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).
Monday, March 11
3:18 a.m. — Report of a theft of fuel at the Fas Gas. A male described as in his 30’s, Caucasian, chubby, drove off in a dark green, Ford Explorer, after filling $60 worth of fuel. A licence plate was obtained and it was determined that the 19-yearold male suspect, from 49A Avenue, in Innisfail, reported his wallet stolen out of his vehicle earlier. This same male called an investigator, advising that he was unable to return home, as he was unable to pay for fuel. He was directed to contact a family member to obtain funding. The 19 year old had another idea. A warrant of arrest has been obtained. SUI
8:01 a.m. — Complaint of a Break, Enter and Theft from to the shop of Alberta Prairie Steam Tours. Entry was gained through the east door of the building and it was determined that several bottles of liquor were stolen. Investigators are looking for a Caucasian male. SUI.
8:09 a.m. — Complaint of a stolen licence plate, SCA-043 Alberta, from a 2007-Chrysler-Sebring. The 49-year-old female owner from Alix, reported that the plate was stolen in Calgary, Red Deer, or in Stettler, over the previous weekend.
Tuesday, March 12
12:59 p.m. – Complaint of an abandoned Nissan Sentra, in the alley of the 4000 block of 65 Street. An investigator attended and contacted the 27-year-old female owner. The owner advised that there was a mechanical problem with the car and she would resolve the parking issue.
1:05 p.m. — Request from a 66-year-old male to locate his elderly mother, who he hasn’t heard from in years. An inquiry was made at a 49 Avenue residence, last known address and it was discovered that the mother was deceased. The information was relayed to male caller.
1:18 p.m. — A 911 call reporting an erratic driver, driving a bright yellow Corvette, on Highway 12, east of Erskine. The caller estimated that the sports car was traveling at 100 km/h in a 50 km/h construction zone, and swerving. A licence plate number was reported. Charges are pending.
4:40 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a single vehicle rollover on Highway 12, near Range Road 185. The 17-year-old female driver from Windsor, Nova Scotia reported that she was driving her Ford Explorer westbound, when an eastbound snowplow splashed snow and ice on her windshield. The driver moved her SUV closer to shoulder of the highway and then hit the ditch. An 18-year-old female passenger from Castor, was transported to the Stettler hospital with minor injuries. Road conditions were a factor in this collision.
Wednesday, March 13
6:43 a.m. — A 911 call reporting a 2 vehicle collision on Highway 12, near Fas Gas. A 41-year-old female driver from Holmes Street, Red Deer, was attempting a left turn onto Highway 12. The Red Deer driver’s Cadillac struck a Pontiac Montana, that was westbound on the Highway. The female driver was issued a violation ticket.
12:51 p.m. — A 911 call from a belligerent 40-year-old male, complaining that his ex-common-law spouse from 56 Street, fraudulently disconnected his cell phone. An investigation determined that there were no grounds to this complaint, as per all other recent calls from this same male. There was no follow-up.
6:02 p.m. — Complaint from a 38-year-old male, residing at 53 Street, that there was a fraudulent phone account made on his name in Calgary. A collection agency had contacted him to advise him the amount owing is near $700. SUI
Thursday, March 14
12:50 p.m. — Complaint received from Court House Sheriff ’s, that a 28-year-old Stettler male in custody, did not like the sentence he received from the presiding Judge. The male became loud and profane while in cells and damaged the interior walls by carving “GOOF” into the paint, while handcuffed. The prisoner was charged with mischief and once processed was transported to Red Deer to serve his sentence. He is to reappear in court.
Two false alarms were also received last Thursday.
Friday, March 15
9:50 a.m. — Request to assist the ambulance crew who needed to gain access to an elderly women’s home on 63 Street. The 83-year-old had fallen and was unable to get to the door. Upon arrival, it turned out the door was open and EMS were able to get in and help without the assistance from the investigators.
12:41 p.m. — A 20-year-old male from 40 Avenue, was reported to be contacting a 14 year old female on Facebook. The male was previously charged with sexual assault and was on conditions not to have contact with this same female. The 20-year-old was arrested and charged with Failing to Comply with conditions of his court order. Court is scheduled for the end of April.
1:39 p.m. — A black Dodge pickup truck with two teenage males were observed on 51 Avenue, driving erratically. The passenger was observed hanging out the side window of the truck and throwing what appeared to be a beverage can at a parked car. The licence plate was obtained and the 17-year-old male owner from Erskine has been charged with stunting.
4:58 p.m. — A dark grey Corsica was observed driving eastbound on Highway 12 near Botha, in an erratic and unsafe manner. There were 3 occupants reported, 2 females in the front and a male in the back, the occupants looked to be teenagers. A full licence plate was not obtained and investigators were not able to locate the vehicle.
5:34 p.m. — The owner of an apartment on 40 Avenue, reported that the coin bins in the laundry room had been pried open. An investigation determined that there were no coins stolen. Investigators made several suggestions as to what improvements could be made to ensure the security for this facility. SUI.
7:09 p.m. — Investigators were called by Stettler hospital to advise of a patient that had undergone day surgery and had left the hospital. Staff were concerned for the patient’s safety. Investigators located the 62-year-old male at his 50 Avenue residence. He refused to return to the hospital and advised that he would call 911 if he needed help.
8:53 p.m. — Report of a Domestic Assault at a residence on 51 Avenue. Investigators attended and it was determined that no assault had occurred. The Stettler couple are in the middle of a separation and there were some heated words exchanged. Both were offered counseling services and agreed to separate for the night.
11:53 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle rollover, one mile south of Stettler on Highway 56. Investigation revealed that the 19-year-old male driver from Big Valley had lost control of his Chevrolet Silverado, due to the extremely poor road conditions. The three other passengers received minor injuries.
Two 911 hang-up calls were received last Friday.
Saturday, March 16
11:19 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a rollover of a black Chevrolet Silverado, on Township Road 39-2, west of range road 20-5. Investigators attended and found the driver of the truck to be impaired by alcohol. The 28-year-old male from 50A Avenue, was arrested for impaired driving. At the detachment, the driver was also determined to have a blood alcohol level over .08 mg. His court date is set for April 25.
Sunday, March 17
2:36 p.m. — Investigators were called to a disturbance at a residence near 44 Avenue and 58 Street. It was revealed that the 31-year-old female occupant’s, former 37-year-old boyfriend had attended the residence to pick up some of his belongings. The occupant’s current 30-year-old boyfriend arrived back at the residence and saw the former boyfriend, at which time a verbal argument ensued. There was no cooperation from either party to assist the police and as a result, there was no evidence gained to further an investigation. The ex-boyfriend had departed and there was no sign of an assault.
Child and Family Services will check on the children that were present during the altercation, to ensure their safety.