Vandalism and theft at gas plant

Police are looking for culprits involved in a theft at a gas plant last week south of Ponoka.

Police are looking for culprits involved in a theft at a gas plant last week south of Ponoka.

It is believed that suspects entered a small gas plant and took some electronic equipment and poured diesel fuel around the site, contaminating the ground.

Youth charged with mischief

Officers were called to assist a worker at a group home April 24 at 7:20 p.m. after a youth allegedly started damaging items in a room.

Police say the youth threw items and damaged a window frame in the home. The youth was charged with mischief and breach of conditions. The culprit was released with additional conditions.

Crack cocaine found in vehicle

Police stopped a driver April 25 at 10:30 p.m. on suspicion of being impaired. The driver turned out not to be actually impaired, but the occupants of the vehicle did have two grams of crack cocaine in their possession and the car they were driving was unregistered.

Police charged a 27-year-old man from Maskwacis with possession of a controlled substance.

Impaired driver from Grande Prairie

Police have charged a 42-year-old Grande Prairie man with impaired driving after providing two blood-alcohol samples of .13.

The man was stopped April 26 at 2:30 a.m. after driving over a curb in the downtown area. He was driving a 2004 white GMC Sierra.

Obscene fraudster

One Ponoka resident was in for a shock last week after a man, pretending to be a telemarketer, started making obscene sexual comments to the victim.

The culprit asks people if they want their credit card rate reduced and how much a person owes on the card. When victims don’t respond the man then starts making obscene comments over the phone.

Police also have received complaints of suspects claiming to be from Canada Revenue Agency. They tell victims that a credit card payment over the phone will save them from arrest.

Both cases are considered fraudulent and people are advised not to provide their personal information.

Police took 65 calls for service last week with a variety of issue such as traffic complaints, mental health concerns, threats and threats of suicide.

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

 

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