Police check out trail of Stettler panhandlers

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 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, June 10

6:53 p.m. — Complaint of a stolen wallet while shopping in Wal-Mart. The 19-year-old female caller from 43 Avenue was advised to cancel her credit cards. She called back later to advise that her wallet was located and wasn’t stolen.

7:37 p.m. — Complaint of a two-tone, silver and blue Chevrolet truck driving past a 47 Avenue residence five times in the past two hours. The 20-year-old female caller was concerned that the truck occupants were going to tamper with her vehicle.

1 — non-injury motor-vehicle collision on Highway 12 near Gadsby.

1 — complaint of erratic driver.

Tuesday, June 11

10:47 p.m. — Complaint of graffiti spray-painted on signs at the Stettler Agricultural Society grounds on 52 Street.

12:14 p.m. — Abandoned 911 phone call from ATCO Electric on 50 Avenue. The phone number was found to be “not in use.” There was no emergency.

8:28 p.m. — Report of a break and enter to a rural property on Range Road 201. Access was gained to the residence by breaking the window in the front door. It wasn’t determined whether any property was stolen.

9:49 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned GMC pickup on the shoulder of Highway 12 near Halkirk. The truck had extensive front-end damage and the licence plate was removed. The truck was towed from the highway and the 64-year-old male owner from Innisfail was notified.

10:47 p.m. — Complaint of loud music coming from Lot 68 in the Town of Stettler campground. The 53-year-old trailer owner from Rimbey was asked to turn down the music by the caller and he eventually turned off the music. A patrol at 11:05 p.m. confirmed that the music was off.

Wednesday, June 12

7 a.m. — Report that the doors of the two storage sheds outside the curling rink were ripped off. An investigator attended to find that the doors were pried off and were laying on the ground. There was nothing identified as stolen.

3:28 p.m. — Report of a 42-year-old male reporting in at the probation office in an intoxicated state. The man, who resides on 50A Avenue, was on conditions not to consume alcohol. He was arrested and lodged in police cells until sober. He has a July 25 court date.

3:40 p.m. — Complaint of a male and female, wearing yellow jackets, panhandling and asking for money for children in Asia. A patrol was conducted in the No Frills store area and the couple wasn’t located. Such people require a business licence under the town bylaw.

4:51 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 62 Street near the Co-op gas bar. The 77-year-old female driver of a Buick Regal turned left in front of a Chevrolet Lumina. The female stated, “The Lumina came out of nowhere.” She was charged with making a left turn unsafely due to the fact that 62 Street is straight and obstruction-free.

8:13 p.m. — A 911 call reported a male and female inline skating on the runway at the airport. Both parties were located on the runway, while taking pictures. They were issued a violation ticket for trespassing.

Thursday, June 13

1 — call reporting harassing text messages.

10:44 a.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver operating an orange Pontiac Ventura. The caller reported the car turned the corner sharply on 42 Avenue and almost hit two young children. SUI

12:55 p.m. — Report of a lost wallet at the Ag Society midway grounds. The 32-year-old owner from 65 Street contacted the fair staff, who advised that the wallet was dropped off at the post office.

8:08 p.m.— Complaint of property damage and trespassing at the Stettler R/C Bashers Club on 38 Street. Several youths broke into the building and vandalized the grounds. They cut the lock off of the shed, spray-painted obscene symbols on the grounds and smashed the club weedeater. Five youths from Stettler have been charged with mischief to property and break and enter. They are scheduled for court Aug. 13.

Friday, June 14

12:57 a.m. — A 911 call reported a man beating on a woman outside a 50A Avenue residence near 58 Street. There were a total of five people reported to have been involved in an altercation in that area. At one point, a 22-year-old male from 50A Avenue was reported to have been pounding on the hood of a taxi with his fists and doing damage to the cab. The man was arrested for disturbing the peace by being drunk and failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking. Charges of mischief to the taxi are pending. Court is set for July 25.

1 — animal call.

2:21 p.m. — Report of mischief to a Chevrolet Blazer and a Chevrolet pickup at the Stettler Auction Mart. Both vehicles were broken into and attempts were made to start them with a screwdriver. There was damage to both ignition switches and the screwdriver was left onsite.

1 — complaint of harassment via Facebook.

Saturday, June 15

2:59 a.m. — A 911 call reported a group of 20 males leaving the bar and attempting to start a fight. Investigators attended to find only a few people left in the area. There was no fight.

8:47 a.m. — Report of a domestic dispute at a 51 Avenue residence, where a 33-year-old ex-husband was reported to be refusing to leave the premises. Investigators attended to find the man with his bags packed. He was transported to his vehicle, parked at the CanAlta. He was cooperative and there were no charges.

2 — residential false alarms.

1 — report of a two-vehicle collision in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

Sunday, June 16

3:35 a.m. — A 911 report of a possible break and enter in progress at a 53 Street residence. The caller advised that her neighbour was away at work and that earlier in the night, three youths were jumping on a welding truck belonging to her neighbour. Investigators arrived on scene and were advised by the caller that the suspects were running away out the back door of the home. Two females were found leaving the residence and each was carrying beer. Both were intoxicated and were placed under arrest for break and enter. There was a male found inside the residence who provided identification showing that he indeed was the homeowner. The 35-year-old man advised that he had been drinking earlier with the two women. He advised that his friends had been on the welding truck. The women were released and the caller was updated.

1 — commercial false alarm.

1:59 p.m. — Request for assistance to retrieve personal property from a 55 Street residence. There was an argument between common-law partners regarding how to discipline children. There was no physical violence and no charges.

1 — false 911 hang-up call.

8:34 p.m. — A request to check Erskine School as a result of a young male pulling on the door and setting off the alarm. A check of the doors determined that they were locked and there was no sign of forced entry.

Monday, June 17

9:27 a.m. — A 911 call reported a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 12 near Nevis. The air bags of the Ford F-150 were deployed, but the 30-year old driver from Ponoka wasn’t injured.

Stettler RCMP report


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