ROUGH RIDE — An overturned truck sits in the Highway 12 ditch between Botha and Gadsby last week

Multi-vehicle car crashes order of the stormy week

Complaint of an unlicensed 16-year-old male driving a blue-coloured pickup truck on 52 Avenue.

Tuesday, Dec. 4

7:48 p.m. — Complaint of an unlicensed 16-year-old male driving a blue-coloured pickup truck on 52 Avenue. A licence check of the driver determined than the male did have a valid driver’s licence. The investigator was unable to update the caller, due to the call being anonymous.

7:54 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 north. The 23-year-old male driver from Stettler advised that his Dodge Ram sustained damage to the front bumper, grill, hood, headlight and left-front panel.

8:29 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a six-year-old boy walking on Highway 12 near the Dairy Queen. A female caller from Stettler had located the boy, who stated he “was going to see his mom.” It was determined that his mother was at work and the child ran away from the babysitter. Child and Family Services Agency were notified.

8:39 p.m. — A 911 call reported a suspicious vehicle outside a vacant house in Anderson Acres. A patrol to the area didn’t locate a vehicle, but the caller did obtain a licence plate. The 44-year-old registered car owner from Alix was contacted and he advised that the house was being torn down the next day. He only wanted to see the home before it was destroyed.

Wednesday, Dec. 5

9:40 a.m. — Report of a damaged lamp post in the church parking lot on 40 Avenue. The post received a small gash on its base and was now leaning. It was determined that the damage occurred sometime between Sunday and Wednesday, but not from a car.

11:50 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 49 Street and 48 Avenue. A 67-year-old male driver from Stettler was stopped with his Chevrolet Impala at the intersection facing southbound. A 16-year-old male driver from Stettler turned north in a Dodge Dakota and clipped the car in the left-rear panel. The roads were icy at the time of the collision and the damage was minimal.

12:35 p.m. — A 911 call reported a blue Dodge Dakota rolled over on Highway 12. Investigators attended the scene and identified the driver as a 52-year-old male from Erskine. There was no alcohol or drugs involved, but it was determined that when the driver stepped on the gas pedal to speed up, the truck started fish-tailing and entered the south ditch. The vehicle rolled onto the driver’s side, which caused extensive damage. The road was extremely icy at the time and there were no injuries.

4:04 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 12 near the Dairy Queen. A 21-year-old female from Stettler, operating a Kia Spectra, stopped for a pedestrian and a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup drove into the back of the Kia. The driver of the truck was a 31-year-old male from Calgary. Charges are pending.

Thursday, Dec. 6

9:17 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 south. There was heavy fog at the time of the collision and the 30-year-old female driver from rural Stettler was uninjured. Her Chevrolet Tracker sustained more than $2,000 in damage.

5:27 p.m. — A 911 call reported a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56, 14 kilometres north of Stettler. A 36-year-old female driver from Bashaw struck a westbound deer and her Subaru automobile sustained more than $5,000 in damage. The car was towed.

5:41 p.m. — Report of a stalled car, thought to be a traffic hazard on Highway 12, five kilometres west of Erskine. The Toyota Celica was found to be properly marked and a tow truck had already been called.

Friday, Dec. 7

12:27 a.m. — Complaint of a disturbance of an intoxicated male who was refusing to leave the Heartland Lodge Motel lobby. A 43-year-old male from Glenwood, P.E.I., was found passed out in the lobby. He was arrested and lodged in cells until sober.

10:46 a.m. — A 911 call reported a two-vehicle collision on Township Road 38-4. A driver operating a Ford F-250 was attempting to tow a Ford Super Duty from the ditch. At the same time, a driver operating a Isuzu NRR, with a flatbed attached, passed in front of the tow vehicle. The tow vehicle, F-250, drove into the side of the flatbed and sustained damage to the front end. No charges were laid.

1:38 p.m. — Report of a possible intoxicated driver, operating a light blue Chevrolet pickup in the No Frills area.

4:46 p.m. — Report of a possible impaired driver operating a black Dodge Ram pickup truck, possibly headed up Highway 21. Bashaw and Ponoka detachments were advised.

11:54 p.m. — A 911 call reported a fight in progress outside the Boston Pizza. Investigators attended to find no fight and no one outside.

Saturday, Dec. 8

4:17 a.m. — A 911 call reported a power outage in Big Valley. The caller was advised that ATCO was working on the problem.

10:39 a.m. — A 911 call reported a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of 41 Street and 47 Avenue. It was determined that a 44-year-old male driver from Delia, operating a black Chevrolet pickup, was looking for JT’s Autobody and drove into the intersection. His truck collided with a Dodge Ram 2500 and ended up taking out a phone pedestal. The Delia driver was issued a ticket for failing to obey a traffic-control device.

Sunday, Dec. 9

5:26 a.m. — Report of a suicide attempt at a 51 Avenue residence. A 30-year-old male was found inside a garage with his vehicle running, and the female caller who located the male also reported a verbal altercation. Investigators attended and arrested the male under provisions of the Mental Health Act.

10:22 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a tree on private property in Rochon Sands. The female driver advised that she was proceeding down her driveway in her Dodge Ram when she slid into the tree.

Monday, Dec. 10

1:47 a.m. — Report of a suicidal 19-year-old male who left a 56 Street residence. A 17-year-old female caller told investigators that the male was going to harm or kill himself. The male was located, escorted to the Stettler hospital, where he was assessed, then released to family members.

10:01 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 589, north of Endiang. The 57-year-old male driver from Hanna advised that  his Chevrolet pickup had sustained more than $3,200 in damage.


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