Ponoka RCMP respond to thefts, drunk driver

Ponoka RCMP briefs Aug. 4 to 10

Ponoka RCMP had a busy week Aug. 4 to 10, dealing with several thefts and break and enters, as well as a DUI.

Aug. 4

Ponoka RCMP picked up a pro tour 2620 12 speed bike that had been gutted. The bike was transported to the Town of Ponoka shop facility.

Members also responded to a theft of wire from a well site located on Range Road 263. The file is currently under investigation.

Aug. 5

Members responded to a break and enter to a residence on Township Road 422. Two suspects were recorded on camera.

Both suspects were wearing face coverings. The suspects had gained entry to a shed on the premise. The file is currently under investigation.

The RCMP were also called out to a complaint of a theft of a truck from a residence on 57 St. in Ponoka. A 2002 White Dodge Ram Alberta Marker LBA842 was stolen. The file currently under investigation.

Members responded to a complaint of a break and enter to a shop that was located on Township Road 422. That incident is still under investigation.

On the same day, members responded to a complaint of suspicious persons walking around a property on Township 420. The suspects were wearing masks, and one of the suspects appeared to be carrying a bat.

In a separate incident, the RCMP responded to a complaint of two suspicious males walking around a property on Township Road 420. Nothing was stolen or damaged.

Aug. 6

A break and enter at the Ponoka Town Shop is being investigated.

Aug. 7

The Ponoka RCMP were conducting routine patrols on Hwy. 2A when a member noticed that a northbound vehicle had no tail lights.

A traffic stop was conducted and there was an odour of liquor emanating from the vehicle. The driver had a slight slur to her speech.

A roadside sample was taken and the driver blew a fail. The vehicle was subsequently towed and the driver, a 30 year old female from Maskwacis, was charged with driving over .08 and impaired driving.

Aug. 8

A white 2001 Dodge Ram truck was solen from Township 444. The truck as black fender flares and a headache rack.

“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.”

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