SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK
Stettler RCMP detachment
Below is a summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period. Stettler police received more than 80 calls from Saturday, Sept. 28, through Thursday, Oct. 3.
Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Saturday, Sept. 28
12:20 p.m. — A hit-and-run collision was reported in the A&W parking lot.
12:57 p.m. — A 2010 Ford Edge was reported to have pulled out to pass a semi when it was not safe, forcing the oncoming vehicle to take evasive action and hit the ditch. The Elk Point driver of the Ford, an elderly man who admitted to being on new medication, might face charges under the Traffic Safety Act.
2:34 p.m. — A local hardware store reported a customer might have paid with a counterfeit $5 bill. After close inspection, RCMP determined the bill was legal.
3:34 p.m. — Willow Creek Lodge reported a 65-year-old man from Emmerson Acres threatened the staff. The man ended up leaving before police arrived.
5:08 p.m. — Police were called to a Stettler residence for a disturbance. Police determined the couple had consumed a significant amount of liquor and had a verbal dispute. A 50-year-old woman was lodged in cells for the night and released the next morning without charges.
11:18 p.m. — A resident on 48 Street and 49 Avenue was startled when the front door to her residence was allegedly kicked in. The culprit/s weren’t located.
11:50 p.m. — Investigators stopped a Chevrolet Cavalier on 53 Street. The driver was unable to produce valid registration and insurance. The car was towed and the 16-yearold male driver was charged.
Sunday, Sept. 29
2:16 a.m. — Police were called to the Town Pump for a fight between two women.
8:51 a.m. — An investigation began into an overnight break and enter at St. George’s Anglican Church. Forensic evidence was located on a TV that the culprit tried to take.
9:09 a.m. — A 48-year-old woman from Drumheller is alleged to have harassing phone calls to a 39-year-old Erskine woman, who had loaned money to the Drumheller female.
7:56 p.m. — The mother of a 20-year-old resident of a 49 Street apartment called with concerns about comments her daughter had made on Facebook. Investigators determined the woman and her 21-year-old boyfriend had a verbal dispute, but that the situation had turned calm.
8:32 p.m. — Investigators were called to the Stettler Motel to check patrons who were having a verbal argument. Alcohol was deemed a major factor. A 21-year-old Ontario woman was arrested and lodged in cells for the night. The other occupants were advised they were being evicted in the morning.
9:31 p.m. — A 33-year-old man was concerned that he hadn’t spoken with his ex-wife, who has addiction issues. Police determined the 28-yearold woman was at her friend’s house and was fine.
Monday, Sept. 30
5:21 a.m. — Police were called to 50 Avenue, where a 44-year-old woman advised that she had been watching suspicious people all night, hiding and talking in the bushes. It was determined that the woman was suffering from mental-health issues. She was taken to hospital.
8:11 a.m. — A burning 2005 Ford F-350 was located on Range Road 21-1 and Township Road 36-0, near Big Valley. The truck had been stolen from Red Deer overnight. It had a new toolbox full of tools and was parked in front of the owner’s residence.
8:27 a.m. — Culprits entered a construction site on 62 Street. Among items stolen were a construction heater and a significant amount of copper wire.
11:58 a.m. — Investigators were called to the four-way stop at 47 Avenue and 51 Street, where the 80-year-old driver of a Chevrolet van failed to yield to a Dodge Dakota and caused a collision. No injuries were reported. The driver of the van from Erskine was charged under the Traffic Safety Act.
5:45 p.m. — A 46-year-old resident of Emmerson Acres was worried about his roommate. An investigation revealed that the 39-year-old male roommate had decided to change his living arrangements and didn’t want to speak with his former roommate.
10:28 p.m. — An unknown male entered the Fas Gas, demanding lottery tickets, cigarettes and cash. The male, wearing a grey hoodie, blue jeans, sandals and socks, with his face covered with a red bandana, had a knife and left the business on foot. The investigation is ongoing.
Tuesday, Oct. 1
12:46 p.m. — The driver of an orange Dodge Dart was reported by witnesses to have passed several vehicles in the school zone on Highway 12, near Christ-King school. The vehicle was located and it was determined that a 24-year-old man from Stettler was driving his girlfriend’s car. The man was charged with two offences under the Traffic Safety Act.
2:06 p.m. — A 46-year-old woman from 64A Street, the owner of a 2010 Nissan Pathfinder, called to report that her SUV might have been keyed.
4:01 p.m. — A 44-year-old Stettler woman called asking for assistance in getting belongings back from her 42-year-old boyfriend. The woman was intoxicated when investigators arrived. She was arrested, and while lodged in cells attempted to assault police officers. She faces multiple Criminal Code charges.
Wednesday, Oct. 2
8:35 a.m. — Stettler fire department, EMS and RCMP responded to a mock-disaster exercise at a Natural Gas transfer site south of Botha. Trans Canada Pipelines spearheaded the training opportunity, during which several agencies put their efforts together to stop a mock sour-gas leak. The experience proved to be an excellent learning exercise, with all agencies working together.
10:47 a.m. — The mother of a 13-year-old girl from Big Valley called to advise her daughter had been talking with an unknown male on Facebook. The male was asking the teenaged girl to send inappropriate photos of herself via Facebook. No photos were sent police are trying to track the male.
11:04 a.m. — Stettler EMS and RCMP were called to a 57 Street residence, where a female was found on the front street in distress and asking for police. Her 58-year-old husband had fallen off a ladder while painting inside his residence. EMS transported the man to the Stettler hospital.
11:51 a.m. — A 59-year-old man met with his probation officer, as scheduled, but it was determined that the Mirror man had liquor on his breath — a breach of his probation conditions. The man was arrested and charged with failing to comply with those conditions.
6:02 p.m. — A 20-year-old Big Valley man was driving westbound on Highway 590 when a 2012 Dodge Ram passed the man and then stopped suddenly on the highway, almost causing a collision. The truck belonged to an oilfield service company from Innisfail. Charges are pending.
6:31 p.m. — A 67-year-old woman from 48 Street received a call from an unknown male wanting to obtain her credit-card information. The female didn’t provide the information.
6:52 p.m. — The 27-year-old resident of an apartment building on 40 Avenue reported that he heard someone fire a shot from the balcony on the other side of the building. It wasn’t determined where the noise came from.
Thursday, Oct. 3
9:42 a.m. — After a report of an unwanted female at a 61 Street apartment, police arrested a 37-year-old woman and charged her with common assault. She was placed on no-contact conditions and is scheduled for court on Nov. 28.
12:19 p.m. — Police received a complaint of an erratic driver operating a Chevrolet Lumina headed downtown. The vehicle and driver were identified and a letter was forwarded to the provincial driver fitness office. The registered owner of the Lumina is 91.
12:47 p.m. — Report of a possible break and enter at the Erskine post office. The front door had been left unlocked, but the rest of the building was secure.
3:40 p.m. — Complaint of speeding vehicles on Highway 835. The posted speed limit is 80 km/h.
4:09 p.m. — Complaint of harassing phone calls from a 30-year-old ex-husband wanting to get court documents in order for his children. The caller was directed to apply through the courts for a restraining order.
10:54 p.m. — A 911 hang-up call came from a Botha residence. Police showed up and found a 27-year-old man not co-operative and sporting a black eye. A 38-year-old Calgary woman admitted to punching the man. She was arrested for assault. She also had an outstanding arrest warrant from Calgary.
— Stettler RCMP report