RCMP report

  • Mar. 30, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Ponoka RCMP had a busy week, dealing with more than 30 calls involving accidents on roads in the area.

On March 21 police were called to Highway 2 near the Lacombe exit where a northbound semi pulling a car carrier cut off a vehicle, forcing it into the ditch. The driver of the carrier didn’t stop but was located and charged with an unsafe lane change.

Traffic continued to be the theme, as during the early hours of March 23 a semi jackknifed travelling southbound on Highway 2 just north of Ponoka. No one was injured in the accident however it did cause major delays and forced traffic to be rerouted while the truck and trailer could be removed, a delay that lasted about three hours.

Fights cause disturbances

Police were called to the scene of a fight outside of a downtown establishment in the early hours of March 26. Three intoxicated men were reported fighting in the back alley. The three were uncooperative with RCMP upon arrival but no charges were laid.

Several incidents occurred at convenience stores throughout Ponoka. In one incident, a woman walked in with bruises and blood on her jeans and told the cashier it wasn’t good behind the store but wouldn’t elaborate. Police attended but couldn’t locate anyone in the area. The hospital was checked but no victim was located.

Sexual interference charges laid

Police are investigating an incident that occurred in January but was just reported, involving a young child being possibly molested by an adult male. The victim’s stepfather has been charged with sexual interference and police will be seeking his co-operation after it was learned he has left the area.

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