Report of skate-park fire proves to be juggling act

This is the summary of calls for Stettler RCMP service during the past week.

This is the 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, Sept. 11

2:28 p.m. — A 911 call was received to advise of a possible impaired driver in Stettler. Police stopped the vehicle and a 45-yearold woman was arrested for impaired driving. The woman was transported back to the detachment, where she provided samples of her breath. Her court date is near the end of October.

4:13 p.m. — A red wheelbarrow was stolen from Big Valley overnight. There were no suspects or witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382.

5 p.m. — Cows were reported to be on Highway 12, west of Erskine. An investigator located the cows and ensured that they were all directed back to where they came from.

7:12 p.m. — A white van, driving south on Highway 56, appeared to have difficulty maintaining its lane of travel. The caller was concerned that the driver of the van might be impaired. An investigator located the van and found the driver not to be impaired, but was having trouble seeing due to sun glare.

8:27 p.m. — Investigators were called to the skate park. There was a report that a garbage can was on fire. Prior to investigators’ arrival, Stettler fire department arrived and found that there was no garbage fire, but a person practising a juggling act that involved fire.

9:30 p.m. — A disturbance was reported near 51 Avenue and 61 Street. Information was received that there were two males arguing and possibly fighting. Investigators arrived on scene and didn’t locate any altercation or disturbance.

Wednesday, Sept. 12

5:30 a.m. — A collision with a porcupine was reported on Highway 56 near Big Valley.

6:30 a.m. — A vehicle was found to have been broken into overnight near 57 Street and 50 Avenue. Entry was gained through the driver’s door, as the window had been smashed. No witnesses have come forward, but there’s a person of interest with whom investigators planned to speak. SUI

7:30 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on 57 Street and 46 Avenue.

8:25 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported on Highway 601 near Red Willow.

Thursday, Sept. 13

9 a.m. — Investigators spoke to a male regarding money that had been transferred to another family member for work that was to be done on his truck. The male was advising that the work had not been done and the family member had cashed the cheque. After listening to the scenario, investigators weren’t able to help the male, as the situation was deemed to be civil in nature.

10:50 a.m. — A collision that occurred in the parking lot of No Frills was reported to the front counter. A single vehicle drove into a pillar.

11:10 a.m. — A 34-year-old female was observed by several other drivers, driving in a careless manner on Highway 12 near Erskine. The vehicle was located by investigators and the vehicle was stopped. The female driver from Stettler was charged with careless driving.

4:44 p.m. — A 911 call was received about a female driving a dark-coloured Ford truck who was texting while driving and nearly caused a collision. SUI

4:53 p.m. — A residence was broken into near 50 Avenue and 55 Street. Entry was gained through a bedroom window. There was no damage to the residence and the owners haven’t noticed anything missing.

4:55 p.m. — A 38-year-old female called while driving into Stettler on Highway 12. She said she was being tailgated by a large semi, which made the woman very nervous. The truck passed the female’s vehicle in town and gave her “the finger” as he went by. SUI

5:59 p.m. — A 25-year-old man from Erskine was reported to have walked away from the hospital in Stettler and might be suffering from a mental health issue. The male returned to the hospital a short time later and was then transported and admitted to Ponoka.

6:25 p.m. — Cattle reported on Highway 12 west of Stettler. Investigators attended the location, but the cattle weren’t located.

7:38 p.m. — A 27-year-old male driver struck a tree after going over the curb on Highway 12 and 56 Street. The man then drove away. Investigators located the vehicle further down the highway. The Lacombe man was charged with driving carelessly.

11:58 p.m. — A fight involving a number of males broke out in Boston Pizza’s lounge. Police showed up, but the fight was already broken up. A 27-year-old man from Sturgeon County was arrested and spent the night in cells. Charges have been laid and several more are expected after further investigation.

Friday, Sept. 14

12:02 a.m. — In Emmerson Acres, a resident called investigators to advise of two males in his backyard. One male was identified as “bigger” and the other as overweight. Investigators didn’t locate anyone that matched the description.

1:46 a.m. — A Stettler man reported damage to his vehicle that had been parked on 51 Avenue. The vehicle had been parked there for a few days and it wasn’t clear when the damage was done. The other vehicle wasn’t identified. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP.

9:01 a.m. — A county peace officer dropped off a licence plate that had been turned over to him by a grader operator, who located the plate on a range road. The licence plate wasn’t stolen, but the registered owner hasn’t been located.

9:06 a.m. — A Stettler man called to advise that his van was missing from his driveway and that a threatening note was left behind. A 15-year-old female from Red Deer was located and arrested for the crime. She has been charged with several criminal offences and will be expected in court near the end of October.

6:54 p.m. — Cattle were reported on Highway 12 west of Erskine. No loose cows were located when police showed up.

7:39 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported south of Botha.

9:44 p.m. — A fight was reported in the parking lot of Boston Pizza.

Saturday, Sept. 15

1:53 a.m. — Investigators attended a residence in Stettler for an alarm. The alarm was proven to be false.

10:13 a.m. — A concerned caller advised that there were cyclists riding on the side of Highway 12 and felt that they were a possible hazard. The cyclists and others were there as part of a fundraiser for a women’s shelter in Red Deer. The cyclists started in Clive and rode to Stettler.

12:25 p.m. — A 16-year-old Stettler male called to advise that he was being harassed by his 21-year-old ex-girlfriend over the Internet. The male is on court conditions not to have contact with the female, and he wasn’t sure what to do. SUI

1:40 p.m. — An 89-year-old woman called to advise of a suspicious male outside her residence. The woman has been diagnosed with dementia and has made several similar calls.

2:19 p.m. — A collision was reported where a vehicle had gone off the road and damaged a fence. The caller’s cattle got onto the road as a result. Anyone with information is asked to call Stettler RCMP.

2:47 p.m. — A call from Pheasantback golf course advised of a possible theft of a yellow truck that was on the property. SUI

4:26 p.m. — A call was received to advise of a box of screws that had been spilled onto Highway 12, just west of town. It’s not known where the screws came from. They have since been removed.

10:58 p.m. — Investigators were advised of a blue Hyundai Elantra, travelling west on Highway 12, that was all over the road, and the occupants were littering. Attempts made to catch up to the Hyundai failed. The Red Deer rural detachment was advised to be on the lookout.

Sunday, Sept. 16

2:07 a.m. — A caller from Big Valley was concerned that there were unknown people causing damage around the elevator and an old caboose. Investigators attended and found there to be no damage to either property. There was, however, a party going on at the hotel bar that was believed to have been the cause of the suspected mischief.

3:35 a.m. — A disturbance was reported in the campground in Stettler, with loud voices and swearing. Investigators attended, but didn’t find the origin and didn’t locate any suspicious activity.

Monday, Sept. 17

9:04 a.m. — A minor collision was reported to RCMP.

10:52 a.m. — A collision with a deer was reported to RCMP.

12:59 p.m. — A female from Alix who had been camping near Rochon Sands this summer called to advise that her son’s watch had been stolen. The watch has now been located in Red Deer at a pawn shop. There is a possible suspect. SUI

3:15 p.m. — A gold-coloured Ford truck was reported to be speeding and leaving skid marks on the pavement in the 43 Avenue and 67 Street area. The young male driver has a history of such driving. Investigators plan to speak with him about charges. SUI

3:22 p.m. — A collision with a deer was reported.

3:48 p.m. — A two-vehicle collision was reported on Highway 12 at the intersection of Tim Hortons and Boston Pizza. Both vehicles were drivable and the drivers were advised to move off the road and not to block traffic.

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