Investigators are looking for suspects involved in the theft of a truck loaded with more than $100,000 worth of liquor.
The truck was parked at the Liquor Store in Ponoka Thursday, Nov. 26 at approximately 12:15 p.m. and was eventually located abandoned in the Bashaw area. Police dog and police air services were called to locate the suspects involved.
Investigations determined the culprits entered a farmyard and then fled. It was determined the suspects recently stole a 2001 blue Dodge Ram from a nearby residence.
Reports indicated the vehicle was northbound on Range Road 221 but officers could not locate the suspects. The file is under investigation.
Police looking for alleged impaired driver
A collision on Nov. 30 on Range Road 252 has police looking for a driver believed to be impaired at the time.
Police say a vehicle entered the west ditch and hit a fence. A query of the vehicle determined the licence plate did not match the vehicle
The passenger of the vehicle was located at a neighboring property and investigations determined the passenger hat hitched a ride home and both the driver and passenger had been drinking. The file is still open.
Police looking for liquor thief
Police are looking for a woman who entered Liquor Town and allegedly stole two bottles of Red Tassel from the store.
The incident occurred on Monday, Nov. 23 and she is described as First Nations with a dark hoodie with the words SAMCRO on the back.
Motorist driving too fast for conditions
Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit charged a motorist with driving at an unreasonable speed after hitting the ditch.
Crews were called to the scene of the collision Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. after the driver entered Highway 2 at a high rate of speed not suitable for the conditions. He was given a ticket for $233.
Lumber truck hits ditch
The driver of a semi tractor loaded with lumber is lucky to have no injuries after hitting the ditch Nov. 23.
After hitting the ditch the second of two trailers became detached from the truck and flipped upside down.
Mischief off Highway 2 overpass
Police received complaints of culprits throwing something off a bridge over Highway 2 at 12:40 a.m. Nov. 26.
Officers say two individuals were on the overpass throwing snowballs towards oncoming traffic.
By the time police arrived, the suspects had left the scene although foot prints could be seen leading to the overpass.
Man charged with second degree murder
Maskwacis RCMP charged 19-year-old Joshua Crier with second degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Kirsten Cutknife on the Samson Cree Nation.
Events leading to the arrest were due to a police investigation where Cutknife was found dead in a residence on the Samson Cree townsite at 10 a.m. on Nov. 28.
Police have also charged Crier with assault with a weapon on Zoe Littlechild, 20. Crier is remanded in custody and will first appear in Wetaskiwin provincial court Dec. 17.
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.