Driver charged after drugs discovered during checkstop

RCMP conducting a checkstop on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake noted a strong smell of marijuana in a vehicle

December 6

12:33 a.m. – RCMP conducting a checkstop on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake noted a strong smell of marijuana in a vehicle and arrested the 29-year-old female driver and a 31-year-old male passenger. The driver admitted to possession of marijuana and several grams were located in the console of the vehicle. The female, a resident of Medicine Hat, was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams. The male passenger was not charged.

1:01 a.m. – A taxi driver contacted police after an intoxicated male called for a ride on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. When the taxi arrived, the driver was unable to awaken the male who was passed out on the ground. RCMP members arrived and transported the male to cells. He was released when sober.

3:00 a.m. – RCMP on patrol on 50th Avenue at 42nd Street in Sylvan Lake observed a male walking in freezing temperatures wearing a t-shirt and no shoes. The male exhibited obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested after being questioned by police. Prior to being lodged in cells, the male was searched and three bags of cocaine were located on his person. He was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine.

3:08 a.m. – A checkstop on Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake resulted in a suspension against a female driver. The female was stopped on Highway 11 at Range Road 10. Alcohol was detected on her breath and a roadside screening device was utilized. The 20-year-old Ponoka resident was issued a 30-day suspension. Her vehicle was towed at the scene and impounded for seven days.

3:53 a.m. – Police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male passed out in a truck outside a residence on Garden Court in Sylvan Lake. The window of the vehicle was open with the male in the back seat in temperatures well below freezing. The vehicle was not running and no keys were located. The male was transported to Sylvan Lake detachment where he was checked by EMS and then transported to Red Deer Hospital for observation.

December 11

1:20 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a vehicle fire at a location on Highway 766 at Highway 12. A GMC Sierra truck was located by RCMP sitting on an approach to a field, completely engulfed by fire. The registered owner was contacted and was unaware that the vehicle had been previously stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

10:07 a.m. – RCMP responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Township Road 382 in Red Deer County. A female contacted police advising that a woman was locked out of a residence in the Eckville area. Police attended and questioned both parties, at which time it was determined that a 30-year-old male had threatened his 26-year-old female common law partner. The male was officially charged with uttering threats against a person. A firearm was also seized from the residence.

December 12

2:36 a.m. – Police observed three youths on the roof of the Barber Shop on 50th Street in Sylvan Lake. Two of the youths were advised to come down off the roof, which they did without delay. They received a warning. The third youth, however, was subsequently fined for trespassing.

8:53 p.m. – A 33-year-old Red Deer male is facing charges in relation to an impaired driving complaint on Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake. A 911 call was received by police of a possible impaired driver traveling westbound. The driver was witnessed to be traveling at varying speeds, weaving over traffic lanes, and braking erratically. RCMP pulled over the vehicle just south of Highway 11. The driver was arrested at the scene and is officially charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample.