Two Sylvan Lake residents charged following beach theft

See a summary of recent police activity in this week's RCMP Report, provided by the Sylvan Lake RCMP.

  • Thu Jul 9th, 2015 10:00am
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Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between June 20 and 26:

June 20

12:11 a.m. – RCMP were dispatched to a residence on Hallgren Drive in Sylvan Lake after a 911 call was received regarding a disturbance. A group of youths was reportedly at a house party which involved yelling and stunting with vehicles along the street. The party was shut down and a verbal warning was issued to the property owner.

12:49 a.m. – RCMP were dispatched in relation to an impaired driving complaint on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake. Police attended the Fas Gas to speak to a group of witnesses who advised that a heavily intoxicated female had departed the area in a truck after colliding with another vehicle, which also left the scene. A 40-year-old Sylvan Lake female was taken into custody a short time later and is charged with impaired driving; failing to provide a breath sample; and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

June 21

12:41 a.m. – A large group of people causing a disturbance on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in police attendance. Several people were reported to be yelling and running around the lakeshore area. Police questioned the group, all residents of Calgary, who were apologetic and left the area without incident.

3:01 a.m. – A traffic stop on Lakeway Boulevard in Sylvan Lake resulted in a charge and a 24-hour suspension. RCMP on patrol in the area observed a suspicious vehicle. The driver of the vehicle was questioned at which time a strong smell of marijuana was detected. A quantity of marijuana was seized. A 25-year-old Edson male is charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams. He was also issued a 24 hour suspension and his vehicle was towed at the scene.

11:33 a.m. – RCMP were called to a break and enter on Range Road 20 in Lacombe County. Entry was gained to a business and an Arctic Cat side by side was stolen along with a .22 rifle. An investigation into the theft is continuing.

12:03 p.m. – A truck was stolen from a residence in Bentley. RCMP received a 911 call of a Ford F350 stolen sometime in the overnight hours. The vehicle was locked but the keys were left under the seat.

June 23

3:20 p.m. – Police performing beach patrols on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake were approached by a group of people advising that some of their items were stolen while they were swimming in the lake. A witness described two suspects, a male and a female, as being responsible. Arrested and charged with three counts of possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000 are two 26-year-old residents of Sylvan Lake.

June 25

5:10 a.m. – RCMP attended a residence on 48th Street in Sylvan Lake after a call for assistance. A male contacted police advising that an intoxicated acquaintance had forced his way into his residence, damaging a door. The male did not want charges, but rather to have the male removed. A 40-year-old male was subsequently arrested for breach of peace and was lodged in cells until sober.

11:14 a.m. – A theft is being investigated by RCMP. A skid steer and a triple axle trailer were stolen from Redcore Enterprises Limited on Cuendet Industrial Way in Sylvan Lake. The trailer was later recovered in a field in Big River, Saskatchewan. The other vehicle remains outstanding.

3:29 p.m. – A collision involving four vehicles at the Highway 11 at Highway 20 intersection in Sylvan Lake resulted in traffic having to be re-routed by police. A vehicle turning northbound onto Highway 20 from Highway 11 proceeded across the path of a westbound vehicle causing a collision also involving two other vehicles stopped at a red light. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 36-year-old male from Bentley, is charged with failing to turn left safely.

4:42 p.m. – A witness contacted police after a male was observed pouring alcohol into an open container while sitting in a vehicle at a Hewlett Park Landing parking lot in Sylvan Lake. RCMP attended and located the male who was issued a fine for transporting liquor in an open container.

June 26

9:30 a.m. – A single vehicle rollover on Range Road 10 near Highway 12 in Lacombe County resulted in a fine being issued against the male driver. Two males were observed by police standing by the damaged vehicle and were questioned. As a result, a 23-year-old Bentley male was charged with careless driving. There were no injuries.

9:25 p.m. – A 911 call was received by police of an erratic driver on Highway 20 approaching Highway 11A. A vehicle driver was observed speeding and swerving all over the highway as well as throwing beer cans out of the vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located behind a restaurant on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 24-year-old Red Deer male was issued a 72-hour suspension. His vehicle was towed at the scene.

9:34 p.m. – A vehicle stop in Sylvan Lake resulted in several charges being laid against a 20-year-old Sylvan Lake male. RCMP stopped a truck on Hagerman Close at Herder Drive at which time the driver and passenger fled on foot. A chase ensued and two males were arrested. A screening device was utilized and the male driver was charged with impaired driving. A search of the vehicle also resulted in further charges being laid against the male including obstructing a peace officer; drug possession offences; and failing to stop at a stop sign before entering an intersection. The 19-year-old male passenger was released without charges.