Check stops resulted in many tickets, arrests, charges

RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 39 Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake which resulted in the arrest

Saturday, Mar. 16th

1:00 a.m. – RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 39 Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake which resulted in the arrest of the 18-year-old male driver. Police detected a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle at which time the driver admitted to possessing the substance. A quantity of marijuana and paraphernalia were seized. The driver is charged with possession of a controlled substance. He was also issued a 24 hour suspension and his vehicle was towed from the scene.

1:09 a.m. – Another traffic stop on 41 Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in a female driver being charged. The vehicle was stopped after a member on patrol noticed the driver backing out of a parking stall in front of Hazzard County. The 55-year-old driver admitted to consuming alcohol but refused to provide a breath sample and was subsequently charged with failure to do so.

1:19 a.m. – A male is facing charges of impaired driving after a vehicle was spotted by members leaving a liquor store in Bentley without tail lights activated. The 52-year-old male driver admitted to consuming alcohol and was given a breathalyzer. He was charged with impaired driving as well as not wearing a seatbelt and transporting liquor in a vehicle within easy access of the occupant.

2:04 a.m. – RCMP received a tip about a possible impaired driver leaving the Monkey Top Bar and Grill in Bentley. Members followed the vehicle which turned off the main road heading behind the Shell gas station. The vehicle was stopped in the alley and the 20-year-old male driver was arrested after displaying obvious signs of impairment. Breath samples were taken and the male was formally charged with impaired driving.

Sunday, Mar. 17th

6:39 p.m. – A 25-year-old male is facing charges of impaired driving and breaching the alcohol conditions on his probation after a vehicle collided with a chain link fence on Highway 11 at Range Road 15. Witnesses called police to report the collision. Members arrested the male at the scene. His two year old daughter was in the vehicle at the time of the incident but fortunately she was not injured.

Wednesday, Mar. 20th

7:14 a.m. – RCMP have laid charges against a 32-year-old male after an incident at a house party on Herder Drive in Sylvan Lake. The accused was witnessed assaulting his wife and when her female friend intervened, she was punched in the face. A male confronted the accused at which time he was also punched about the face, chest and back of the head. The accused is charged with two counts of assault.

12:00 p.m. – An 18-year-old female stopped for speeding on Rainy Creek Road was arrested and charged with two counts of possession of marijuana. The officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle upon making the traffic stop and the female turned over some marijuana. A further search of her vehicle produced more marijuana and cannabis resin.

Friday, Mar. 22nd

8:33 a.m. – RCMP are investigating complaints of several vehicles being broken into along Fulmar Close in Sylvan Lake. GPS units were stolen as well as phone docks. Access was gained through unlocked doors. RCMP are reminding residents not to leave valuables in their vehicles and to keep their vehicle doors locked at all times when not occupied.

7:13 p.m. – RCMP are investigating vandalism at The Whole Show Studio on 50 Street in Sylvan Lake. The owner reported that a hole was shot through a window of the business by what appears to be a bb gun.

March

Sylvan Lake RCMP conducted three check stops in the month of March in the areas of Highway 20 and Memorial Drive and in the communities of Eckville and Bentley. As a result of these operations, 64 tickets were issued; seven arrests were made; three CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) charges were laid; one warrant was executed; and eight Criminal Code charges were laid. The stops were conducted on Mar. 1st, Mar. 15th and Mar. 22nd.