Canadian flags stolen from Stettler rodeo grounds trailer

This week’s RCMP report includes most calls for Stettler RCMP service from Monday, Aug. 20, through Monday, Aug. 27.

This week’s RCMP report includes most calls for Stettler RCMP service from Monday, Aug. 20, through Monday, Aug. 27.

Calls with the SUI designation 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, Aug. 20

2:14 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons parking lot. The vehicle had backed into a cement pillar.

6:29 p.m. — A 911 call reported a small, brown-coloured dog on the loose in West Stettler Park. The caller was concerned that the dog might run into traffic. An investigator attended the location and a peace officer with Alberta Animal Services was contacted to deal with the animal.

7:41 p.m. — A 911 reported a possible impaired driver on Highway 12. An investigator located the suspect vehicle, a blue-coloured Dodge Journey, and spoke with the driver. The 43-year-old man from Stettler showed no signs of impairment. He stated that he could have swerved a bit and could have paid better attention to the road. No charges.

Tuesday, Aug. 21

6:36 a.m. — Complaint of a small, blue-coloured Volkswagen sedan, with a Manitoba licence plate, passing on a solid yellow line on Highway 56 north. Patrols for the vehicle were negative and the licence-plate number wasn’t a match.

9:39 a.m. — Complaint of mischief to a GMC pickup truck parked overnight at a residence on 58 Street. The owner had left the vehicle unlocked and the centre console that contains the garage door remote was left open. There was no entry to the garage and nothing was reported stolen.

3:25 p.m. — Complaint of theft from the “Ladies of the Heartland drill team” storage unit, which is located on the west side of the Stettler rodeo grounds. The lock was pried off of the door and four Canadian flags on poles were stolen. Those same flags were carried during the Stettler Steel Wheel Stampede parade. A reward is offered for the return of the items.

6:51 p.m. — A 911 call reported a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 12 and 67 Street. An investigator attended the location and the vehicles were already moved off of the road. It was determined that a 22-yearold male driver from Orangeville, Ont., was driving his Chevrolet pickup truck westbound on Highway 12 and attempted to make a left turn. An 82-yearold male driver from rural Red Deer was driving eastbound in his Ford F-150 and he collided with the turning vehicle. There were no injuries and both vehicles were driveable. The Ontario driver was issued a violation ticket for turning left unsafely.

7:49 p.m. — An animal call from 58 Street reported that two dogs have been in a backyard for two days. No one was home, and one of the dogs dug a hole under the fence and moved to the other side. The other dog was reported to be going “crazy.” Animal Services was contacted to follow-up with the caller.

8:33 p.m. — Complaint of a 30-yearold man threatening suicide and damaging property in his 40th Avenue residence. He was reported to have left the residence in a pickup truck and the caller was concerned for his safety.  An investigator located the male subject in his vehicle parked in West Stettler Park. The male was co-operative and was transported to the Stettler hospital.

Wednesday, Aug. 22

1:11 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the UFA. The cause of the alarm was determined to be the rain and hailstorm.

8:03 a.m. — Report of an abandoned Toyota Avalon blocking the exit to the Wal-Mart loading dock. The front and back driver’s-side tires were flat, all the doors were locked and no damage to the inside of the vehicle could be seen. The vehicle wasn’t marked as stolen on police records and the investigator was unable to contact the registered owner in Erskine. A search of complaints to police showed the 17-year-old son of the owner called police last evening and said he hit a curb last night. He further advised that he parked the car at Wal-Mart until he could get it fixed.

1:58 p.m. — A Good Samaritan turned in a health card that was found in the grass of his backyard on 62 Street. The card was returned to a 22-year-old man from 40 Avenue.

2:06 p.m. — Parking complaint of a white-coloured Ford Mustang blocking the back door of Subway for about an hour. The caller requested it be moved, as employees were unable to exit out the back door. An investigator found the car locked, with a purse in the open and keys in the ignition. The 18-year-old female owner from the County of Paintearth was contacted and she said she went to Dairy Queen with a friend. The female said the car wasn’t locked, and she leaves her keys in the ignition. On returning to Subway, the female realized that her keys were locked in the car. The owner was warned about her parking.

2:14 p.m. — Report of a driving complaint where a truck almost struck a pedestrian and another vehicle while going through a red light at the intersection of 50 Avenue and 50 Street. The truck was described as red GMC Sierra, with Elnora Motors on the tailgate. A licence plate was obtained. SUI

2:17 p.m. — Report of an unlicenced female driver operating a Pontiac Grand Prix in Erskine. The vehicle wasn’t located.

2:32 p.m. — Complaint of a male going through a dumpster at a condo on 61 Street. The caller reported that two men have been going to the dumpster every day, tearing open the bags and making a mess. The caller approached one of them and he said he would be back daily. He swore at the caller and threw things. The man was described as six-feet tall, with short grey hair, no shirt, tattoos, sunglasses and earphones, and riding a bicycle. Investigators made patrols, but the person wasn’t located. The caller requested charges, but she was informed that after garbage is thrown away, anyone can take it. The caller was instructed to call the police when the man returns.

11:04 p.m. — A 911 call reported a loud party on 62 Street, with 10 to 20 people at the location. Investigators attended an instructed the partygoers to go inside the residence. Due to the number of people in attendance, investigators shut down the party and ordered everyone to go home.

Thursday, Aug. 23

3:17 a.m. — Report of a break and enter at the Alberta Prairie train station. A security guard advised that he had found the east door of the storage building pried open. An inventory was taken and it was determined that a can full of change was stolen. It was the fifth break during this past year. SUI

7:19 p.m. — An abandoned 911 call came from a Poplar Close residence in Erskine. An investigator called the number several times and it went straight to voice mail. It was determined there was no emergency.

10:44 p.m. — A 911 call reported three males lighting off roman candles at each other at the Canalta Hotel. Investigators made patrols for the males, with negative results. It was noted that there didn’t appear to be any damage to the park or surrounding buildings.

11:11 p.m. — A 911 call reported a horse on Highway 590, 10 kilometres west of Big Valley. The caller stated that she almost hit a grey-coloured horse. Investigators attended, but the horse wasn’t located.

11:15 p.m. — Report of a suspicious male in his 50s wearing a black hoodie and a jean coat. The caller advised that the man had gone through his yard on 50 Street and 40 Avenue. When the caller went to talk to the man, he was found hiding in the graveyard. The complainant advised that the male had stated that his name was “Ken,” and he was going for a walk. The man was thought to be intoxicated. Investigators patrolled the area, but were unable to find the male in question.

Friday, Aug. 24

1:54 p.m. — A 911 hang-up call from a 47 Avenue business.

11:02 a.m. — A false 911 call was received from a residence on 50 Avenue.

11:35 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 835, about two miles south of Highway 601.

12:15 p.m. — Report of a theft of a cellphone from the coffee room at Stettler Oil and Gas.

2:41 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in front of the TD Bank. A 56-year-old female driver from Stettler backed her Chevrolet Cobalt into a Ford Fusion that was waiting at the lights. The female driver was issued a violation ticket.

2:54 p.m. — Complaint that a black-coloured older Chevy S10 was “all over the road” on Highway 56 from the Auction Mart, and then turned east on Highway 601. A licence plate was obtained. SUI

5:56 p.m. — Complaint of theft of a bicycle from a 53 Street residence. The bike was damaged and a suspect was identified. SUI

10:18 p.m. — A 911 call reported a break-and-enter at a 51 Avenue residence. The 89-year-old female caller stated that she could hear noises in the basement on the east side, as someone tried to open a window. The caller identified a 25-year-old man. Investigators attended the residence and spoke with the caller, who was suffering from dementia.

11:35 p.m. — Complaint of a Ford Explorer blocking a driveway on 50A Avenue. The 26-year-old female owner from Calgary was identified and was contacted to move her SUV.

Saturday, Aug. 25

9:56 a.m. — Report of an abandoned bicycle along 51 Avenue. The bicycle appears to be in good shape and is being held at the Stettler detachment.

1:57 p.m. — Complaint of an impaired driver that was eastbound on Range Road 21-3. The truck was described as a black-and-silver Chevrolet pickup truck. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located.

3:18 p.m. — A 911 call reported a cow appeared to be stuck in a slough along Highway 56 and Highway 589. Patrols were made and four cows were seen in the area, but none of them appeared to be stuck.

4:57 p.m. — Report of mischief that three young males in a silver car were throwing eggs at vehicles. The vehicle was located. It was discovered that there were four males in the vehicle, and two of them were arrested. Alcohol and drugs were located. A 19-year-old male from Donalda was charged with possession of a controlled substance and is set to appear in Stettler court on Oct. 25. A 21-year-old male from Donalda was charged with transporting liquor in an open container.

5:18 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 50 Avenue in front of Stettler Pizza. No injuries. SUI

5:20 p.m. — Report of an impaired 17-year-old male driving around Stettler. Patrols were made, but the vehicle wasn’t located.

9:21 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious person was received. It was reported that males in a large camper RV parked by the ball diamond asked two young girls to come into the camper. RCMP attended the location and it was discovered that a 13-year-old boy asked the girls to come into the RV. The girls got scared and notified their parents. No assault was committed.

10:05 p.m. — Report of possible gunshots in Big Valley. It was confirmed that the noises were actually fireworks being set off.

Sunday, Aug. 26

1:49 a.m. — While conducting patrols, investigators located a male passed out along 50 Avenue and 54 Street. The male was extremely intoxicated. The male was arrested for public intoxication.

3:12 p.m. — A 911 call reported a Dodge Dakota passing and swerving all over Highway 12. The vehicle was eastbound. The vehicle was located. The driver admitted to speeding and that he was trying to make it to the hospital to visit his grandmother. The male driver was issued a warning about his driving.

9:09 p.m. — Report of a deer collision on Highway 835. No injuries reported.

Monday, Aug. 27

6:20 a.m. — Report received of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 12.

9:12 a.m. — False alarm at a business located on 50 Avenue.

11:31 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 50 Avenue in front of the post office. A van was westbound on 50 Avenue and an SUV pulled out of a parking spot and struck the van in the passenger –side rear door. No injuries were reported. The driver of the SUV was charged.

12:22 p.m. — A valuable ring was found on 60 Street and turned into the detachment. The owner is asked to visit the Stettler RCMP detachment to identify the ring and claim it.