Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.
Calls that have SUI attached are “still under investigation.”
Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Monday, March 18
10:27 a.m. — A 51-year-old male from Erskine reported that he fuelled his vehicle at the Shell station and when he arrived home, his wallet was missing. The wallet was described as “a grey moose skin” and contained credit cards and other personal documents.
4:18 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Township Road 374 and two kilometres south of Highway 21. The 25-year-old female driver from Delburne received no injuries. Damage to her 2012 Jeep Patriot was more than $2,000.
7:50 p.m. — Complaint from a 32-year-old male from 54 Street that a 36-year-old male from Emmerson Acres was calling him “a retard” and spreading rumours about him. The 36-year-old was contacted and he reported that the 32-year-old was also spreading rumours about him. Both subjects were warned to stay away from each other.
— One residential false alarm.
Tuesday, March 19
11:59 a.m. — Complaint from a 29-year-old male living at a 55 Street residence that his computer received a message that it was locked. He’s to make a payment to the RCMP to have the computer unlocked and he’s being watched by camera. The owner was advised to update his anti-virus software, as he uploaded a computer virus. The information was supplied free of charge.
12:47 p.m. — Complaint of theft from a motor vehicle from a 55-year-old male who resides on 7 Avenue in Drumheller. The vehicle owner reported that he parked his semi-truck at the Chinook Pipeline Yard, north on Highway 56. When he returned to his unlocked truck, he noticed that his prescription of Oxycontin was missing from the center console of the cab. The driver did not know of anyone that knew about the prescription and there was nothing else taken from the vehicle. A report to police was required prior to getting a re-fill prescribed.
— Two residential false alarms.
Wednesday, March 20
2:57 p.m. — A 911 open line call from a disconnected cellphone. The phone number was listed as out of service, but the cellphone was still capable of dialing the emergency number. The call was connected through the Stettler cellphone repeater on Tower Road, one kilometre north of Stettler. The investigator was unable to locate the exact location of the source of the call.
3:09 p.m. — A second 911 open line call from the previous cellphone number. Voices could be heard in the background, but there was no way to locate the phone’s owner.
4:42 p.m. — Complaint from a 32-year-old male residing in Mirror that his ex-wife was visiting their two children at the Stettler school when she did not have visitation. The caller was directed to address the issue with the school. Information was recorded.
10:57 p.m. — Report of a stuck Dodge Ram 3500 on Range Road 19-1 between Township Road 372 and 374. The vehicle was blocking traffic due to the drifting snow. A tow truck was called for assistance.
— Two residential false alarms.
Thursday, March 21
1:43 p.m. — A 40-year-old man from Stettler reported that while he was backing his 2007 GMC Sierra down a driveway in Rochon Sands, he had his driver’s door open to ensure that he used the same track and his door hit a pole, hyper-extending the door. Damage was $2,000-plus.
2:47 p.m. — An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from Heartland Hearing, believed to be late Wednesday or overnight. SUI
3:42 p.m. — A suspicious late-model Chevrolet Cavalier reported to be parked on 53 Street and 48 Avenue was gone when investigators arrived.
7:40 p.m. — A 2003 Ford Ranger rolled over on Highway 12 near Botha, as road conditions were very poor at the time. The 50-year-old male driver from Botha was not injured as a result of the collision.
8:12 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a traffic hazard near the intersection of Highway 850 and Township Road 39-2. A blue Mercury Villager was abandoned on the side of the road. The 66-year-old female owner from Red Willow was contacted and confirmed that her van had broken down and would be towed.
— Two commercial false alarms.
Friday, March 22
8:05 a.m. — A 26-year-old female from 50A Avenue reported that while her 2005 Dodge Neon was parked in front of Dillman apartments, another vehicle ran into the bumper. A 32-year-old male from the same area was identified as being the driver of a large blue Chevrolet truck, which was backed into the Neon. Charges are pending. SUI
11:05 a.m. — A wallet was found in the Tim Hortons’ parking lot by a 70-yearold man from Mirror. The owner, a 22-year old man from 66 Street, was notified and the wallet was returned.
12:05 p.m. — An anonymous caller reported that the driver of a black Nissan Altima was driving in Stettler without a driver’s licence. Investigators learned that the registered owner, a male from Red Deer, does in fact have a valid driver’s licence and that there had been no offence.
5:48 p.m. — Domestic abuse was reported. A 25-year-old female advised her landlord by text that her 29-year-old boyfriend had been abusing her. She had left their residence on 53 Avenue and advised that she was heading to the Edmonton area. Details are vague and the matter is still under investigation.
6:45 p.m. — A 21-year-old female from Red Deer rolled her 2003 Jeep Liberty, east of Stettler, on Highway 12. The road conditions were icy at the time and the driver was not injured as a result of the collision.
7:10 p.m. — Complaint from 3 Avenue South in Big Valley that a mother-in-law had moved in and refused to leave the residence when asked. Advice was provided to the young couple that would assist in sending the “mother-in-law” to other accommodations.
Saturday, March 23
12:57 a.m. — A suspicious vehicle, a black GMC truck, was reported stuck in front of the fire hall in Big Valley. SUI
10:16 a.m. — Report of a vehicle fire near Big Valley. The fire was reported to be caused by a wiring problem. SUI
1:24 p.m. — Complaint of a 2010 black Ford F-150 being stolen from a 65A Street residence in Stettler. Investigation determined that the owner’s 15-year-old son had taken the truck without consent. The 40-year-old mother of the teenager would not provide a statement, as she did not want her son to get in trouble. Charges are pending.
4:30 p.m. — A 36-year-old female resident of 4 Street in Gadsby called to advise that her 77-year-old neighbour had pushed snow onto her property. There was concern that the septic field might be damaged due to snowplow traffic. The caller is requesting trespassing charges.
10:59 p.m. — Report of an insecure residence in the 4500 block of 50 Avenue. Investigators attended the residence and found it to be opened. The owner was contacted.
Sunday, March 24
6:04 p.m. — An 18-year-old female and an 18-year-old male from Donalda severed their relationship, but were not able to determine who should leave the relationship with the engagement ring. The couple was advised that the police wouldn’t make that decision. The male was encouraged to make the right decision regarding threats that he had made about stealing the female’s dog if he doesn’t get the ring back. SUI
9:27 p.m. — A bronze, 1983, GMC truck was stopped for having no mud flaps. The 31-year-old male driver from rural Big Valley and the 22-year-old male passenger from 51 Avenue Stettler, were both arrested for possession of marihuana. SUI
— STETTLER RCMP REPORT