Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.
Calls that have SUI attached 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-TIPS (8477).
Sunday, May 5
5:03 p.m. — Stettler EMS, Stettler fire department, Bashaw RCMP and Stettler RCMP were called to a rural residence north of Stettler, for a male who had a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A thorough investigation was completed and was determined that the 54-year-old male victim had shot himself with a small-calibre rifle. The male was transported by ground ambulance to Stettler, then to Calgary by STARS air ambulance. The male unfortunately succumbed to his injuries.
5:31 p.m. — Two males were reported to be on top of the Stettler hotel on 50 Street, throwing beer cans and other objects at passing traffic. Investigators attended, however the males described were not located. There was no damage reported by any passing vehicles.
5:53 p.m. — Police were called to assist a 51-year-old male from 40 Avenue and 62 Street check on a friend who he had not been able to get in touch with all day. Investigators attended a residence on 44 Street and 49 Avenue to check the welfare of the 52-year-old female resident. She was found to be fine.
6:49 p.m. — An 18-year-old male from Erskine called to report a 2010 black Ford F-350 registered to a 34-year-old male from Stettler was driving in an erratic manner on Highway 12, speeding and swerving on the road. Investigators were unable to locate the vehicle at the time of the complaint. The caller does not wish to provide a statement, however the driver has been spoken to about his driving.
7:38 p.m. — A 911 call of a suspicious person who was observed to be sleeping on his roof and had a case of beer. Investigators met with the 61-year-old female complainant from Fairview, who pointed the male out. The investigation led to a residence on 50 Avenue and 45 Street, where a 31-year-old man was located. He advised he had been inspired by an episode of “Workaholics” to drink on the roof and decided to try it. The man was not committing an offence and advised that he would continue, as he was enjoying himself.
8:20 p.m. — A 36-year-old female from Emmerson Acres called to advise that her couch had been stolen. After an investigation was done, it was determined that the female’s boyfriend had the couch.
Monday, May 6
9:26 a.m. —A concerned mother from Sylvan Lake called 911 to advise investigators that her 14-year-old runaway daughter may be at a residence in Stettler. After inquiries were made, the 14-yearold runaway was located at a residence on 69 Street and Meadow View Close. The runaway was fine and not in danger. It was determined that the 14-year-old had a disagreement with her mother over her boyfriend and came to Stettler to stay with a friend.
12:12 p.m. — A 27-year-old male from 59 Street and 51 Avenue reported that his 2013 Hisun R500 side by side ATV was stolen from his garage on the weekend. SUI
12:41 p.m. — An area resident reported that a brown 2004 GMC truck had been parked in the middle of Range Road 18-1, had been there for several days, had a broken front axle and some front-end damage. The 20-year-old male from Botha who owns the truck was contacted and assured investigators that it would be moved off the road. The next day, the truck was still there, so the owner has been charged with abandoning his truck. The truck was towed at his expense.
2:05 p.m. — A 46-year-old female from Stettler County attended the detachment with a black/white and grey Husky, who she had found to have killed one of her sheep. The dog had been on her property in the morning and when she returned home during the lunch hour, she found the dog with blood on its fur. With investigating further, she found one sheep dead and another injured. The dog was lodged in cells until animal control investigators were able to attend. The owner of the dog is not known. The dog was taken to a facility in Red Deer .
2:38 p.m. — Investigators were called to a residence on 50A Avenue and 57 Street to sort out an issue between a 64-year-old female and her 42-year-old son. The female came home and found that a window in her basement had been broken, she found her son in the house and confronted him and now would not leave. When police arrived, the male had gone, the mother refused to provide a statement therefore charges were not laid. The 42-year-old male was located and it was determined that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest. The male was arrested and taken to the Red Deer remand center.
Tuesday, May 7
9:09 a.m. — A 51-year-old male from Stettler County reported that he struck a deer with his 2007 Dodge 3500 on Range Road 19-1 in April, while it was snowing heavily.
12:13 p.m. — A 23-year-old male from Stettler advised that he struck a deer with his 2012 Dodge truck on Township Road 39-4, causing extensive damage.
Wednesday, May 8
1 a.m. — A 17-year-old female called from a residence just west of Stettler to advise that her ex-boyfriend had been at her house wanting to talk with her, knocking on her window and shining a flash light in her window. Investigators were not able to locate the 17-year-old male suspect from 40 Avenue and 62 Street, until the following day. The male is on conditions not to have contact with the female and has been charged with breaching those conditions. The male will appear in youth court on June 9 in Stettler.
6:04 a.m. —A 2002 Dodge truck was reported to be driving in an erratic manner on Highway 12 coming into Stettler. The truck turned off into a business before police could intercept the truck. The registered owner of the truck, a 60-year-old man from Erskine, was contacted by investigators and spoken to about his driving. Charges are pending, this file is SUI.
11:07 a.m. — A minor collision was reported at a rural residence where a 65-year-old female, driving a 2003 Ford F-150, backed into a 2011 Dodge Caravan.
2:10 p.m. — A break and enter was reported at the Erskine hall. Investigators attended and found that a door had been kicked in, and the culprits then entered the hall, opening every cabinet and made away with a small amount of cash. There are no suspects known. SUI
7:08 p.m. — A collision was reported at the intersection of 50 Street and 48 Avenue. A 17-year-old male driving a 1993 GMC truck proceeded through an intersection without using due care and attention. As a result, the truck collided with a 2003 Buick LeSabre driven by a 60-year-old man from Stettler. There were no injuries as a result of the collision, but the 17-year-old male driver has been charged with failing to proceed safely after stopping.
8:48 p.m. — While driving south on Range Road 20-0, two miles north of Stettler, a white 2003 Cadillac sedan went off the road into the west ditch then rolling into a creek. An investigation ensued, and it was revealed that the 17-year-old male driver from Stettler became distracted when the passenger in his car had dropped their glasses. The car then went into the ditch that soon after turned into the bridge for the creek, causing the car to flip. None of the five male occupants in the car were injured. Alcohol was proven not to be a factor. The 17-year-old driver of the car has been charged with distracted driving.
Thursday, May 9
1:06 p.m. — A 911 call was received from a 22-year-old female from 40 Avenue and 63 Street, who was on her way to her 56-year-old mother’s residence on 64 Street and 38 Avenue. The daughter was worried that her mother might hurt herself. Investigators arrived on scene and found that all parties were calm and paramedics were attending to the mother.
4:09 p.m. — A 55-year-old female from Alix called to advise there was a fire ban in effect and that she could see smoke near Erskine. Stettler fire department and RCMP were already on scene, a 52-year-old male was grinding in his shop, some sparks got away and caught the shop on fire, which then lead to several other out buildings to become engulfed in flames. The residence that was at the same location was not in the fires path. There were no injuries as a result and the fire department worked hard to ensure the fire didn’t spread further as there were strong winds at the time.
5:02 p.m. — A 21-year-old female from Red Deer called to advise that while pulling into the campsite at Content Bridge, their trailer caught a fence nearby, pulling the fence out of the ground and causing extensive damage to the trailer.
Friday, May 10
7:14 a.m. —A 70-year-old man from Stettler called to advise that on Highway 12 near Viterra, there is an ongoing traffic issue, with trucks speeding and failing to stop at stop signs at the railway crossing. Patrols in this area will be stepped up to ensure everyone’s safety.
7:53 a.m. — A 48-year-old female from 50A Avenue and 59 Street called to advise of an ongoing issue in the area — loud mufflers and speeding trucks. Licence plates have been provided to investigators. SUI
2:06 p.m. — A 32-year-old man from Stettler called to advise of a semi that was just west of Stettler, eastbound on Highway 12, swerving all over the road. The complainant was not able to provide a licence plate for the semi and although investigators patrolled the area, they were not able to locate the semi.
2:38 p.m. — A 38-year-old female from 68 Street and the 4100 block advised that her purse was stolen from her unlocked vehicle sometime overnight. SUI
6:49 p.m. — Investigators were notified of an ongoing issue with dogs barking in the 4000 block on 58 Street. Animal control officers have been notified to follow up with the owners, as they were not home at the time. The dogs were in no danger, as it was proven they had food and water.
8:49 p.m. — Investigators were called to a residence on 47 Street and 51 Avenue to deal with a parking issue. There was a black Dodge truck parked in an alleyway when another vehicle may have had an issue getting by, the driver of that vehicle yelled at the owner of the truck. The truck was moved shortly after and there were no other issues reported.
11:14 p.m. — Police were asked to attend a residence on the 4700 block and 48 Street. The 32-year-old male tenant had just moved his belongings out of the residence earlier that day. He returned to finish up and noticed the front door was wide open. Fearing there might be an intruder, investigators entered the house, but they found no one inside.
Saturday, May 11
12:58 a.m. — On 64 Street and 39 Avenue, Stettler EMS responded to a 69-year-old male who was found unresponsive. An investigation revealed the male, who had been suffering from several medical issues, had passed away due to natural causes. Stettler Victim Services attended the scene to provide support for the family during that difficult time.
8:08 a.m. — Investigators were advised of damage to an above-ground pool on 52 Street and 49 Avenue. It appears that the pool had been cut by a knife. It wasn’t known when that occurred or who was responsible.
9:18 a.m. — On 40 Avenue and 63 Street, a white Dodge truck was egged sometime overnight. The registered owner had no idea who would want to egg his truck.
1:19 p.m. — Police were called to the Rec Center as a result of a verbal altercation that was taking place between a man and woman. Investigators arrived on the scene and learned that the couple were no longer together but have a child together. They had both attended the child’s lacrosse game, but the child was late getting there, which made the 26-year-old mother from Drumheller angry. During the exchange of words, the new girlfriend, a 32-year-old female from Lloydminster, pushed mom several times and she’s now facing assault charges.
1:21 p.m. — On 49 Street in Botha, a licence plate was found lying on the ground. The owner has been notified and isn’t sure how that happened.
1:29 p.m. — A 33-year-old man from 3 Avenue in Big Valley called to report a collision that occurred in early January. His truck had been hit by a local pipeline company whose owner was going to pay for the damage, rather than go through insurance. None of the cost, as a result of the damage, has been paid back. Both parties may face charges for failing to report a collision as soon as possible. SUI
2:32 p.m. — The 29-year-old female from Three Hills attended her ex-boyfriend’s residence at 55 Street and 47 Avenue to collect her belongings. The 29-year-old male was worried that his ex-girlfriend may leave a mess and wanted the police to attend and ensure that she didn’t. Investigators were not able to attend the residence as requested. There were no other issues reported.
3:32 p.m. — A 45-year-old man from 53 Street in Botha called to report that the rims and tires from his 1984 pickup truck were stolen sometime overnight. No witnesses have been identified. SUI
3:36 p.m. — A purse was found on 54 Street and 46 Avenue. An investigation revealed the purse had been reported stolen in late February after a string of vehicle break-ins. The owner of the purse, a 27-year-old female from Stettler, was advised and claimed the purse. There was no evidence left on the scene to identify a culprit.
4:12 p.m. — A 32-year-old male from 48 Street and 44 Avenue reported that he had sold an old car the day prior to a 30-year-old female from Delia. She called him, angry, because the car had broken down, saying that she would sue him. The male was advised that he may be sued, as this is an issue that could be dealt with in civil court, but police would not be involved.
5:43 p.m. — Phone calls were being received by a 63-year-old female from 2 Street in Gadsby, which she thought were harassing in nature. An investigation revealed that the calls were infrequent. There was never anyone on the other end and the calls came from an unknown number.
— Stettler RCMP Report