Driver sleeping behind the wheel to appear at Stettler court on Jan. 13

SGT. ROWLAND SCHMIDT / Stettler RCMP

IMPAIRED DRIVING

During the evening of Saturday Dec. 18, the Integrated Alberta Sheriff’s and RCMP Traffic Services were patrolling with detachment officers in Stettler and surrounding area. They set up checkstops to ensure drivers were sober. Motorists are to be commended for their responsible behaviour in that no impaired drivers were detected and no 24-hour license suspensions were issued. Many traffic violations were issued for other traffic infractions.

The previous night at 4:20 a.m., a 19-year-old male from Lousanna was encountered by detachment investigators asleep behind the wheel. After an investigation, he was compelled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Jan. 13, 2011 to enter a plea to a charge of having the care or control of a vehicle while over 80 mg per cent.

CHARGED

On Dec. 14, a 26-year old male from Stettler was arrested following a domestic violence complaint. He was remanded in custody until Dec. 23 when he will appear in Stettler Provincial Court to enter pleas to charges of criminal harassment, sexual assault, forcible confinement and four counts of assault.

THEFT

A vehicle stolen in Barrhead, Alberta was recovered in Stettler on Dec. 14. The vehicle was not damaged but personal property was stolen from it.

On Dec. 15 at 7.35 a.m., a dark-coloured welding truck left the No Frills Gas Bar in Stettler without paying for a small amount of fuel. The next day at 8:50 a.m., the Esso gas station suffered a similar theft. The patron was located shortly after by police shopping nearby and it was determined he had mistakenly left without paying. Charges were not laid.

On Dec. 16, a business in Stettler suffered the theft of money. The culprit distracted the cashier and was able to retrieve and pocket the cash he had used to pay for the purchase. He then walked out and ran across the parking lot to his vehicle and sped off before the theft was established.

The Stettler Airport reported on Dec. 16 that aircraft fuel was stolen. Culprits had cut locks to gain access to the fuel.

On Dec. 18, a farmer in the County of Stettler near Botha reported that an attempted theft of Canola had occurred. Two augers were left behind by the thieves. One auger was found to have been stolen and the owner identified, while the other was not. On Dec. 20, a business located east of Stettler, in the same general area, reported that an auger was stolen from their compound.

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Stettler Citizens on Patrol Association

SCOPA is active with volunteers giving of their time conducting random patrols at all hours of the day or night. They are a valuable resource to the community acting as extra eyes and ears for the police. Why not volunteer with this organization and assist your neighbours. Find out more at stettlercop.org.

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Anyone with information that would assist police in solving these or any other crimes is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and pays cash for information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property.

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