Police investigating mailbox vandalism in Lacombe County

RCMP attended a vehicle fire in Red Deer County after a 911 call was placed to dispatch.

March 14

5:08 p.m. – RCMP attended a vehicle fire in Red Deer County after a 911 call was placed to dispatch. A Ford truck was fully engulfed in flames as fire and police crews arrived at the scene of the blaze on Range Road 13. Mechanical issues are believed to be the cause.

7:46 p.m. – A complaint was received from Canadian Tire in Sylvan Lake regarding theft and vandalism at the store. The manager reported three males, believed to be approximately 16 years old, stole spray paint and sprayed remaining paint cans before fleeing the store. An investigation into the matter is continuing.

March 15

4:27 p.m. – An investigation continues into the vandalism of mailboxes in Lacombe County. Witnesses reported that several locks were cut off multiple mail boxes located on Range Road 12 at Aspelund Road. A suspicious vehicle was reported in the area prior to the damage occurring.

11:38 p.m. – A vehicle stop on 50th Street in Sylvan Lake resulted in a suspension and a vehicle seizure against the registered owner. A vehicle was stopped for speeding on 50th Street in Sylvan Lake. The constable observed the driver to be exhibiting signs of intoxication. Open alcohol was also visible inside the vehicle. A roadside screening device was utilized. The driver, a 19-year-old resident from Eckville, was issued a 30-day suspension and a fine for illegal consumption in a vehicle. His vehicle was also seized for seven days.

March 18

2:39 a.m. – RCMP received a tip of unknown males trying to break into vehicles on Westview Drive in Sylvan Lake. One of the males was seen with a flashlight walking towards Fox Run School. Officers arrived on scene and quickly located one of the males, a 17-year-old Sylvan Lake resident. He is charged with theft under $5,000; two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000; and three counts of breaching a probation order. A second 17-year-old male, also of Sylvan Lake, was arrested a short time later and is charged with theft under $5,000 and two counts of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

9:50 p.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP of suspicious males in two separate vehicles in the vicinity of Bayshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. At least two males with bats were observed entering a home on Bayshore Drive where some considerable damage was done to the front door and items inside the residence. Fortunately, there was no one inside the home at the time of the incident. A 28-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with breaking and entering and committing at a residence; possession of a weapon for the purpose of an offence; and possession of a prohibited weapon without holding a license. A 32-year-old Clearwater County resident is charged with breaking and entering and committing at a residence; possession of a weapon for the purpose of an offence, possession of a prohibited weapon without a license; and weapons possession contrary to an order and fail to surrender authorization.

March 20

12:43 p.m. – RCMP attended Marina Bay Place in Sylvan Lake after a call of a vehicle breaking through the ice on the lake. A van’s front right wheel went into the lake and three males were attempting to dislodge it. The van was eventually freed. No one was injured.