Charges laid in early-morning traffic stop

RCMP attended a liquor establishment on Sylvan Drive after a 911 call was received of a female driving while intoxicated.

October 25

2:53 a.m. – RCMP attended a liquor establishment on Sylvan Drive after a 911 call was received of a female driving while intoxicated. When police arrived, they located the female inside her vehicle however the vehicle was not in operation. She told police that she was waiting for a taxi. A query of the license plate resulted in a fine being issued to the 44-year-old Sylvan Lake resident for operating a vehicle without holding a subsisting certificate of registration.

3:07 a.m. – A male is facing a charge in relation to a domestic incident at a residence on Palmer Close in Sylvan Lake. A 35-year-old female reported to police that her ex-spouse almost struck her with his vehicle during an exchange involving their dependent children. Further investigation resulted in a charge of dangerous operation of a motor vehicle against the 36-year-old male. The accused was released on conditions to not have contact with his ex-spouse and not to attend the residence.

October 27

3:03 a.m. – A traffic stop by RCMP members on 49th Avenue at 50th Street in Sylvan Lake resulted in the arrest of an Eckville resident. A 29-year-old male was found to be in breach of existing conditions of a recognizance for failing to obey a curfew and being in possession of a weapon. The male is also facing an additional charge of unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon.

3:35 p.m. – RCMP were called to Mother Theresa School on Falcon Ridge Drive after complaints of two youths on the roof of the school. The youths told police that they were students of the school and just wanted to take pictures from the roof. They were advised to come down from the roof and that they were trespassing on school property. No charges were laid as the youths agreed to work on a school project in lieu of fines being issued.

October 28

1:28 a.m. – An 18-year-old female was transported to cells after a 911 call was received from a residence on Reynolds Road in Sylvan Lake. A 20-year-old male contacted police advising that his girlfriend was becoming violent and damaging property inside the home as a result of being extremely intoxicated and under the influence of a drug. The female was arrested for breach of peace and lodged in cells until sober. There were no charges as no assault took place.

3:23 a.m. – A domestic dispute was called in to dispatch from a residence on 44th Street in Sylvan Lake. When police attended, a male was putting items in his vehicle and was questioned about his involvement in the complaint. The male refused questioning and began resisting police, at which time he was arrested and transported to cells. A 30-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with resisting a peace officer and disturbing the peace.

October 29

2:30 a.m. – RCMP on patrol on 52nd Avenue in Eckville observed a suspicious vehicle in the area. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was not able to produce registration and insurance. The license plate was also confirmed as stolen. Several items were visible in the vehicle along with a large quantity of drug paraphernalia. A 19-year-old Red Deer male is charged with failing to comply with a probation order; possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000; having an uninsured motor vehicle on the highway; failure to provide a peace officer with a certificate of registration; and permit improper use of a license plate. A 22-year-old female is charged with failure to comply with a probation order and possession of property obtained by crime less than $5,000.

3:46 p.m. – A two-vehicle collision resulted in serious injuries to an 18-year-old Sylvan Lake male. The male was driving his car westbound on Highway 11 when a truck traveling northbound on Range Road 12 entered the intersection colliding with the car. The driver’s side of the car was severely damaged and the male was trapped inside with chest and head injuries. Both male drivers were transported to hospital. A 29-year-old Red Deer County male was subsequently charged with failing to proceed safely from an intersection.

October 31

10:38 p.m. – A domestic dispute at a residence on Hammond Close in Sylvan Lake has resulted in charges being laid against a 40-year-old Sylvan Lake male. RCMP members attended the home and found areas of damage inside the residence. The 39-year-old female spouse told police that she had been threatened. Three children inside the residence were not physically injured. The male is charged with uttering threats and mischief to property under $5000.

11:00 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter and theft, and vandalism at the Wild Rapids Waterslides Park on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake which occurred over the Halloween weekend. The property owner advised police that he found the door to the property off its hinges. The fence was cut, a camper was smashed and the shed was entered into with a few items stolen. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP.