Multiple two-vehicle collisions reported during busy weekend

Below is a summary of most calls for service by Stettler RCMP over a one-week period.

Below is a summary of most calls for service by Stettler RCMP over a one-week period.

Calls that have SUI attached are still under investigation.

If you have any information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents, please contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Sunday, Nov. 18

12:37 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at Action Plumbing. The investigator was cancelled prior to attending.

12:19 p.m. — While conducting a patrol on 47 Avenue, a traffic stop was conducted on a green-coloured Dodge Ram truck. It was noted to have dark-tinted windows and a further check revealed that it had an expired, non-matching licence plate. The 21-year-old male driver from Stettler was also found to be driving the truck with no insurance. The driver was charged and the truck was towed.

3:01 p.m. — A 911 call from a rural residence near Gadsby. It was determined that two young children were calling their father and accidentally dialed 911.

5:24 p.m. — A report from the Stettler Esso, advising that $20 worth of fuel was stolen. After some investigation, it was learned that the fuel had in fact been paid for and the entire occurrence was a misunderstanding.

6:40 p.m. — A single-vehicle, deer collision was reported for Highway 56 and Township Road 37-0.

10:10 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious vehicle was reported on Highway 12 at Stewartwyn Road. The complainant advised that a white-coloured van had been parked at the location for an hour. While at the location, the caller honked the horn to ensure that the occupants were okay. The young male driver was reported to look up and communicated with a rude hand gesture. Investigators attend and located the white van. Although no criminal or foul play was identifi ed, the 29-year-old male from Camrose and his 20-year-old female passenger were told to move on.

Monday, Nov. 19

10:25 p.m. – Report of a single-vehicle collision with a moose on Township Road 40-4. The Ford F-350 only sustained $4,300 damage due to having a fortifi ed heavy steel bumper installed on the front of the vehicle.

8:35 p.m. — An 18-year-old female from 44 Street called to report a threatening phone call from an unknown male, from an unknown phone number. Background checks are being conducted to determine who the phone owner is. SUI

10:19 p.m. — Commercial false alarm from Suzanne and Jenny’s on Main Street . Investigators attended and found the downtown building to have no sign of forced entry and that all was secure.

Tuesday, Nov. 20

12:18 p.m. — Report by a third party stating that a 76-year-old male was being assaulted by his 70-year-old common-law wife. Investigators were unable to obtain a statement from the victim and there was insuffi cient physical evidence to support a charge.

7:50 a.m. — A red-coloured Dodge truck pulling a stock trailer was reported on Highway 12 just east of town, passing a school bus, while the bus was stopped picking up kids. A licence was obtained by the witness and the 72-year-old owner of the truck has been charged.

2:15 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at the Erskine curling rink. An investigator attended to fi nd the maintenance man on site. He was unaware that the alarm had been activated.

5:45 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported to Drumheller detachment which was found to be in Stettler detachment’s area on Highway 56 south of Stettler. There were no injuries reported from the 52-year-old male driver from Drumheller and the Chevrolet pickup was drivable.

7:24 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at Suzanne and Jenny’s on Main Street. Investigators attended and found the business to be secure.

7:37 p.m. — Report of a stolen licence plate off of a 2012, Chevrolet Cruze. The 47-year-old male owner from Botha noticed the licence plate missing when he was at Sobey’s in Stettler. SUI

Wednesday, Nov. 21

6:15 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Content Bridge, near Highway 11.

5:17 p.m. — A false alarm at a residence on 47 Street. The owner called off investigators prior to attending.

Thursday, Nov. 22

8:06 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision on 49 Avenue and 46 Street. A 36-year-old male driver from Sherwood Park stopped his GMC Sierra on 49 Avenue westbound at the intersection and proceeded unsafely in the oncoming truck traffi c headed southbound on 49 Avenue. The Sherwood Park diver was issued a violation ticket.

11:55 a.m. — A dog was reported to have been barking for 45 minutes in the Spruce Drive area. The dog was located, there was no emergency, other than the owners were not home. The complaint has been passed onto bylaw services for further followup.

5:02 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 12, near Christ- King school. Investigators attended the scene, where a Chevrolet pickup rear-ended a Ford Escape. An 18-yearold male from Morrin was charged with failing to ascertain suffi cient space for movement. There were no injuries as a result of the collision.

5:25 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported at the intersection of Highway 11 and Highway 12. The driver of a 1980 Jaguar rear-ended a 2006 Honda Pilot. It was determined that both vehicles were turning east — the lead vehicle stopped at the stop sign, and the vehicle following did not think that the lead vehicle would stop. As a result, the following Jaguar rearended the Honda. A 48-year-male from Castor was charged with following too closely. There were no injuries as a result of this collision.

5:45 p.m. — A truck hauling plastic pipe was reported to be travelling on Highway 12, west out of town. The complainant advised that the load appeared to be loose and was worried that the driver may lose the load. There was no further description obtained of the truck and investigators did not locate the truck.

7 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 near Big Valley. The 46-year-old male driver from Rosedale was advised to attend the detachment, as his Ford Ranger was drivable.

9:08 p.m. — A neighbour dispute was reported on 50A Avenue and 61 Street. Dispute has been ongoing for some time regarding noisy vehicles. On this date, the complaint was over loud music. When investigators attended, the vehicle with loud music was gone. Investigators will continue to mediate until such time as charges are warranted.

11:38 p.m. — A large party with fi reworks was reported north of the Auction Mart. Investigators attended the location, but all partygoers were on private property and there was no issue. The female property owner was spoken to and asked to ensure that everyone who was consuming alcohol not drive and to keep the party to a manageable level.

Friday, Nov. 23

8:55 p.m. — Commercial false alarm from First Pick Cranes on Range Road 19-3. While investigators were en route, the alarm was cancelled, as there were employees on site. Investigators followed up to ensure there were no issues.

11:35 p.m. — A 911 call from a male in Grande Prairie reported that his wife, who was driving to Stettler, got into an accident outside of town. The caller hung up after his wife called him. There was no collision.

Saturday, Nov. 24

4:41 a.m. — An alarm was reported at Bagshaw Electric on 50 Avenue. Upon attending, investigators learned that the alarm was real and there had been a theft. Surveillance footage was obtained and an older, mid-90s Chevrolet or GMC extended cab truck, white with a thick red stripe, was observed leaving the area as the owner arrived on scene. The thief was identified as a white male, wearing a black hoodie, jeans and work boots. He made off with a large amount of copper wire, valued at over $5000. SUI.

9:26 a.m. — Residential false alarm at a residence in Erskine.

10 a.m. — A hit and run collision was reported in Spruce Park Crescent where a Chevrolet Silverado truck was hit so hard it was pushed up onto the neighbour’s front yard. No witnesses have come forward, SUI.

10:54 a.m. — An alarm was reported at the CIBC. Investigators attended and found the business not to be secure. It was determined the front foyer door had been left open. There was no foul play or criminal activity found. An employee attended and locked the business.

10:39 p.m. — A 911 call was received from a local church on 51 Street, but all that was heard was static. Investigators attended and did not find any emergency and deemed the call to be due to phone-line malfunction.

11:04 p.m. — Call of suspicious activity on 57 Street in Stettler. A white Chevrolet pickup truck was stuck in the snow near the fence of the campground. RCMP attended and located the truck. The female driver of the vehicle was issued a three-day suspension and her vehicle was seized for three days. It was also discovered that the vehicle was not registered.

Sunday, Nov. 25

1:22 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons drive-thru. Police attended and it was discovered that a white Ford Mustang had ran into the back of a pickup truck. The driver of Mustang had his foot slip off of the clutch, causing the vehicle to move forward and run into the hitch of the truck in front of the Mustang. No alcohol was involved. The two drivers exchanged information at the scene.

2:24 a.m. — Report of an impaired driver. The vehicle was located parked on 68 Street, in front of the registered owner’s residence. It is unknown if the driver/owner was impaired.

3:25 a.m. — A 19-year-old female was seen pushing another female in front of Social Bo’s. Through the investigation, it was discovered that the 19-yearold female was on conditions from previous charges. The 19-year-old female was arrested and charged for failing to comply with her conditions. Her case is set for Stettler court on Jan. 10, 2013.

3:39 a.m. — Report of a possible impaired driver near Tim Hortons. The vehicle was described as a white diesel pickup truck. Patrols were made, but the vehicle was not located.

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