Poppy collection box stolen

Poppy box stolen, plus an impaired driver file for Ponoka RCMP.

  • Nov. 16, 2016 8:00 a.m.

Police are investigating the alleged theft of a poppy collection box from Reddi Mart Nov. 9.


On Nov. 9, Ponoka RCMP received a complaint the poppy collection box was allegedly stolen from Reddi Mart.

Also stolen was a pair of gloves and some consumable items. Police are investigating.

Driver pours liquor in coffee mug

On Nov. 10 a member of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit observed a male walking away from the Highway 2A Liquor Store holding a bottle in a paper bag.

The man was then observed entering the driver’s side of a white semi. Police say he could be seen pulling the bottle from the bag and adding the contents to a coffee container. He was then observed consuming the contents and then driving away.

The driver was subsequently stopped by the officer and it was ascertained he had been consuming alcohol earlier in the day as well. The vehicle was subsequently towed and the driver, a 37-year-old man from Torrington was charged with impaired driving.

He is to appear in court Jan. 6.

Theft of liquor

On Nov. 9 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a theft of Liquor from the 2A Liquor Store.

An unknown male stole a bottle of Jack Daniels and the suspect is described as a First Nations male, approximately six feet, clean shaven. He was wearing a black hat, a black Adidas sweater and black DC pants with white sneakers.

Break and enter

On Nov. 11 the Ponoka RCMP received a complaint of a Break and Enter to a garage located on 56 Avenue.

An orange and black Polaris quad and a helmet were stolen. File is currently under investigation.

Suspicious vehicle

On Nov. 13 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle that was left at the edge of a field on Township Road 422.

Upon investigation, it was found that the vehicle was stolen out of the Rimbey area. File is currently under investigation by Rimbey and Ponoka RCMP.

Liquor theft

On Nov. 13 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a theft of liquor from the Liquor Town in Ponoka.

Three men drove up in a dark Dodge Dakota, say police. One man stood outside the business while the other two entered the premises.

The suspects left the liquor store with a bottle of Canadian Whiskey valued at $23.99.

The two males who entered the store are described as follows:

– Two First Nation males.

– First male wearing a black Volcom hoodie, long hair in a ponytail and he had a mustache and sparse facial hair.

– 2nd male wearing a black hat, a grey sweater and a black leather jacket.


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