WINTER PERSISTS — A tow crew removes a Chevrolet pickup truck that landed on its roof after the driver lost control on a slippery Highway 12 just east of 70 Street in Stettler during a snowstorm late Monday afternoon. Stettler RCMP reported that the driver wasn’t injured and no charges would be laid.

Break, enter and theft green with envy at Big Valley curling rink

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.

Calls that have 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).

Monday, Feb. 11

5:02 a.m. — Report of a suspicious red cooler dropped off on the front step of a 57 Street residence. When the investigator contacted the complainant, she advised that her father had dropped off the cooler and that it contained meat.

7:46 a.m. — Report of a dead deer in the driving lanes at the Highway 11 and Highway 21 intersection. Carillion highway maintenance was contacted.

10:09 a.m. — Request to check the well-being of a 45-year-old woman residing on Range Road 19-3. The female had left a “goodbye message” via telephone the previous night and hadn’t been heard from since. Investigators attended the home to find the 45-year-old sleeping heavily in the bedroom. It took several attempts to wake the woman, who advised that she took 40 prescription pills, along with four glasses of wine. She was transported to the Stettler hospital for medical treatment. The pill bottles and suicide note were also turned over to police.

2:53 p.m. — Receipt of an anonymous call reporting a man stumbling toward a grey Dodge truck behind the downtown flower shop. A licence plate was provided and the registered owner was on record not to consume alcohol. The truck was located at the owner’s residence, but the owner couldn’t be contacted.

3:28 p.m. — Complaint from a 45-year-old man who gave his landlady signed cheques, and the amounts filled in were higher than authorized. The man reported that the cheques were for rent and utilities, but the owner raised the rent without notifying him. The caller was advised to take the issue to civil court, if he wished. He was also warned about giving people signed blank cheques.

8:07 p.m. — An anonymous call reported a 27-year-old male at a Second Avenue South residence in Big Valley. A patrol was made for the wanted male, but he wasn’t located.

Tuesday, Feb. 12

11:09 a.m. — Request for assistance to check on the well-being of a 70-year-old man at a 58 Street residence. The man was found at his residence in a confused state. He was transported to the hospital.

5:52 p.m. — Complaint of harassing phone calls at a 50A Avenue residence. The 46-year-old male caller advised that he had a no-contact order in place against a 53-year-old woman, but she continues to call him. A warning was issued to the woman.

7:50 p.m. — Complaint of an adult male lying on the picnic table with a 14-year-old female. They were also reported to have been groping each other. Investigators attended and arrested a 20-year-old man from Stettler for sexual interference and sexual assault.

10:21 p.m. — Report of a cleaning crew inside the CIBC and they were advising that a purple light was flashing outside of the bank to indicate the same.

10:34 p.m. — Complaint of a domestic disturbance at a 51 Avenue apartment. A 24-year-old man was reported to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs and was throwing things inside the residence. The man also ripped two phones out of the wall in an attempt to prevent the 17-year-old female complainant from calling for help. When investigators attended, the male had escaped from the apartment. An arrest warrant was obtained and the man was arrested later the next morning, as he jumped from a balcony. He faces one charge of assault and one charge of mischief. Court is scheduled for March 14.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

9:22 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the Erskine curling rink. The cleaning staff had set off the alarm.

10:03 a.m. — Residential false alarm at Buffalo Lake Meadows.

11:09 a.m. — Complaint of a break, enter and theft from the Big Valley curling rink. Perpetrator(s) gained entry to the building by kicking in the north door and then proceeded into the upper lounge area. Several bottles of liquor were stolen. Investigators are looking for a 27-year-old man from Big Valley.

11:45 a.m. — Request to check on the well-being of a 50-year-old woman who resides at a 61 Street home. An investigator attended to find the woman crying. She advised that she had attempted suicide by asphyxiation. The woman was transported to the Stettler hospital for medical treatment. Family and Child Services were contacted to assist with the children.

1:42 p.m. — Report of a traffic hazard one kilometre north of Tervita Road on Highway 56. The female caller advised that snow had built up deeply on the little bridge and she momentarily lost control of her vehicle. Carillion highway maintenance was contacted.

1:51 p.m. — A 911 call requested traffic control eight kilometres south on Highway 56. The caller advised that EMS was on the scene and there were two semi-trucks blocking the highway. One of the truck drivers was suffering from a medical emergency. The highway was later cleared.

5:12 p.m. — Complaint from a 40-year-old woman from southern Ontario that her 17-year-old daughter and her 19-year-old boyfriend had been kicked out of the house they were staying at and now had no place to go. They had attempted to contact Social Services, but were unable to obtain help. The pair was scheduled to wait in front of Apple Drugs, but wasn’t located in the area.

5:16 p.m. — Complaint of a light Pontiac Sunfire in the ditch on Highway 12 near the Erskine overpass. The registered owner was a 17-year-old female from Gadsby. No driver was present and the vehicle wasn’t damaged. Road conditions were icy at the time.

5:26 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 south. The 45-year-old male driver of a 2011 Dodge Ram was from Mayfield, P.E.I.

8:32 p.m. — Complaint of a young male and a female hauling suitcases into the Scotiabank and appearing to set up camp for the evening. An investigator attended to find the 17- and 19-year-olds that were previously reported as homeless. The male advised that they were waiting for an uncle to arrive from Calgary. They were both removed from the bank lobby and dropped off at Tim Hortons to continue their wait.

Thursday, Feb. 14

10:30 a.m. — Complaint from a 28-year-old woman that the box cover on her Chevrolet pickup was damaged outside a 40 Avenue apartment unit.

2:02 p.m. — Complaint of a $149 gas-and-dash at the Esso station. The lone male occupant, operating a white Ford F-250, drove westbound after filling the truck. The licence plate was covered with duct tape and the driver wasn’t known to the station owners. Video surveillance showed the heavier-set driver was wearing track pants with a white stripe, white shoes and a dark hoodie on his head.

6 p.m. — Driving complaint about a Super Bee truck and trailer going eastbound on Highway 12 west. The caller reported that the truck had been swerving on the road for the past 12 kilometres. A patrol located the truck and trailer parked near the Peavey Mart. The 69-year-old driver from Tees was advised of the complaint and it was noted that he didn’t show any signs of impairment. He stated that he drives close to the fog line and he’s noticed that the highway isn’t level, causing the trailers to sway. The driver stated he doesn’t drink and that he was on his way to Hardisty. The complainant was updated.

Friday, Feb. 15

3:39 a.m. — Commercial alarm at the Heartland Youth Centre on 47 Street. An investigator attended and met with a key holder. It was confirmed that a break and enter had occurred through the north-facing Scout doors. Two other doors inside the building were damaged, but it didn’t appear that any property had been stolen. It was noted that a previous break and enter had taken place after a fundraiser. Police were advised that money is no longer left at the facility after hours. SUI

8:41 a.m. — Complaint of a swerving semi-truck near the Erskine bridge on Highway 12 west. The truck was in the oncoming lane before the driver quickly pulled onto the proper side of the roadway. The vehicle wasn’t positively identified.

1:15 p.m. — A 50-year-old man from Stettler reported that a blue minivan was following his vehicle closely and it came very close to causing a collision. The suspect vehicle then cut off the complainant twice, before the driver spun tires and took off. A registered owner from Erskine has been identified. Charges are pending.

8:11 p.m. — A 911 call reported large speakers were broadcasting sounds of animals that seemed to be in pain. The location was identified as a residence on Third Avenue south in Big Valley. Patrols were conducted, but no noise was heard and the male resident wasn’t home. SUI

Saturday, Feb. 16

2:10 a.m. — A 911 call reported an assault and robbery at the Town Pump. Three males punched and kicked a 29-year-old man from Red Deer in the face and stole his wallet and cellphone. The victim received large cuts that required medical treatment. The wallet contained more than $1,000 that was won on VLTs and from playing pool. A 22-year-old man from 49 Street and a 33-year-old man from Emmerson Acres were arrested and charged with assault causing bodily harm. Both males are scheduled to attend Stettler Provincial Court on March 28.

4:07 a.m. — A 911 call reported a domestic assault at a 50 Avenue residence. A 46-year-old man was arrested for punching his 55-year-old common-law wife. The man’s scheduled court date is March 28.

9:30 a.m. — Complaint from a 30-year-old man in rural Stettler that he paid a plumbing company $4,500 to complete a job at a residence on Range Road 21-0, and the company went out of business. The  complainant later reported that he rectified the issue with the contractor and there was no longer a problem.

5:12 p.m. — Complaint of a 20-year-old man renewing contact with a 14-year-old girl. The male was arrested and charged with failing to comply with conditions of his previous release documents. He was advised that should such behaviour continue, police would seek a custody order. The man was released on further conditions.

Sunday, Feb. 17

12:55 a.m. — A 911 hang-up at a 53 Street residence. Investigators attended to find 40-year-old and 38-year-old brothers fighting. Both men were intoxicated and the 40-year-old had thrown a chair at his brother. The injured 38-year-old didn’t wish to provide a statement, because he didn’t want his brother charged. The 40-year-old left the residence for the rest of the night.

2:48 a.m. — A 911 call requested assistance for EMS with an intoxicated 15-year-old male who might have been combative. Investigators attended the hospital to find that the teenager had already been admitted and was co-operative with staff. The teen drank too much at a party.

8:58 a.m. — Report of a parked vehicle being entered overnight. There was no damage to the Chevrolet Impala, but a first-aid kit, a roadside emergency kit and a DS adapter were reported stolen. The car was left unlocked.

12:50 p.m. — Complaint of a break and enter to the Railside Design and Goodsense Health Care businesses on 48 Avenue and 50 Street. A pry bar was used to gain entry and the phone lines were cut in an attempt to disable the alarm systems. SUI

9:32 p.m. — Investigators attended a 51 Avenue apartment after a report of a 31-year-old woman arguing with her 54-year-old mother. Both parties were advised to avoid contact until matters cooled down.

Monday, Feb. 18

12:21 p.m. — Complaint of a semi-truck, with a green stripe, towing a silver trailer, blaring the horn as it drove by Highway 12 at the Erskine Colony. It was the second occurrence that day. It was determined that the truck was from the Gadsby Colony, so Gadsby representatives were contacted.

1:45 p.m. — A 911 call reported an argument between a 21-year-old woman and her 20-year-old boyfriend. Investigators attended the 58 Street Close residence to find a 52-inch TV broken, because the man had thrown an object at it. The TV belonged to both arguing parties and there was no physical violence, so no charges were laid.

5:18 p.m. — A 29-year-old woman from Blackfalds was issued a speeding ticket for driving her Dodge Charger at 136 kilometres in a 70-kilometre zone, through Nevis.

6:39 p.m. — A 24-year-old male from Ingram Close in Red Deer was issued a speeding ticket for driving 170 kilometres in a 100-kilometre zone, near Nevis.


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