Many traffic incidents last week

  • Aug. 26, 2009 5:00 p.m.

Summary of events of interest between Aug. 18 and Aug. 24

Two stolen bicycles were recovered at a residence in the west end of Stettler on August 18. The investigation revealed a 12-year-old youth was responsible for the theft.

A resident in the Grandview area reported a number of solar lights stolen from her property on the same day. The investigation is ongoing.

A male in the 5200 block of 51 Avenue reported his apartment had been broken into. A television, DVD player, Play Station, liquor, a watch and a set of golf clubs comprised the loot. Police are investigating.

Stettler RCMP along with Stettler Fire and Rescue and Stettler EMS were dispatched to a non-serious injury two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 and the intersection of Range Road 16-4 At approximately12:55 p.m. on Aug. 18. A 2007 International tanker truck, driven by a Botha area male was westbound on highway 12 and collided with a 2005 Pontiac Montana minivan, which was also westbound. It is believed the driver of the minivan, a female from the Veteran area, attempted to pass the tanker truck when the truck turned left into path of minivan. The minivan sustained major front-end damage and the tanker truck sustained minor damage to the rear wheel. The driver of the tanker truck was not injured. The driver of the minivan was taken to the Stettler Hospital by Stettler EMS with non-life threatening injuries and later released. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in this collision. The investigation is ongoing with charges pending. Commercial Vehicle Enforcement also assisted in this investigation.

Stettler RCMP, Fire and Rescue, EMS and County Peace Officer responded to collision at the intersection of Range Road 19-1 and Township 38-4 just east of Stettler on Aug. 19 at approximately 8:17 a.m. It appears that the driver of the semi-tractor trailer was heading eastbound on Township road 38-4 and collided with a car heading northbound on Range Road 19-1. The driver of the semi-tractor trailer sustained no injuries. The driver of the car and the two small children were transported to the Stettler Hospital by Stettler EMS with non-life threatening injuries and subsequently released. Alcohol is not considered a factor in the collision.

On the same day, at approximately 11:30 p.m. police attended the scene of a vehicle rollover north east of Stettler on Township Road 39-3. Police believe the driver of the vehicle, an 18-year- old female from the Stettler area, turned to avoid colliding with a deer, lost control and rolled her vehicle through a fence. The driver was taken to Stettler hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was released.

A road sign was reported stolen from a rural location north of Stettler on Aug. 20. Police identified a 25-year-old male from the Bashaw area and charges are pending.

A license plate was reported stolen from a vehicle at the West Stettler Park soccer field on Aug. 21.

Police conducted a vehicle stop on Aug. 22 for a driver who was not wearing his seatbelt. During the course of the investigation police discovered a quantity of illegal drugs, and in addition, the vehicle did not have current registration or insurance. Charges are pending against a 28-year -old Stettler area male.

A 21-year-old female from the Stettler area was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle on Aug. 23

In addition, police responded to two false alarms, two deer collisions, two instances of fail to remain collisions, two vehicles being reported abandoned, two requests to locate individuals, eight traffic complaints, a theft from a motor vehicle, two suspicious persons and two family disputes.