Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service during a one-week period from Tuesday, June 19, to Monday, June 25.
Calls that have the SUI designation 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 19
10:24 a.m. — Complaint of a suspicious-looking truck driving into a grove of trees near a rural residence on Township Road 39-0. Investigators attended to find a black-coloured 1999 Dodge Ram with big tires parked, with a 16-year-old male driver and a 15-year-old female inside. There was no other illegal activity and the driver of the truck was ordered to leave the private property.
3:23 a.m. — Residential false alarm on 64th Street.
Wednesday, June 20
12:34 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Dairy Queen parking lot. A 16-year-old male driver from Stettler drove his Chevrolet Lumina into a parked GMC Yukon. Charges are pending.
12:37 p.m. — Request received for police presence at the Shell station, as a 31-year-old female from Stettler reported that her 2012 Dodge Caravan received severe damage as a result of a gravel truck losing part of its load on Highway 12. Charges for the 22-year-old male driver from Edmonton are pending.
1:01 p.m. — A 911 hang-up from a 50th Avenue business. The call was accidental.
4:04 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Range Road 18-2 near Botha. Estimated cost of repair to the 2004 Ford pick-up truck is $4,900.
4:48 p.m. — A 21-year-old Stettler female attended Stettler detachment to report several incidences of domestic violence toward her from her 16-year-old boyfriend. The complainant was also concerned about the sudden escalation, as there were further threats toward her parents. The 16-year-old male from Stettler was charged with four counts of uttering threats and two counts of assault. His court date is set for Aug. 14.
5:49 p.m. — A 911 call reported a white-colored mini-van, with an Alberta licence plate, was swerving all over the highway between Erskine and Stettler. An investigator conducted patrols for the vehicle and it was not located on the highway. At 6:01 p.m., a second complaint was received as the 2007 Toyota Sienna was reported to be swerving across the yellow line, causing other traffic to have to pull over, and holding up other traffic in Stettler. The mini-van was located in the KFC parking lot, where the 32-year-old female driver from Tees was arrested and charged for impaired care and control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. She was further charged with failing to provide a sample of her breath upon demand of a peace officer. Her court date is Aug. 8.
Thursday, June 21
3:23 a.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver in a white-coloured vehicle driving all over the road on Highway 12, travelling toward Stettler. The licence plate was not obtained due to fog, but an investigator pulled over a yellow-coloured Ford Mustang, which fit the description of the vehicle. The 19-year-old driver from Gadsby did not show any sign of impairment. He stated that he was driving his drunk friends home from Red Deer and he was co-operative.
10:30 a.m. — Report of a silver-coloured Buick automobile that was backed in the parking lot of the Royal Bank with no visible licence plates. An investigator patrolled the location and the car was gone, with no direction of travel observed.
1:50 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons parking lot. A 36-year-old male driver from Stettler was issued a ticket for backing unsafely in his truck. Estimated cost of repairs for the Ford F-150 and the Buick Lesabre is more than $3,400.
9:43 p.m. — Commercial false alarm on 51 Street.
10:11 p.m. — Report of an intoxicated black male vandalizing construction equipment, pulling at the caution tape and dancing at the construction zone next to Sears. The complainant advised that she lost sight of the male, who was of average height, slimly built, with short hair and wearing a light-blue buttonup shirt and beige shorts. The male was not located.
12:12 p.m. — Complaint of an erratic driver swerving in and out of traffic and passing the complainant and six other vehicles in the oncoming lane in Stettler, while crossing a solid line on the highway. Also, when passing the vehicles, the driver of a silver- coloured Pontiac Grand Prix would give the people he was passing the finger. The 44-year-old registered owner from Red Deer was sent a $402 violation ticket for careless driving.
Friday, June 22
1:33 p.m. — Report of a single-vehicle collision with a park bench at Old MacDonald’s Farm.
2:02 p.m. — A 911 hang-up from a rural property near Byemoor. An investigator contacted the residence and the 49-yearold female property representative from Calgary advised that she was cleaning the phone and accidentally called the emergency number.
2:23 p.m. — Report of a possible impaired driver on Highway 12 west, operating a dark-blue-coloured Nissan Altima. The vehicle wasn’t located.
2:45 p.m. — A 17-year-old female resident of Stettler attended the detachment to report the theft of her black backpack (with white logo) from the Stettler Public Library. SUI
4:48 p.m. — A 911 call reported a child-custody issue between a mother and the grandparents of the toddler. The confl ict on 50A Avenue was resolved before investigators arrived.
5:08 p.m. — A 911 driving complaint advised that a green-coloured Oldsmobile with a Saskatchewan licence plate was observed swerving all over the road and passing illegally. There were two occupants on board and the call came in when the vehicle was driving west of Erskine on Highway 12. Bashaw and Blackfalds detachments were notified of the complaint.
5:20 p.m. — A patrol on Highway 12 in Stettler observed a dark-blue GMC Sierra pickup drive by with an extremely black window tint, dark-painted taillights and an obscured licence plate. A traffic stop was conducted and the male driver was identified as a 16-year-old from the Galahad area. When he was asked why all of the modifications were made to his truck, he replied, “because it looks good.” The driver was advised his vehicle was not complying with provincial vehicle equipment regulations and he could either remove the window tint or his vehicle would be towed. The driver wisely removed the window tint during the stop and he advised that he would bring his vehicle back to standard. He was issued two violation tickets.
8:39 p.m. — Complaint of vandalism to an exterior mirror on the driver’s side of a Nissan Altima. Investigators were on patrol on 50 Avenue when they came across the scene. SUI
8:59 p.m. —Complaint of two females and two males in the Wal-Mart parking lot carrying open beer cans in their hands. The four departed the lot in a rusted Pontiac. It was assumed that they were headed back to Buffalo Lake, as all four were wearing bathing suits. The car was not located.
Saturday, June 23
1:21 a.m. — An investigator arrived at the detachment and observed a 56-year-old female sitting outside the building and smoking a cigarette. The woman asked the officer what the process was in going to a shelter. She wanted to move back to B.C., but had no means to move and only limited money available to do so. She decided to go to a hotel for the night and deal with “everything” in the morning.
3:38 a.m. — A 911 call reported a dangerous driver who is likely intoxicated outside of Tim Hortons. A white-coloured Chevrolet pickup with two persons in the cab and two riding in the box, screaming and yelling, ordered $50 worth of food and drove off. The truck was last reported to be driving west on Highway 12. The truck wasn’t located.
8:47 a.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision near the intersection of Highway 11 and 12. There were no serious injuries and EMS was not required. A 2008 Pontiac Montana was struck from the rear by a Ford F-250, belonging to ATCO. The 26-year-old male driver of the truck was charged with following too closely. Both vehicles required towing.
10:11 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at UFA. While en route to the alarm at 10:15, the alarm was cancelled as per keyholder.
11:49 a.m. — A 63-year-old Stettler resident reported he was travelling east into Stettler when a red-coloured Dodge truck passed him. A can flew out of the truck and hit the complainant’s van near his front bumper. There was no damage, but a licence plate number was obtained. The 54-year-old driver of the truck from Big Valley advised that the can flew out of his truck box by accident. This was not intentional and he advised he would be more careful. No charges.
4:11 p.m. — Report of a dog in distress in a blue-coloured pickup on the east end of the Sobeys parking lot. The caller spoke to an employee who advised the dog had been in the truck since 9 a.m. The caller also checked on the dog and it was unresponsive. An investigator attended the location and observed the dog seated in the truck. A 60-year-old male owner from Big Valley was located in the store and he advised his dog “Sasha” had hopped in his truck in the morning. The dog owner reported he had fed Sasha before they left home and pointed out some water he had put in the back seat for her. He also stated that on his breaks he would take the dog out to go to the washroom and he also moved the truck into the shade.
Sunday, June 24
5 a.m. — Complaint of yelling and swearing on 47 Street from a male in a dark-blue, jacked-up truck. The male was observed trying to pull a female into his vehicle, who was banging on the house next door. Investigators attended to find a 28-yearold male attempting to get his intoxicated 29-year-old common-law partner into the truck. The cause of the commotion was a result of the common-law not wanting to leave a party. Warning issued.
5:52 a.m. — Commercial false alarm at the A&W.
6:50 p.m. — Call from a 44-year-old female from rural Stettler for police assistance to retrieve a bank card from the ATM at the CIBC. The caller lost her card after punching in her pass code and she wanted police help to get the bank card out of the machine, as the 1-800 number had too long of wait time. The investigator informed the caller that it was not a police matter and police did not have any means to get the bank card out of the machine. The female was advised to wait on the phone with the 1-800 help line number.
7:58 p.m. — Complaint of a black-coloured Dodge truck swerving all over the road, almost hitting the ditch on Highway 12 and then turning off on Range Road 17-4. The vehicle wasn’t located.
8:06 p.m. — Second driving complaint received about a black-colored Dodge truck with big tires and a slip tank in the box. The caller reported the driver might be impaired.
Monday, June 25
7:51 a.m. — A 69-year-old male from Mirror was on Highway 850 north of Red Willow and had found a sheep with a broken leg on the road. The caller had tried to catch it, but to no avail. He advised that it’s quite foggy and didn’t want anyone to hit the sheep. The investigator attended the area, but was unable to locate the animal. There were no further reports received.
7:47 p.m. — Request for information regarding a child custody issue. The caller was advised that there needs to be a custody order in place for police to assist, as the children are considered property and police do not divide property. Police also provided phone numbers for child and family services and advised the caller to talk with legal aid.
8:52 p.m. — Complaint from a 19-year-old female residing on 40 Avenue that she was receiving harassing text messages from a 15-year-old female from Red Deer and a 19-year-old male from Stettler. An investigator ordered the subjects of the complaint to stop texting the complainant.