SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK
Stettler RCMP detachment
Here is a summary of most calls for service by Stettler RCMP over a one week period that ran from Oct. 3 to 9.
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, Oct. 31
1: 34 a.m. — Investigator responded to a report of a break and enter at the Stettler Trap Club building. Suspects broke through the west-facing wall to gain entry. SUI
11:47 a.m. — Complaint received about a small grey-coloured car passing unsafely on Highway 12 westbound and nearly causing a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle. Licence-plate number was obtained for investigator followup.
8:36 p.m. — While conducting a checkstop, a Central Alberta Traffic Services member detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside a vehicle. The driver was issued a 24-hour suspension, the vehicle was towed and the driver couldn’t produce an insurance certificate or a driver’s licence.
8:41 p.m. — A suspicious phone call was reported about an audit company calling a 49 Street residence to confirm old age security information. The company was determined to be verifying low-rent agreements.
Tuesday, Oct. 4
11:27 a.m. — A complaint of an impaired driver on Highway 12 was reported. An investigator located the 2005 Dodge pickup and arrested the driver for impaired operation of a motor vehicle.
12:43 p.m. — Received a false residential panic alarm that was determined to be activated inadvertently.
12:53 p.m. — A complaint was received about a truck with loud mufflers heading toward the school. It was also reported that there were several young males riding inside the cab.
1 p.m. — Investigators responded to a domestic dispute on 68 Street. There was no violence, other than a verbal argument. The female agreed to go to a hotel.
3:55 p.m. — Complaint of a stolen weed whacker was made by highway workers. The Ledcor employee’s Shindaiwa trimmer ran out of gas by the one-kilometre sign to Erskine on Highway 12. By the time the worker walked to his truck for gas and returned to the area, the trimmer was gone. SUI
7:55 p.m. — Members responded to a 911 complaint of a domestic assault at a 51 Avenue residence. A 28-year-old female was arrested and charged with assault and mischief to property.
9:33 p.m. — A 911 report of two intoxicated males at a drive-thru window driving a pickup truck. The vehicle was not immediately located. The registered owner was contacted.
11:49 p.m. — A 911 call was received reporting a domestic assault in progress. The suspect hit the complainant with a pillow during an argument. Investigators determined that there was no criminal assault. The male suspect agreed to leave the residence for the night.
Wednesday, Oct. 5
12:52 p.m. — Collision with a deer on Highway 56 and Big Valley was reported. The driver stated that the weather conditions were foggy at the time of the collision.
1:13 p.m. — A Spruce Drive resident reported that his house was shot up with yellow paint-balls. SUI
2:59 p.m. — Report a collision with a deer on Township Road 36-4.
6:10 p.m. — Report of four calves walking in the ditch three miles west of Erskine. The closest farmer was contacted and assisted with getting the cows back to their pasture. The owner was to be contacted by the farmer.
6:12 p.m. — A 44 Avenue resident reported that a cellphone was activated at West Edmonton Mall using his driver’s licence without his permission. The complaint was forwarded to Edmonton City Police.
Thursday, Oct. 6
9:17 a.m. — Break, enter and theft was reported at the Day Spa in Big Valley. Entry to the business was gained through the front door. SUI
9:36 a.m. — Report of a collision with a deer, 20 kilometres north on Highway 56. Damage sticker was issued.
10:25 a.m. — Break, enter and theft was reported at the Big Valley Legion. Entry was gained through the side door of the building. Initial estimate of damage to the facility is $400.
2:33 p.m. — False alarm responded to at an Erskine residence. The alarm was set off by contractors.
6:11 p.m. — Report of a stolen licence plate from a grey Nissan Altima was noted by the owner after leaving the grocery store. The licence plate was replaced with a stolen licence plate from a vehicle in Calgary. SUI
Friday, Oct. 7
7:51 a.m. — Report of a break-in to a Harvest Energy truck on 51 Street. The vehicle was then backed into a rear fencepost and the keys were locked inside the truck. SUI
11:43 a.m. — Report of an erratic driver swerving all over the lanes on 51 Street. The grey van was not located.
3:20 p.m. — 911 complaint of a dark grey Ford truck driving 160 kilometres and weaving in and out of traffic. The driver of the Ford also threw garbage out the window and smashed the caller’s windshield. A licence plate was obtained. SUI
4:44 p.m. — Report of squatters who set up a tent on rented land eight miles from Stettler. Investigators attended and located a tent, barbecue, latrine and garbage around the tent. SUI
Saturday, Oct. 8
6:11 a.m. — EMS was dispatched to Stettler detachment to assist female with stomach pains.
8:27 a.m. — Report of an abandoned vehicle on Township Road 41-0. Investigator attended and observed front-end damage to the grey-coloured car. The owner was contacted to move the vehicle.
9:53 p.m. — 911 hang-up from a Byemoor oilsite. Member attended and found no one in attendance and nothing suspicious.
Sunday, Oct. 9
12:09 p.m. — Request for police assistance at a Gadsby residence to keep the peace during a landlord tenant home inspection.
2:27 p.m. — Report of a lost purse while shopping at No Frills. Store video revealed that the shopper put down her purse and a male and blond female were observed walking out the store with the handbag. SUI
4:17 p.m. — Members attended the Gadsby residence after it was reported that an argument broke out between the tenant and the landlord. SUI
4:25 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at 51 Street business. The cleaner was on site upon police arrival.
6:07 p.m. — 911 hangup from a rural property near Stettler. Phone owner made mistake when dialing 011 to call the Philippines.