Youth charged after fleeing from police

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

  • Thu Jun 4th, 2015 12:00pm
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May 17

2:30 a.m. – RCMP conducted a traffic stop on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle coming up behind the police vehicle at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was stopped and a roadside screening device was issued. The 23-year-old female driver from Edmonton was charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

May 18

12:15 a.m. – A noisy house party at a residence on 36th Street in Sylvan Lake resulted in police attendance. A large group of people were located around a bonfire consuming a large amount of alcohol and causing a disturbance. The owner of the residence was initially warned but the party continued. A noise bylaw fine was issued to a 49-year-old Grimshaw female.

12:18 p.m. – A complaint was received of a possible impaired driver on Highway 11 at Highway 781. A vehicle was reported to be all over the road, crossing the centre line several times and moving onto the shoulder. The vehicle was located a short time later. A 22-year-old male from Calgary was experiencing vehicle issues. He was found not to be intoxicated.

7:27 p.m. – A 16-year-old male from the Rimbey area is facing multiple charges in relation to incidents involving Sylvan Lake Peace Officers. Community Peace Officers had attempted to stop a vehicle in Sylvan Lake when the driver fled. The same vehicle was spotted on another occasion by Peace Officers. RCMP were notified and the driver and occupants were arrested. A youth is charged with two counts of operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; and drug-related offences. The 15-year-old male passenger is facing a charge of possession of cannabis.

10:37 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a female causing a disturbance in front of a residence on Bowman Circle in Sylvan Lake. An 18-year-old Red Deer female was arrested after reports that she had been screaming in the street. The female was noted to be intoxicated and was lodged in cells until sober after she attempted to enter into a vehicle.

May 21

5:08 a.m. – RCMP attended a domestic dispute on Aspen Drive in Sylvan Lake. A 29-year-old female was charged with assault against her 44-year-old common law spouse. The male sustained minor injuries to his face. Alcohol was a factor.

5:41 a.m. – A truck was stolen from outside a residence in Sylvan Lake. A Ford F250 with New Mexico plates was left unlocked while parked on Hammond Close. The vehicle was recovered abandoned in Red Deer City.

May 22

5:51 a.m. – A Ford F350 was stolen from an address in Eckville. The owner reported that his vehicle was locked however a suspicious male was caught on video tampering with the steering column of the truck. An investigation is continuing.

10:25 p.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of a possible impaired driver at the Sylvan Lake McDonald’s. Staff reported that a vehicle containing four occupants went through the drive-thru with the driver reported to be under the influence of a substance. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was found not to be intoxicated. No illegal drugs were located in the vehicle.

12:00 a.m. – A police checkstop on Highway 11 eastbound resulted in fines against a Red Deer driver. A 26-year-old male was found to be under a provincial suspension after he was unable to produce an operator’s license. He is charged with driving while unauthorized and driving a vehicle with tinted side windows. His vehicle was seized and towed at the scene.