Allegedly impaired driver seen crashing into parked vehicles

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

  • Aug. 20, 2015 5:00 p.m.

July 25

1:36 a.m. – RCMP attended Jarvis Bay Provincial Park in relation to a group of campers causing a disturbance. Park authorities contacted police after they were forced to deploy pepper spray in subduing an intoxicated male. A 29-year-old Edmonton male was arrested by RCMP and transported to cells. There were no further incidents.

5:49 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a fight in progress between two males at a residence on 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. Two male siblings, aged 28 and 30, were involved in a consensual fight. The 30-year-old male was transported to cells until sober. No charges were laid.

7:47 a.m. – A 22-year-old Sylvan Lake male was transported to cells after a complainant reported an intoxicated male walking erratically on Highway 11 near Range Road 11. RCMP located the male who advised that he was walking home from a party in Red Deer. A check on the male resulted in his arrest on an outstanding warrant.

July 28

4:13 p.m. – A traffic stop on 43rd Street at 45th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in fines against a Nova Scotia resident. A 26-year-old male was fined after the plate on his vehicle was determined to be invalid. The driver was charged with driving an uninsured and unregistered motor vehicle as well as failure to hold a valid driver’s license. A 20-year-old male passenger was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Calgary. The vehicle was towed at the scene.

July 29

10:00 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a stolen vehicle complaint on Industrial Drive in Sylvan Lake. A male reported that his Dodge Ram was stolen from a business in the overnight hours.

July 30

5:37 a.m. – A Ford truck was stolen from a residence on Lodge Place in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was recovered by Calgary Police Service after it was involved in a collision. One male suspect in the vehicle was arrested and another is being sought.

11:51 a.m. – Police attended a residence on 50A Avenue in Sylvan Lake after a report of a domestic dispute. A 19-year-old female and a 20-year-old male were involved in a verbal dispute as a result of a separation. Members kept the peace while both individuals gathered their belongings prior to exiting the residence.

7:19 p.m. – A 57-year-old Bentley male is facing an impaired driving charge in relation to an incident involving a quad. The male was observed by a witness rolling the quad while attempting to turn onto 48th Avenue from 47th Street in Bentley at a high rate of speed. The male was transported to hospital by EMS after being ejected from the quad.

July 31

8:31 a.m. – A Ford F350 was stolen from an address on 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake. The owner reported that the locked vehicle was stolen overnight. The vehicle was subsequently recovered.

11:19 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a single vehicle rollover on Range Road 14 in Lacombe County. A 23-year-old male from Edmonton was traveling on a gravel road when he lost control and rolled his truck into the ditch. Alcohol was not a factor and the male did not sustain any injury.

August 1

2:06 p.m. – The attempted theft of a truck was reported to RCMP. The owner of a Ford F350 truck advised that he parked on the street at Lucky Place in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle’s locks were punched out and the ignition and wires were also damaged. No suspects were observed around the vehicle at the time of the incident.

August 2

10:00 p.m. – RCMP on patrol on Erickson Drive in Sylvan Lake observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. A traffic stop was initiated and the driver exhibited signs of impairment. A 36-year-old Edmonton male is facing charges of impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

August 3

10:48 p.m. – A report of an altercation involving a group of males outside a liquor establishment on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in police attendance. A complainant reported that a male had been assaulted however the victim was not located. Two males and a female were arrested at the scene, however no charges were laid. Alcohol was a factor.

August 4

7:01 a.m. – A vehicle theft was reported from a residence on Fern Crescent in Sylvan Lake. The owner reported that his trailer and quad were stolen from his property. The trailer and quad were later recovered by police outside of Calgary.

August 5

6:24 a.m. – An attempted theft of a Jeep was reported to RCMP. The owner advised that the locks and ignition were damaged on the vehicle which was parked outside a residence on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake.

August 6

10:56 p.m. – RCMP attended 46th Street in Sylvan Lake after a 911 call was received of an erratic driver colliding with parked vehicles in the area. The driver was observed by witnesses walking away from the scene of the collisions. A 23-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested and charged with impaired driving; having a blood alcohol level over .08; and failing to remain at the scene of a collision.

August 7

9:41 a.m. – A 28-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a domestic disturbance. RCMP attended a residence on 46th Avenue in Sylvan Lake after a 28-year-old female advised that she had been threatened with a knife by her boyfriend. Several weapons were seized by police. The accused is charged with uttering threats and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

5:25 p.m. – RCMP were called to an address on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake after a complainant advised that an intoxicated male had passed out in bushes outside of a building. The 25-year-old male was located and was transported to cells where he remained until sober.

7:55 p.m. – A 17-year-old male has been charged with distracted driving after witnesses reported an erratic driver colliding with a parked vehicle prior to driving through a fence on 43rd Street at 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The male was observed by witnesses using a cell phone at the time of the collisions.


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