A single vehicle rollover June 11 at 6:45 p.m. could have been much worse for a 49-year-old Lodgepole woman who had no insurance.
Emergency crews attended the scene of the rollover southbound on Highway 2, where they found her conscious but trapped in her vehicle. She was extricated by emergency crews and upon further investigation it was found she had a licence plate that did not match the vehicle, no insurance and no registration.
Taking advantage of the full moon
Two culprits were removed from Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury grounds after attempting to break in to the old Alberta Hospital.
The two attempted to gain access to the building in the early morning hours of Friday, June 13 during a full moon in the hopes of finding ghosts. Details of the culprits were not available at press time.
Youths caught with spray paint
Police arrested three youths involved with spray painting the alley door of the Leland Hotel last week.
They were spotted June 9 at noon and identified by members of the public. Police say they were spraying gang tags on the door.
Youths found cleaning up graffiti
An initial call that youths were spray-painting a Ponoka Stampede fence June 11 turned out to be quite the opposite.
Upon arrival police found several youths cleaning up the graffiti and readying it for Ponoka Stampede week. Officers praised their efforts.
Theft from debit card
Police are investigating transactions on a Ponoka resident’s debit card that occurred last week.
This person had passed away recently and the debit card was found missing from his wallet. Police are investigating.
A check stop on 50 Avenue and 50 Street June 14 at 2 a.m. helped officers stop an impaired 30-year-old Lacombe driver.
The man was arrested and provided two blood-alcohol samples of .11 and .11.
Another driver was stopped last week southbound on Highway 2. Calls from concerned motorists stated a driver was erratically weaving in and out of traffic and was travelling at 85 km/h in a 110 km/h zone.
He provided blood-alcohol samples of .27 and .26. Full details were not available at press time.
Couple caught in a lewd act
Two people were in for a surprise last week after police caught them having sex in a public place June 14.
Officers responded to calls of a suspicious vehicle running with its lights on at the VJV Auction Mart parking lot, which is where they were found. Investigations determined the two were consenting adults and they were given a warning by police.
Ponoka RCMP helped EMS investigate the sudden death of an 88-year-old Ponoka man last week. Officers do not believe there was any foul play.
Attempted theft fails
Police are looking for suspects involved in a failed theft attempt of a Polaris side-by-side.
Overnight of June 10, victims state the ignition in the side-by-side was damaged at a home north of Ponoka but the culprits were unable to make off with the utility vehicle. Tools were found on the vehicle, which alerted the owners there was an attempt.
Items stolen from yards
Ponoka RCMP remind the public not to leave valuable items on their front lawn. Officers say they have recovered bikes and scooters that have been taken from front yards.
In one case last week, a mother witnessed two youths taking her child’s scooter and she then chased them down the street. Victims are asked to check with police to see if their missing bicycle has been found.
The Ponoka RCMP detachment and the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit took 76 calls for service last week.
If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.