Driver charged after drugs discovered during checkstop

RCMP conducting a checkstop on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake noted a strong smell of marijuana in a vehicle

December 6

12:33 a.m. – RCMP conducting a checkstop on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake noted a strong smell of marijuana in a vehicle and arrested the 29-year-old female driver and a 31-year-old male passenger. The driver admitted to possession of marijuana and several grams were located in the console of the vehicle. The female, a resident of Medicine Hat, was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams. The male passenger was not charged.

1:01 a.m. – A taxi driver contacted police after an intoxicated male called for a ride on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. When the taxi arrived, the driver was unable to awaken the male who was passed out on the ground. RCMP members arrived and transported the male to cells. He was released when sober.

3:00 a.m. – RCMP on patrol on 50th Avenue at 42nd Street in Sylvan Lake observed a male walking in freezing temperatures wearing a t-shirt and no shoes. The male exhibited obvious signs of intoxication and was arrested after being questioned by police. Prior to being lodged in cells, the male was searched and three bags of cocaine were located on his person. He was subsequently charged with possession of cocaine.

3:08 a.m. – A checkstop on Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake resulted in a suspension against a female driver. The female was stopped on Highway 11 at Range Road 10. Alcohol was detected on her breath and a roadside screening device was utilized. The 20-year-old Ponoka resident was issued a 30-day suspension. Her vehicle was towed at the scene and impounded for seven days.

3:53 a.m. – Police responded to a complaint of an intoxicated male passed out in a truck outside a residence on Garden Court in Sylvan Lake. The window of the vehicle was open with the male in the back seat in temperatures well below freezing. The vehicle was not running and no keys were located. The male was transported to Sylvan Lake detachment where he was checked by EMS and then transported to Red Deer Hospital for observation.

December 11

1:20 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a vehicle fire at a location on Highway 766 at Highway 12. A GMC Sierra truck was located by RCMP sitting on an approach to a field, completely engulfed by fire. The registered owner was contacted and was unaware that the vehicle had been previously stolen. The incident remains under investigation.

10:07 a.m. – RCMP responded to a domestic dispute at a residence on Township Road 382 in Red Deer County. A female contacted police advising that a woman was locked out of a residence in the Eckville area. Police attended and questioned both parties, at which time it was determined that a 30-year-old male had threatened his 26-year-old female common law partner. The male was officially charged with uttering threats against a person. A firearm was also seized from the residence.

December 12

2:36 a.m. – Police observed three youths on the roof of the Barber Shop on 50th Street in Sylvan Lake. Two of the youths were advised to come down off the roof, which they did without delay. They received a warning. The third youth, however, was subsequently fined for trespassing.

8:53 p.m. – A 33-year-old Red Deer male is facing charges in relation to an impaired driving complaint on Highway 11 near Sylvan Lake. A 911 call was received by police of a possible impaired driver traveling westbound. The driver was witnessed to be traveling at varying speeds, weaving over traffic lanes, and braking erratically. RCMP pulled over the vehicle just south of Highway 11. The driver was arrested at the scene and is officially charged with impaired driving and refusal to provide a breath sample.

 

Just Posted

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Alberta reports 100 new cases of COVID-19

The Central zone sits at 218 active cases

The Government of Alberta identified 115 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the provincial total to 3,089.
(Black Press file photo)
Red Deer drops to 71 active cases of COVID-19

Province adds 127 new cases of the virus

Police officers and their dogs undergo training at the RCMP Police Dog Services training centre in Innisfail, Alta., on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Mounties say they are searching for an armed and dangerous man near a provincial park in northern Alberta who is believed to have shot and killed a service dog during a police chase. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
RCMP search for armed man in northern Alberta after police dog shot and killed

Cpl. Deanna Fontaine says a police service dog named Jago was shot during the pursuit

Alberta now has 2,336 active cases of COVID-19, with 237 people in hospital, including 58 in intensive care. (Black Press file photo)
Red Deer down to 73 active cases of COVID-19, lowest since early November

The Central zone has 253 active cases of the virus

(Black Press File Photo)
Sylvan Lake RCMP charge youth with weapons offences

The public helped to identify the individual involved in an incident at the pier earlier this month

Marco Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship during a press conference in Ottawa on Thursday, May 13, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canada to welcome 45,000 refugees this year, says immigration minister

Canada plans to increase persons admitted from 23,500 to 45,000 and expedite permanent residency applications

FILE – Most lanes remain closed at the Peace Arch border crossing into the U.S. from Canada, where the shared border has been closed for nonessential travel in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Thursday, May 7, 2020, in Blaine, Wash. The restrictions at the border took effect March 21, while allowing trade and other travel deemed essential to continue. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Feds to issue update on border measures for fully vaccinated Canadians, permanent residents

Border with U.S. to remain closed to most until at least July 21

Blair Lebsack, owner of RGE RD restaurant, poses for a portrait in the dining room, in Edmonton, Friday, June 18, 2021. Canadian restaurants are having to find ways to deal with the rising cost of food. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Canadian restaurateurs grapple with rising food costs, menu prices expected to rise

Restaurants are a low margin industry, so there’s not a lot of room to work in additional costs

Orange shirts, shoes, flowers and messages are displayed on the steps outside the legislature in Victoria, B.C., on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 following a ceremony hosted by the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations in honour of the 215 residential school children whose remains have been discovered buried near the facility in Kamloops, B.C. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Alberta city cancels Canada Day fireworks at site of former residential school

City of St. Albert says that the are where the display was planned, is the site of the former Youville Residential School

Barbara Violo, pharmacist and owner of The Junction Chemist Pharmacy, draws up a dose behind vials of both Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines on the counter, in Toronto, Friday, June 18, 2021. An independent vaccine tracker website founded by a University of Saskatchewan student says just over 20 per cent of eligible Canadians — those 12 years old and above — are now fully vaccinated. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
At least 20% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated, 75% with one dose: data

Earlier projections for reopening at this milestone didn’t include Delta variant

This undated file photo provided by Ernie Carswell & Partners shows the home featured in the opening and closing scenes of The Brady Bunch in Los Angeles. Do you know the occupation of Mike Brady, the father in this show about a blended family? (Anthony Barcelo/Ernie Carswell & Partners via AP, File)
QUIZ: A celebration of dad on Father’s Day

How much do you know about famous fathers?

A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
NACI advice to mix vaccines gets varied reaction from AstraZeneca double-dosers

NACI recommends an mRNA vaccine for all Canadians receiving a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine

Bruce Springsteen performs at the 13th annual Stand Up For Heroes benefit concert in support of the Bob Woodruff Foundation in New York on Nov. 4, 2019. (Greg Allen/Invision/AP)
Canadians who got AstraZeneca shot can now see ‘Springsteen on Broadway’

B.C. mayor David Screech who received his second AstraZeneca dose last week can now attend the show

Most Read