On April 8 Ponoka RCMP attended a rollover accident on Milton Road near Range Road 26 in Lacombe County. An 18-year-old Lacombe woman lost control of a black pickup truck and rolled several times in the ditch until the truck eventually came to a rest on its roof. STARS services from Edmonton were called to the scene and the woman was transported to hospital in Edmonton. Road conditions and alcohol were ruled out as factors in the accident.
Steers involved in domestic dispute
In the evening of April 5 RCMP received a complaint of steers fighting on Highway 2A by Morningside. Police attended and advised the steers to take their dispute somewhere private.
Possible elder abuse
On April 7 the RCMP got a call regarding possible elder abuse. The incident revolved around a man who was related to the elderly couple using physical intimidation to procure financial benefit. Police attended and spoke to the victims who decided not to pursue an emergency protection order.
One in five Canadians believes they know of a senior who has experienced some form of abuse. All seniors are at risk to elder abuse and it is happening in communities across Canada. Police urge anyone who thinks they may know of a situation involving elder abuse to contact them and seniors can also feel safe calling the Alberta Seniors Information Line at 1-800-642-3853.
Missing dirt bike
Sometime between April 2 and April 4 a 2005 Honda CRF 250R dirt bike was stolen from a rural residence southwest of Ponoka. There were tracks in the yard where the dirt bike was pushed out and police continue to investigate the incident.
Ever forget where you parked your car?
At approximately 9 p.m. on April 9 RCMP responded to a call involving a man attempting to open vehicles in a retail outlet parking lot. Police located the man who was intoxicated and found two bottles of hand sanitizer on him. He was transported back to the station and held until sober.
Stealing the election
Over the weekend several campaign signs were reported stolen. Police did receive a call from one person who saw a white truck driving around town. The driver would occasionally stop, get out and pull a campaign sign out of the ground and throw it in the box of his truck. Police continue to investigate and have been in contact with a possible suspect.