Five vehicles ‘entered’ during overnight spree

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.

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).

Tuesday, April 2

8:33 a.m. — Investigators were called to 3 Avenue south in Big Valley to resolve a neighbourhood dispute. It was determined that a 20-year-old man might have been intentionally disturbing a dog by playing loud music, causing the dog to bark more than usual. Both parties were spoken to and encouraged to work the matter out as adults and not involve the police.

4:55 p.m. — A 32-year-old man from 54 Street reported his Ski-doo ramp was stolen from his truck, while he was in Revelstoke, B.C. The truck was parked at “the Pass,” where it received a broken tailgate handle and dent to the back of the vehicle. The theft and damage occurred March 30.

12:50 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Range Road 20-4, south of Highway 12.

3:50 p.m. — A 55-year-old woman from Stettler reported that her bank card might have been skimmed, possibly in Edmonton. The female was not able to provide many details and has not co-operated with the investigator.

10:12 p.m. — While en route from Big Valley to Stettler, a 34-year-old woman from Big Valley required transport to hospital by ambulance. The female was forced to leave her van on the side of the highway. Investigators contacted AMA at the female’s request to have the van towed to the hospital.

— One commercial false alarm.

Wednesday, April 3

12:53 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Township Road 37-0, three miles west of Highway 56.

2:36 p.m. — A 911 call was received from a 51 Street business. Investigators attended and found that everything was OK and no one was able to explain why 911 had been called or by whom.

2:51 p.m. — A 63-year-old woman from Stettler reported that her vehicle had been damaged in the last week, but she didn’t know where or when specifically. The damage was noticed when the vehicle was in for servicing, and she said it could have occurred in Calgary, Airdrie, Red Deer or Stettler.

2:57 p.m. — A 911 hang-up call came from the lottery building in Stettler. Investigators attended and found that no one on site could explain why 911 was called. The call was determined to be a system malfunction.

5:57 p.m. — A 41-year-old female employer from 38 Street had “an issue” with a 21-year-old ex-employee. Words were exchanged as the male from Nova Scotia had two other males with him who the woman said became belligerent. Prior to police arrival, the issue was resolved. There was no violence or threats, and all parties went on their way.

8:48 p.m.— A 47-year-old female living in the Stettler trailer park called to advise that there were two people in her home. She was scared of them and wanted them to leave. Investigators attended and found that there were no other persons in the residence. The female might be suffering from mental issues.

9:42 p.m. — On Highway 12 and 52 Street, a Dodge pickup was stopped for having tinted windows. The 25-year-old male who had just moved to Stettler was found to be driving his truck without registration. The driver was issued a violation ticket for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. The truck was also towed.

Thursday, April 4

1:58 a.m. — Investigators were called to a fight in progress at the Town Pump. When police arrived on the scene, all parties had departed and it’s not known who was involved.

8:22 a.m. to 11:51 a.m. — Five vehicles were reported to have been entered sometime overnight from 49 Avenue to 55 Avenue and 60 Street to 52 Street in Stettler. All vehicles that had been entered were left unlocked, leaving easy access for the culprit(s). Petty cash and small electronics were the main focus. It’s a reminder to all residents to ensure that they lock their vehicles when unattended to prevent theft. SUI

1:08 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Township Road 41-0, just west of Highway 850.

5:10 p.m. — A 30-year-old female from Emmerson Acres called to report that her 33-year-old ex-husband was outside her residence to pick up their child. He had been asked to depart the residence, but was being persistent and would not leave. There was no violence, but it appeared that the situation was escalating. Investigators attended and asked the ex-husband to leave. Victim Services and investigators are now looking at plans to ensure the safety of the parents and their kids. SUI

5:23 p.m. — A 44-year-old female from 57 Street and 40 Avenue advised that there had been an argument between her 68-year-old mother and her mother’s 57-year-old brother. Investigators learned that the female caller has a learning disability and didn’t fully understand the use of 911. There was no need for police involvement.

5:30 p.m. — A 57-year-old male from Blackie turned in a cellphone that he found on Highway 56. Just as the phone was located on the highway, the owner from Stony Plain called the phone. Arrangements were then made to drop off the phone at the Stettler detachment.

6:04 p.m. — On Highway 56 just south of Stettler, a blue Dodge truck was observed pulling onto the highway without stopping. The complainant, an off-duty RCMP officer from Drumheller, reported that the truck pulled onto the highway when his vehicle was within less than 100 metres. The Dodge was located in the parking lot of the Ramada hotel and the owner was located. A 42-year-old man from Mississauga, Ont., has been charged with failing to stop for a stop sign.

11:46 p.m. — Police were called to the Stettler trailer park as a suspicious person had been observed outside a resident’s trailer. Investigators arrived on the scene and learned that there hadn’t been anyone there, at all, and found that the 47-year-old female has made such calls in the past.

Friday, April 5

6:58 a.m. — Complaint of an overnight theft of taillights from a 2012 Dodge Ram truck. The company vehicle was parked outside a 54 Street residence. The value of the theft is estimated at more than $500. SUI

8:34 a.m. — Complaint of a traffic hazard on Highway 56, four kilometres south of Stettler. A construction crew was moving heavy equipment across the highway and the complainant had to slam on her brakes when she came upon a single flagman suddenly. There was fog at the time of the incident and there were no early warning signs posted. The equipment and work crew were gone from the area when an investigator showed up.

9:43 a.m. — Complaint of a hay bale on Highway 835, a half-mile north of Township Road 372. The traffic hazard was moved off the highway when the investigator arrived.

10:24 a.m. — A six-year-old child found a cellphone on a vacant lot on 61A Street. Her mother dropped off the phone at the detachment. The owner is unknown. SUI

2:16 p.m. — A 49-year-old male from 66 Street reported that he damaged his GMC Sierra pickup when he hooked up to a flat-deck trailer. He was in the Crop Production Services yard when the trailer jackknifed. The yard was icy and the brakes on the trailer were not functioning properly.

2:23 p.m. — Complaint from a 64-year-old female from 61 Street that she lent some jewelry to her 29-year-old daughter-in-law and it wasn’t returned. SUI

4:35 p.m. — A 911 call reported a domestic dispute at a 45 Avenue apartment. Investigators attended to find a 21-year-old female bleeding from the nose and suffering from swollen lips. A 27-year-old male was arrested and was charged with assault and uttering threats. He was also charged for mischief to property as a result of him damaging a window in police cells. He was released on numerous conditions and he has a court date of May 23. Alcohol consumption was identified as a factor.

6:41 p.m. — A 911 call reported possible drug activity on 50 Street. The caller reported four youths inside a grey SUV that were acting very suspicious. The vehicle was later located and the 18-year-old male driver denied having any drugs.

11:53 p.m. — Report of a suspicious male, wearing all black, carrying a backpack and crouching down in the trees south of Main Street and Porter Avenue in Erskine. A patrol was conducted and the suspect wasn’t located. No further calls were received.

Saturday, April 6

2:27 a.m. — A 911 call reported a possible impaired driver, operating a dark-blue Dodge Ram, at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 12. The truck was parked in the turning lane and blocking traffic. Seven minutes later, the Dodge was reported to have turned westbound on Highway 12. An investigator attended and intercepted the truck travelling eastbound toward Stettler. An 18-year-old male driver from Consort advised that he stopped for a rest at the intersection. It was determined that the driver of the truck was sober.

10:54 a.m. — Complaint of a hit and run to a 2001 Chevrolet Astro van outside the Stettler Ag Society building. The van sustained damage to the right front fender, bumper and windshield. The estimate for repair is more than $2,000.

2:08 p.m. — Complaint from a 32-year-old man from Botha that his truck was stolen last year, with his iPod hooked up inside the truck. He took a load to the dump and found his iPod. The owner reported that the suspects must have thrown his iPod in the dump and he was requesting that it be fingerprinted. He was advised that the iPod was left out in the elements for about a year and no forensic evidence could be collected.

2:12 p.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver operating a Chevrolet mini-van on Highway 56, near Highway 590. The caller reported that the van passed a truck travelling up hill on a solid line and the van was speeding. The complainant didn’t request any charges. The van was pulled over near Stettler and the driver was a 14-year-old male from Three Hills. This driver was operating the van with a learner’s permit and his mother was on board the vehicle. He was issued a warning about his driving.

2:53 p.m. — A 911 call reported an attempted break and enter into the Rosedale apartments on 51 Avenue. Pry marks were found on a door, but no entry was made to the building.

4:38 p.m. — While patrolling south on Highway 56, an older Mazda 323 was observed with the muffler hanging and dragging on the ground. Upon stopping the car, an odor of marijuana was detected coming from inside the vehicle. Both vehicle occupants were detained and a search of the car produced a set of brass knuckles, a small amount of magic mushrooms, and cannabis-smoking paraphernalia. The 20-year-old male passenger from Blairmore was arrested and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of a controlled substance. He has a court date set for May.

10:43 p.m. — Request for assistance at the Stettler hospital. A 20-year-old female who required an ambulance transfer to Red Deer wasn’t co-operative and was trying to run away. Investigators attended to find a co-operative patient. She was placed inside the ambulance without further incident.

Sunday, April 7

7:55 a.m. — A 911 open line at the UFA on 70 Street. A patrol of the building located no one at the location. No emergency.

5:16 p.m. — A second 911 open-line call came from the UFA. No emergency.

— One commercial false alarm

Monday, April 8

2:36 a.m. — A 911 call reported a break and enter in the 6000 block of Spruce Drive. The caller could hear something being thrown into the back of a white Chevrolet or Dodge truck. It wasn’t known what was stolen. SUI