Woman receives $100 fine over noise issues

Ponoka RCMP ticketed a woman last week for blasting music in the early hours of the morning.

Ponoka RCMP ticketed a woman last week for blasting music in the early hours of the morning.

Police had two calls of noise complaints at a residence on the 3900 Block of 46 A Street last week. The first was Thursday, Oct. 29 at approximately 2:45 a.m. Upon arrival, officers instructed the person to turn down the music.

Not long after, while speaking with the complainant, the music was turned up again. Police returned to the residence and requested the music be turned down yet again.

About an hour and a half later, police had to return to the home after hearing another complaint of noise. Upon arrival, officers could hear loud music and were able to determine the person had passed out on the couch. She was subsequently asked to turn down the music for a third time that night.

Despite these issues, police were called to the home the next morning at 3:50 a.m. where it was reported there were several people in the house and the music was once again a loud volume.

The woman received a $100 ticket for the noise.

Suicidal person restrained in cells

Police arrested last weekend a suicidal individual who was heavily intoxicated.

The person was arrested under the Mental Health Act Saturday, Nov. 1 and lodged in cells until sober before doctors could make an assessment. Current practice by Alberta Health Services is to wait for a person to become sober before making a mental health assessment.

While in cells, the person attempted to commit suicide by hanging themselves with their clothes and also by trying to drown themselves in the toilet. Police say these cells are designed to prevent a prisoner from harming themselves and they are under constant supervision.

Eventually the individual had to be restrained in a special restraint chair until they became sober.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit handled 27 calls for service last week.

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