Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.
Calls that have SUI 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, June 3
12:48 a.m. — A 911 call reported two males opening and closing the door of a 58 Street dwelling unit and then departing. The 47-year-old female caller requested that police patrol the area of her residence, as she was trying to sleep. No one was located.
1:46 a.m. — Complaint that two large tractor tires were moved into the center of the roadway on 44 Avenue near the Tirecraft business. Investigators attended to also find a line of tires that were placed across the avenue. All tires were removed from road and a white 1990s Chevrolet short-box truck was identified as a suspect vehicle. SUI
3:53 a.m. — Traffic complaint of an abandoned utility trailer on the shoulder of Highway 12, west of Stettler, near the Erskine overpass. The trailer was retrieved in the morning.
7:59 a.m. — Report of a break, enter and theft from a shed at 6007 Spruce Drive. Stolen from the shed was a cordless impact wrench, a cordless drill, a rotary tool, and impact sockets. Total value of the theft was more than $600. The garage to this residence was broken into three months ago. SUI
1:15 p.m. — Report of a house and camper being egged on 50A Avenue. The homeowner advised that strangers are using his driveway as a pathway to and from the Wildrose apartments.
3:59 p.m. — Report of a break, enter and theft from Alberta Steam Tours. The train was entered by damaging a door and breaking a window. Stolen were beer, coolers and liquor, valued at more than $400. SUI
1 — Request for assistance to retrieve personal property.
1 — Report of an impaired driver, not located.
1 — Abandoned vehicle complaint.
Tuesday, June 4
12:12 a.m. — Complaint of theft of bottles from a garage attached to a residence on 53 Street. A 15-year-old female was observed loading the bottles into a dark coloured, older van. When investigators showed up, the bottles had been recovered by the owner. No charges.
4:17 p.m. — A 911 call reported a suicidal male at a 40 Avenue apartment. Investigators attended and located a 51-year-old male, with a long history of mental illness. The intoxicated male was transported to the Stettler hospital for a mental-health evaluation.
7:58 p.m. — A 911 call reported the theft of gas and remote controls from a vehicle on 50 Avenue. The 64-year-old male caller has contacted police numerous times regarding the same problem. The complaints have been scored as unfounded.
1 — Request to locate an overdue trucker from rural Erskine (found).
1 — Assistance to keep the peace in a civil property issue.
Wednesday, June 5
2:53 a.m. — Report from a 24-year-old female that she picked up a runaway 13-year-old female at about 1 a.m. east of Stettler. The caller stopped at Tim Hortons to buy her some food and the girl took off. The teenaged girl was located on Highway 12, one kilometre west of John Deere. She stated that she was going to Blackfalds to see a friend, but she the investigator told her she would be driven back home to Castor. En route to Castor, the investigator contacted the girl’s mother to advise she was being brought back home. The mother was unaware that her daughter had left the residence.
5:04 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated 19-year-old male who was damaging his father’s workshop on Range Road 194. Police arrived on scene and arrested the male for mischief. The male was found to be on conditions not to consume alcohol. The male now faces charges of mischief and two breaches of an undertaking.
1 — Complaint of a hit and run to a Chrysler PT Cruiser in Stettler.
Thursday, June 6
Midnight — A 17-year-old male was taken into custody on a Protection of Children Abusing Drugs order. During the investigation, embers discovered that the male was in possession of 39.5 grams of methamphetamine and 1.2 grams of cocaine in individual plastic bags. The youth was charged with possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking and breaching his probation conditions.
2 p.m. — A 79-year-old male attended the Camrose detachment to report a possible scam. He had received calls from a person claiming that his grandson needed $2,000 for bail. He went to Wal-Mart to send the money and they told him it was a scam and the store wouldn’t wire the money. While he was at the detachment, the scammers called again.
3:23 p.m. — A 19-year-old male from 52 Avenue, Stettler, was charged with operating his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier without insurance. The car was towed and the owner was issued a violation ticket.
3:24 p.m. — Complaint of a 40-foot ground-wire being stolen form a Devon Canada property near Botha. SUI
1 — Traffic collision (No Frills).
1 — Complaint of a near collision with a pedestrian on 50 Street. SUI
Friday, June 7
12:51 a.m. — Complaint of a motorcycle racing up and down Highway 590 near Big Valley. The caller said the bike sounded like it was traveling at high speed back and forth for hour. A patrol was conducted, but the motorcycle wasn’t located.
4:20 a.m. — Complaint of an intoxicated male walking up and down the street yelling and swearing and wanting to fight, near the area of the Super 8 motel. The fighter was not located.
6:39 p.m. — A 911 call driving complaint of a black Jeep Cherokee on Highway 12 east. The Jeep was passing around a corner on a double solid line. A licence plate was obtained.
8:27 p.m. — A 911 from 48 Street advised there was a bat in a basement. The 26-year-old female was advised by the 911 operator to put a bucket over the bat and slide some cardboard under it and throw the bucket outside. The caller didn’t want to do so, because she was scared. The matter was referred to animal control.
9:15 p.m. — Report that a 13-year-old girl riding a bicycle had been struck by a pickup truck, where the alley intersects 50 Avenue, near Blokes Bakery. The driver got out of the vehicle and the girl spoke to the driver for a short period and then drove off on her bicycle. The girl sustained minor injuries but did attend the hospital for examination. Investigators are asking that the driver of the aqua-colored truck visit the Stettler detachment. The driver was described as a short, stocky male in his 40s.
1 — Unregistered and uninsured vehicle towed on Range Road 19-5.
1 — Residential false alarm.
Saturday, June 8
3:11 a.m. — Complaint of a loud party at a 47 Avenue apartment. Investigators attended and the occupants were cooperative to close windows and stay inside.
11:55 a.m. — A 911 call came from a 34-year-old female, screaming that someone was trying to take her van. Investigators attended the Stop and Go parking lot to observe a female clearly in distress. The female stated that three males hid drugs in her vehicle, and then took them out. She also stated that the men tried to take her and her van. She pointed down the road and said the men had just gotten into a truck. She was arrested under provisions of the Mental Health Act and escorted to the hospital.
6:11 p.m. — A 911 call reported a domestic disturbance at a 52 Avenue residence. A 55-year-old male departed the residence prior to investigators arriving.
10:46 p.m. — A 911 call reported shots being fired at a rural residence. A 34-year-old Stettler man was arrested and was charged with careless use of a firearm. Alcohol was a factor.
1 — Commercial false alarm.
Sunday, June 9
4:30 a.m. — Complaint of loud music from a 50A Avenue residence. A 33-year-old male was found to be inside his garage and extremely intoxicated. The man refused to turn down the music and was arrested. At the time of the arrest, he threatened an officer and was found to have a controlled substance in his possession. He has an Aug. 8 court date.
8:58 a.m. — A 911 driving complaint of an erratic driver on Highway 56 south. The driver was reported to be weaving all over the road and driving about 50 km/h. The vehicle was located and the 72-year-old male driver was found to be in medical distress. He was transported to the Stettler hospital.
1 p.m. — Complaint of a loud argument outside a 51 Avenue residence. Investigators attended to find that there was no assault, but there was a loud discussion about finances. No charges.
1 — Report of an abandoned vehicle.
1 — Request to serve court documents.
1 — Report of uttering threats. (SUI)
— Stettler RCMP Report