Stolen vehicles found on Ponoka man’s property

Police worked quickly in the early morning hours of Friday, July 17 to nab the driver of a vehicle that was reported stolen.

Police worked quickly in the early morning hours of Friday, July 17 to nab the driver of a vehicle that was reported stolen.

A call came in Friday, July 17 at 2:45 a.m. that one vehicle, reported stolen, drove away from a Ponoka residence. When police activated their emergency lights the driver of the vehicle sped off.

Police did not make chase out of  concern for public safety.

The vehicle was found a short time later abandoned in town. Police did arrest and charge a 35-year-old Ponoka man, who owned the home where the vehicle was first noticed, with two counts of possession of stolen property.

A second vehicle reported stolen was also found at his home.

Woman assaults man with cast on her arm

Officers were called July 13 at 7 p.m. to assist a man near the Scout Hall who suffered extensive swelling on the right side of his face.

Police say the injuries were a result of a domestic dispute with a 38-year-old woman who hit him with his walking stick. She also smashed her arm, which had a cast on it, that caused the facial injuries and his right eye to swell shut.

She was charged with assault with a weapon and bail was set at $500.

Firefighters deal with greenhouse fire

Members of the Ponoka Fire Department were called to a fully involved greenhouse fire July 16 at the Ray Schmidt property northeast of town.

The greenhouse was located close to the home but a strong easterly wind kept much of the flames from the home, however, the greenhouse was destroyed as a result of the fire. There were no injuries in the incident and it is still under investigation.

Driver switches licence plates to get to work

A Red Deer driver was in hot water with the Integrated Traffic Unit July 16 at 11:30 a.m. after officers noticed his licence plate did not match his vehicle.

After realizing his other car had broken down, the man switched the plate from a Dodge Journey and put it on his 1995 Chevy GMT, which was uninsured and not registered.

Officers noticed the error and he was charged with having no insurance and no registration.

Travel trailer stolen

Investigators are looking for suspects involved in the theft of a 2007 R-Vision Trail Cruiser.

The theft occurred overnight of July 15 near Range Road 250 and Township Road 420 and is still under investigation.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit took in 90 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.