Man assaulted police near Erskine

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  • Jul. 20, 2011 7:00 a.m.

Cpl. Terry Best / Stettler RCMP report

In the past week Stettler RCMP responded to 77 calls for service.

In the early morning hours of July 13, police observed a vehicle stunting on a parking lot on 55 Street. Investigation determined the vehicle, described as a 1992 Plymouth Acclaim, was reported stolen from Edmonton earlier in the evening. Mark Joseph Mills, 19 years of age from Edmonton, is facing charges of possession of stolen property obtained by crime and obstructing a peace officer. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to appear in Stettler on July 28. The incident is still under investigation and additional charges are expected to be laid by police.

Later on July 13, a resident in the 5700 block of 40 Avenue reported her vehicle being damaged by what is believed to have been fireworks set off in the area and the hot debris from the fireworks landed on the vehicle. Charges of mischief can be laid against those responsible such an act.

In the early morning hours of July 14, a resident in the 4900 block of 54 Street reported some youths in the area damaging his garage door. The youths were apprehended. No charges are pending.

A 52-year old man is facing charges of assaulting police following an incident near Erskine in the later evening of July 16. Police allege the man became aggressive following an incident and was arrested as a result. He was remanded in custody and was scheduled to appear to speak to his release in Red Deer Provincial Court on July 19. The outcome of the hearing was not known.

On the evening of July 17, two vehicles had their tires slashed while they were parked in the west end of town. Police are investigating.

On July 18, a break and enter was reported at the Stettler Waste Management site north of Stettler. Culprits are believed to have gained entry by climbing the gate and pried open the window . Money comprised the loot.

In addition, three false alarm calls and one false 911 call were received.

Anyone with information which would assist police in solving these or any other crime is asked to call Crimestoppers at 1 800 222 TIPS or send an email to www.tipsubmit.com. Crimestoppers is completely anonymous and pays cash for information that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property.

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