On Feb. 4, 2020 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a residence on Range Road 274. The occupants were at home sleeping at the time of the break in. The occupant of the home awoke to hear a noise coming from the level below him and startled the suspects who fled the home in an unknown vehicle. Firearms and keys were taken. This file is currently under investigation.
Also on Feb. 4, the RCMP responded to a complaint of a theft of vehicle from a residence on 57 St. A 1998 white Dodge Ram bearing Alberta marker BXK4762 was stolen as well as a black 2005 Snowbear trailer (AB Marker 4MV432). The trailer had a 1450 Snow Series snow-blower on board.
On Feb. 6, members responded to a break and enter at the Town of Ponoka Shop yard. Transformers were broken open.
On Feb. 8, 2020 the RCMP responded to a single vehicle accident on 48 Ave. A Dodge Durango struck a dumpster and got caught in the guy-wires of a power pole. Upon police arrival it was noted that the male driver was exiting the vehicle carrying liquor bottles and was in the process of getting into another vehicle. The driver gave police a false name. A 25 year-old male from Maskwacis was arrested and charged with obstruction as well as fialure to comply with release conditions, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and transporting liquor in an open container.
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