Police kept busy by break-ins and thefts

  • Mar. 23, 2011 7:00 a.m.

CPL. TERRY BEST / RCMP Stettler Detachment

On March 15, a resident of 51 Avenue reported a mirror on her truck was broken sometime in the previous few days while her vehicle was parked on the street. There was no other damage to the vehicle.

On March 16, police arrested a 25-year-old female for assault following an incident at a local hotel. The female is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court.

On March 17, a 24-year-old Stettler area male reported he was assaulted outside a local drinking establishment. The male befriended some patrons in the bar and afterwards reported being assaulted and his beer taken.

Charges of “break-and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence and causing a disturbance in a public place” are pending against a 22-year-old Stettler area male, following an incident at a local residence in Stettler on March 17. The male is alleged to have gone to the location and was refused entry but then forced his way into the residence. He is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on May 12 to answer to his charges.

Another internet scam was reported to police on March 17. In this instance a local resident received emails threatening to prosecute her for allegations and money laundering and terrorist related activities unless she sent money via Western Union. The woman recognized it as a scam and notified police.

On March 18, police responded to a complaint of a disturbance at a local bar, but when police arrived the offending party had left the establishment.

On March 18, it is believed a shoplifter from one of the local food stores was seen fleeing from the business with a number of items. A witness on scene states he saw a lone male put the items in a four door car and make off with the loot. Police are following up on leads in the investigation.

On March 20, police responded to a disturbance at local bar in the 6100 block of 50 Avenue where two males were fighting.

On March 21, a report of a break-and-enter in Erskine was received. Culprits are said to have entered a vacant house, and while it doesn’t appear anything was taken from the house, a window was removed from a shed. Police are investigating.

On March 21, police responded to a break-and-enter at the Bagshaw Electric on 50 Avenue, where culprits made off with several spools of copper wire. Investigation led police to a residence in Red Deer, where two males, one believed to be from the Lacombe area and one from the Three Hills area were arrested. The wire was recovered in Red Deer.

The pair are facing charges of break-and-enter and theft and are scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on April 28.

In addition, this week police responded to several driving complaints, collisions, false alarms and family disputes.

Police remind everyone that while spring is here, winter isn’t over. Drivers are asked to please slow down and drive defensively.