Police probe break-ins, theft at Alberta Prairie, Esso

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during a one-week period from Tuesday, July 3, to Monday, July 9.

  • Jul. 11, 2012 7:00 p.m.

SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK, Stettler RCMP detachment

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during a one-week period from Tuesday, July 3, to Monday, July 9.

Calls that have the SUI designation 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).

Tuesday, July 3

3:07 a.m. — Report of a break and enter at Alberta Prairie Steam Tours. Taken was a large amount of cash from inside the building. Forensic Identification Services from Red Deer RCMP attended the scene. SUI

6:36 a.m. — Single vehicle rollover on Highway 56 north of Stettler. A single male occupant was southbound when he swerved to miss a deer and hit an approach and rolled. The male was not injured.

9:31 a.m. — Report of a theft of a Ford F350 from the industrial area in Stettler. The vehicle was later recovered near Drumheller. SUI

11:59 a.m. — A female reported that a friend sold all her items that were in storage. Investigation revealed that this is a civil matter and no theft occurred.

12:52 p.m. — A female reported that her vehicle was damaged by a rock while meeting a grain truck on Highway 56.

1:11 p.m. — A report of three horses that were out on Highway 12 just east of Nevis. The horses were put back into a gated field.

1:25 p.m. — Complaint of mischief to a vehicle that was parked at the Stettler Motel. The truck received several scratches on both sides of the truck and some damage to the bumper and hood, as well. SUI

1:28 p.m. — Report of a collision with a deer on Range Road 18-2.

2:22 p.m. — A 911 hang-up call from a residence in Gadsby. An investigator attended and it was revealed that there were issues with the phone line.

4:06 p.m. — A 911 call received and it was reported that a tornado touched down in a rural area southeast of Stettler. No damage was reported.

6:16 p.m. — Residential false alarm.

9:52 p.m. — Complaint of loud music from the Lions’ Campground. Patrols were made throughout the area and no noise was heard. The complainant was not followed up with due to the caller requesting to remain anonymous.

Wednesday, July 4

12:45 a.m. — Report of a young child not in a child seat. The vehicle was located and the driver was warned/educated about the importance of seatbelts and child seats.

8:33 a.m. — Call about an abandoned vehicle that was parked along Highway 11. The registered owner was contacted and it was determined that the owner car-pools to work and just leaves the vehicle there throughout the day.

9:45 a.m. — Theft of a 2006 Arctic Cat 500 ATV. The quad is lime green in colour and has Alberta licence plate LV381. SUI

10:57 a.m. — Report of a found bike on 46 Street. When police showed up, the bike was located, but was now locked up.

2:11 p.m. — Report of three cattle on Highway 56 near Big Valley. The cattle were not located.

4:09 p.m. — Report of theft of gas from Esso. A unknown male, driving a gold-coloured Chrysler Concord filled up $30 worth of fuel and left without paying. SUI.

4:11 p.m. — A found BMX bike was turned into the Stettler RCMP. The bicycle was found along 50 Avenue.

8:10 p.m. — Report of a male youth that was out past his curfew. Investigation revealed the youth also failed to comply with other conditions. SUI

9:17 p.m. — Complaint of barking dogs at a residence on 47 Street. The owner was notified and warned. The complainant did not want bylaw animal services contacted at this time.

Thursday, July 5

9:09 a.m. — Report of a vehicle that did not have a licence plate and now the complainant saw there was a licence plate on this vehicle. The vehicle was parked on 51 Street. The investigation revealed that the licence plate on the vehicle was valid and matched the vehicle.

10:26 a.m. — A collision between a motorcycle and pickup truck was reported on Highway 12 just east of Stettler. A 57-yearold male was injured in the collision. SUI

10:41 a.m. — Residential false alarm.

1:40 p.m. — Report of a cow on Highway 11. An investigator arrived at the location and the cow got back into the pasture from which it came from.

3:17 p.m. — Complaint of a missing/stolen black Angus bull from a farm near Erskine. SUI

4:11 p.m. — Report of found keys located near the Dairy Queen.

4:15 p.m. — Residential false alarm.

4:43 p.m. — Report of a Ford Escape that was driving at a high rate of speed and passed unsafely near some pedestrians. The incident took place on 48 Avenue. The vehicle was not located.

5:25 p.m. — Residential false alarm.

7:58 p.m. — A 911 call of a fight involving six or seven youths on 50 Avenue. Investigation revealed that a 19-year-old male entered a residence and was asked to leave and refused to do so. The 19-year-old male was intoxicated and attempted to start a fight. A brief scuffle took place and it resulted in the unwelcome guest eventually leaving. No charges were laid from this incident, but all people involved were spoken to and warned about their actions.

9:39 p.m. — A traffic stop was conducted with a vehicle to check and ensure the driver was sober. Upon further investigation, a male passenger was found to be out past his curfew. The male youth was arrested and charged with three counts of failing to comply with his conditions. The male was released and will attend Stettler Provincial court.

11:11 p.m. — Report of theft of a bike from behind the Town Pump Lounge. The bike is red in colour with no writing on it. SUI

11:56 p.m. — Report of mischief to a residence on Spruce Drive. An unknown male youth banged on a window causing damage and then took off running. Patrols were made, but the male was not located. It is believed that the male is 15 to 17 years old and was wearing a grey hoody and dark pants. SUI

Friday, July 6

9:10 a.m. — False residential alarm.

10:55 a.m. — Report of a suspicious death of a cow. SUI

12:07 p.m. — Report of a naked female in a bush on Tower Road. Police attended the location and a male was found nude in the bush. The 25-year-old male from Stettler was arrested and charged with causing a disturbance and obstruction. Court date is Aug. 23.

1:19 p.m. — Report of two male youths shooting seagulls with an air soft gun in the parking lot near the Ramada Hotel. Both male youths were located and arrested. SUI

Saturday, July 7

6:54 a.m. — Report of a gas and dash at Esso, as well as a theft of sunglasses. The investigator attended and the suspect was revealed to have paid for the gas and sunglasses prior to departing.

7:18 a.m. — A Good Samaritan found a wallet and contacted police. An investigator picked up the wallet and contacted the owner, who is going to attend the detachment to obtain the wallet.

11:22 a.m. — Report of a collision on Highway 12 and Highway 835 in Erskine. The Chrysler 300 was travelling east on Highway 12 and was hit by an SUV heading south from the stop sign. A 53-year-old female driving the SUV was ticketed for failing to proceed safely after stopping at intersection.

12:40 p.m. — False 911 hang-up call from a cellphone. Patrols were made to the location provided and no one was located.

1:06 p.m. — Report of harassment and threats via text messages. Police spoke with the complainant who advised the suspect was threatening to take his child away with Child and Family Services. An investigator noted both parties were texting each other back and forth. The caller was advised that there was not enough evidence to support a charge at this time. Both parties involved were advised to stop texting each other.

8:16 p.m. — Report of a breach of a no-contact order. Police attended a rural address outside of Stettler. A 60-year-old male was located outside of his residence showing strong signs of impairment by alcohol. The male was on conditions not to be at the residence, no contact with the victim, and not to consume alcohol. The male was arrested and charged with four charges of failing to comply with his conditions and one charge of uttering threats, as he was also threatening to kill everyone at the residence. A bail hearing was later conducted with the male.

10:26 p.m. — Residential false alarm. Patrols were made to the residence and everything was secure.

Sunday, July 8

12:38 a.m. — Report of a deer collision on Highway 12.

5:35 a.m. — Report of a truck on fire on Range Road 20-1. Police attended the location, and the truck that was on fire was also involved in a collision that struck a tree. No one was located in or around the truck. The registered owner of the truck has been contacted. SUI

9:31 a.m. — Report of threats by a 17-year-old male from Stettler. The suspect male was located and he advised he was in an altercation with a 46-yearold male from Stettler. Investigation revealed both parties were trespassing on each other’s property. The 46-year-old man grabbed the 17-year-old male. The 17 year-old then grabbed a gardening tool and told the other male to get off of his property. Both warned about going on each other’s property.

10:03 a.m. — Report of a hit and run to a parked vehicle in the alley-way. The suspect vehicle left tracks from a dually truck and the parked vehicle had red paint on the mirror. The suspect vehicle in this file is believed to be the same truck that was recovered burned.

1:16 p.m. — Report of a collision at the intersection of 45 Avenue and 59 Street. Police attended and it was determined a pickup truck rear-ended another pickup truck. A 43-year-old male from Swift Current, Sask., was ticketed for following too closely.

2:51 p.m. — Report of pills laying on the ground in the north side of Memorial Park. The caller was concerned that children would find them and eat them. The pills were revealed to be Tylenol and were destroyed.

4:53 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 56 north. Police attended and noted a silver Ford Focus on its passenger side in the east ditch. Stettler EMS was attending to the driver, a 21-year-old female from Edmonton. Alcohol and speed were not a factor in the collision. It was determined the driver swerved to miss ducks that walked across the highway, lost control, and rolled four times.

Monday, July 9

8:45 a.m. — Residential false alarm in Rochon Sands.

8:06 a.m. — Report of a found lunch kit. The owner was contacted and is going to attend the detachment to pick it up.

10:03 a.m. — Request to assist Child and Family Services.

11:05 a.m. — Report of a hit and run to a stop sign in the Sobeys’ parking lot. The suspect vehicle described as a maroon newer model Ford F150 extended cab, with no licence plate obtained. The suspect driver was described as an older male with a plaid shirt on. The male got out, looked at his truck, then drove over the boulevard, and fled the scene. Immediate patrols were made to the location and the suspect vehicle was not located, as there was a time delay to the call. SUI

1:29 p.m. — Report of a broken window to the public-works building in Stettler. SUI

2:10 p.m. — Report of a dog left inside of a burgundy, older Mercedes in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Police attended and spoke to the owner of the vehicle. The 50-year-old man from Alix was spoken to about the incident. He advised he left the windows down and just ran in quickly to get dog food. Police warned the male about leaving the dog inside of the vehicle is such hot weather.

2:49 p.m. — Residential false silent panic alarm. Police attended and everyone was fine at the residence. The property owner forgot her pass code.

7:15 p.m. — Alberta Sheriffs called the Stettler RCMP as they had a vehicle pulled over and marijuana was observed on the passenger seat. Police attended and a 30-year-old male from Calgary was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking. Sixty-five grams of marijuana, baggies, and a scale was seized from the vehicle. Court is scheduled for Aug. 23.

7:19 p.m. — Report of a driving complaint on Highway 12 eastbound near Erskine. The suspect vehicle not located at the time and the licence plate was not a match to suspect vehicle.

8:38 p.m. — Report for a welfare cheque on a 73-year-old male. Police attended and the male was at home and fine.

9:15 p.m. — An investigator pulled over a black Cobalt for having a burned-out passenger head-light. Fresh odour of marijuana was emanating from the vehicle. An 18-year-old male from Stettler was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of a prohibited weapon. During the search of the vehicle, a pair of brass knuckles was located. The male was charged and released. Court is set for Aug. 23.

9:32 p.m. — Report of a purple Charger stunting on the Airport Road. The witness was able to obtain a licence plate. SUI

9:45 p.m. — Report of a missing wallet from a 50 Avenue residence.

11:45 p.m. — Report of a suspicious person cutting through the caller’s yard at a 46 Street residence. The male was described as young with a green hoody. Patrols were made but the suspect male was gone.

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