$500 fine for fighting in stands at hockey game

RCMP were called to Sylvan Lake Multiplex on 48th Avenue after complaints of a fight between two males

Saturday, Dec. 8th

4:27 p.m. – RCMP were called to Sylvan Lake Multiplex on 48th Avenue after complaints of a fight between two males in the stands at a peewee hockey game. The fight started as a result of a verbal dispute between two men whose sons were on opposing teams. One male struck the other and was charged with fighting in public which carries a $500 fine. The other male, who did not retaliate, did not wish to press charges for assault.

Tuesday, Dec. 11th

11:11 a.m. – A report of vandalism was reported by a resident on 52 Avenue in Bentley. The resident advised that his daughter’s car was damaged overnight with fluorescent lights broken all over the car and in the alleyway. The glass was cleaned up and no other damage was reported.

9:18 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a complaint of theft on Elevator Road in Bentley. A complainant arrived at his work lot and noticed three males attempting to steal fuel from a truck. When the male approached the suspects, he was assaulted by one of the males before they fled in a dark coloured truck. Fortunately, the complainant did not sustain serious injuries.

11:14 p.m. – Police attended Cities Gastro Pub in Sylvan Lake in response to an altercation in the bar. Staff reported that two males in their twenties started fighting with a group of people at another table. The males then left the area in a vehicle heading east on 47th Avenue. RCMP identified the two males and arrested one with outstanding warrants. He was held in cells until sober and was released to appear in court. The other male was charged with fighting in public and issued a fine. His vehicle was also towed as he did not have current registration.

Friday, Dec. 14th

3:56 a.m. – A male is facing charges in relation to an impaired driving incident in Bentley. RCMP stopped a vehicle with only one headlight on 48 Street at 49 Avenue and discovered a strong odour of alcohol coming from the driver. The male was given a breathalyzer and was formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08. He is also facing a charge of driving while disqualified and his vehicle was towed for 30 days.

6:07 p.m. – RCMP charged a male with speeding and also issued a 24 hour suspension in connection with a traffic stop on Highway 11 at Range Road 12. The male driver was stopped for speeding and when the police member approached the driver, he detected a strong odour of marijuana. The driver admitted to smoking the drug within three hours of driving the vehicle. He was issued a suspension and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

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