Cops called on male wielding imitation handgun

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

  • Sep. 3, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between Aug. 15 and 21:

August 15

2:46 a.m. – RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated female walking northbound on Highway 20. A male contacted police to advise that a female acquaintance refused a ride with her friends and insisted on walking along the highway. The female was located by members and transported to cells for her safety. She was released when sober.

2:10 p.m. – A stolen truck complaint was reported to RCMP. The owner advised he parked the unlocked vehicle at a rural property off Highway 766. The Dodge Ram truck was stolen in the overnight hours but was later returned to the owner by an unidentified person.

2:48 p.m. – Several vehicles were stolen from a storage compound in Lacombe County. The owner of the facility reported a trailer containing several ATVS was stolen from a property on Township Road 392. The trailer was later found abandoned in a farmer’s field. The ATVs have not yet been recovered.

August 16

6:33 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a disturbance at a Lakeshore Drive motel in Sylvan Lake. An intoxicated male was asked by the owner to leave at which time he became belligerent. A 32-year-old male resident of Fort McMurray was subsequently arrested for public intoxication and was escorted to cells where he remained until sober.

6:33 a.m. – RCMP received a report of a burned-out vehicle on Range Road 24 just north of Highway 12. The vehicle was completely destroyed. Fire crews were not required and no one was observed near the vehicle at the time of the blaze.

August 17

10:47 a.m. – An attempted break and enter was reported at the Salon Chateau on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. The door sustained some damage however no entry was gained.

August 18

6:14 p.m. – A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a dispute involving a landlord. The male was upset over an eviction and reportedly damaged a fence. An investigation resulted charges of assault and mischief under $5,000.

August 19

8:22 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a business on Range Road 22 in Sylvan Lake. Locks were cut on a gate at the property and vehicles were entered into, with two trucks sustaining damage. Two stolen Ford trucks and various items from a neighbouring business were also recovered.

11:23 p.m. – A complaint of a suspicious male on a highway resulted in police attendance. A witness reported seeing a male waving his arms in an attempt to flag down vehicles on Highway 11 at Range Road 20. EMS and RCMP attended to the male who advised that he had crashed his motorcycle into a culvert. He appeared to have suffered minor injuries but refused medical assistance.

August 20

9:09 p.m. – RCMP received a complaint involving firearms at the Sylvan Lake Community Centre on 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake. A witness reported seeing a male with a handgun in the parking lot among a group of young males. RCMP approached the group with their weapons drawn as per protocol and searched the males, all of whom complied without incident. Two imitation firearms were seized from two vehicles. The males were advised of the dangers of displaying toy guns in public.

11:13 p.m. – A dangerous driving complaint in Sylvan Lake was reported to RCMP. A witness contacted police to advise that a driver was speeding down Hagerman Road and drove across a neighbour’s lawn. Extensive patrols were conducted however the driver had left the area.

11:47 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a suspicious male in the vicinity of 53rd Avenue in Eckville. The male wearing a black hoodie and dark pants was observed standing on a garbage can trying to get into a balcony area where some recycled bottles were being stored. The male then fled toward a back alley. RCMP patrolled the area however the male was not located.

August 21

6:47 a.m. – RCMP are reminding residents not to leave valuables, especially wallets and important identification, in their unattended vehicles. Two wallets and other items were stolen from two vehicles in separate incidents on Jarvis Bay Drive and Lucky Place in the overnight hours.

11:19 a.m. – The theft of a vehicle was reported to police from an address on Jarvis Bay Drive. A Dodge Ram truck was stolen in the overnight hours. The owner advised the vehicle was unlocked and the keys were inside the vehicle. The truck was later recovered by Red Deer City RCMP.

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