Youth charged in suspected gang attack

Ponoka RCMP charged a youth with assault with a weapon after being identified in an attack last week.

Ponoka RCMP charged a youth with assault with a weapon after being identified in an attack last week.

Approximately five to eight people gained entry to an apartment building Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 3:50 p.m. on the 4600 block of 55 Street by pushing multiple apartment buzzers.

Witnesses state the culprits were all wearing red bandanas around their face and targeted a specific residence, which is why police think it may be gang-related.

There was a minor altercation at the apartment but the owner was able to prevent the individuals from entering the apartment.

Two individuals were reported to have a weapon; one a bat and the other a baton. The matter is still under investigation.

Motorist and passenger engage in sex act

A Camrose motorist and his passenger may have been a little embarrassed after being caught engaging in oral sex while speeding down the highway.

When members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit clocked a black Ford Fiesta Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. at 176 km/h northbound on Highway 2 they didn’t realize the driver was also impaired and receiving oral sex.

After stopping the vehicle, police say the driver, a 46-year-old man, had trouble putting the car into park and they noticed his pants were down. To make matters worse there was an odor of liquor emanating from the vehicle and the man is a suspended driver without a licence.

After being taken to the detachment he provided two blood-alcohol samples of .16 and .17. He was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and driving while suspended.

The female passenger, a 30-year-old Red Deer woman, was charged with stunting causing a distraction.

Guns and cash stolen from area farm

Police are investigating a break and enter that involved the theft of a large amount of cash and three pistols.

Sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 11, culprits gained entry into a home in Ponoka County, broke into two safes and stole the items. The gun safe still had three rifles that were not stolen.

Nothing else was taken and the rest of the home was relatively untouched. Police are investigating.

Man charged after using bear spray

A heated argument between a man and his ex-girlfriend over alimony payments turned ugly after her new boyfriend bear sprayed everyone involved.

The 25-year-old Red Deer woman attended a home in Ponoka where her ex-boyfriend was on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 9 p.m. An argument ensued in the front lawn between the woman, her ex-boyfriend and his family.

That’s when the girl’s new boyfriend, a 22-year-old Red Deer man, pulled out the bear spray and sprayed most of the people involved. At this point, the woman was in her car with her newborn baby.

One woman was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre for treatment. The man turned himself in to the detachment two days later and was released on cash bail. He is charged with four counts of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

Speeder nabbed at 164 km/h

A Saskatchewan driver travelling with expired insurance and registration had his car towed after being stopped more than 50 km/h over the speed limit.

The 35-year-old man pushed his 2002 Toyota Camry to the limit on Highway 2 Nov. 12 by getting up to a speed of 164 km/h on Highway 2. He faces a mandatory court appearance.

Cow shot dead

Police are looking into the killing of a cow southwest of Ponoka recently.

Overnight of Oct. 30 someone aimed a rifle directly at the cow’s head and shot it dead. Police say there are some safety concerns as there are several homes nearby and they ask anyone who might know something about the incident to call the detachment or Crime Stoppers.

Ponoka RCMP and the Integrated Traffic Unit received 70 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.


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