Below is a summary of most calls for Stettler RCMP service over a one-week period.
Calls still under investigation are designated SUI.
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).
Sunday, Feb. 24
4:39 a.m. — A 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee was observed driving slowly, then swerving, and was stopped on 50 Avenue and 58 Street. The 29-year-old male driver was observed to be wearing a bar wristband and admitted to drinking three hours ago. The GDL driver failed a roadside screening test and was issued an immediate 30-day driving suspension with a seven-day vehicle seizure.
7:12 a.m. — A report that at 5:30 a.m., a white- or grey-coloured SUV was observed in the parking lot at Paragon Place and there were two men checking door handles on all of the cars. One automobile was believed to be entered. It’s unknown if items were taken or if there was any damage to the vehicle.
7:27 a.m. — Complaint of a break-in to a Jeep Patriot parked at a 61 Street apartment. A male wearing a black hoodie and a female wearing a short white jacket were observed in the area with a silver- or grey-coloured SUV.
7:43 a.m. — Complaint of a break-in to a 2004 Ford Escape that was parked at a 61 Street residence. A black case that contained vehicle information was found near the vehicle. It did not appear that anything else was stolen. On-call investigators were not dispatched to attend those calls at the time. Calls were made to police with a one- to two-hour time delay.
9:32 a.m. — Complaint of a tool box and tools stolen from a GMC Sierra, parked on 48 Street. SUI
9:36 a.m. — Complaint of an entry to a Ford F-150, parked on 55 Street. The owner reported that a box full of work papers were strewn about and an iPod was stolen. There was no damage to the vehicle. SUI
11 a.m. — A report of a domestic dispute five miles southeast of Stettler. A 51-year-old female was charged with assaulting her 53-year-old husband. Court date was set for March 28.
12:13 p.m. — A Jeep TJ and Suzuki SX4 were reported to have been entered overnight, as they were parked outside a 49 Street residence. The owners’ manuals, clothing and CDs were listed as stolen. There was no damage to the vehicles. SUI
6:47 p.m. — A 911 report of a dead deer causing a traffic hazard on Highway 56, near Township Road 410. The call was referred to the Carillion Highway Maintenance.
9:24 p.m. — A 911 call reporting an impaired, suicidal female, driving a silver-coloured KIA Spectra between Big Valley and Red Deer. A patrol was conducted and several attempts were made to locate the driver via cellphone. At 1:45 a.m., the 38-year-old female was located outside of her 1 Avenue south residence in Big Valley. She was arrested under provisions of the Mental Health Act and was also issued a 24-hour driving suspension. She was held until she received a medical evaluation.
Monday, Feb. 25
8:01 a.m. — A report of a two-vehicle collision in the parking lot of the Stettler Esso. Both drivers reside in Stettler. SUI
8:48 a.m. — Complaint of a break-in to a Dodge Caravan that was parked outside a 40 Avenue residence. Stolen from the mini-van were 15 DVDs and a wallet containing the owner’s identification and credit cards. SUI
9:08 a.m. — A 911 call reporting the treatment of a nine-year-old female at the Big Valley School. The caller was referred to the school administrators, as it wasn’t a police matter.
12:46 p.m. — Complaint of a child-custody dispute at a 1 Avenue South residence in Big Valley. Investigators attended and determined that there was no violence and the caller was advised to contact a lawyer for further assistance.
2:06 p.m. — Complaint of a suspicious male in a yard in rural Byemoor. The 23-year-old male was identified and there was no criminal activity.
4:39 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 12, in front of the Tim Hortons. The 19-year-old male driver from Stettler, who was the lone occupant, reported that while travelling west on Highway 12, he attempted to turn into Wal-Mart. Due to icy road conditions and summer tires on the pickup, the truck slid into the ditch and rolled. There were no charges laid as a result of there being no other victims and vehicle was totaled.
5:38 p.m. — A request to check on the well-being of a 51-year-old male, at a residence on 2 Avenue south in Big Valley. Investigators were unable to physically locate the male, but his associates reported that he was OK.
Tuesday, Feb. 26
3:52 a.m. — A report of a possible impaired driver in the parking lot of the Tim Hortons. A 48-year-old male from Carstairs was located inside a Pontiac 6000. He was woken up from behind the wheel and appeared very groggy. The driver explained that he had a very long work day and pulled over to sleep. A roadside screening test for alcohol was conducted and it was determined that the driver hadn’t consumed alcohol.
8:33 a.m. — A 22-year-old male from Stettler was driving his Chrysler Sebring north on 57 Street. A 64-year-old female driver was heading south in a Dodge Journey, on the same street. As the female attempted to make a left turn onto 50 Avenue, she was paying attention to a pedestrian in the crosswalk. Without looking, she turned in front of the Sebring that was going straight through the intersection. There were no injuries, and the female driver was issued a violation ticket for turning left unsafely.
9:24 a.m. — Complaint of internet harassment being received at a Avenue south residence in Big Valley. The derogatory remarks were received via Facebook and the caller was advised that the comments would be categorized as name-calling. The caller was instructed to delete her account and block the offenders.
10:46 a.m. — A report of a child-custody issue at 44 Avenue residence. Information passed on for future reference, should there be a further incident.
11:34 a.m. — A report of a single vehicle in the ditch off of Highway 56, near Township Road 41-2. The 17-year-old female driver from Bashaw stated that while driving southbound, her car hydroplaned, hit the guard rail, then spun into the ditch. The driver received no injuries. Damage was more than $2,000.
12:51 p.m. — A 911 call reporting a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 56 and Highway 601. A 42-year-old female from Bashaw was driving her Chevrolet Cavalier, south on Highway 56, when a 73-year-old female from Red Willow, entered the Highway with her GMC Terrain. A T-bone collision occurred in the intersection, which injured the driver and a five-year-old boy in the Cavalier and the driver of the SUV. All vehicle occupants were transported to Stettler hospital for medical treatment. The 73-year-old female was charged with failing to proceed safely after stopping at an intersection.
Thursday, Feb. 28
12:49 a.m. — A report of a yellow-coloured Jeep was leaving the Boston Pizza parking lot, with a driver that may be impaired. The Jeep was located in the parking lot of the Canalta hotel. The 43-year old male driver from Calgary was located with the vehicle and ordered to provide a sample of his breath. The male was issued a driving suspension as a result of the investigation. As well, his vehicle was towed and seized for three days.
3:59 a.m. — A deer collision was reported on Range Road 19-3. No motorists were injured. The 27-year-old male driver from Botha attended the detachment at a later time to complete all required reports.
8 a.m. — A female from Stettler attended the detachment to report that her silver Ford Escape received damage when it was parked at the Stettler Recreation Centre. It is not known at this time which vehicle hit the Escape. If anyone has further information about this collision, please contact police.
9:05 a.m. — On Highway 589, near Byemoor, a 2012 Ford F-350 struck a moose. The truck sustained significant damage, but was still driveable. The moose had to be put down as a result of the collision. The driver was not injured.
11:51 a.m. — Investigators responded to a call from a 44-year-old male property owner on 59 Street, who was collecting keys from a tenant. The owner issued an eviction notice to a 45-year-old male renter and feared aggression. Police attended, but there was no altercation or issue.
11:55 a.m. — A report of a stolen licence plate from a Jeep Grand Cherokee, at the Stettler Hospital. The 59-year-old female from Alix noticed that while she was inside the building, her Alberta licence plate DUX-060 was removed from her SUV. The licence plate has been entered on the police system as stolen and the plate has been cancelled.
1 p.m. — A report of a two-vehicle collision in the Tim Hortons parking lot. A white-coloured Buick Century, was backed into a black SUV that was waiting in line for the drive-thru.Both vehicles sustained damage as a result. The 79-year-old male driver of the Buick, from Castor, was charged with failing to ascertain sufficient space for movement.
Friday, March 1
10:22 a.m. — A blue van, whose licence plate was not obtained, was reported having failed to yield to a mother and her kids while they were crossing the street, in a marked crosswalk near the Christ-King school. All motorists are reminded to be aware of crosswalks, school zones and playground zones. If anyone has information about the blue van, please contact the detachment.
1:25 p.m. — A request to assist Child and Family Services, with allegations that a child had been assaulted sexually. Interviews were conducted with the family and it was determined that the allegations were false and that there had been no assault. Child and Family Services will continue to follow-up.
5:51 p.m. — A red-coloured pickup truck was reported to be driving in an erratic manner, leaving the Esso parking lot, driving North on 61 Street, fish tailing and speeding. The complainant was able to provide a licence plate which was confirmed to be registered to a 22-year-old Stettler male. A statement was provided and charges are pending against the registered owner. SUI
Saturday, March 2
9:52 a.m. — A report of a black- coloured BMW passing a vehicle while unsafe to do so, near the Buttermilk slough. The driver of the BMW has been identified. Charges are pending. SUI
Sunday, March 3
12:07 a.m. — A report of a disturbance at Boston Pizza. Patrons of the restaurant had been arguing inside and were then observed to be arguing outside in the parking lot. Investigators attended and determined that a group of three adults, one female and two males, were upset with a 47-year-old male from Fort McMurray. All were warned about their conduct, there were no further issues reported.
— STETTLER RCMP REPORT