On May 17 two men started a vandalism spree that left a wake of broken windows, mirrors and lights in their path. First reported rummaging through the box of a truck on the 5200 block of 51st Avenue, the two men then proceeded east toward downtown, pulling solar lights from the ground and smashing them.
Police received a call later that evening about a disturbance outside of a downtown bar. Upon arrival, RCMP learned the argument was over a busted front windshield. Further investigation revealed that another four vehicles had windshields kicked out and two vehicles had mirrors knocked off along the path from the original report.
Physical evidence was obtained at the scene leading to the arrest of 18-yearold Stephen Donaldson, who has been charged with eight counts of mischief under $5,000. He is scheduled to appear in provincial court in Ponoka on May 27.
Fireworks grab attention for the wrong reasons
Police responded to a call regarding fireworks on May 16. Upon arrival police learned fireworks were being shot from a residence toward the ball diamonds on 46th Street.
The RCMP reminds the public that there is also a fire ban in place for the town and Ponoka County and fireworks, which are illegal, do pose another danger when it is dry. The fire ban prohibits any open fires but does still permit fires in legal backyard pits, fire places or barbecues. For more information on what designates a legal pit, fireplace or barbeque click on the fire ban link on the www.ponoka.org webpage.
Skills used to steal saw
On May 16 a Skill Saw was reported stolen from a downtown business. The victim left the saw unattended briefly upon which time it was stolen. The owner of the saw had engraved his name on tool and it was later located in a pawnshop blocks away from where it was taken.
Details of the person who pawned the tool were given to police and a 24-year old woman was arrested for possession of stolen property.