RCMP reports several assaults and cases of mischief and thefts, some charges laid

  • Aug. 18, 2010 6:00 a.m.

Corporal Terry Best – Stettler RCMP

On Tuesday Aug. 10, a resident in the 5000 block of 55 Street was alerted to screaming in the area. When he went to investigate, he was confronted by two males who told him what was going on was none of his business. When the resident called police the males left the area. The matter is still under investigation.

On Aug. 11, a vehicle had a window broken and an Ipod stolen where it was parked at a local business.

In the early morning hours of Aug. 12 police responded to a disturbance at a residence in Grandview and arrested a 14-year-old female. The youth is facing charges of uttering threats, assaulting a police officer and obstruction. The name of the youth is not being released under the terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Police were called to quell a disturbance in the 6000 block of 50 Avenue where it was reported as many as 20 people were fighting.

A local business in the east industrial park reported an attempted scam when they received an order for $7,000 over the phone. When they checked with the company whose name was used on the order, they discovered no such person worked for that company. Police remind businesses it is a good practice to confirm phone in orders to prevent losses.

In a separate fraud attempt, a local resident reports being contacted by a male purporting to be from the Microsoft technical department. The caller offered to do a “sweep” of the computer and asked the client for their credit card number. This alerted the client that something was amiss and refused to provide the information which prevented them from being a victim of a fraud.

On Aug. 13, a resident reported his vehicle was damaged while it was parked and left unattended in a parking lot on the north end of Stettler. No suspects were identified.

A cottage was reported broken into in the Scenic Sands area while the homeowner was away. It is unknown at this time what is missing and the matter is still under investigation.

On Aug. 14, a vehicle was located, stopped in the middle of the highway, near Botha and when police attended, an 18-year-old male was located in the vehicle. Police arrested the male who is now facing charges of having the care or control of a motor vehicle while impaired and failing or refusing to provide a sample of his breath. The male is scheduled to appear in Stettler Provincial Court on Aug. 26.

Police are investigating a disturbance in 6100 block of 50 Avenue.

Police investigated a reported domestic assault on Aug. 14 in the 6100 block of 47 Avenue. The investigation resulted in pending charges against a 27-old-female and a charge of assault on a 29-year-old male.

On Aug. 16, damage was reported at a well site west of Stettler. Culprits opened the gate and broke windows out of a wheel loader on site. There is no estimate of damage.

An investigation is underway following a reported assault of a 18 year female late Monday evening, Aug. 16. The female reported walking on 59 Street when she was struck from behind. It is believed the victim and culprit were known to one and other.

In addition, police responded to eight collisions, including four deer strikes, six traffic complaints, eight false alarms, a number of suspicious vehicles and found property complaints.

If you have information to assist police in solving these or anycrimes, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222 TIPS (8477) or send an email to www.tips.submit.com

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