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Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period through this Monday.

Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period through this Monday.

Calls that have SUI attached are still under investigation.

If you have any information regarding unsolved crimes or incidents, please contact the Stettler RCMP at 403-742-3382, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Monday, Nov. 26

8:09 a.m. — Report of an injured deer in the ditch on Highway 601 and there was a second report of an injured deer on Highway 11 and Range Road 262. Investigators attended to the Highway 601 deer and located it bleeding in tall grass. It was dispatched on scene. The Highway 262 deer was taken care of by a Bashaw investigator.

3:28 p.m. — A complaint of criminal harassment related to a domestic dispute which started at a 50 Avenue residence. An emergency protection order was obtained on behalf of the 33-year-old female victim. The matter continues to be monitored by police and Victim Services.

4:34 p.m. — A report of an intoxicated female at a 50 Street business. When investigators attended, the 43-year-old female from 50A Avenue in Stettler was upset that police were called. She advised that she was beat up by a family member, but was too intoxicated to provide a statement. The female was arrested for public intoxication and lodged in detachment cells until sober. When the 43-year-old was sober, she refused to provide a statement.

4:51 p.m. — A 911 call from the Lone Pine Colony near Botha. When an investigator telephoned the phone number associated with the call, a property representative was unaware that there was any emergency. The original call was determined to be a pocket dial.

10:09 p.m. — A report of a hit-and-run collision on 51 Street. A 17-year-old female driver from rural Stettler advised that her Ford Explorer was parked in front of the Credit Union bank and a Nissan Versa backed into her vehicle. The Nissan then left the scene. The Explorer owner had a friend inside the vehicle who recorded the licence-plate number of the departing vehicle and provided a description of the driver and type of vehicle. The registered owner was identified to be a 34-year-old female from 62 Street. Damage was under $2,000, though the incident was considered a hit and run. The owner of the Nissan was served a violation ticket.

Tuesday, Nov. 27

3:03 p.m. — Investigators were dispatched to a Emmerson Acres residence where a 55-year-old male reported he was feeling depressed and suicidal. The male wanted to be taken to the hospital and was therefore transported. There was no violence and the patient was turned over to hospital staff.

3:04 p.m. — A 45-year-old female from Erskine reported that she lost a small bag containing $500 in denominations of $50 and $20. The bag was in the caller’s purse and she recalled seeing it last when she was at No Frills one hour earlier.

3:36 p.m. — A 911 call from a 52 Avenue residence, reporting a 53-year-old male being disruptive and that he had been consuming alcohol prior to the incident. Investigators attended and arrested the known male for failing to comply with conditions of his recognizance. He was also charged with two counts of assault. An emergency protection order was obtained on behalf of the victims and the accused was eventually released on further court conditions.

3:47 p.m. — A complaint from a 66-year-old male on 64 Street that he had received some profane and menacing text messages from a local cellphone number. Investigators determined that the texts came from a 25-yearold male from the County of Paintearth. It was also learned that the 25-year-old had the wrong number. No charges were laid.

6:34 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a possible impaired driver on Township Road 39-2 eastbound, headed toward Highway 56. Investigators received multiple reports of a blue-coloured Ford F-150 driving dangerously, and the driver eventually caused a collision on the same highway. The vehicle was located and the 80-year-old driver from 51 Avenue was charged with careless driving and was issued a 24-hour medical driving suspension. The elderly male’s driver’s licence privileges have been sent before a provincial review board.

6:49 p.m. — A report of a large porcupine in the middle of the north driving lane on Highway 56. By the time an investigator arrived, the dead animal was off the roadway.

Wednesday, Nov. 28

2:42 p.m. — A complaint of a male driver operating a white-coloured passenger van, swerving from one side of the road to the other and into oncoming traffic on Highway 56 north. A licence plate was reported and the company-owned van was identified. The complainant did not wish to provide a statement, so only a warning could be issued.

4:27 p.m. — A complaint of ongoing loud music from a 61A Street residence. Investigators attended, but no music could be heard. The 22-year-old property representative was spoken to and he admitted that he had been playing music. He was issued a warning only, because the complainant was unwilling to provide a statement.

Thursday, Nov. 29

2:05 a.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56, just south of Township Road 36-4. The deer was reported to have exited the west ditch, running eastbound into the track of the Pontiac Grand Am.

12:54 p.m. — A black-coloured Chevrolet pickup truck was observed driving on 51 Avenue, then turning south onto Highway 56. The truck had blacked-out side windows, blacked-out tail-lights and black tinted head-light covers. The vehicle was identified to be unsafe for the highway, and contrary to the Alberta Vehicle Equipment Regulations. The licence plate was seized and a letter was forwarded to Alberta Transportation advising of the violations. The truck is to be inspected prior to being returned to service. The 17-year-old female driver was issued a violation ticket for the operation of a vehicle with improper equipment.

5:46 p.m. — A 911 hang-up phone call was reported from the Ramada Inn. An investigator attended the business and the business representative was unable to determine where the call had originated from.

5:48 p.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 590. The 45-year-old driver from rural Lamont received no injuries while operating his Dodge Caravan.

Friday, Nov. 30

9:43 a.m. — A complaint of a dangerous driver on Highway 12 headed westbound toward Stettler. A semi hauling dumpsters was observed passing unsafely and almost caused a head-on collision. A traffic stop was conducted with the 52-year-old semi driver from North Battleford who felt he was passing safely. The driver was issued a warning, as the 29-yearold male complainant from Stettler did not want to go to court.

1:59 p.m. — A complaint of an older GMC truck headed northbound on Highway 56 and that the female passenger appeared to be drinking beer. An investigator conducted a patrol in the area, but was unable to locate the truck.

2:47 p.m. — A report of a three-vehicle collision in the parking lot of Aspen Ford. The 50-year-old driver from Spruce Drive reported that the gas pedal of his Ford Mustang got stuck and hit three parked vehicles. The investigation determined that four new trucks were damaged as a result of the collision. SUI

3:24 p.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 590 near Big Valley. The 36-year-old driver from Torrington reported his Chevrolet Express van received more than $2000 in damage.

4:56 p.m. — A complaint of a possible impaired driver operating a white-coloured Dodge Ram on Highway 12, near Erskine. An investigator patrolled the highway, but was unable to locate the pickup truck. It was noted that this truck was reported to the police 30 minutes earlier in the Hobbema area.

Saturday, Dec. 1

2:14 p.m. — A report of an assault on Highway 12, near the KFC, during a child-custody exchange between parents. The 26-year-old ex-husband and the mother’s 26-year-old boyfriend were reported to be involved in the incident. Two separate complaints were received about the same incident. SUI

5:19 p.m. — A 911 call reporting an impaired driver, operating a burgundy-coloured Ford F-150. A patrol was made on Highway 12 east, but the truck was not located. The licence plate the complainant provided didn’t match.

Sunday, Dec. 2

10:51 p.m. — A report of an owl stuck in a fence, hanging by one wing, bleeding and appearing to have a broken wing. The injured owl was spotted on Range Road 18-0 near Botha and it appeared that it would not live for too long. Prior to attending, investigators were updated that the caller removed the owl from the fence and was taking it to an animal hospital.

1:46 p.m. — A complaint of theft from a 51-yearold female residing at a 50 Avenue apartment. She reported that her ex-boyfriend stole her identification, driver’s licence, trades tickets and credit cards. The boyfriend was also reported to have stolen her Ford F-150 and has recently left the vehicle in the parkade at Red Deer Hospital — and has refused to pick it up. The caller was instructed to cancel her cards and change the locks on her residence doors. SUI

5:20 p.m. — A report that Highway 21 southbound, south of Bashaw, was very slippery and snow-covered. The caller was requesting snowplows.

5:35 p.m. — A complaint was made that the snowplows were moving too slow on Highway 12 east and that a fire truck had become stuck near the Buttermilk slough. An investigator was already on the scene and provided traffic control for a fire truck to be towed out. The red truck was towed out without incident.

7:54 p.m. — A complaint of a Ford F-150 truck blocking a driveway on 53 Avenue Close. The registered owner was contacted and he moved the vehicle.

Monday, Dec. 3

6:03 a.m. — A report of a commercial alarm for a shop belonging to First Contract Construction. The alarm was quickly cancelled by the keyholder.

7:14 p.m. — A report of a single-vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 56 and one kilometre north of the Fenn Road. Investigators attended and tracked two deer.

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