Police probe complaint of hit-and-run at intersection

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week. 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).

Monday, Jan. 21

10:53 a.m. — Residential false alarm on MacRae Street in Erskine.

5:31 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned Chevrolet Silverado pickup at GT Hydraulic and Bearing on 46 Avenue. The caller reported that the truck was left at the business for the past week and was concerned that it was stolen. The 57-yearold male owner from Coronation was contacted to remove his truck or have it towed.

6:34 p.m. — Complaint of a 20-year-old male who made a verbal threat that he was going to commit suicide. Investigators attended the 41 Avenue residence, where the young adult was arrested under the provisions of the Mental Health Act. He was escorted to the Stettler hospital for an assessment. He was later released from hospital.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

1:32 a.m. — A commercial false alarm at Jude’s Liquor Store at the Town Centre Mall.

2:57 a.m. — A commercial false alarm reported at John Deere on Highway 12.

10:29 a.m. — Complaint of a 19-year-old male renter who became upset after being served a notice to pay his overdue rent. The owner reported that the male began yelling and banging and knocking on her door, after receiving the notice. The complainant did not wish for police attendance, but a file was created for information purposes.

10:30 a.m. — Report from an employee of the White Goose Restaurant that they had a blue-coloured Ford Focus towed off the business property, as a result of it being left abandoned for almost one week. The 20-year-old female owner from 58 Street was contacted and advised that her vehicle was moved.

6:42 a.m. — Report of two counterfeit $10 bills turned in at the UFA. The bills were seized for evaluation. SUI

Wednesday, Jan. 23

5:56 a.m. — Complaint of a dead deer blocking the northbound lane on Highway 56, about 10 kilometres north of Stettler. The deer was moved off of the highway after an investigator attended the location.

7:41 a.m. — Residential false alarm reported on 44 Street.

9:06 a.m. — Report of harassing phone calls being received at a 58 Street residence and the complainant was requesting an Emergency Protection Order. After an inquiry by an investigator, it was determined that an EPO could not be obtained. It was suggested that the complainant obtain a new phone number, which has so far resolved the problem.

3:32 p.m. — Request received to locate a 27-year-old male who departed Stettler at 9:30 a.m. and was overdue at a lease site near Drayton Valley. The male was driving a white-coloured one-ton truck and towing a 24-foot goose neck trailer. The investigator was contacted 46 minutes later to advise that the driver had arrived. Poor road conditions were determined to be the cause of the delay.

5:56 p.m. — Complaint of a hit-and-run collision at the intersection of 41 Street and 47 Avenue. A 46-year-old male driver from Stettler was driving a southbound Dodge 3500 truck when a black car drove through the intersection, striking the driver’s side rear bumper. The black car continued driving and both the driver and car remain unidentified. SUI

Thursday, Jan. 24

7:18 a.m. — A commercial false alarm at Terroco on 42 Street.

11:00 a.m. — Report of a lost wallet in the area of Gun and Games Source for Sports on 51 Avenue.

1:24 p.m. — Complaint of eight 16-inch tires, stolen from two rental generators, from two separate rural locations near Stettler. The generators were being used by Canadian Natural Resources and the theft was valued at $1,800.

7:14 p.m. — Complaint that a 26-year-old female from Grand Cache had attempted to drive over a 25-year-old female from Hinton and then attempted to abduct the 25-year-old. The caller advised that the 26-year-old was in the Stettler hospital and there were outstanding warrants for her arrest. The report was scored as public mischief, as there was no Grand Cache female admitted to the hospital.

8:05 p.m. — A 911 call reporting three teens hanging around outside a 48 Street residence. The 24-year-old male caller stated that the males were banging on the house and one male named “Dillon” tried to open the back door of the residence. A patrol was conducted and there was no one located.

9:09 p.m. — A 911 call reported a child-custody disagreement, from a 62 Street residence. An investigator attended and both parties indicated there was no violence and only a verbal argument “over life events.” Neither wanted to provide a statement.

11:05 p.m. — A commercial false alarm received from Performance Fitness on 50 Street. Friday, Jan. 25

9:47 a.m. — A 66-yearold male from Consort reported that he had lost his keys near Peavey Mart on his way to Red Deer. The caller advised that there were 10 keys on one ring and there is another ring attached with one gold key on it. There was also a gold clip holding the keys. A reward is offered.

1:52 p.m. — Complaint of a landlord-tenant dispute at a 47 Street residence. The 54-yearold female landlord of the residence reported that the 19-year-old renter was yelling and screaming at her when she requested access to the electrical panel. The power was out in the upstairs suite and the owner required entry into the basement. The renter stated that he was upset because he was in the washroom at the time and he did not think the power outage was an emergency. The investigator advised the renter that the landlord was required to check the electrical panel, if necessary. He agreed to keep the peace.

3:48 p.m. — A residential panic alarm on 57 Street. The property sitter accidentally set off the alarm when she was checking the residence.

5:38 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Township Road 41-0. The 23-year-old female driver from 54 Avenue Close sustained no injuries, but her Chevrolet Equinox required more than $2,000 in repairs.

7:05 p.m. — A 32-year-old male from Township Road 39-2 near Botha reported a theft of a fuel card involving multiple fuel purchases in the Stettler and Alix area. The caller was instructed to provide a copy of the statement for the card and a witness statement. The male then reported that on closer inspection of his statement, there was no theft and an error on his behalf.

8:05 p.m. — A 19-year-old male from Coleman called Stettler RCMP to report that he had been contacted by a male, who advised him that he found his lost iPod Touch. A 42-year-old male from Sherwood Park told the iPod owner that he wanted $200 or he would not return his electronic device. The 19-year-old advised that he had been working near Stettler and had been staying at the Plains Motor Inn for a week or two before Christmas. He realized that he had lost his iPod Touch after getting home from Stettler. The 42-year-old man was located in Room 120 of the Plains Motor Inn and he was arrested for extortion. He was found with the iPod in his possession, along with a small quantity of marijuana. His court date has been scheduled for March 14.

Saturday, Jan. 26

11:24 a.m. — A 25-year-old mother from Drumheller found that her five-year-old son stole a candy bar from Sobeys when they were shopping. The mother requested that an investigator speak to her son. The mother then returned the boy to the store to apologize.

11:59 a.m. — A 22-year-old female employee of the Canalta Hotel reported that a 23-year-old male guest was sexually harassing her via telephone last night while she was working the front desk. The employee provided a witness statement stating that he had called her inappropriate names, wanted her to come up to his room, would not take no for an answer, and wanted her to show him around Stettler. The male was located and provided a statement admitting to the calls. He was charged with making indecent phone calls and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 28.

12:53 p.m. — Complaint of an abandoned Oldsmobile Alero at the Willow Creek Condos on 61 Street. The caller advised that the vehicle was parked for more than a month at the location and the licence plate was removed. The 24-year-old female owner from the same complex was contacted and she stated that she would move the vehicle this week.

4:11 p.m. — Complaint received of a black sports car speeding on Highway 12, two kilometres east of Erskine. The caller was unable to obtain a licence plate or identify the driver, as the rear plate was darkened, along with the rest of the vehicle having dark-tinted windows.

5:48 p.m. — Complaint of a horse and donkey on Highway 56 south. The 27-year-old female driver chased the animals into the yard at the location, but there was no gate to close. The driver was concerned that the animals might walk back onto the road.

Sunday, Jan. 27

2:10 a.m. — A 911 call was received from a 55-year-old female residing at 58 Street Close, inquiring about a restraining order. The caller was described as belligerent to the dispatcher and refused to answer any questions as to why she required the court order. The caller hung up on the dispatcher after she was advised that one could be obtained from the courthouse. An investigator made several attempts to speak with the female, but she could not be reached.

3:24 p.m. — Report of property damage to a 41 Avenue residence by a 20-year-old male. The same male, who previously stated that he was suicidal, was arrested under provisions of the Mental Health Act. He was escorted to the Stettler hospital for a medical assessment.

9:14 p.m. — A 911 call reported an intoxicated 62-year-old male from 49 Street operating a white-coloured Buick LeSabre. The caller stated that the male was headed to the liquor store near Wal-Mart and he might cause trouble at his residence later. A patrol was conducted and the Buick was not immediately located.

Monday, Jan. 28

4:01 p.m. — Report of a stalled pickup truck in the driving lane on Highway 590 near Big Valley. An investigator attended the scene and the 45-yearold female owner from the County of Paintearth advised that the rear passenger tire blew. She left the vehicle on the road to get a larger jack to replace the tire. The truck was moved from the highway soon after.

4:51 p.m. — Complaint of a hit-and-run in the Sobeys parking lot. A black-coloured 2012, Dodge Ram received damage to the tailgate. There was no note left and there were no witnesses.