Woman assaulted in downtown Ponoka bar

A woman from Hobbema was assaulted in a downtown Ponoka bar during evening hours on July 19.

A woman from Hobbema was assaulted in a downtown Ponoka bar during evening hours on July 19.

Another woman punched the woman three times in the face.

The incident is under investigation.

Shop theft

Between July 20 and 24 there was a break and enter to a rural Ponoka shop.

An air compressor, chainsaw, floor jack and mitre saw were taken.

Cash taken from vehicle

Cash was stolen from a wallet left inside a vehicle along the 6100 block of 51 Street.

A man head his car alarm, when he went outside he observed another man on a bike riding away from his car.

The theft took place July 23 between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Motorcycle accident

On July 23 at 4:45 p.m. a motorcycle went down along Highway 2.

The rear wheel of the bike locked up but the driver was able to control it into the ditch.

The 46-year-old driver from Three Hills suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

EMS attended the scene.

Quad stolen

Police have a suspect in a rural residential break and enter that took place July 25 during daylight hours.

A 2008 Yamaha Grizzly quad was taken.

Driver tries to evade police

On July 26 at 12:30 a.m. police attempted to pull over a 1996 Dodge Caravan.

The vehicle tried to evade police and hid in a back alley.

Once the vehicle was found the woman in the passenger seat tried to convince officers that she wasn’t the one who’d been driving.

However, an officer recognized her as the driver.

There was open alcohol in the vehicle and the driver failed a roadside test but after a second test it was determined there were no grounds to charge impaired driving.

The driver was given a 24-hour suspension. The vehicle was towed and seized for three days.

Impaired driver

Police pulled over an impaired driver on July 28 at 12:05 a.m., on 49 Avenue and 50 Street.

The driver, a 39-year-old man from Hobbema, was charged with impaired driving.

House fire

On July 28 at 4:22 a.m. police received a call that there was smoke coming from a house where the neighbors believed people where inside.

The house was on the 5400 block of 57 Street.

When police attended thick smoke was coming from the house and there was no response from inside. Police forced their way into the house.

Inside the found a pot on the stove with flames coming from it and an unresponsive man in a bed.

The man had been drinking.

No one else was in the house and the fire department attended the scene.

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