SGT. DUNCAN BABCHUK
Stettler RCMP detachment
Below is a summary of 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 CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
Monday, Aug. 12
11:36 a.m. — Request to locate a 58-year-old male who resides at the Heart Haven Lodge. The male disappeared Aug. 5, when he attended the bank for his rent money. The resident was located by a family member, shortly after the report to police.
2 p.m. — A 22-year-old female filed a complaint that her 50-year-old father from Botha is refusing to return her horse. The father was contacted and he advised that he raised and fed the horse for the past 16 years. Since investigators are unable to determine who was the owner, the complainant was advised that she would need to file a claim through Civil Court.
3:25 p.m. — A 25-year-old male from Peace River attended the detachment and reported that his ex-girlfriend had sent him two email messages and telephoned him seven times last night between 2:51 and 3:01 a.m. The 38-year-old girlfriend was previously convicted of assaulting the complainant with a broken beer bottle and was on conditions not to contact him. The location of the female is unknown, evidence was collected and an arrest warrant was obtained.
5 — 911 open line calls from the Canalta Real Estate services on 70 Street. There was a problem with the phone line.
Tuesday, Aug. 13
12:13 a.m. — Complaint of an impaired driver in a 1995, white GMC pickup truck outside the Town Pump lounge. The caller also advised that the driver had just completed a brake-stand and smoke show with the vehicle. An investigator located the truck in the back alley. There was no driver, but all evidence of the driver stunting was photographed. The 24-year-old driver, who is known to police, was later located. Impaired charges could not be followed through, due to the time delay. SUI
9:50 a.m. — 911 complaint of a flower pot being knocked over outside a 53 Avenue Close residence. The pot was located at the end of the driveway and was observed to have a scuff on it. The driver of the offending vehicle did not leave contact details.
3:16 p.m. — Complaint of stolen, 2007 Dodge Ram truck from a farm on Highway 589 near Byemoor. The truck was borrowed by a 17-year-old male the previous day and did not return it. The 55-year-old male owner only wanted the truck returned and did not want charges. The driver was contacted and was given until 5 p.m. to return the vehicle. The truck was returned home at 4:30.
8:54 p.m. — 911 call reporting a two-vehicle collision in the Wal-Mart parking lot. A Chevrolet Avalanche was backed into the bumper of a Volvo tractor trailer that was delivering goods to the store. A 17-year-old male driver from Stettler was charged with backing up unsafely. Damage was over $2,000 and there were no injuries.
10 p.m. — 911 call reporting 2 males arguing on the west side of the lottery building. Investigators attended to find a 17-year-old male from Stettler and a 26-year-old male from Nacmine, AB, having a disagreement about money owing. The 17-year-old loaned the male from Nacmine $400 and the older male refused to pay it back. The male who received the money used a bank card to defraud the Stettler teenager. An agreement was made to make payment by next day.
1 – Vehicle collision with a deer on Highway 589.
1 – False 911 open line call
1 – False 911 hang-up call
Wednesday, Aug. 14
1:11 p.m. — Complaint from an 18-year-old male from 63 Street that a 26-year-old male from Nacmine, AB, approached him and asked for a ride to Calgary. The Nacmine male promised to pay $600 for the ride. The 26-year-old was driven around Calgary and, at one point, the young driver loaned him $40. Upon returning to Stettler, the Stettler male was given two cheques that did not get cashed by the bank, as they were NSF. The young driver was advised that he would have to collect his money through civil court.
9:35 p.m. — 911 call reporting a possible fight outside a residence on 65 Street. A patrol was made to the area and there was no one located. A follow-up with the caller provided information that the people involved departed the area.
9:57 p.m. — A 16-year-old male from 65A Street and a 17-year-old male from 40 Avenue were each arrested and charged with failing to comply with their probation order. They were both not to have contact with a 16-year-old male who resides on 65 Street. This was related to the previous complaint.
10:13 p.m. — Complaint from Central Taxi that a driver dropped off a male customer at the Stettler Manor and the passenger was threatening to assault someone. The 30-year-old male was described as being impaired by alcohol or drugs and he had tattoos on his face, head and arms. A patrol was conducted and a male of that description was not found.
Thursday, Aug. 15
12:55 a.m. — Complaint of a domestic dispute at a 51 Avenue residence. The female resident returned home and her ex-husband demanded to smell her breath, to determine whether she had been consuming alcohol. An investigation determined that there was no assault.
10:50 a.m. — Report of a possible impaired driver operating a teal Chrysler Intrepid on Highway 12, near Erskine. The car was swerving over the center line and back over to the shoulder. The car was not intercepted.
8:42 p.m. — Report of a hit and run at the 49 Avenue and 48 Street intersection. The suspect vehicle, a dark Dodge Ram, did a U-turn and hit the stop sign by the provincial building. The collision caused it to be bent and the street sign to break off. There was evidence that there was extensive damage to the vehicle. SUI
10:44 p.m. — Complaint of a break, enter and theft from a shed at the Shell service station. Two sheds had locks cut off and one case of motor oil, one box of Gatorade and two cases of Red Bull were found in the grass directly behind the sheds. All inventory was accounted for and there was no one located in the area.
10:49 p.m. — 911 complaint of fireworks being set off at the school grounds. A homeowner reported that a group of four people were in the field and fireworks were landing dangerously close to the homes in the vicinity. The pyrotechnicians departed the area before investigators arrived. It’s unlawful to set off fireworks on public land, without a permit.
Friday, Aug. 16
12:58 a.m. — 911 hang-up call from the Stettler Hotel. Upon callback, the 52-year-old male caller stated that he wanted the noise to stop at the hotel. An investigator attended to find that there was very little noise from the building. The caller lives upstairs in the hotel.
2:58 p.m. — 911 call reporting a white late-model Cadillac swerving all over the road behind the caller on Highway 12 west. A licence plate was obtained, but the offending vehicle was not intercepted. SUI
9:18 p.m. — 911 complaint of a female driver operating a newer Ford van, travelling at an estimated 150 km, in a 100km zone on Highway 56 south. The Ford was southbound and was not intercepted.
11:43 p.m. — Report of a suspicious person sitting in the parking lot outside Alberta Gaming and Liquor on 50 Avenue. A 56-year-old male from 47 Street was found to be walking home and he stopped for a rest. No offence.
Saturday, Aug. 17
10:27 a.m. — A patrol car on Highway 589, near Byemoor, observed an oncoming truck with four people riding inside the box. Alcoholic beverages were then observed being thrown out of the box and a traffic stop was conducted. The 19-year-old male driver from Stettler was found not to be impaired, but open liquor was located inside the vehicle and in the box of the truck. All occupants were compliant with the investigator and two males were issued violation tickets for open liquor, contrary to provisions of the Gaming and Liquor Act. All of the liquor was disposed of on scene.
4:03 p.m. — Report of two dogs in distress in a Volkswagen Beetle, parked on 47 Avenue. Investigators were unable to immediately attend, but on call-back to the complainant, she notified that she was able to located the car owner.
9:33 p.m. — Complaint of a barking dog outside a residence on 51 Avenue. The owner was identified, but upon an investigator arriving he could hear no barking in the area. The matter was referred to the bylaw department.
9:34 p.m. — Complaint of a possible impaired driver on Highway 12, westbound from Gadsby. The vehicle was described as a gold, GMC Sierra pickup. The licence plate of the truck that was provided was not a match.
Sunday, Aug. 18
1:48 a.m. — 911 complaint of a loud party outside a Spruce Close residence. Investigators attended and the 25-year-old female property representative was ordered to turn down the music and noise. There were no further problems.
11:08 a.m. — 911 complaint of a large black dog on the loose on 51 Avenue. The caller stated that the dog entered his property and tried to bite his young daughter. Investigators attended and located the canine. The owner was also located and issued a warning about a dog off the leash. The girl was not bitten, so there were no charges.
11:55 p.m. – Traffic stop of a Pontiac Grand Prix on Highway 56 and 44 Avenue determined that the 21-year-old female driver from Piper Drive, in Red Deer, did not have a driver’s licence and the car did not have an insurance policy attached. Violation tickets were issued and the vehicle was impounded until the documents could be produced.
Monday, Aug. 19
10:15 a.m. — 911 call of a truck and trailer hauling a Bobcat skid steer in the ditch on Highway 56, 1.5 km south of Stettler. The 20-yearold driver from Stettler reported that the trailer started to sway and he was unable to control the vehicle. The truck and trailer ended up in the east ditch and remained upright and the Bobcat came off the trailer upon entering the ditch. There were no injuries and no other vehicles involved.
1 – Commercial false alarm
1 – 911 hang-up from a 70 Street business
— Stettler RCMP Report