Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service from Tuesday, May 29, to Monday, June 4.
Calls with the SUI designation attached are “still under investigation.”
Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to call Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Tuesday, May 29
12:42 a.m. — Report of a noise complaint on 47 Street near 48 Avenue in Stettler. Police attended the location, but there was no noise to be heard. No suspicious people or vehicles were found in the area.
6:18 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at Action Plumbing.
8:40 a.m. — Report of a deer collision on Highway 56, just south of Highway 53. Damages of $8,597.56 were reported.
10:26 a.m. — Report of a driving complaint on 49 Avenue near the provincial building. The caller reported a northbound black Mustang went through the stop sign and she almost hit the car. A 17-year-old male was issued a violation ticket for failing to obey traffic control device.
11:34 a.m. — Report of an assault at a 62nd Street apartment building. An argument ensued over a female between a 62-yearold male and a 45-year-old male. The 45-year-old man punched the 62-year-old man. Both of the parties were not co-operative with police and no charges were laid.
3:15 p.m. — Report of a collision on 42 Street near 47 Avenue. A 21-year-old female was backing out of a driveway and scraped her passenger rear panel against the power pole. SUI
4:07 p.m. — Report of a driving complaint on Main Street. The vehicle in question wasn’t located.
5:22 p.m. — Report of a suspicious vehicle described as a light-blue minivan on 40 Avenue near 63rd Street. The vehicle was located and the registered owner at the location. The occupants of the van were selling alarm systems in the area. The investigator noted there had been previous files from other towns. The occupants produced ID tags and were dressed in the same uniform.
6 p.m. — Another report came in regarding the same minivan. The caller was advised the occupants were spoken to already.
9:20 p.m. — Police responded to a mental-health complaint.
9:51 p.m. — Report of a suspicious package in a field near Range Road 20-2. Police attended the location and the package was determined to be a part of a moose carcass.
Wednesday, May 30
7:24 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the Big Valley office.
8:32 a.m. — Report of two truck batteries (valued $400) were stolen from a locked metal box. The box had been pried open and bent up. The theft happened outside of Stettler in a rural area. SUI
12:30 p.m. — Report of a traffic hazard. The caller was following a garbage truck at the intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 12 in town when the garbage truck lost an empty cardboard box. The caller just wanted everyone safe. Police removed the box from the road so it was no longer a hazard. The garbage truck company was contacted. They were cooperative and advised they would speak with staff to ensure their loads are secure.
1:12 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at the ATB Bank in Stettler.
4:07 p.m. — Report of a shoplifter at Peavey Mart. An employee watched a male try on a pair of black cowboy boots. He made no attempts to pay for the boots, then he departed the store with the stolen boots on his feet. Police attended and a 20-year-old male from Stettler was arrested and charged for theft. Court is scheduled for July 12.
6:30 p.m. — Report of a driving complaint westbound on Highway 12. A dark-coloured pickup truck was said to be swerving all over the road. Patrols were made and the suspect vehicle wasn’t located.
Thursday, May 31
12:10 a.m. — Report of a dispute at the Ramada Hotel regarding the hotel bill. The employee requested the police present to keep the peace. Police attended the location and so did the manager. An intoxicated male was upset because he was double-charged. The manager advised the error would be fixed in the morning. There were no further complaints from the location.
12:33 a.m. — Report of property damage to a welding truck in the Ramada parking lot. A witness observed two males kicking the welding truck. Investigation revealed the truck owner was damaging his own truck. Alcohol is believed to be a factor.
10:05 a.m. — Report of a collision on Main Street. Both parties exchanged information on the scene. The damage was only $400, so it was a non-reportable collision.
11:02 a.m. — Report of a bicycle found behind Fas Gas in the park. The bike was seized and will be turned over to the town in 45 days if it’s not claimed.
4:52 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated driver northbound on 50 Street. The suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was determined to be sober.
4:55 p.m. — Report of a traffic hazard on Highway 12 in town. A truck and trailer attempted to make turn and got stuck on the median. The driver of the truck was able to free his vehicle from the median and was no longer a traffic hazard.
4:59 p.m. — Report of a possible intoxicated driver driving a grey van on Highway 56. The suspect vehicle was reported to be passing on solid lines, almost hitting the ditch, and weaving all over the road. A vehicle was located matching the description and a traffic stop was conducted. The driver was determined not to be impaired. The vehicle was determined not to be the vehicle that was reported. Further patrols for the suspect vehicle were conducted, but the vehicle wasn’t located.
8:04 p.m. — Report of a white nitro van tearing around the neighborhood squealing tires. There was a time delay and the suspect vehicle wasn’t located.
10:32 p.m. — Report of a suspicious vehicle on private property in Scenic Sands. Investigation revealed the caller knew who the suspicious vehicle belonged to and everything was fine.
10:46 p.m. — A traffic stop was conducted on Highway 12 and 70 Street because a licence plate wasn’t visible on a red pickup truck. As the investigator approached the truck, the expired licence plate was located on the rear driver’s side window at the very bottom. The vehicle was determined to have no registration and was towed. A 20-yearold male from Stettler was charged with operating a motor vehicle without subsisting registration.
Friday, June 1
3:19 a.m. — Report of a car alarm going off in the Spruce Park Crescent area. The suspect vehicle was described as a black Ford pickup truck. A Hunt Inspection truck was located, with the alarm going off that was extremely loud. The property representative of the truck was woken up and shut off the alarm system. It wasn’t the first time the alarm has gone off in this area.
10:10 a.m. — Report of a hit and run in the No Frills parking lot. Witnesses told the caller they had witnessed a black truck back up into her vehicle, causing damage. Witnesses were able to obtain a licence plate of the suspect vehicle. SUI
11:05 a.m. — Report of a residential false alarm in Big Valley.
11:24 a.m. — Report of a driving complaint on 50 Street and 47 Avenue at the intersection. The witness stated a black truck with 2 white strips down the middle was northbound on 50 Street and it had loud mufflers. The caller was able to provide a licence plate. SUI
12:15 p.m. — Report of a black steer in the ditch at the intersection of 42 Street and 47 Avenue. Police attended and the steer had been corralled into a fenced area.
2:06 p.m. — Report of a disturbance at a 49 Street residence near 50 Avenue. The caller advised two males came into his house with a knife, kicked the screen door in, and threw a pedal bike off the deck. The victim is known to the two males, as well as police. SUI
5:21 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at DYMY Oil Services.
8:34 p.m. — Report of a traffic complaint on 50 Avenue and 50 Street. A black halftone with three white stripes was speeding and ran a stop sign. The licence plate provided by the caller wasn’t a match. Patrols were made, but it wasn’t located at the time.
9:18 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at CIBC.
Saturday, June 2
1:10 a.m. — Report of a noise complaint on 48 Street near 48 Avenue. The caller reported loud music coming from a residence in the area. The caller then called police back, advising the music was shut off, as well as the lights. Police were no longer required.
1:50 a.m. — A traffic stop was conducted on Highway 12, as the vehicle didn’t have a licence-plate light. When the investigator approached the window of the vehicle, a strong odour of fresh marijuana was coming from inside the vehicle. The driver, a 25-yearold male from Bentley, was detained under the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act. The male then handed over a bag of marijuana to the investigator. The male was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance under 30 grams. Court is scheduled for July 12.
2:51 a.m. — Report of a loud barking dog on 48 Street near 47 Avenue. Police attended and observed a large dog barking. The homeowners didn’t answer the door. The report was forwarded to Alberta Animals Services for follow-up.
3:18 a.m. — Report of loud music coming from a townhouse on 40 Avenue. Police attended and the property representative shut off the music prior to answering door. They were co-operative to deal with and were verbally warned about the noise.
3:10 p.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 12 eastbound near Erskine. The vehicle was a tan-coloured SUV that wasn’t maintaining the driving lane and was going into oncoming traffic. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located. A licence plate was obtained. SUI
9:37 p.m. — Report of a 911 open-line hang-up. A male requested an ambulance and then hung up. What appeared to be a male talking and female crying were heard on the line. A GPS determined the location to be near 50 Avenue and 51 Street. The owner of the cellphone was eventually found in an apartment building on 51 Avenue. It was reported that the female had fallen down and the male panicked and called 911. The female didn’t require medical attention at the time.
11:46 p.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 12 westbound by Gadsby. The vehicle was swerving all over the highway, and then would repeatedly tap the brakes. The complainant believed that the vehicle possibly hit the ditch near Gadsby. The vehicle was a dark-blue Pontiac Sunfire, but no licence plate was obtained. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located.
Sunday, June 3
2:22 a.m. — A traffic stop was conducted on Highway 12 with a vehicle that didn’t have a licence plate. The driver of the vehicle had eight outstanding warrants. The male was arrested. The male also refused to provide a roadside sample. Open alcohol was located inside the vehicle. The 22-year-old male faces numerous charges, including failing to provide a breath sample, driving while suspended, possession of a controlled substance, driving a vehicle without registration and driving a motor vehicle without insurance. He was scheduled to appear in Red Deer court Tuesday.
4:01 a.m. — Report of a collision on 57 Street between a truck and a deer. The truck, however, sustained no damage, at all.
9:07 a.m. — Complaint of a break and enter at an oil lease site. Suspect(s) entered the location and took a computer monitor. SUI
9:34 a.m. — Report of a fraud at a local business in Stettler. SUI
1:14 p.m. — A 911 call from the Ramada. It was discovered that a female was trying to dial out of country and dialed in error.
1:34 p.m. — A 911 call was made because a Red Dodge Ram was reported to be swerving all over the road and the vehicle wouldn’t maintain a consistent speed. A licence plate was obtained. SUI
3:15 p.m. — Report of a vehicle that was speeding, tailgating and failing to stop at stop signs. The vehicle was eastbound on 43 Avenue and then sped northbound on 65 Street. The licence plate of the vehicle was obtained. SUI
5:55 p.m. — Complaint of mischief to a vehicle that was parked in the alley between 48 Street and 49 Street. A truck had three tires slashed sometime over the weekend. SUI
8:59 p.m. — A report of vandalism to a business on 50 Avenue. Flowers were torn out from where they were planted and what appeared to be blood was smeared on several windows of the business.
Monday, June 4
4:12 a.m. — Commercial false alarm.
8:56 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision. A female reported that she was backing up her truck in a parking lot and struck the hitch of a parked trailer.
9 a.m. — Report of a theft from William E. Hay Composite High School. A possible suspect has been identified. SUI
9:18 a.m. — A single vehicle collision with a deer was reported on Highway 11.
11:08 a.m. — Report of a hit and run to a vehicle that was parked on 49 Avenue. SUI
1:04 p.m. — A set of keys were turned into the detachment. The keys were found by the front door of the detachment. The keys have a black key fob attached to them.
4:38 p.m. — Report of an assault. It’s alleged a female was assaulted by a male related to her. Charges laid. SUI
SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK – Stettler RCMP detachment