Ponoka RCMP were called to assist EMS and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department Dec. 13 after a teen was struck by a pickup. It is believed he suffered a broken leg. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Ponoka teen pedestrian suffers injuries after pickup collision

Other Ponoka RCMP files include an Internet scam

Updated

Ponoka RCMP confirmed that a 16-year-old Ponoka boy suffered a broken leg after being struck by a pickup Dec. 13.

“A 16 year old male was running in and out of parked vehicles,” say police.

RCMP add that it was determined that the pedestrian was at fault. At press time no charges had been laid.

Background:

A teen boy is believed to have suffered a broken leg after being struck by a pickup.

Ponoka emergency crews were called to the collision Dec. 13 at about 6:15 p.m. on 50 Street and 57 Avenue across from the new Town Hall.

Ponoka RCMP confirm they were called to assist EMS and the Ponoka County East District Fire Department. The call came in that a teenager was struck by a vehicle and that he had a broken leg, say police. The driver of the pickup remained at the scene.

Officials on the scene state the teenager was conscious but had suffered some injuries. He was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for treatment.

At press time it wasn’t known the results of the investigation or the condition of the boy.

Internet scammers

Ponoka RCMP advise residents of another Internet scam.

A suspect will call the homeowners and pretend to be from Microsoft, “…and will advise you your computer is broken and will ask for money to fix it.”

“They then take over your computer remotely.”

What appears to be happening is the suspects access users’ bank accounts and transfer money from a person’s savings account into their chequing account and then claim they deposited the money accidentally.

“They then will ask you to make up the difference in iTunes gift cards or Google Play cards,” say police.

Click this link to access the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre.

Attempted theft of ATVs

Ponoka RCMP are investigating the attempted theft of ATVs on Dec. 14.

Police say that some damage was done to the fence of a home on 59 Avenue but the quads were still there.

Vehicle towed, 24-hour suspension

RCMP issued a 24-hour licence suspension after a motorist provided a ‘caution’ on their blood-alcohol breath sample.

Police say they were called by pedestrians in the downtown area concerned after seeing a man drive off they thought was intoxicated.

“The vehicle was subsequently pulled over. The subject blew a caution and was issued a 24-hour suspension. The vehicle was towed,” say police.

Keys stolen

On Dec. 13 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to the town shop. Keys were stolen.

There is no other information on the file.

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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