Security reports ‘loud bangs’ from roof of Stettler hospital

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period that ran from Tuesday, June 26, to Monday, July 2.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period that ran from Tuesday, June 26, to Monday, July 2.

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).

Tuesday, June 26

4:10 a.m. — Residential false alarm at Buffalo Lake Meadows.

8:33 p.m. — An investigator patrolling Highway 12 westbound, two kilometers west of Erskine, observed a silver-coloured SUV travelling at a high rate of speed. Radar was activated and locked at 157 km/h. A traffic stop was conducted with the SUV, and the 20-year-old driver from Rocky Mountain House advised she was having a bad day and trying to get back to Stettler. She was co-operative and thought she was doing about 140 km/h. SUI

Wednesday, June 27

12:47 a.m. — Request for assistance to locate an overdue traveller. The wife of a 67-year-old male advised that her husband departed Stettler at 11:15 p.m. to drive to Red Deer via Highway 11. It was discovered that the husband walked in the door of the residence shortly after the initial call.

7:27 a.m. — A 911 call to assist EMS with a 47-yearold female who was suffering mental health concerns and was violent. An investigator attended a 63 Street residence, where he took the female into custody without incident. She was escorted to Stettler hospital for medical assessment.

7:33 p.m. and 7:50 p.m. — Two calls received from a mentally disturbed elderly female from 51st Avenue. Both calls reported a suspicious 35-year-old male stopping in front of her residence in two different vehicles. The 89-year-old caller was contacted and was assured that she was safe.

9:05 p.m. — Two driving complaints received reporting a red-coloured Chevrolet Camaro stunting, doing doughnuts and not obeying traffic signs in the industrial area. The car was located in the parking lot of The Otherside restaurant and the 21-year-old man from Spruce Park Crescent admitted to being in the industrial area. Stunting charges are pending upon receiving witness statements.

Thursday, June 28

1:14 a.m. — Complaint from a 53-year-old female on 47th Street that her 69-year-old roommate has decided to move out. The subject of complaint was currently sitting on the doorstep of the residence with all her personal belongings, and the complainant wanted her removed. Investigators attended and it was explained that the residents had an argument and it was agreed that the 69-year-old would leave. A Victims’ Services volunteer transported her to a women’s shelter in Red Deer.

8:30 a.m. — Complaint of an attempted theft of a Ford F-350 that was left at Ford for repairs. The toolbox doors had been opened, a lock punched out and the ignition damaged. The truck had not been moved and nothing appeared to be missing.

10:50 a.m. — Complaint of an older grey or blue Dodge truck, towing a horse trailer was being driven dangerously. The caller stated the truck was swerving into oncoming traffic and the driver may possibly be impaired. An investigator located the vehicle on Highway 12, just east of Stettler. The 38-year-old male driver from Ohaton did not show any signs of being impaired. A warning was issued and the complainant was updated.

11:33 a.m. — Report of a suspended driver operating a red- and black-coloured truck and he was headed to Stettler from Erskine. A computer query revealed that the said driver had a valid licence. The truck was not located on the highway.

5:23 p.m. — A driving complaint reporting a beat up Jimmy station wagon going 60 to 70 kilometres in front of a playground on 1st Avenue South in Big Valley. A 19-year-old male driver from Botha was located and issued a warning for his driving. The complainant did not want to provide a statement or attend court, as she couldn’t positively identify the driver.

5:46 p.m. — Commercial false alarm at 14 Railway Avenue in Erskine.

10:25 p.m. — Complaint of four youths lighting firecrackers at the park near 67th Street. An investigator attended the area, but the youths had already departed.

10:28 p.m. — A 17-year-old Stettler driver reported that when he was putting his truck from drive to reverse, his Ford F-350 truck rolled forward to damage the front passenger bumper on a power pole in the Home Hardware parking lot.

Friday, June 29

1:43 a.m. — A 911 call from an anonymous caller reported a girl in white pants, long dark hair, asking for the jail and rocking back and forth. It was unknown to the caller what was wrong with her. An investigator patrolled 41st Avenue and he was unable to locate the female.

1:50 p.m. — A 43-year-old male parole violator from rural Botha was arrested at the Stettler detachment for breaching his parole conditions. He was arrested without incident during his weekly sign-in. He was returned back to jail to complete the remainder of his sentence.

3:15 p.m. — A 36-year-old Donalda resident attended the Stettler detachment to report a motor vehicle collision. The driver stated he was stopped in the parking lot at Sobeys waiting for traffic to clear to make a left turn when he noticed a truck backing up. He honked his horn continuously, but the truck kept backing up and then struck the driver side door of the van. The 61-yearold driver of the second vehicle apologized and said he heard the horn, but did not see the van. SUI

3:35 p.m. — Report of an overnight theft of a EU3000 Honda generator from a Freightliner truck that was being serviced at Auto Xtras on 44th Avenue. There was also a 50-foot tow rope removed from the tool box. SUI

Saturday, June 30

12:07 a.m. — A 911 call reporting ongoing noise near the playground near 2nd Avenue South in Big Valley. The complainant advised that there were very loud dogs barking and that it’s an ongoing issue. Investigators attended to find four loud dogs barking in a fenced yard. The property rep was located and she stated she was away and her common-law partner was supposed to be watching the dogs. Investigators were able to put three of the four dogs in a crawl space under the house that was meant for the dogs. The dogs were quiet and not barking when police left. The owner was issued a verbal warning.

1:05 a.m. — Complaint of a 13-year-old male failing to comply with his court conditions and threatening to kill himself and his mother. Investigators attended the 52nd Street residence and arrested the young male, who admitted to consuming alcohol. He was lodged in detachment cells until sober and was escorted to the Stettler hospital in the morning for a mental health assessment. The mother refused to provide a statement to lay charges.

1:33 a.m. — Report from the Stettler hospital advising that security heard three loud bangs coming from the roof. The roof was checked, with negative results. Other hospital staff did not hear anything further. They stated that it originally sounded as though somebody was on the roof “doing something.” It was unknown what caused the noise.

2:13 a.m. — Driving complaint reporting an older Chrysler car with no taillights traveling east on Township Road 39-2. The car was not located.

3:41 a.m. — Report of suspicious activity in the backyard of a 51st Avenue residence. The 89-year- old female caller observed her front and backyard motion lights turn on and thought her neighbour might be trying to harm her. The report was confirmed to be false.

10:36 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the drive-thru at the Tim Hortons. A blue-coloured Chevrolet Impala caused damage to a Ford Focus. There were no injuries. SUI

2:35 p.m. — Report of a lost wallet on 56th Street. An investigator contacted the 27-year-old owner and she replied that the wallet was located.

6:58 p.m. — Complaint of a gas and dash at the Fas Gas. A female driver did not pay for $68.18 for fuel and headed east from the location on Highway 12. The vehicle was described as a grey 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the registered owner was identified to be from Calgary. SUI

10:36 p.m. — Request for patrols in Gadsby as a result of numerous vehicles speeding, with loud mufflers. It was noted that a white truck was westbound and it was the last offending vehicle. That might have been linked to a ball tournament. An investigator made patrols in Gadsby, but there were no vehicles driving around anywhere. Everything was under control at the ball fields and there wasn’t excessive noise. There were also no licence plate numbers obtained for the vehicles in question.

11:55 p.m. — Request to assist with the removal of a group of intoxicated young adults carrying alcohol into a park. They were reported to be drinking at the beach near the shower area, throwing glass bottles onto the sand, and trying to get through the campsite to get to the beach. This was all after being kicked out of the camping area a couple of times. Those people were gone upon police arrival.

Sunday, July 1

12:04 a.m. — Complaint of two gunshots heard on 46th Street. An investigator made a patrol in the area to find fireworks being set off.

3:22 a.m. — Complaint  of a loud party at the Rochon Sands Provincial Park. Investigators attended and did not locate anyone on foot or making loud noises.

5:39 a.m. — Residential false alarm on 50th Avenue. The residence was secure.

8:30 a.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 835, six kilometers north of Erskine.

1:23 p.m. — Request for assistance to EMS attending an incident on 50th Street, where a female had fallen and was bleeding. Investigators were advised that there was a male on scene and he may become violent. After arriving, investigators observed that there was a cut on the female’s head and she had slashes on her wrists. There was no evidence of foul play and the female was taken to the hospital for a mental health assessment.

7:48 p.m. — Complaint of four young males parked on the road (Range Road 19-1), drinking beer and shooting gophers or birds. The vehicle they were driving was a dark red/burgundy-coloured GMC Blazer. The males reported to be wearing a yellow shirt, orange shirt, dark blue shirt and black shirt. Investigators attended and made patrols, but there were no vehicles noted in the area.

10:24 p.m. — A 911 call reported a suspicious person with a gun at a Buffalo Sands development. The complainant stated that the male was crouched down for about 10 minutes and then he ran west toward the lake, into the trees. Investigators attended, but failed to locate the suspect male.

Monday, July 2

10:17 a.m. — Report of a theft from the Old Dutch trailer that was parked behind a warehouse on 42nd Street. The side door was pried open, and cases of beef jerky and peanuts were stolen. SUI

5:36 p.m. — Complaint of trespassing at the Stettler airport. A 30-year-old man was on a bike running up and down the runway. An investigator attended and located the man. He was advised that the runway is prohibited to motorized vehicles such as motorcycles. The bike owner understood and stated that he wouldn’t come back. The same bike owner was issued a $230 ticket last week for driving around West Stettler Park.