Rolls of carpet stolen from downtown business

Police are looking for suspects after commercial carpet, valued at $3,000, was stolen from a commercial vehicle parked in front of

Police are looking for suspects after commercial carpet, valued at $3,000, was stolen from a commercial vehicle parked in front of Ponoka Home Furnishings.

Owner Larry Henkelman believes his delivery van was taken over the evening of Aug. 26 and driven 50 kilometres. There were no signs of forced entry to the vehicle but a padlock was removed from the rear door and items inside were removed.

Report of armed robbery

Police are looking for suspects after a 49-year-old Ponoka man reported being robbed Aug. 28 at midnight.

He reported the incident Aug. 30 and told police three men had approached him at the walking path near the Scout Hall asking for cigarettes. Two of the suspects were Caucasian men and one was wearing a Saskatchewan Roughriders shirt. The third is reported to be a native man.

The victim said he had no cigarettes and he was promptly held from behind and kicked in the stomach and ribs. The suspects then emptied out his pockets and took half a pack of cigarettes, some prepaid credit cards and $450 cash.

Semi jackknifed

Police responded to a tractor trailer unit that collided with a guard rail Aug. 30 at 2:30 a.m. The truck was northbound on Highway 2 when it hit the guardrail two kilometres south of Ponoka and jackknifed in the lane.

Traffic slowed to a crawl for most of the morning until crews could clear the highway. It is unknown if there were any injuries from the collision but the driver, a 27-year-old man from Calgary received a ticket for failing to drive in the centre of the lane.

Combative patient

Police were called to assist doctors at the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre Aug. 30 at 5:40 p.m. A 20-year-old intoxicated man is reported to be combative with doctors and attempting to punch them.

Police also received complaints the man was sleeping in patients’ rooms in the emergency room. He was arrested and taken to the detachment where he continued to be uncooperative. The man was lodged in cells and later released. No charges were laid.

Cruising Corvette

Officers with the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over the driver of a black 2002 Corvette Aug. 31 travelling at 180 km/h.

Despite heavy traffic, the 26-year-old driver from Leduc was able to pull out into the right lane and accelerate to 180 km/h right in front of a sheriff. The man was pulled over and received a ticket for speeding and faces a court appearance.

Arrested for warrants

A 25-year-old Red Deer man faces jail time if he cannot pay $3,600 in outstanding warrants.

The man was arrested Sept. 2 at 11 p.m. after police received a complaint of his driving. He was located on Highway 2 near Ponoka and although he was not impaired, officers found warrants for his arrest from Sylvan Lake. He was remanded in custody until he could pay the fines.

If you have information on any crime call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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