A month long Ponoka RCMP investigation has resulted in a Ponoka man being charged with child luring.
Daniel Lowrey, 32, has been charged with luring a child over the Internet. He was also charged with four counts of breaching probation.
Police received a call early in February that Lowrey allegedly used Facebook to lure a child.
Following an investigation by the RCMP, Lowrey was arrested, questioned, charged and released with 13 strict conditions including: to not having contact with anyone under 16 years, he is not allowed to have a personal computer or device that can access the Internet, he is not allowed to send text messages and he must supply all email accounts and social media usernames or pseudonyms.
A court date is set for March 21.
Patient refuses treatment
Staff at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre called RCMP for help with an 18-year-old patient who refused treatment.
The man was brought to the hospital after sustaining injuries in an altercation in Maskwacis.
Police say a strong odor of alcohol could be smelled on the man’s breath and he was placed under arrest for public intoxication.
He had seven different probation orders and outstanding warrants for his arrest out of Edmonton. He was remanded in custody.
Police are looking for culprits who damaged a 2013 Ford F150 overnight of March 9.
RCMP received a call at 3:30 a.m. that suspects damaged the roof of the pickup and the ignition and steering wheel were damaged.
Police deal with drunken man
After having to deal with a drunken man four times recently, police have arrested and charged him with causing a disturbance.
Officers dealt with the 46-year-old Edmonton man on Feb. 27, March 3, 4 and 5, each time for being drunk and causing a disturbance. Most notably, on March 5 the man was found in the men’s washroom stall of the Provincial Building passed out.
Police had a total of 38 calls for service in the course of last week.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.