Fighting charges laid in several Canada Day weekend incidents

A report of mischief at Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club on Lakeshore Drive was reported to RCMP.

Saturday, June 28th

8:19 a.m. – A report of mischief at Sylvan Lake Golf and Country Club on Lakeshore Drive was reported to RCMP. The cart compound was accessed overnight with the chain and lock cut. One golf cart was removed and used to drive around the golf course, causing damage to flag poles.

Sunday, June 29th

2:15 a.m. – A 21-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges after he refused to leave Chef Francisco Pub and Grill on Lakeshore Drive. The male was observed by RCMP being escorted out of the bar by a bouncer who advised him not to return. The male refused and the officer eventually arrested the male for public intoxication. The male also refused to provide his real name and was found in possession of, as well as using, another person’s identification. The male is charged with obstructing a police officer and identity theft.

4:10 a.m. – A RCMP officer on patrol along Lakeshore Drive was flagged down by two females who reported that two males were fighting in the parking lot on Lakeshore Drive at 50A Street. One male was on top of another male punching him several times in the head. He was arrested and placed in a police vehicle. The second male was also arrested as he attempted to leave the area. Both were issued fines for fighting in public. One of the males, a 26-year-old Red Deer male, is also charged with failing to comply with a probation order.

Monday, June 30th

1:33 a.m. – RCMP received a call of a disturbance at Lost Harbor Inn in Sylvan Lake. The desk clerk reported that four males were intoxicated and in a room throwing around furniture. The males refused to leave after being requested to do so by hotel staff. Several police officers attended and the males were eventually escorted out of the hotel. There were no charges laid as the room guest offered to pay for any damages.

Tuesday, July 1st

12:28 a.m. – Police were dispatched to Fireside Lounge on Lakeshore Drive after a 911 call was received of a disturbance at that location. RCMP members were flagged down by a security officer who had performed a citizen’s arrest on a male who was believed to be assaulting a female. The male was handcuffed yet continued to fight with police. He was subdued and transported to cells. A 22-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with assaulting a peace officer, obstructing a peace officer and participating in a fight in a public place. Another male, a 22-year-old resident of Edmonton, is also charged with participating in a fight in a public place.

12:48 a.m. – Another call was placed to RCMP from Fireside Lounge after an intoxicated male was threatening staff, trying to get his keys. The male also threatened to commit suicide. A 28-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested at the scene and was lodged in cells until sober.

3:00 a.m. – A domestic disturbance at a residence on Parkland Drive in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges against a 37-year-old male. A 28-year-old female advised that she had been assaulted and choked during an altercation. The female did not sustain serious injuries. The male was charged with assault and possession of marijuana over 30 grams.

Friday, July 4th

7:34 a.m. – RCMP are investigating the theft of a vehicle on Regatta Way in Sylvan Lake. An SUV was stolen overnight from a residential driveway. The garage man door was broken into and a purse was stolen containing keys to the vehicle. The vehicle was located a short time later at No Frills gas station. The driver, a 28-year-old male from Blackfalds, was arrested and is charged with several counts including possession of heroin and cocaine; obstructing a peace officer; and possession of stolen property. Drugs and other stolen property were recovered from the vehicle.

8:53 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a break in to a church on 48th Street in Sylvan Lake. A window at Memorial Presbyterian Church was smashed in the office area with filing cabinets and desk drawers pried open. It was unclear if anything was stolen.

5:20 p.m. – The theft of a truck on Rogers Road in Sylvan Lake is being investigated by RCMP. A Ford F150 was stolen from outside a residence. The vehicle was unlocked and the keys were believed to be inside the vehicle. Several tools and equipment from the business were also stolen as they were inside the vehicle.


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