Police responded to a domestic dispute at the Leland Hotel on Jan. 16, when, upon arrival, RCMP officers noticed that the door to the apartment was completely torn from the hinges. Both parties involved were found to have been drinking. A 50-year-old male from B.C. was charged with assault and mischief after he threw to the floor the other party in the dispute, a female. He is to appear in court Feb. 19, 2016
On the same day, Ponoka RCMP responded to a domestic assault in progress on 50 A Street. As they arrived at the scene, police found a female was bleeding from the nose and was in distress. The suspect in the incident, a 41-year-old male from Ponoka, was located and arrested without any resistance as he was pacing outside by the garage. EMS attended the scene and the female was transported to Ponoka hospital. The Ponoka man was charged with assault and uttering threats, after it was found that he had grabbed the female by her hair and had slammed her head into the baseboard register several times. There is no information as to when the accused will appear in court.
Hit and run in town
RCMP responded to a complaint of a hit and run, which occurred on 57 Street on Jan. 13. An unknown suspect hit a motorhome that was parked in the yard and then went through the trees leaving a mirror behind No information was made available about the type of the vehicle responsible for the incident. File is currently under investigation.
Roll over on Highway 2
Police attended to a single vehicle roll over on Highway 2, north of exit 437 on Jan. 15. A white Ford Ranger lost control on an icy patch of highway and veered into the west ditch, rolling several times. EMS was requested to attend the scene to treat minor injuries to both the driver and passenger of the vehicle. There was no information as to whether charges were laid.
Stolen vehicle located damaged
Ponoka RCMP attended Range Road 270 and Township Road 442 to investigate a report of a possible stolen vehicle. The vehicle, a red Dodge flat deck truck with a quad on the back, was in the ditch on the south side of the road, with extensive damage on it and the side windows broken. No one was inside the vehicle. After investigation, the vehicle was found to be stolen out of Lacombe and the quad was stolen from the Bentley area. The file is currently under investigation.
Police were dispatched to a business on 50 Street Jan. 11 in connection with a theft of a bottle of vodka. A male was reported as having come into the liquor store and grabbed a 15-pack of beer from the cooler and proceeded to the till area. He was then said to have asked the cashier about a certain type of beer and requested the cashier to retrieve it for him. While the employee was getting the beer, the male took the bottle of vodka and put it in his jacket. When the cashier came back the male tried to pay for the beer, but his debit card was declined. The male then exited the store with the stolen vodka. File is currently under investigation.
Anyone with information on these incidents is requested to call Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. To remain anonymous, individuals can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. No revelation of identity is required to contact Crime Stoppers, and information supplied to Crime Stoppers leading to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward.