Pair of truck drivers nabbed for operating while impaired

Here’s a summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week.

Here’s a summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week.

Calls marked with SUI are still under investigation.

Anyone with information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents is asked to contact Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Tuesday, Sept. 4

8:31 a.m. — A collision with a deer on Highway 56 near Township road 37-0 was reported.

9:40 a.m. — A licence plate was located in the parking lot of the detachment by a county peace officer. The licence-plate owner was contacted and the plate was returned.

9:57 a.m. — A non-injury collision was reported on 50 Street in front of the TD Bank. A female from Stettler backed her vehicle into another vehicle while it was waiting for the traffic lights to change. The female was charged for backing unsafely.

11:50 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Highway 12, just east of Gadsby. The deer ran into the side of the vehicle.

12:35 p.m. — A licence plate was reported stolen from the 49 Street area. The plate has been added to the system as stolen.

2:19 p.m. — A vehicle was reported being parked in the back alley of the 49 Street and 50 Avenue area. The window was down and there was a long-barreled rifle and ammunition on the front seat. The 70-yearold owner was located and charged with unsafe storage of a firearm. His first court date is set for October.

4:12 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported near Halkirk.

4:56 p.m. — A 46-year-old man from Stettler was lodged for being drunk in public. He was reported trying to drive, but when investigators arrived, the man wasn’t in possession of his keys and was not near his truck. The complainant was able to prevent the male from driving.

8:16 p.m. — A request for investigators to call a charged person regarding their curfew. The curfew states that they must be at their residence from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. The power had been shut off to their residence and they wanted to know if they could stay with another family member. They were advised that as long as they were not out causing trouble and that they were in a residence, there would be no issue.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

3:05 a.m. — Call of a noisy party near 68 Street and 42 Avenue. Investigators attended and found that the party had moved indoors. The property rep was advised of the complaint and to keep the noise indoors.

3:26 a.m. — Barking dog complaint near the 57 Street and 50A Avenue area. The owner of the dog was not home at the time and had received fines in the past for similar issues. When the owner returns, further charges will be discussed.

10:46 a.m. — Investigators were called to make a welfare check on a male in Big Valley. The man’s residence was attended and he was found to be fine.

11:28 a.m. — A collision was reported to front counter clerks at the detachment. The collision occurred in Edmonton and all documents were forwarded to the Edmonton Police Service.

1:08 p.m. — A red truck was reported near Erskine to have gone into the ditch and caused damage to fencing. A 62-year-old man was found to be under the influence of alcohol. He was arrested, brought back to the detachment and released. The fence will be fixed by the driver of the truck. While investigators were trying to locate the truck, another red truck was stopped, and the 36-year-old Red Deer female driver was found to be under the influence of marijuana and did not have a valid driver’s licence. The female was charged accordingly, the vehicle was towed and she received a suspension from driving, though she wasn’t supposed to be driving in the first place.

8:05 p.m. — A suspicious vehicle was reported near Emmerson Acres, but when investigators arrived, the vehicle was gone.

10:02 p.m. — A skunk was reported on 50 Street and 49 Avenue. Investigators made attempts to contact fish and wildlife and bylaw service, but there was no one available to assist. It was suggested that a skunk trap be obtained from the town office to avoid having skunks in the area.

10:27 p.m. — Report from a female with a mental health condition, advising that there was a light shining into her house. Patrols were made in the area.

Thursday, Sept. 6

11:01 a.m. — Alarm received from residence near 47 Street and 51 Avenue. It was proven to be false.

11:03 a.m. — A report was made regarding a collision while farming near Byemoor. It occurred in the field and caused damage to a parked pickup truck. There were no injuries.

5:17 p.m. — Investigators were called to assist with an ownership dispute over a vehicle near 48 Avenue and 64 Street. It was found that the vehicle in question would have to be towed to be moved, as it did not have current registration or insurance.

6:45 p.m. — At 45 Street and 50 Avenue, a young male was educated by investigators as to what provincial and municipal laws are in place regarding where a quad can be driven.

8:41 p.m. — About 20 kilometres west of Stettler on Highway 12, a camper was reported passing another vehicle on a double solid line. There was no licence plate obtained and the camper was not located.

9:38 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Highway 56.

Friday, Sept. 7

7:02 a.m. — A vehicle had been left in the No Frills parking lot for some time. Investigators contacted the owner, who advised his vehicle had broken down and that he had become ill and was not able to pick up the vehicle, which was moved soon after.

8:27 a.m. — An abandoned vehicle was reported on Highway 590. Investigators contacted the owner, who advised that it had broken down and that it would be moved very soon.

8:51 a.m. — A 911 call advised that a vehicle was speeding through a construction zone on Highway 12 near Erskine. The 24-year-old female driver of a black Dodge truck was confronted by the construction crew, but the driver then sped off once again. Charges are pending against the woman under the “use of highway and rules of the road regulations.”

10:56 a.m. — While waiting for a moose to cross Highway 589, just west of Highway 851, a deer ran out from the ditch and struck the side of a stopped vehicle, causing damage.

5:41 p.m. — A driving complaint was received about a vehicle that was speeding and tailgating on highways 12 and 56. The vehicle had a rental licence plate and it’s not known who was driving the vehicle. Patrols were conducted, but it wasn’t located.

6:40 p.m. — A minor collision was reported in the Tim Hortons parking lot.

6:51 p.m. — Investigators received a report of three cows on Tower Road.

6:58 p.m. — An anonymous complaint was received regarding a brown Ford Taurus and the way in which the owner operated it. No specific driving pattern or issue was described.

10:35 p.m. — Report from staff at Boston Pizza about a group that had left without paying their tab of $114. The patron was known to BP’s staff. Investigators called the male shortly after, who advised he and his friend were now in Red Deer at another establishment and would pay the bill the next day. Both parties were intoxicated and unable to advise as to how they got to Red Deer.

Saturday, Sept. 8

12:33 a.m. — While an investigator was on patrol, a white Chevrolet truck was located on Highway 12 just west of town. The truck appeared to abandoned. There was no one inside and it smelled like liquor. The licence plate was registered to a Stettler man, but the plate wasn’t registered to any vehicle. The truck was towed, as it wasn’t registered, and investigators were waiting to speak with the owner.

12:02 p.m. — A female with long dark hair, wearing a white sweater and driving a white minivan, drove away from a local gas station without paying. There was no time to obtain the licence-plate number on the van. If anyone knows who it might be, call the Stettler detachment: 403-742-3382.

12:13 p.m. — Near 40 Avenue and 57 Street, a vehicle was reported to have had fuel stolen out of it. It’s believed the theft occurred overnight. No suspects.

1:42 p.m. — An alarm was reported at the Stettler Legion. Investigators attended and found that the alarm was false.

2:04 p.m. — On the dump road, a calf was on the loose. Investigators located the calf and chased it back into the fence.

3:51 p.m. — A white van was reported to be abandoned in Big Valley. It had been there for almost a week. It was learned that the van had been stolen a week prior. It was towed and investigators continue to follow up with leads. SUI

Sunday, Sept. 9

9:43 a.m. — A report from a residence in Big Valley that someone had entered onto their property overnight and caused some damage. There are no suspects at this time. If anyone knows who might be responsible, please call the detachment: 403-742-3382.

10:32 a.m. — A 911 call was received from a local hotel. Investigators attended and found that it had been a misdial. No emergency.

7:27 p.m. — East of Highway 56 and a few miles north, a four-door white car with four occupants shot a paintball gun at the complainant’s vehicle. The white vehicle was located in Stettler. All occupants were arrested and taken to the detachment. All occupants were minors and not charged, but they were educated about the severity of what could have occurred, and the consequences of their actions.

9:39 p.m. — A concerned father called making a request to check on the welfare of his daughter. The 27-year-old woman had called and told her father that she had been assaulted by her boyfriend. Investigators located the female and believe that she had been assaulted. The 29-year-old boyfriend was located and found to be intoxicated. He was arrested, charged and released the next day on several conditions. His first court date is scheduled for October in Stettler.

Monday, Sept. 10

10:05 a.m. — Report of three heifers in the ditch near the highway about seven kilometers south of Stettler. A patrol was made and it was determined that the cattle had made their way back into the pasture and were no longer a traffic hazard.

3:12 p.m. — A 911 call from a Life Assist button push at a residence on 49 Street. Ambulance attendants attended the residence, to which they had a key. Ambulance attendants requested that police attend to confirm that nothing appeared to be suspicious. An investigator attended and determined that nothing appeared to be suspicious or otherwise amiss.

3:38 p.m. — Residential false alarm at a residence on 38 Avenue. Police attendance was cancelled by the homeowner, who stated that the cause of the alarm was strong winds.

9:53 p.m. — Report of a suspicious male walking around a residence on 51 Avenue, shining a flashlight into the windows. The 89-year-old caller reported that she believed that the suspect was a male who had killed her husband in her residence four years ago. An investigator attended the residence, conducted a foot patrol around the residence and spoke with the caller, who suffers from dementia.

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