Around noon on Saturday, Nov. 19, a car headed westbound was struck by another car headed north at the intersection of Hwy. 56 and 44 Ave in Stettler.
The westbound car was being driven by a Stettler woman in her 60s. Although she stopped at the stop sign at 44 Ave, she unfortunately proceeded before safe, and was struck by the northbound car on Highway 56 driven by a man in his 90s.
No one was seriously injured, and the collision was not attributed to either alcohol, substance abuse or bad weather conditions.
“Charges have been laid,” Stettler RCMP detachment commander Sgt. Phil Penny said.
The charge is “fail to proceed safely after stopping.”
Although no one was injured, both drivers were taken to Stettler hospital for precaution.
Woman arrested in Walmart theftA 32-year-old woman has been arrested in relation to a Sunday, Oct. 2 theft at Walmart.
Janine Stewart was arrested by Blackfalds RCMP on Tuesday, Nov. 1 after tips came in to the RCMP following news coverage of the brazen evening heist.
On Tuesday, Nov. 1 around 9:30 p.m., three women entered Stettler Walmart and stole property valued at roughly $1,200. Two of the three women went “shopping” before taking the property out a fire exit, where it was then put in a four-door grey car which was driven by the third woman. The trio then left in the vehicle.
Stewart is facing a charge each of theft under $5,000 and failure to comply with conditions. The other two women have yet to be identified.
The second woman is described as Caucasian with a heavier-set body, reddish-brown hair that was pulled back, and a pink tie-dyed hoodie. The third woman is also Caucasian, wore all black and had long brown hair.
Stewart will appear in Alberta Provincial Court in Stettler on Jan. 12, 2017 to answer to the charges.
Anyone with information about this or any other crime are asked to phone the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or anonymously phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).