Driver leads police on high-speed chase through town

RCMP dispatch received a 911 call from a male at a residence in Benalto with a female in the background advising

November 29

1:52 a.m.  – RCMP dispatch received a 911 call from a male at a residence in Benalto with a female in the background advising that someone was trying to kick in the front door. Police attended and found two male occupants to be heavily intoxicated inside the home. A female was also present. The two males were involved in a minor verbal dispute with one of the males kicking in the door. Both agreed to settle the matter privately.

2:50 a.m.  – A patrol in the community of Eckville by RCMP resulted in charges being laid against a 21-year-old male. Police observed the driver of a vehicle taking a turn too fast on the ice and spinning out in the middle of an intersection. The vehicle was followed down a side street with the driver stopping and exiting on foot. The male was stopped by police and was arrested at the scene after exhibiting signs of impairment. A screening device was utilized and the male was charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

12:52 p.m.  – A 19-year-old female resident of Rocky Mountain House is facing a charge after an altercation at a residence on Township Road 3812 in Red Deer County. The female was involved in a verbal argument with her 22-year-old boyfriend which became physical resulting in an item being thrown at the male. The male sustained a minor injury to his eye. The female was subsequently charged with assault.

November 30

3:30 a.m.  – An attempted vehicle stop by RCMP resulted in several charges being laid against an 18-year-old Red Deer male. A police officer on patrol along Lakeshore Drive at 50th Street in Sylvan Lake noticed a truck proceeding eastbound with no headlights. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle at which time the driver accelerated, going through two stop signs and reaching speeds up to 100 km/hr. The driver continued onto Highway 11 at the Highway 781 intersection; crashing into a ditch south of Highway 11. The male then exited the vehicle on foot and was later tracked by the Police Dog Service unit. He was arrested at the scene and is formally charged with theft of a truck; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; impaired operation of a motor vehicle, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police; two counts of failing to comply with a recognizance; and failing to comply with a probation order.

December 1

11:17 a.m.  – RCMP members responded to two separate calls involving stolen trucks in Sylvan Lake. A male reported that his Dodge Ram, a work vehicle, was stolen from outside his residence on Hillman Way and that another Dodge Ram, which appeared to have a damaged ignition was now parked outside his residence. The male’s work truck was later located at the Canadian Tire parking lot in Sylvan Lake. The truck with the damaged ignition was determined to belong to a male who reported that the vehicle was in for repairs and was originally parked at the Canadian Tire parking lot. An investigation is continuing.

December 5

8:30 p.m.  – A police check stop on Highway 11 near Highway 20 resulted in the arrests of the occupants of a vehicle. A police officer noted a smell of marijuana in the vehicle. The vehicle was searched after the 18-year-old female passenger produced a small quantity of marijuana but no further drugs were located. No charges were laid as a result of the small quantity of drugs seized. A 21-year-old male, a resident of Eckville, however, was charged with failing to provide an operator’s license under the Traffic Safety Act.