Thief nabbed and charged

Police charge man in 2014 theft valued at $30,000.

  • Mar. 2, 2016 5:00 a.m.

Ponoka News Staff

Ponoka RCMP charged Christopher Slauenwhite with break-and-enter and committing theft in relation to a break-and-enter complaint back in November, 2014, when three firearms and approximately $30,000 in cash were stolen from a rural residence in the County of Ponoka. The suspect is currently held in custody waiting for his court appearance at Ponoka Provincial Court on Friday, March 4.

Serious collision downtown

On Wednesday, Feb. 24, two vehicles collided at the intersection of 50 Street and 49 Avenue, where one person had to be extricated from one of the vehicles and had to be taken to Ponoka Hospital for assessment. Investigation showed that the northbound vehicle had turned into the path of the southbound vehicle. No information was made available as to whether charges were laid and with regard to the state of injuries of the extricated individual.

Speeding driver gets a day’s suspension

Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit pulled over a speeding southbound vehicle on Highway 2 after it was clocked at over 140 km./hour on Friday, Feb. 26 and the driver was suspended for 24 hours after she showed signs of drug impairment. Her vehicle was towed. It was not clear whether she received charges of driving under the influence.

Theft from PSC

Sometime during the morning of Friday, Feb. 26, an Acer Veriton computer tower was stolen from the Ponoka Secondary Campus. The computer had a Wolf Creek School asset sticker on it. File is currently under investigation.

Theft from downtown business

A business in downtown Ponoka had all their $20 bills stolen from their till, which was discovered when the complainant saw a $20 bill on the floor and found out that all the other similar bills were taken out of the till. File is currently under investigation.

Mischief to motor home

Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of mischief on 55 Avenue on Monday, Feb. 22. Sometime between the hours of 12 noon and 7 p.m., a motor home parked in the back alley was vandalized. Five windows were smashed in and a gate was ripped off the complainant’s backyard entrance. The homeowner had their bedroom window smashed as well. File is currently under investigation. If you have any information in regards to this incident please contact Cst. Jennifer Wells 403783-4472 or