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).
Tuesday, March 5
12:32 a.m. — A 49-year-old male caller from Donalda reported that a horse wearing a red blanket crossed the road on Highway 56 north. A patrol was conducted and the horse wasn’t located. The investigator was unable to make contact with the caller.
Wednesday, March 6
2:24 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious bearded male wearing a ball cap, dark jacket, plaid shirt, construction boots, blue jeans and in his 30s, wandering back and forth on 50 Street. The caller also reported that the man appeared to be unaware of his surroundings. A patrol was conducted throughout the downtown area and the man wasn’t located.
9:06 p.m. — A 911 call reported a 15-year-old suicidal female at a 40 Avenue apartment. Upon investigators attending, the girl was already inside the ambulance and was transported to the Stettler hospital.
Thursday, March 7
8:28 a.m. — Complaint of three snowblowers stolen overnight from the Stettler Canadian Tire store. Stolen were two Troy-bilt 28-inch blowers, valued at $1,250 each, and one Yardworks 30-inch blower, valued at $1,150. The suspects backed up a pickup truck to the front of the store and loaded up the snowblowers. SUI
8:43 a.m. — Complaint of a collision with a snowplow on Highway 850 and Township Road 38-2. The 60-year-old male snowplow driver was clearing snow north on 850 and slowed to turn onto 38-2. A 39-year-old male driver of a Ford SRW, from Botha, drove up behind the plow and thought the plow was slowing to let him pass. When the driver of the Ford went to pass, the snowplow turned left, resulting in a rear-end collision. There were no charges laid, given the special circumstances.
12:59 p.m. — Report of a two-vehicle collision behind the House of Music store on 50 Street. A Chevrolet Uplander was backed into a Dodge Durango. The 54-year-old male driver from Stettler was issued a violation ticket for backing up unsafely.
6:42 p.m. — A third-party complaint of threats directed at a teenage male at a 51 Street residence. The caller was unable to provide the type of threat and didn’t know specific details. Information only.
Friday, March 8
8:46 a.m. — Report of an insecure door and the back of the Seniors’ Centre on 48 Street. The building was determined to be secure and there was no break and enter.
9 a.m. — Report of theft of a dry-flow meter from a gas well on Highway 56, near Township Road 350, in Big Valley. There have been a multiple meters stolen in the area in the past week. Value of the instruments is set at $1,600 each.
11:28 P.M. — Complaint of an intoxicated male lying in the back alley of the 4800 block of 46 Street. Investigators attended the location and arrested a 28-year-old man from Salt Spring Island for causing a disturbance. He was released from police custody in the morning when sober.
Saturday, March 9
2:39 a.m. — Request from an intoxicated 61-year-old woman from Sundre to locate her 33-year-old daughter in Stettler. The mother reported that she hadn’t heard from her daughter for three years. She was advised to contact relatives, if she wanted to speak with her daughter.
3:17 a.m. — A patrol in the area of Whiskey Nights bar observed two males yelling at each other. A 26-year-old man from Edberg failed to leave the area upon instruction from the investigator. He was arrested for public intoxication and was lodged in police cells until sober.
3:47 a.m. — A 20-year-old male from 42 Avenue in Stettler was found lying on the ground, behind a truck and intoxicated. The male was transported from the west-end Esso to police cells and was lodged until sober.
4:03 a.m. — An investigator observed an intoxicated 20-year-old male from Erskine, walking south on Highway 56 and 44 Avenue. The male was arrested for public intoxication and was lodged in police cells until sober.
3:30 p.m. — Request to locate a 15-year-old female who left her 60 Street residence to travel to Red Deer. All known addresses were checked and the teenager wasn’t located. There is an extensive history of this activity. SUI
4:20 p.m. — A call from the Big Valley hotel advised that the cook had been assaulted by a male wearing a cowboy hat. An investigation revealed that a 56-year-old male from Blackie had been asked to leave the establishment because he was loitering. The male refused to leave, which turned into a pushing match, ending in a scuffle. The man has been charged with assault and is scheduled for Stettler court on April 25.
5:38 p.m. — A report from a separated Stettler couple advised that a verbal argument turned physical. Both parties have been charged with assault. A 40-year-old Stettler man and a 39-year-old Stettler woman are scheduled to appear in court April 25.
6:01 p.m. — The owner of a 50 Street restaurant called 911 when he was confronted by one of his employees, who passed on a rumor that the owner was not a good cook. The rumor turned out to be false, as the information had only been relayed from an unknown party. Both parties were advised to deal with the matter through civil court.
7: 41 p.m. — Investigators were called to the Stettler hospital in response to a child-custody dispute. The issue was resolved as per a current court order. There were no further problems.
8 p.m. — A call was received from an angry 40-year-old Stettler man from 56 Street, ordering investigators to remove his common-law wife from their residence. It was revealed that the male was on the road working and was in fact not on the lease agreement. The belligerent male’s instructions were not acted upon.
Sunday, March 10
3:02 a.m. — Security at the Stettler hospital called to advise of a male and female having a verbal argument in the parking lot. Investigators attended, and learned that there had been no violence, but the 35-year-old Stettler man had left the scene, walking east from the hospital. The man was located walking and found to be extremely intoxicated. He was arrested and held in police custody until he became sober.
9:41 p.m. — Complaint of a young male entering a vehicle, stealing a wallet, cellphone and iPod, in the 5900 block on 59 Street. The suspect was described to be in his teens, wearing a black hoodie, black hat and dark blue jeans. SUI
— STETTLER RCMP REPORT