Speeder nabbed by police on Highway 2

Quick action by members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit resulted in the stop of a vehicle travelling

Quick action by members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit resulted in the stop of a vehicle travelling at speeds in excess of 171 km/h last week.

The car was stopped Friday Sept. 26 at 10:10 p.m. in the southbound lanes of Highway 2 north of Ponoka. The driver, a 24-year-old Calgary man received tickets for speeding and a mandatory court appearance.

Marijuana in vehicle

The driver of a 2003 Chevy Cavalier faced some trouble Sunday, Sept. 28 after being found with marijuana in his vehicle.

The 34-year-old driver was on conditions not to take marijuana and could not provide valid insurance, registration and was unable to provide an operator’s licence to officers. The vehicle was stopped on Highway 2A near Centennial Park.

Liquor store window smashed

Police are investigating vandalism at a liquor store on Highway 2A Wednesday, Sept. 24 just before midnight.

Culprits used a rock to smash the windows of the store but were unable to gain entry as there are bars on the window. The matter is under investigation.

Vandalism at laundromat

The windows at the Ponoka Laundromat on 50 Street were found smashed in Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 p.m. and police are investigating.

An inspection of the building did not show anything else broken or taken from inside. There are no suspects at this time.

Later that same night, unknown culprits entered the shed behind the Scout Hall and footprints could be seen on the front door but it appears nothing was missing.

Grass fire near Ponoka

Ponoka firefighters responded to call of a large grass fire northwest of town Sunday, Sept. 28 at approximately 4 p.m.

Heavy wind helped light a field of straw in an open area and flames could be seen from a long distance. However, there were no injuries in the incident and much of the fire dissipated quickly with some quick action by the farmer.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 70 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.