Ponoka RCMP

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department work to extricate a driver involved in a serious collision south of Ponoka on Highway 2A Friday night. The incident was serious enough that both lanes were impassable for several hours while crews investigated. It’s not known the severity of the injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATE: Head-on collision south of Ponoka closes Highway 2A lanes

Fire crews extricated one person with serious injuries

Members of the Ponoka County East District Fire Department work to extricate a driver involved in a serious collision south of Ponoka on Highway 2A Friday night. The incident was serious enough that both lanes were impassable for several hours while crews investigated. It’s not known the severity of the injuries from the incident.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Man dies in collision near Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a single vehicle collision on the QE2 south of Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
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Man with stolen vehicle charged with impaired driving

Ponoka RCMP helped locate a suspect driving a stolen vehicle on the QE2

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Accused in several attention grabbing Ponoka crimes denied bail

Accused in several attention grabbing Ponoka crimes denied bail

Cases involved robbery, break and enter, stolen vehicles over the past few months

Accused in several attention grabbing Ponoka crimes denied bail
17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka

17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP are investigating the collision where a 17-year-old Ponoka County boy died

17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka
The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Pickup crashes through guardrail near Ponoka

It is believed there were minor injuries to the driver whose pickup ended up in the median

The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files

Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files

Three Ponoka RCMP files: found bikes, a motorist flees police & stolen truck found

Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files
Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Police allege that Shimwell rammed a police cruiser

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit
To help children deal with tough court cases, Camrose Victim Services has enlisted the work of support dogs, who attend court with the children to give them a comforting presence. Here Claire, a black labrador retriever, was brought in to Ponoka recently for trial to support a child. Claire’s vest is tagged with a Camrose Police Service badge.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka Victim Services brings support dog to court hearing

One support dog was in Ponoka to provide support for a young victim attending court

To help children deal with tough court cases, Camrose Victim Services has enlisted the work of support dogs, who attend court with the children to give them a comforting presence. Here Claire, a black labrador retriever, was brought in to Ponoka recently for trial to support a child. Claire’s vest is tagged with a Camrose Police Service badge.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted

Naked man arrested for impaired driving

The man allegedly fled the scene of a collision wearing only a sheet. Plus other Ponoka RCMP briefs

Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted
Cash and Telus phone cable stolen in separate Ponoka rural crime files

Cash and Telus phone cable stolen in separate Ponoka rural crime files

A scale house was broken into through the window and 100 metres of Telus phone cable was stolen

Cash and Telus phone cable stolen in separate Ponoka rural crime files
Ponoka RCMP Sgt. Chris Smiley says police will be gearing up their traffic program in town. Here he demonstrates the need to obey traffic laws or motorists could face tickets and demerits on their license. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Ponoka RCMP gearing up for traffic program

Police readying to educate and enforce traffic laws in the Ponoka area

Ponoka RCMP Sgt. Chris Smiley says police will be gearing up their traffic program in town. Here he demonstrates the need to obey traffic laws or motorists could face tickets and demerits on their license. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Theft files keep Ponoka RCMP busy

Theft files keep Ponoka RCMP busy

There were quite a few theft files, including stolen batteries and more

Theft files keep Ponoka RCMP busy
Woman missing from Centennial Centre area in Ponoka

Woman missing from Centennial Centre area in Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP say 27-year-old Alicia Baraniski was last seen on Oct. 27

Woman missing from Centennial Centre area in Ponoka
One man was injured Oct. 25 after a group of four entered the abandoned concrete building in the Northeast Industrial Park. EMS take care of one of the individuals while EMS attend to the injured man.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

One injured after entering property of old concrete building in Ponoka

One man was taken to the Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre after…

One man was injured Oct. 25 after a group of four entered the abandoned concrete building in the Northeast Industrial Park. EMS take care of one of the individuals while EMS attend to the injured man.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP are looking for suspects related to the theft of entire mailbox sections in Ponoka County west of town. Suspects stole entire sections of mailboxes as seen in these photos on Beacon Road off of Highway 53.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Entire mailbox sections stolen in Ponoka County

There are two areas where suspects stole entire mailbox sections

Ponoka RCMP are looking for suspects related to the theft of entire mailbox sections in Ponoka County west of town. Suspects stole entire sections of mailboxes as seen in these photos on Beacon Road off of Highway 53.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
A new RCMP Crime Map tool allows Ponoka residents to access criminal activity in their neighbourhood from the last two weeks. Included in that will be files such as break and enters and mischief. The interactive map allows users to view the town and county of Ponoka and provides some details on files.                                Screenshot

Ponoka crime mapping tool allows public to notice trends

The map shows where a variety of criminal activity files have taken place and what they entailed

A new RCMP Crime Map tool allows Ponoka residents to access criminal activity in their neighbourhood from the last two weeks. Included in that will be files such as break and enters and mischief. The interactive map allows users to view the town and county of Ponoka and provides some details on files.                                Screenshot
Ponoka RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire Sunday night where it was determined the truck was stolen out of Red Deer. The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was able to quell the fire before it engulfed the truck. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Truck stolen out of Red Deer, burned near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP investigate a stolen truck, plus 19-year-old assaults police

Ponoka RCMP are investigating a vehicle fire Sunday night where it was determined the truck was stolen out of Red Deer. The Ponoka County East District Fire Department was able to quell the fire before it engulfed the truck. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Serious collision north of Ponoka

Serious collision north of Ponoka

Emergency crews were on scene of a serious collision north of Ponoka on Highway 2

Serious collision north of Ponoka
Hitting the ditch: Shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 5, this semi-trailer unit flipped onto its side after hitting the west ditch in the southbound lanes of the Highway 2 just north of Morningside. Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit members along with EMS and Ponoka County East District Fire units attended the scene. It isn’t known if the driver suffered any injuries and a cause of the incident is still being investigated. Travellers on the highway between Ponoka and Morningside should expect some delays as traffic is being restricted to one lane. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Semi truck hits ditch near Morningside, disrupts traffic on QEII

Emergency crews on scene of a single vehicle incident in the southbound lanes

Hitting the ditch: Shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 5, this semi-trailer unit flipped onto its side after hitting the west ditch in the southbound lanes of the Highway 2 just north of Morningside. Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit members along with EMS and Ponoka County East District Fire units attended the scene. It isn’t known if the driver suffered any injuries and a cause of the incident is still being investigated. Travellers on the highway between Ponoka and Morningside should expect some delays as traffic is being restricted to one lane. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye