Police catch up with drunken biker, boater

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service from May 17 to May 24.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service from May 17 to May 24.

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).

Stettler detachment responded to more than 60 calls for service during a one-week period.

Friday, May 17

2:55 p.m. — A 44-year-man from Gadsby has been charged with backing up while it was unsafe to do so as a result of a collision in the No Frills parking lot.

7:57 p.m. — On Highway 56 a black Dodge extended cab truck, with a licence plate starting with BJD, was observed driving in an erratic manner, failing to stop for a pedestrian and weaving all over the road. Investigators were not able to catch up with the black Dodge.

1 — complaint of prank calls

1 — Traffic complaint

1 — Barking dog complaint

1 — Domestic/civil-issue complaint

Saturday, May 18

12:20 a.m. — At a rural location southeast of Stettler, several young people were reportedly working hard at getting a truck from being stuck. Investigators attended the location, but weren’t able to locate the stuck truck.

9:23 a.m. — A stop sign was found to have been knocked down sometime overnight on Highway 835. Carillion was advised.

10:12 a.m. — A black 2008 Pontiac G5 received a broken back window while it was parked on Range Road 22-0 and Town Ship Road 37-0. The 20-year-old female owner from Stettler County had “no idea who would have done this.” SUI

4:50 p.m. — From Wal-Mart, a 14-year-old female from 58 Street and 46 Avenue was reported missing. The young lady had an argument with her dad about attending a party later that night. After an investigation was completed, the missing teen was located later that night at the party she wasn’t allowed to attend.

6 p.m. — The 411 information received a call from a female who had been stranded in the middle of Buffalo Lake in a boat that had lost power. Stettler Fire Department made efforts to obtain a boat to assist, but a short time later, the stranded female and her four passengers arrived back at Ol’ MacDonald’s after being towed by a fishing boat. There were no injuries.

8:18 p.m. — Stettler EMS attended 52 Avenue to treat a 16-year-old male from 57 Street and 40 Avenue who had suffered head injuries. After an investigation was completed, it was learned that the young man was very intoxicated and had fallen off his bike.

1 — Traffic complaint

1 — Traffic hazard complaint

1 — Suspicious person complaint

1 — Noisy party complaint

Saturday, May 19

10:25 a.m. — Several calls were received regarding two dogs running around near the Prairie Steam parking lot. The dogs were acting aggressive and chased after a seven-year-old boy. Police located the two dogs and were able to get them under control before there was any harm done. It wasn’t known whom the dogs belonged to and they were turned over to Animal Services.

12:15 p.m. — A five-year- old girl was reported multiple times to be running around on her own, with little clothing, on 52 Street and 47 Avenue. The child was soon reported by her 39-year-old mom from 47 Street and 48 Avenue. Child and Family Services planned to follow up with the family.

2:26 p.m. — A male and female driving a black Dodge Journey ran out of Smitty’s without paying their tab. Charges are pending.

7:27 p.m. — Officials at the Boss Hill campground called to advise of a black Ford F-150 being driven by a 30-yearold male from Marler Drive in Camrose. The man had been on the lake boating, but was now intoxicated and wanting to drive. Investigators arrived and arrested the intoxicated male. Child and family services attended and took custody of the three-year-old girl and eight-year-old boy who were with their dad. The male has been charged with dangerous driving, mischief and disturbing the peace and will attend court in Stettler near the end of June.

2 — Traffic complaints

1 — Off-road vehicle complaint

1 — Deer collision

1 — Mental health act complaint

Monday, May 20

3:59 p.m. — On Highway 12 around the Buttermilk slough, a brown Chev Cavalier was rear-ended by a white Ford F-150 as a result of a yellow Corvette that came to a sudden stop because of dust that was blowing on the highway. The 50-yearold owner of the Corvette from Stettler has been identified. Charges are pending. SUI

1 — Traffic complaint

2 — Noisy parties

1 — False alarm

1 — 911 hang up

1 — Mischief

1 — Hit and run

Tuesday, May 21

12:01 p.m. — Damage to power lines behind the White Goose Restaurant was reported. A large delivery truck was found to be responsible when an investigation was completed. The 34-year-old driver from Blackfalds was “not aware” that he had caused the damage.

4 — Collisions reported

1 — Theft of bicycle

1 — Traffic hazard

1 — 911 hang up

Wednesday, May 22

11:13 a.m. — A physical altercation between a man and woman was reported several times by the same 49-year-old female from 45 Street and 50 Avenue. Upon arrival, investigators were not able to locate any altercation or any evidence that an altercation had taken place. While conducting neighborhood inquires, a 34-year-old male was arrested for outstanding warrants from Calgary. Marijuana was found on the male.

9:54 p.m. — As a result of a traffic stop, investigators learned that a 28-year-old male from 46 Street and 49 Avenue in Stettler was driving his red 1991 Plymouth Sundance without a licence or insurance. The vehicle was towed and the man has been charged under the traffic safety act.

1 — Sexual assault complaint

2 — Traffic complaints

Thursday, May 23

1 — Harassment complaint

Friday, May 24

6:35 p.m. — Investigators were called to the Stettler Motel to assist with the removal of guest who had been evicted. Once the 40-year-old male was identified, it was learned that he had a warrant from Drumheller. The man was removed from the hotel, arrested and then transported to Red Deer Remand Centre for an unpaid fine.

10 p.m. — Investigators came across a collision on the service road near the Co-op on Highway 12. An investigation revealed that a 19-year-old male from Stettler had backed his black 2003 Sierra into a black 2013 Volkswagen Jetta in the Tim Hortons parking lot. The truck then drove away, the Jetta gave chase and passed the truck on the service road, then slammed on his brakes, causing the truck to slam into the rear end of the Jetta. The 19-year-old male was found to be under the influence of alcohol and received a three-day licence suspension and has been charged with failing to ascertain sufficient space for movement, as well as backing unsafely. The 22-year-old male from Yellowknife driving the Jetta has been charged with careless driving.

2 — Collisions reported

1 — Traffic complaint

1 — Cows on the highway

1 — Family relations complaint 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

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