Here’s a summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week.
Calls marked with SUI 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 1-800-222-8477.
Tuesday, Aug. 28
2:35 a.m. — A concerned citizen received several text messages on their landline that might have been drug-related. A system search revealed the number originated from Stanton Street in Red Deer, but multiple people were associated with the number.
8:30 a.m. — Needles/syringes and spoons were located on the train tracks just east of Stettler. Investigators seized the items to ensure no one was injured. The items were destroyed safely. It’s believed they were used for ingesting illicit drugs.
2:41 p.m. — A complainant said a bank-card might have been skimmed at an unknown location. SUI
2:45 p.m. — A black truck, located on 56 Street, might have been abandoned. Investigators were able to locate the truck’s owner and it was moved without further issue.
2:59 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision. A female who had recently received her learner’s permit was parking a truck outside a business and drove into the building, causing damage to both the building and the truck. There were no injuries. SUI
3:40 p.m. — Reports said an intoxicated female at Wal-Mart was hitting people and causing problems. Investigators held the woman into custody until she became sober, and turned her over to her son to ensure that she was cared for.
5:42 p.m. — Report of quads being driven in town near 38 Avenue and 61 Street. An investigator attended and located people in the area, but further investigation was required to determine who was driving the quads and if charges would be laid. SUI
8:12 p.m. — A 911 call from south of Erskine reported a missing female. She had a verbal argument with her father and had walked off. While investigators were en route, the female returned unharmed.
8:50 p.m. — A vehicle collision with a deer was reported on Highway 12 just east of Stettler.
Wednesday, Aug. 29
12:10 a.m. — An intrusion alarm was received from a residence in Buffalo Lake Meadows. Investigators ensured there hadn’t been any unwanted visitors.
11:59 a.m. — A female reported that while she was driving on main street, a black SUV backed out of their stall. The female honked her horn to notify the male driver of the SUV, but the SUV driver stopped and yelled at the female. The female was concerned about her safety, and wasn’t willing to provide a police statement.
12:32 p.m. — A male advised of an incident that took place the previous day. Another male confronted the complainant about cutting his wife’s vehicle off while driving near Big Valley. The complainant denied the incident. The complainant reported a dark Dodge truck was driving erratically. If the driver is identified, charges will be laid.
3:20 p.m. — Report received of a hit-and-run in the Wal-Mart parking lot between a white van and a blue car. A licence plate was obtained for the van. The investigation is ongoing and charges might be sought.
4:46 p.m. — Complaint from the owner of a local motel seeking police assistance with collecting money owed for lodging. The occupant of the motel stayed for several nights and had provided a company cheque.
9:21 p.m. — Report of a domestic disturbance at 63 Street and 40 Avenue. Both people involved were under the influence of alcohol, and they had a disagreement. Both were taken into custody to ensure their safety, and were released in the morning without charges.
9:25 p.m. — A resident of the 44 Street and Avenue area reported a male was hiding in his car. It’s believed to be an ongoing medical issue with the caller.
Thursday, Aug. 30
6:44 a.m. — Report from the staff at A&W of a male who appeared to be in medical distress. An ambulance was called and the male was taken to the hospital.
9:53 a.m. — Family Services called asking for assistance with some information that they had obtained about a young female and her father having an inappropriate relationship, after an investigation was conducted. It was determined that the child wasn’t in danger and police wouldn’t investigate further.
11:41 a.m. — A 911 call reported an older-model Cadillac travelling on Highway 56 was weaving and swerving. The caller feared that the driver might be impaired. Police determined the elderly male driver wasn’t impaired, but was lost and looking for Highway 12.
3:55 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Highway 12 and 67 Street. An eastbound vehicle was hit by another vehicle when it turned south into the path of the eastbound vehicle. A 53-year-old man from Meeting Creek was charged for turning left unsafely.
Friday, Aug. 31
8:59 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision at intersection of Christ-King Catholic School and Highway12. A truck was rear-ended by an SUV when turning left into the school. There were no injuries.
12:30 p.m. — On 44 Avenue and 42 Street, a truck was reported to have had the rear window smashed out. It was determined the rock came from the adjacent roadway, and there was no criminal intent.
3:40 p.m. — Damage to a vehicle was reported by a resident near Erskine. The vehicle was parked inside the garage and it’s believed that a dog damaged the front fender.
5:06 p.m. — A single-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 835. A vehicle went over an embankment and came to rest in a field. No injuries were reported. SUI
5:14 p.m. — A 911 call reported a suicidal female in Stettler. The female was transported to the hospital to be further assessed by a doctor.
8:24 p.m. — A shoplifter was reported by a Stettler store. A 55-year-old female entered the store and chose several items, and then went to the change room. She was captured on camera leaving the store wearing the new clothes and leaving the old clothes behind. SUI
8:48 p.m. — Items were stolen from a farm near Erskine — a quad, two dirt bikes and five saddles. SUI
9:55 p.m. — A report of an abandoned vehicle on 50 Street near the cemetery. The registered owner of the black Honda Civic advised that the car had been stolen. It was towed to the detachment for further examination. SUI
11:48 p.m. — Citizens on Patrol called to report an intoxicated male in the parking lot of the high school, harassing youths in the area. Investigators located the male in his residence. He was found to be on court conditions to abstain from the consumption of alcohol, and was taken into custody and charged.
11:59 p.m. — Boston Pizza staff reported a possible impaired driver. Two males were observed leaving the lounge, getting into a grey Dodge 4×4 truck and driving away. Police made extensive patrols, but the vehicle wasn’t located.
Saturday, Sept. 1
12:30 a.m. — A large party was reported to be getting out of hand in the Scenic Sands area. Investigators attended and shut the party down. There were no further issues and the complainant was happy with the police response.
1:24 a.m. — Complaint of large party with drug use going on in the White Sands area. Investigators attended and located a small group of people sitting around the fire. There was no sign of drug use and the males denied the allegation.
12:20 p.m. — On 50 Street in Stettler, a 911 call reported a young native male who appeared to be in distress was observed pacing and not wearing any shoes. After a second call, investigators located the male, who was arrested and found to have been responsible for a vehicle theft the day before. After his bail was denied, he was later taken to the Red Deer Remand Centre to await his court appearance.
5:46 p.m. — A male attended the detachment to report that he had been assaulted by his boss. SUI
8:35 p.m. — A report of an erratic driver westbound on Highway 12 west of Erskine. The driver has been identified and charges are pending.
11:32 p.m. — A Stettler woman advised that her son, who lives in Red Deer, had threatened her and her parents’ safety. The male has a history of drug use and other issues. Red Deer RCMP attended the residence, but weren’t able to locate the 31-year-old man. A warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Sunday. Sept. 2
12:29 a.m. — Stettler RCMP responded to a report of a suspicious male at Boston Pizza. SUI
1:41 a.m. — Report of an impaired driver in a silver Cavalier. Patrols were made, but the suspect vehicle wasn’t located.
4:17 a.m. — Stettler RCMP were dispatched after a report of two males yelling and arguing across the street for the past hour.
11:51 a.m. — Report of a stolen Alberta licence plate, BDY-2499, from the Smittys parking lot overnight. Anyone who sees that plate is asked to contact police. SUI
2:28 p.m. — Report of an apartment smelling of marijuana. SUI
7:41 p.m. — Report of two intoxicated males southbound on 62 Street. They were reported to have grabbed a construction sign/barrier and pushed it over and were wrestling in the street. A 23-year-old male from Ontario and a 29-year-old male from Edmonton were arrested for public intoxication. Both were released in the morning. No charges.
8:53 p.m. — Report of four intoxicated males in dark clothing on the Mackenzie Crossing Bridge. Officers made patrols, but the males were gone on police arrival.
10:43 p.m. — Stettler RCMP were dispatched to assist Stettler Fire with a structure fire in Stettler. The fire was determined not to be suspicious and police were no longer required.