Truck found burning in the Battle River

Charges are pending against a 22-year-old man from Drayton Valley believed to have stolen a white 2002 Jetta Aug. 8 at 6:30 a.m.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a 2013 Ford F150 on fire in the Battle River Aug. 8 at 6:30 a.m.

Emergency crews responded to a call of a 2013 Ford F150 on fire in the Battle River Aug. 8 at 6:30 a.m.

Charges are pending against a 22-year-old man from Drayton Valley believed to have stolen a white 2002 Jetta Aug. 8 at 6:30 a.m.

Police received a call that a man was seeking help with minor injuries close to Secondary Highway 795 south of Secondary Highway 611. Shortly after the call, emergency crews responded to a red 2013 Ford F150 pickup on fire in the Battle River.

The Ford is registered to the Drayton Valley man. Near the home where the suspect asked for help was the white Jetta, which had crashed into a field. Blood was found in the Jetta and a police dog unit and forensic identification unit was brought in to assist in the investigation. The dog unit was able to link the Jetta and truck to the man. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the incident.

The man was treated and released from the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre.

Woman stabbed in Hobbema

The death of a 19-year-old Hobbema woman has been ruled a homicide.

Hobbema RCMP responded to a call of the woman being stabbed Aug. 8 at 10:30 p.m. in the Hobbema townsite. She was taken to the Wetaskiwin hospital and succumbed to her injuries shortly after.

The RCMP major crimes unit and forensic identification unit are assisting. The matter is still under investigation.

Evicted from hotel

Police were called to assist with the eviction of a 62-year-old woman from a Ponoka hotel Aug. 7 at 1 p.m.

She had locked herself in the room for some time and when police arrived to find her in the room incoherent and heavily intoxicated. The room was filled with cigarette smoke and she had soiled herself in the bed. Empty liquor bottles were found in the room and the woman was unresponsive to officers.

EMS was called and she was then taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre where she was treated and released.

Drunk man arrested

Police arrested a 45-year-old man from Hobbema who was found intoxicated Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. in the ditch north of Ponoka on Highway 2A. Upon further investigation officers determined there were warrants for his arrest. He was released with a promise to appear.

Damage to cornfield

Police are investigating damage to a cornfield on Township Road 424 and Secondary Highway 815 overnight of Aug. 12.

During the evening suspects took a vehicle into the field and drove circles in the cornfield causing approximately two acres worth of damage. Police are looking for suspects.

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