arrested a 36-year-old man who is reported as being intoxicated. He was lodged in cells until sober.

Man hitting windows

On July 6 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a man beating out windows of a pickup truck at the Chrysler dealership.

Police attended the scene and eventually located the man in a vehicle. He was arrested and charged with impaired driving.

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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