‘Highly intoxicated’ man charged with leaving scene of an accident

A 911 call reported a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 south.

Tuesday, Dec. 11

5:24 p.m. — A 911 call reported a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 south. Investigators attended to find a Chrysler Pacifica smoking and partially in the driving lane. The 49-year-old female driver from Hanna was not injured, but the vehicle had to be towed.

8:10 p.m. — Complaint of uttering threats via a text message received at a 50 Avenue apartment. The 45-year-old male complainant reported he was threatened because he wouldn’t return a bank card that did not belong to him. Text messages were reviewed by an investigator and there were no criminal threats. The complainant was also intoxicated and unable to provide a statement.

Wednesday, Dec. 12

9:10 a.m. — Abandoned 911 call from the Ramada Inn. An employee was attempting to call out on an outside line by dialing nine, and then dialed one twice. The call went directly to the 911 centre, but there was no emergency.

12:12 p.m. — Report of a black, compact Dodge driving south on 70 Street, and that the driver had thrown a liquor bottle out the window and was intoxicated while driving. The vehicle was located and the 17-year-old female driver from Stettler was found not to have consumed any alcohol and there were no signs that liquor bottles had been inside the vehicle. The complaint was classified as public mischief.

3:27 p.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated driver operating a blue Pontiac Grand Am on 50 Street. The car was located in front of the Stettler Hotel and a 43-yearold female from Stettler was found occupying the driver’s seat. A roadside screening test was conducted and the driver failed. She was issued an automatic 72-hour driving suspension and the vehicle was impounded for three days.

4:28 p.m. — Request for assistance with a child custody order. Investigators attended the 62 Street residence and determined that there was no criminal activity. A settlement was mediated.

Thursday, Dec. 13

2:07 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned Ford F-150 parked at the back of Sobeys. An investigator attended the location and noted that there was no licence plate on the vehicle. The truck was towed and an 18-year-old male from Castor was notified of the removal. The truck was reported to have broken down, but the owner did not have it registered.

2:58 p.m. — Complaint of a break, enter and theft from an unattached garage at a 49 Street residence. SUI

4 p.m. — A 29-year-old male from Edmonton called to inquire whether a wallet was turned in. The wallet was lost somewhere on Main Street in Big Valley earlier in the day.

8:30 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned red-and-white 1995 Ford F-250 in the middle of the driving lane at the intersection of 51 Avenue and 46 Street. The lights were off and the truck was a traffic hazard. An investigator attended the location and determined that the vehicle registration and insurance were expired and the last registration was in Saskatchewan. Personal documents for a 25-year-old female from Kerrobert, Sask., were located inside the truck, but when she was contacted, she denied any knowledge of the vehicle. A 33-year-old male from Regina was spoken to and he reported that the vehicle broke down, but he wasn’t driving it because he didn’t have a driver’s licence. The truck was impounded, with charges pending.

8:51 p.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver operating a white SUV, which was driven into a chain-link fence near the intersection of 42 Street and 48 Avenue. A male wearing a blue work coat was observed walking away from the scene. The caller asked the male if he was all right and the male was reported to have been slurring his words as he walked away. Investigators arrived on the scene and found a 1999 GMC Jimmy on the sidewalk and crashed into a fence. The SUV was also left unlocked and the keys were found in the ignition. That vehicle was towed as a search was conducted for the registered owner. Forty-five minutes later, investigators located a 53-year-old male wearing the same identified clothing, stumbling down 51 Avenue, near his residence. The registered owner of the Jimmy was also found to be highly intoxicated. He was arrested and transported to detachment cells, where he was charged with failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

11:03 p.m. — A 911 call reported a missing 14-year-old male who departed his residence on 50A Avenue. A search was conducted, but investigators were unable to locate the male subject. A telephone call was later received that the 14-year-old had returned home. It was reported that the teenager left the residence because he was upset.

Friday, Dec. 14

1:30 p.m. — A 911 call requested EMS assistance with a suicidal female in Botha. Investigators attended a 49A Avenue residence to find a 36-year-old female calm and home alone. She was confused as to why everyone was at her residence. Child and Family Services attended and confirmed that the female did threaten suicide. Investigators then transported the female to the Stettler hospital to speak with mental health personnel. She was later released and provided a ride home.

9:46 p.m. — Investigators initiated a patrol in response to a reported possible impaired driver who was westbound on Highway 12, near Erskine. A 1993 BMW was reported to be swerving on the road with altered speeds. The suspect vehicle was a match to the reported licence plate, but the vehicle wasn’t located. The complainant declined to provide a statement or attend court. There was no follow-up with the 36-year-old male registered owner from Valleyview.

Saturday, Dec. 15

3:31 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated male banging on the door of a 40 Avenue apartment. The caller reported that the male had knocked on her door and she advised him that he had the wrong apartment. The 22-year-old female caller also advised she had been drinking and smoking marijuana during the evening, but claimed to be sober. Investigators searched the apartment floor by floor, but were unable to find the male.

12:17 p.m. — Complaint of uttering threats at a 60 Street residence. An 18-year-old male resident reported that his 35-year-old uncle had taken his PlayStation equipment and stated that the teenager owed money for a Shaw bill. The video gamer was left at the 18-year-old’s grandparents’ place. There were no threats to support charges.

12:31 p.m. — Complaint that an 18-year-old male from 60 Street was threatening to break into the caller’s home in Erskine. The teenager had called police 15 minutes earlier, reporting that his 35-year-old uncle was threatening to beat him up. Both threats to each other were vague and not direct. The uncle gave back the PlayStation to the teen, and the teen agreed to not go to the Erskine property and cause any damage.

6:33 p.m. — A 21-year-old female from Red Deer attended the Stettler detachment and requested assistance in obtaining furniture from a Spruce Crescent residence. The female had taken two dressers to the Spruce Crescent residence, as she didn’t have room in her U-Haul when she moved in November. The 25-year-old male resident was found to have destroyed the furniture pieces, by burning them. The male was arrested and charged with mischief to property.

7:20 p.m. — A 19-year-old female attended the detachment to report that she was assaulted multiple times by her boyfriend and also sexually assaulted earlier in the month. It was also reported that the 25-year-old male Spruce Crescent resident burned the victim’s clothing, along with her friend’s furniture. The Stettler male was charged with four counts of assault, one count of sexual assault and one charge of mischief. He was released on $2,000 bail and his first court appearance was scheduled for Dec. 27 in Stettler.

9:29 p.m. — A 43-year-old female from 50A Avenue reported that she was molested by her stepfather when she was a child. An investigator contacted the caller and asked that she attend the detachment to provide a statement. The female advised that she was unable to attend, as she was intoxicated. The investigator then advised the complainant that he would attend her residence and speak with her. The woman stated that she was not at her residence and refused to advise of her location, as she did not want to return to the drunk-tank.

9:55 p.m. — Complaint of loud music from a 45 Street apartment. An investigator attended the location and spoke with a 57-year-old male occupant. The residence advised that he had a Christmas party earlier in the night, but did not realize the music was loud. The music was shut off.

Sunday, Dec. 16

12:18 a.m. — Complaint of two intoxicated males attempting to kick down the door of the abandoned arcade near Bloke’s Bakery. Investigators arrived on the scene, but were unable to locate the males. The complainant was contacted and he advised that the suspects had left toward the post office. Investigators patrolled the downtown area, but did not find any damage.

12:22 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated male wandering around the road near the post office. Investigators were already on the scene, but did not locate anyone in the area.

1:07 a.m. — Investigators attended the residence of a 17-year-old Stettler male for the purpose of conducting a curfew check, as he was under a court order to be in his home between the hours of 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. The male was not home at the time of the check and was therefore in breach of his court conditions. The male was previously released on an undertaking for charges of uttering threats, theft under $5,000 and mischief from June 10. He was also at large on an undertaking from charges of break and enter with intent (times six), theft over $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime (from June 12). The 17-year-old was also before the courts for a charge of failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking from July 17. The Stettler teenager was also before the courts for charges of break and enter to a residence (home invasion) and committing an assault and causing bodily harm to a youth inside the residence on Aug. 10.

The 17-year-old was later arrested at his residence and was brought before a justice of the peace for a bail hearing.

He was remanded in custody and is to appear in Red Deer Provincial Court on Thursday. He also faces an additional charge of uttering threats to a Stettler RCMP investigator.

7:45 a.m. — A 911 call asked police to attend a 40 Avenue residence. The Stettler Fire Department was on the scene in response to a fire alarm. There was no one home at the residence and the investigator was required to notify the homeowner. The owner was happy to receive the notification.

6:50 p.m. — Investigators responded to a report of a male, later identified as 21-year-old from Edmonton, who had entered a vehicle in the Smitty’s parking lot. The 51-year-old owner from Erskine instructed the 21-year-old to leave, but had to remove him from the vehicle. The complainant did not want to provide a statement and did not wish for young man to be charged, but wanted police to deal with him. The Edmonton male displayed mental instability, but was co-operative. He was arrested to prevent continuation of the offence, but was taken to the Stettler hospital for an assessment. He was later taken to Ponoka after being certified by a doctor.

Monday, Dec. 17

5:42 a.m. — Request to locate a 21-year-old male who was missing from the Heartland Lodge. The safety officer from a construction company reported that the male was last seen Sunday after work at about 6:30 p.m. The officer was concerned for the young man, as he appeared to have mental health problems. The caller was advised that 21-year-old male was at the Ponoka hospital.

6:57 p.m. — A 911 call reported a tanker truck causing a traffic hazard on 57 Street north. The caller advised that the truck was blocking the road, was sideways and the front end was in the ditch. The truck was gone on arrival.

10:25 a.m. — Complaint of harassing phone calls from Direct Energy asking for money for an overdue account. The caller advised that the company was asking for $1,100 in arrears, but she doesn’t have an account with Direct Energy. The 84-year-old woman resides in the Seniors’ Lodge.

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