Alcohol-related incidents keep police busy

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

  • Jun. 25, 2015 3:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls between June 6 and 12:

June 6

5:09 a.m. – RCMP received a call regarding a suspicious male on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A complainant reported an intoxicated male on the street near a drugstore on Lakeshore Drive. Police attended but the male had already departed the area and had left the vicinity.

5:28 a.m. – RCMP conducting regular patrols on 40th Street near 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake observed two intoxicated males in the middle of the street. Police instructed the males to discard the alcohol at which time one of the males became argumentative. A 24-year-old male from Calgary was arrested at the scene and charged with obstructing a peace officer. A search of the male also resulted in a marijuana possession charge.

5:53 p.m. – A complaint of a group of people openly consuming alcohol and causing a disturbance on the Sylvan Lake pier resulted in police attendance. The group was questioned however alcohol was not located. The group advised that they would be more aware of their noise level and no further incidents were reported.

6:55 p.m. – A 17-year-old Calgary resident was fined in connection to a vehicle stop on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. A witness reported seeing a male dropping beer cans onto the ground before getting into a truck and proceeding to drive. The male was stopped by police and was determined to be sober. He was fined, however, for failing to produce proof of insurance on the vehicle. The truck was towed at the scene.

June 7

1:57 a.m. – Jarvis Bay Provincial Park officers contacted RCMP to report that a male was in custody as a result of driving while intoxicated through the park. A breath sample was provided by the 50-year-old male driver, a resident of Calgary. The male was subsequently issued a 72 hour suspension and his vehicle was towed at the scene.

4:57 p.m. – A male was arrested after a complaint of a disturbance on Lakeshore Drive. Five males were reportedly drinking and accosting passersby in the area. RCMP questioned the males and disposed of the alcohol on scene. A 22-year-old Edmonton male was arrested for public intoxication and was fined for transporting liquor in an open container.

June 8

1:42 a.m. – A 911 call was received of an intoxicated male involved in a physical altercation with patrons at a local liquor establishment on 46th Street in Sylvan Lake. Bar patrons were attempting to prevent a male from riding his motorcycle while intoxicated. The male became combative and police were contacted. A 51-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested for disturbing the peace.

12:37 p.m. – A domestic-related dispute at an address on Wilkinson Circle in Sylvan Lake has resulted in charges against a 17-year-old youth. A verbal argument between siblings became heated resulting in one youth being arrested at the residence. The youth was subsequently charged with assault with a weapon, uttering threats against a person, and uttering threats against an animal.

June 9

6:05 a.m. – Police responded to a 911 call at an address in Eckville. A trailer was reported stolen from a property on 51st Avenue. The Mirage trailer was not hooked up to a vehicle at the time of the theft however the trailer did contain various personal belongings. An investigation into the theft is continuing.

7:55 a.m. – A stolen trailer incident is being investigated by RCMP. A Keystone Sprinter trailer was reported stolen from an address off Highway 781. A lock was cut to a gated area housing the storage trailer. The trailer was located abandoned a short time later near Range Road 4-1 and Township Road 38-0.

7:57 p.m. – A complaint of a domestic dispute on Rowberry Court in Sylvan Lake has resulted in an assault charge. A witness contacted police after hearing a loud disturbance at a residence. Police attended and questioned the parties involved. A 23-year-old female sustained non-life threatening injuries. A 23-year-old male was subsequently charged with assault.

June 10

2:23 a.m. – RCMP attended an address on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake after a female reported that she believed someone was attempting to break into her residence. A 56-year-old male was located outside the house and was arrested for trespassing at night. The male was lodged in cells and evaluated by medical personnel before being released.

June 11

8:59 p.m. –A 60-year-old male is facing a charge after a complaint was received by a female resident on 44th Street. The female advised that a male, known to her, was in breach of conditions by attending her residence. The male was also found to be intoxicated. As a result, the male is facing two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a peace bond.

June 12

8:07 p.m. – Police were dispatched to a fight in progress at a motel on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. When RCMP arrived, they encountered an intoxicated group of males and females. The group advised that they had an altercation with other guests at the motel. Two males, aged 19 and 32, both of Edmonton were lodged in cells for public intoxication.

7:50 p.m. – A male stopped for a traffic violation was arrested in relation to other offences. A 38-year-old Calgary male was stopped for speeding on Highway 20 at Township Road 414 near Bentley. The male was arrested for an outstanding warrant out of Calgary. In addition to receiving a speeding fine, the male was also charged with driving while unauthorized and operating a vehicle without a certificate of registration.


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