Ponoka RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire Sunday night where it was determined the truck was stolen out of Red Deer. The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was able to quell the fire before it engulfed the truck. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Truck stolen out of Red Deer, burned near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP investigate a stolen truck, plus 19-year-old assaults police

Ponoka RCMP are investigating a stolen truck that is believed to have been set on fire near Ponoka.

RCMP and members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department were called to a Ford F250 on fire east of Ponoka on Range Road 260 Oct. 21 at about 9 p.m. Crews were able to quell the fire before it could engulf the truck.

The vehicle was reported stolen out of Red Deer. The file is under investigation.

19-year-old threatens customer and police

RCMP have charged a 19-year-old man with assaulting a police officer after an altercation in a store.

Police say the man was in the Red Apple Store on Oct. 16 and was threatening a customer.

“Police attended and the male stated that if police arrested him that he would assault the police member,” state RCMP. “The police member reached for the male who made a punching motion and then took off running.”

An altercation ensued and the man was eventually arrested, say police. He was also charged with resisting arrest and causing a disturbance.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

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