Pickup strikes pedestrian, driver flees from scene

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  • Aug. 24, 2011 8:00 a.m.

Cpl. Terry Best/Stettler RCMP

In the past week, Stettler RCMP responded to 60 calls for service.

On Aug. 16, a resident in the 4700 block of 48 Avenue reported his 1993 GMC Sonoma was stolen from the property. The vehicle was recovered later in the day in Stettler and a number of items in the vehicle were taken.

Also on Aug. 16, a second truck, a 1995 Dodge Ram, was stolen in the 59 Street area. The vehicle was later recovered in Edmonton.

Early in the evening of Aug. 17, a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while crossing Highway 12 at 67 Street. The pedestrian was walking north in the crosswalk when a vehicle, described as a blue short-box, single cab pickup, struck the 18-year-old male in the leg, knocking him down.

The driver of the truck is reported to have stopped, backed up, and then sped away.

The truck was described as having a loud exhaust and the driver was a male believed to be in his late teens to early 20s, with darker hair.

The male who was hit was not seriously injured. Police are investigating.

A 21-year-old Stettler man is facing assault charges after an incident at a residence in the 6200 block of 40 Avenue. The male is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Sept. 8. The victim was not seriously injured.

During the RCMP’s latest weekly time period, two bicycles were reported stolen in Stettler. The bikes were not recovered.

Bike owners are asked to record the serial numbers from the bicycles when they are purchased and be able to provide such information to police should their bicycle be stolen.

Police also responded to 12 collisions, 12 driving complaints and seven false alarms during the same time frame.

Anyone with information that 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.