Busy week for Stettler RCMP detachment

  • May. 18, 2011 10:00 a.m.

CPL. TERRY BEST/Stettler RCMP

Police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 12 and 44 Avenue just before 1 p.m. on May 10. It is believed a 1997 Chrysler Intrepid driven by a 55-year-old male from Stettler turned into the path of a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer driven by a 45-year-old female from Blackfalds. No injuries were reported.

Later in the same afternoon, police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 12 and 67 Street. It is believed the 16-year-old driver of a 2008 Chevrolet Impala from the Big Valley area was westbound on Highway 12 when he turned onto 67 Street into the path of an east bound 2006 Pontiac GT driven by an 18-year-old female from Red Deer. Both vehicles were heavily damaged as a result of the collision. No injuries were reported.

On May 10, a vehicle was damaged at the Linda Hall. Damage was to the driver’s door area. Damage was minimal. Police are investigating.

Also on May 10, a resident from the Rochon Sands area reported his 1995 Chevrolet pickup truck stolen. The vehicle was subsequently recovered in the Lacombe area.

On May 11, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a collision at the intersection of 57 Street and 50A Avenue resulted in damage to both vehicles involved in the collision. Police determined a 1997 GMC pickup was northbound on 57 Street behind a 1993 Toyota pickup and ran into the back of the Toyota. Both vehicles were damaged and no one suffered any injuries.

Sometime overnight on May 11 or in the early morning hours of May 12, unknown culprits cut the locks on the fenced gate of the ATCO Electric substation near Gadsby and made off with a 20 foot Bluesky car hauler trailer, a 2001 Honda quad and a 2009 Kawasaki 750 side by side quad. The theft was discovered when employees arrived for work in the morning. The trailer is described as having white 16-inch tires on white rims and chrome wheel covers. The Honda is yellow in colour bearing Alberta License TD697 while the Kawasaki is red with Alberta license ACD93. The value of the loss is estimated in the $30,000 range. Police are investigating.

On May 12, a resident from Big Valley reported an attempted break and entry to his residence. The victim reported the front door jamb damaged. It isn’t believed entry was gained to the house and nothing was taken.

Between May 12 and May 13, a seed drill was reported stolen from a site near Erskine. The Brillion seed drill is estimated to be worth $10,000.00. The investigation is ongoing.

On May 13, an Erskine resident reported youths shooting an airsoft gun towards his property. No damage was reported; however, those responsible could be liable for damages, if they were to occur. In addition a charge of mischief under the criminal code could be laid. The youths were cautioned about using an airsoft gun near residential areas.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., police responded to a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 59 Street at 40 Avenue. It is believed a black 1984 GMC truck driven by a 25-year-old Stettler male crossed 59th Street from 40th Avenue into the path of a 2006 Honda Civic driven by a 22-year-old female from Edmonton. No one was seriously injured. The driver of the GMC is facing charges of failing to proceed in safety after stopping at a stop sign and not wearing a seat belt.

On May 15, a number of items were stolen from a vehicle parked in front of a residence in Erskine. Taken were an Easton black backpack style ball bag, a baseball bat, a brown Mizuno glove, Nike ball cleats and two rings.

On May 16, two other vehicles were reported entered in Erskine and money comprised the loot.

On May 16, a resident on the South end of Stettler reported his canoe on a utility trailer was stolen from his yard. The canoe is 14-feet-long, green with a gold trim on top. There are no suspects. Police are investigating.

On May 16, a Botha resident reported stereo equipment stolen from his vehicle in Botha where it was parked in front of his house. The items stolen included a Kenwood CD player, Phoenix gold subs, Sony CD player and a Rockford Fosgate amp.

Also in Botha over this time period, a white 1996 Dodge extended cab truck was taken from a driveway at a residence in Botha. The truck has red striping on the side and bears Alberta license KTR883. The investigation is ongoing.

On May 16 culprits cut wires at a telephone pole in the downtown area.

During this time period police also investigated four collisions, four false alarms, several driving complaints and family disputes.

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