Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during a one-week period, running from Monday, June 4, to Monday, June 11.
Calls with an 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, June 4
4:12 a.m. — False alarm at Viterra on Range Road 19-3.
9 a.m. — Report of the theft of cafeteria tab lists from the high school. Suspects entered the locked area and stole all cards that contained information about money owing. Mischief to the vending machines was also documented. SUI
1:04 p.m. — A set of keys was found outside the RCMP detachment. The keys are attached to a black key fob.
4:38 p.m. — Report of an assault that occurred at a rural Botha residence. A 49-year-old father was charged with assaulting his 20-year-old daughter. The first court appearance is set for July 26.
10:06 p.m. — Report of a deceased deer in the westbound lane on Highway 12 near Botha. An investigator attended and removed the animal from the road.
Tuesday, June 5
4:27 a.m. — An 89-yearold woman residing on 51st Avenue contacted police to report that she heard rattling outside of her residence. The caller’s mental health continues to be monitored.
5:43 p.m. — Report of possible drug trafficking from a 49th Street apartment. The caller reported there were numerous people coming and going from the residence. Police continue to monitor the location. SUI
Wednesday, June 6
12:12 a.m. — Report of a suspicious vehicle at a 57th Street residence. Investigators attended and determined that all doors were locked, there was no one around, and the lights were off inside the residence.
8:09 a.m. — Request for assistance by EMS at a 46th Street residence. A 20-year-old female from Camrose was assaulted with a beer bottle and sustained a head injury. An 18-year-old Stettler female was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon. Her first court appearance is scheduled for July 26.
8:19 a.m. — Report of a domestic disturbance at a 46th Street residence. The caller could hear loud screaming, yelling and also heard plates and glass breaking. Investigators attended the home of an 18-year-old female and 23-year-old male. One of the parties departed prior to police arrival and it was determined that there was no physical violence. No charges.
12:10 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 853.
2:22 p.m. — Report of a gas and dash at the Fas Gas. An older-model black-coloured truck was reported to have filled with $40 worth of gas and departed the station without paying. A licence plate of the vehicle was obtained. SUI
2:15 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated male outside the Royal Bank, seated in the driver’s seat of a white-coloured Chevrolet pickup. An investigator attended and located a 35-year-old male from Halkirk in the truck with the engine running. There was an odour of liquor coming from his mouth and he was slurring his words. A roadside breath test was conducted that resulted in a 24-hour driving suspension. The driver also had prior court conditions not to consume alcohol and was charged. Lastly, there was open beer in the back seat of the truck and the driver was issued a violation ticket. He’s facing a July 26 court date.
3:14 p.m. — Complaint of a red-coloured Pontiac Sunfire passing on a solid line, speeding and weaving between lanes on Highway 21. The registered owner was contacted and she denied passing on a solid line. The 25-year-old female driver from Medicine Hat did admit to driving to catch up with her boyfriend in another vehicle. A warning was issued.
9:23 p.m. — A complaint of a male and female yelling and screaming at a 46th Street residence. Investigators attended and were advised that the arguing was over moving a couch outside the residence. A warning was issued.
10 a.m. — The accused, 26-year-old Victor Foley Jr. of Big Valley, pleaded guilty to the charges of mischief and failing to comply with a probation order in Red Deer Provincial Court. He received a $150 fine on each count and a term of 37 days incarceration (time served). He also received an 18-month probation order with the conditions, “Not to be found in the village of Big Valley, or found within 30 kilometres of the village of Big Valley.”
10:32 p.m. — Complaint of a barking dog at a 62nd Street residence. The caller reported that the dog barking is constant, but the dog had stopped. The caller was referred to the bylaw officer.
11:14 p.m. — Commercial alarm at Action Plumbing on 44th Avenue. It was noted that a door was blowing in the wind on the west side of the building. Nothing else was suspicious.
Thursday, June 7
7:56 a.m. — Report of a break, enter and theft overnight at CJ Enterprises in Stettler. About 10 spools of wire were stolen after entry was gained from cutting the fence. SUI
2:20 p.m. — Commercial alarm at the Stettler fire hall. The cause of the alarm was maintenance being conducted.
1:49 p.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver operating a white-coloured Dodge Nitro SUV, travelling speeds of 80 to 90 kilometres on 46th Avenue, through the stop sign, then south across train tracks into industrial area. The vehicle wasn’t located.
4:51 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a tanker truck travelling at 130 km/h on Highway 56 north, and previously didn’t stop at the stop sign near the dump. The truck wasn’t intercepted.
6:49 p.m. — A 911 hang-up from a rural residence on Range Road 20-2. It was discovered that emergency numbers were being programmed into a phone. No emergency.
Friday, June 8
12:27 a.m. — Complaint of a 39-year-old female taking a bank card from a 56th Street residence without permission. At 12:35, the female returned to the residence and was intoxicated. The complainant then wanted his girlfriend removed from the home. There was no violence and investigators declined the request.
8:30 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons parking lot. The Stettler driver of a Ford F-150 backed into a 1999 Cadillac. The operator of the truck didn’t drive away and reported the collision as required. Damage to the auto was about $1,600. There were no charges.
2:36 p.m. — Report of a hit and run at the Wal-Mart parking lot. Estimated damage to a 2012 Ford F-250 is $2,800. The suspect vehicle didn’t remain on the scene.
Saturday, June 9
1:57 a.m. — Report of two males fighting in the area of 61st Street and 50th Avenue — and there were about 30 people watching. Investigators attended the area to find a 25-year-old from Forestburg and a 20-year-old from Stettler had stopped fighting. The 25-year-old appeared to have suffered a broken nose and bruised face, but stated that the fight was consensual. The other male fighting had already left the area. No one knew who the other male was. No charges.
8:02 a.m. — False alarm at the Alta Wide Builders Supply. An employee accidentally activated the alarm while opening.
9:02 a.m. — Complaint of vicious dogs running loose one block from the Home Building Centre. One was a chocolate-coloured Lab and it came at the caller with its teeth bared. An investigator made extensive patrols for the dogs, but didn’t locate them. Alberta Animal Services (bylaw) was contacted.
2:45 p.m. — Complaint of a disturbance in progress in the emergency at the Stettler hospital. A 27-yearold male from Millet came in complaining of a racing heart, was trying to leave and was refusing to listen to nurses or the doctor. When investigators arrived, the male was laying on the stretcher and he was cooperative. It was determined that the male drank about 10 bottles of water, no drugs or alcohol, while branding cows. Medical staff believed that might have caused the problems.
5:24 p.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver operating a white-coloured Dodge Nitro on 68th Street. Extensive patrols were conducted and the SUV wasn’t located. The vehicle matched the description of a previous driving complaint.
5:28 p.m. — A commercial false alarm at Endeavor E-Line Services. Police were cancelled prior to attending.
6:05 p.m. — Residential false alarm on 61st Street. Police were cancelled.
7:47 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at CJ Casuals.
11:15 p.m. — Complaint of a disturbance at a 49th Street apartment. The caller reported a five-foot overweight female was knocking on doors trying to get into the building and she was not a resident. The 18-year-old Stettler female was looking for her 23-year-old boyfriend and subsequently caused a domestic disturbance at their 49th Street residence. A 27-year-old male who lives at the apartment in a different unit was arrested for impaired operation of a motor vehicle when he narrowly missed an investigator attending the disturbance complaint. The driver was determined to be more than three times the legal blood alcohol limit.
11:49 p.m. — A 911 hang-up from a 47th Avenue residence. When investigators attended, the doors were locked, the home owner’s vehicle was in the driveway and there was no history for false 911 hangups at the location. The investigators were concerned for the safety of the homeowner and were forced to kick in the door. The 62-year-old owner wasn’t located and the tenant from the basement didn’t know where he was and had not heard from him in a while. The owner was later located in Canmore.
Sunday, June 10
5:09 a.m. — A false alarm at the Boston Pizza. Building was secure and no one was present.
9:20 a.m. — A 911 hang up from a 47th Avenue residence. Records indicated that this was the same location that a previous 911 call was received at 11:49 last night. There is a problem with the phone line.
2:12 p.m. — Complaint of an impaired driver operating a blue-coloured Pontiac Grand Am on 50th Street and the male driver was headed toward a liquor store. This vehicle wasn’t located, but a second vehicle was stopped and the driver was issued a 24-hour driving suspension.
4:49 p.m. — An investigator conducting a patrol also conducted a traffic stop with a white-coloured Dodge truck. A 58-yearold male driver from Peers was issued a 24-hour driving suspension for impaired driving.
8:56 p.m. — Complaint of an impaired driver operating a black-coloured Dodge Power Wagon on Highway 12 near Botha. Information was passed on to Consort and Coronation detachments.
10:46 p.m. — Report of a front wheel falling off a 2002 Honda Odyssey mini van on Highway 12 west of Erskine. There were no injuries.
Monday, June 11
12:03 a.m. — Report a female was sitting on the curb and crying at a 49th Street residence. She said she was locked out of her house. Investigators attended and were advised that the 29-year-old female tenant was drunk and “freaking out” because her dog was lost. The female couldn’t be located and later visited the detachment intoxicated. She was picked up and taken home.
10 a.m. — Request for assistance with a child custody order. The 18-year-old female complainant was provided guidance to deal with her concerns.
12:07 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Pheasantback Golf and Country Club parking lot. The golf club’s Rhino UT rolled down an embankment and struck a parked vehicle.
2:41 p.m. — Residential false alarm at a rural residence near Big Valley.
3:51 p.m. — Complaint of a child left in a vehicle unattended in the Wal-Mart parking lot. A patrol was conducted and the vehicle was gone on police arrival.
4 p.m. — Request for assistance to keep the peace at the Plains Motor Inn. A recently hired electrical worker was reported to have caused mischief to his room and wasn’t answering the door. All issues were dealt with peacefully.