RCMP News Release: February 27th – March 4th

1:44 a.m. – RCMP conducting a vehicle check near the Tim Hortons in Sylvan Lake observed another vehicle traveling at

February 27th

1:44 a.m. RCMP conducting a vehicle check near the Tim Hortons in Sylvan Lake observed another vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed past the stop. The vehicle was pulled over at the intersection of Highway 20 at Herder Drive. A 62-year-old Sylvan Lake male was subsequently charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. He was also charged with failing to stop for a peace officer.

12:14 p.m. RCMP received a report of an abandoned vehicle in Red Deer County. A 1988 Suzuki Samurai was located on Township Road 374 at Range Road 11 with the owner confirming it as stolen. The vehicle had been stripped with the tires and rims also stolen.

February 28th

2:03 a.m. A 911 call from the Eckville Hotel resulted in police attendance. A 27-year-old female advised that her ex-boyfriend was attempting to fight another patron in the bar. A25-year-old male was arrested at the scene and is charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

4:13 a.m. Another 911 call was received from an address on 55th Avenue in Eckville involving the same couple in relation to the earlier incident at the Eckville Hotel. The female advised that her ex-boyfriend had entered her residence through a window and proceeded to damage property inside the home. The male had fled in her vehicle. A warrant was issued for his arrest. He was apprehended and is charged with taking a motor vehicle without consent; mischief under $5000; and failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking.

8:59 p.m. A 34-year-old female is facing charges in relation to a domestic dispute. RCMP were called to the Fas Gas on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake where the accused had locked herself in a washroom. She was subsequently arrested and is charged with assault; possession of property obtained by crime; and mischief under $5000.

March 2nd

12:34 p.m. The theft of a vehicle was reported to RCMP. A 2004 Kia Sorento was stolen from an address on 55th Avenue in Eckville. An extra set of keys was left in the console of the vehicle. The vehicle was later recovered in the Innisfail area.

7:42 p.m. RCMP received a complaint of a break and enter into a residence on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. Access was gained through a bedroom window. A few items were stolen. An investigation is continuing.

9:34 p.m. A 39-year-old Red Deer male was charged with public intoxication in relation to an incident at the Sylvan Lake Esso on Lakeway Boulevard. An employee of Driver TakeHome contacted police to advise that an intoxicated male had gotten into her vehicle but refused to be driven anywhere. The male was transported to cells and released when sober.

March 3rd

8:09 a.m. A break and enter into a Town of Eckville building occurred in the overnight hours. A diesel Freight liner gravel truck was stolen from a gated compound on the side of the building. Barbed wire along the fence had also been cut. The gravel truck was later recovered abandoned in a field off Range Road 25 near Rainy Creek Road.

2:35 p.m. A traffic stop for a speeding violation resulted in multiple charges against a 24-year-old Bentley resident. The male driver, known to police, fled as officers attempted an arrest. A warrant was issued and the accused was apprehended. He is charged with operating a motor vehicle while being pursued by police; obstructing a peace officer; driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle; failing to provide an operator license; and driving at an unreasonable speed.

March 4th

10:54 p.m. RCMP dispatch received a 911 call from the Eckville Hotel. Staff told police that a fight ensued between two males in the bar but was resolved outside at which time a suspicious vehicle was also reported in the vicinity with occupants shouting that they were in possession of firearms. Extensive patrols were conducted by police however the vehicle in question was not located. No one was injured in the incident.