Grader crashes into SUV in Scenic Sands collision

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 16

10:32 a.m. — A grey or tan Chevrolet truck was reported by two separate callers for running through a yield sign, then a stop sign, near the Co-op gas bar. The truck then turned west onto Highway 12 on the wrong side of the road, and the driver cut off several other motorists. Investigators patrolled the area extensively, but weren’t able to locate the suspect vehicle. No licence plate was obtained.

11:16 a.m. — A 911 call reported a dispute between a 23-year-old car owner from Stettler and a landowner on Highway 601, near Range Road 21-1. Three days earlier, the car left the highway due to road conditions and went through the landowner’s fence. When the car owner returned to his vehicle to tow it out, the landowner had fenced it in and requested immediate payment for the property damage. Police advised the landowner that his claim for damages would be passed on to the driver’s insurance company. The landowner slammed the bucket of his front-end loader onto the cable of the tow vehicle, nearly breaking the cable. The landowner was arrested. The vehicle was removed from the field.

2:42 p.m. — A 19-year-old male from Stettler attended the detachment to report that his mother’s common-law husband had assaulted him. After a short investigation, it was determined the same incident had been reported a year prior, which resulted in no charges.

3:38 p.m. — Complaint from a 65-year-oldfemale that someone had tried to open the gate to her yard on 54 Street. The female saw footprints outside her fence, but a chain and lock were still intact. The owner advised it’s an ongoing issue and she believes that someone is trying to let her dogs out on purpose. SUI

4:57 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Scenic Sands area. A grader backed into a 2013 GMC Terrain SUV driven by a 55-year-old female from Scenic Sands. The woman was trying to drive around the grader when the grader went into reverse. The 57-year-old male operator from Stettler reported there was no damage to the grader.

6:29 p.m. — An anonymous female called to advise that a dog was neglected and looking malnourished. The dog was locked in a black Chevrolet Trailblazer on 58 Street Close. Investigators attended the location, but weren’t able to locate the SUV.

9:11 p.m. — Investigators were called to a residence on 56 Street and 50 Avenue in Stettler, where a 40-year old male wanted his 39-year-old common-law wife charged with stealing his truck keys. When investigators attended, they found the female outside the residence, yelling at the male inside. The female said threats had been sent to her from her spouse, advising that if she were to seek a restraining order, he would have her beat up. The male was subsequently arrested, charged and released on conditions to have no contact with the female, or attend the residence. He’s scheduled for court May 9.

9:16 p.m. — A couple travelling back to Red Deer struck a moose on Highway 12, one mile east of the Highway 11 intersection. The 2011 blue Ford F-150 sustained major damage to the front end, but neither occupant was injured.

Wednesday, April 17

9:10 a.m. — A 2000 Ford Crown Victoria was parked in front of Maggie Joe’s on Main Street for an extended time. The 50-year-old male owner from Castor advised that he had left it there, as it’s his second vehicle. He later moved the vehicle.

9:33 a.m. — A 67-year-old female from 2 Street South in Big Valley reported that someone had been trying to break into her house. No entry was gained, but there was damage to the locks on the front and back doors. A suspect has been identified.

2:10 p.m. — A 43-year-old female from 52 Street attended the detachment and requested that investigators serve an emergency protection order on her estranged husband. It was determined that the 46-year old man was in the Bonnyville area. The documents were forwarded to the Bonnyville detachment.

3:33 p.m. — A 32-year-old male from Stettler attended the detachment to advise that while he was in the Home Hardware parking lot, a 36-year old male from 50A Avenue drove into the lot, exited his vehicle and kicked the door of the complainant’s Dodge truck. The older male stood outside the Dodge, yelling and swearing for the truck owner to fight. The 32-year-old didn’t fight and the 36-year-old male eventually left. Charges are pending. SUI

Thursday, April 18

9 a.m. — A 20-year-old male from Botha reported that his 2009 Kawasaki ATV was stolen overnight from a 55 Street residence in Stettler. SUI

10:34 a.m. — While driving north on Highway 56, near the bowling alley, a 34-year old female from Stettler observed a 2008 Ford Escape fail to stop for a stop sign at 46 Avenue and entered the highway. The complainant was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The licence plate was obtained and a 60-year-old female from Delburne was issued a violation ticket.

11:05 a.m. — A disturbance was reported at the Erskine Grill. A 38-year old female patron advised there were a number of males in the establishment who were drinking beer, being loud, obnoxious, swearing and disrespecting the female staff. Investigators attended, but the males had departed. The 28-year-old female waitress advised that the males were not bothering her and she didn’t realize anyone had been disturbed.

12:11 p.m. — A 58-year-old man from Stettler reported that his 2010 Dodge Ram had been damaged in December. He had no idea where it occurred or who was responsible, but needed a damage sticker in order for the damage to be repaired.

1:55 p.m. — A 35-year-old female from Big Valley found a black leather wallet in Sobeys. The 27-year-old male from Stettler was advised and he regained his wallet.

7:52 p.m. — A 911 call reported a 45-year-old male from Range Road 191 in Tofield was hauling an air seeder across the MacKenzie bridge. The air seeder was too high for the bridge and the unit was knocked off the trailer. Traffic was blocked for an hour and a half while efforts were made to remove the equipment. The driver was charged with damaging the bridge and is scheduled to appear in court June 13.

11:28 p.m. — A 38-year-old male resident from 45 Street, near the Stettler Auction Market, called to advise that a bulldozer had been moving manure around for the past half hour, making a lot of noise. Investigators spoke to the 64-year-old male operator from 52 Street. He apologized and advised that he was done for the night.

Friday, April 19

2:38 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 590 near Big Valley.

10 a.m. — Complaint from a 74-year-old female from Gadsby that she had given her Social Insurance Number and credit card number to someone over the phone who was selling computer software protection. She later thought that it might have been a scam and after some investigation, the couple had cancelled their credit card. The person that had been named in much of the correspondence, and had asked for them to send money by Western Union, was in fact a famous cricket player from India. It serves as a reminder to not fall victim to such scams. Never give such information to anyone over the phone.

3:54 p.m. — A 911 call reported a two-vehicle collision on Highway 56, one mile south of Highway 601. The 25-year-old female driver of a 2011 Ford Escape was northbound, waiting to turn left. At that time, a 2006 Pontiac Vibe driven by a 30-yearold male from Erskine rear-ended the Escape, sending both drivers to hospital. The cause of the collision is still under investigation, with charges pending. SUI

8:31 p.m. — A 69-year-old male from Stettler called to advise that the owner of a 2007 International semi has left his rig on the road, southeast of the cemetery. The rig was causing other drivers to travel on the grass to get around the rig. Investigators attended and spoke to the 28-year-old truck driver, who advised he usually parks in his yard. Due to the snow melt, he was forced to park on the road to prevent getting stuck. It was determined that there was more than enough room for other vehicles to get around and that it was acceptable — given the circumstances.

Saturday, April 20

2:55 a.m. — Investigators observed a silver 2007 Chev truck having difficulty negotiating a left turn from Highway 56 to Highway 12. A traffic stop was initiated and the 21-year-old driver from 42 Avenue was found to be impaired by alcohol. The male was arrested, samples of his breath were obtained that showed his blood-alcohol level to be two and a half times the legal limit. His truck was seized for three days and the driver will be suspended from driving until his charges are resolved in court. The male is scheduled for court May 23.

3 a.m. — While on patrol, investigators observed a 2008 purple Chev truck turn eastbound onto Highway 12 from the Esso. The truck made a wide turn, then attempted to conduct an illegal U-turn. A traffic stop was conducted and the 20-year-old male driver from Stettler was found to under the influence of alcohol. He was required to provide samples of his breath, which showed his blood alcohol level to be over 50 mg. As a GDL driver, the findings led to a 30-day driving suspension and his truck being seized for seven days.

10:30 a.m. — Report of a 2000 Chrysler 300 off the road on Highway 56, near Township Road 36-4. It wasn’t known why the 31-year-old male driver from 8 Street, Brooks, drove off the road. There were no injuries and the weather was not a factor. SUI for charges.

2:06 p.m. — Complaint of a disturbance at the Stettler Hotel, where a 40-year-old male was renting a room. His 26-year-old ex-girlfriend was pounding on the door, as she wanted entry to retrieve her personal property. The male was not co-operating and some words were exchanged. There was no violence and investigators assisted the female with getting her property back.

6:33 p.m. — A 26-year-old male from Stettler called to advise he had received a phone call from an unknown female, saying that he owed $89 for some male-enhancement products. The male advised that he has never used products like those and that it must be a scam. After an investigation, it was determined that the call came from Red Deer, but the culprit was not identified. The complainant was advised to have his number blocked to avoid any further calls.

Sunday, April 21

1:23 a.m. — A bouncer at Whiskey Nights advised investigators of a male who had been removed from the establishment was now at the front doors and threatening security staff. Upon police attending, the male had departed. He was described as a white male, wearing a black Arctic Cat hat with orange flames, blue jeans and brown shoes. If anyone can identify this man, please contact Stettler RCMP.

3:14 a.m. — A 53-year-old male from the apartment building on 51 Avenue reported that his bike had been stolen while left outside of Whiskey Nights. Investigators attended the bar and found the bike leaning against the fence beside the business. The owner was contacted and advised where his bike was and was suggested that he purchase a lock. It was suspected that the 53-year-old male was under the influence of alcohol.

1:25 p.m. — Another call from the Stettler Hotel from a 40-year-old male that his 26-year old ex-common-law wife had more words over some belongings. Once again, there were no threats made or any violence, but both parties were advised that further disturbances will result in both parties being charged.

1:36 p.m. — A 911 call reported a horse that was tied up behind a business in the industrial area since the morning. It appeared not to have food or water and was agitated.