Five firearms seized, charges laid after rifle fired in Bentley

RCMP attended a disturbance at Lions Park in Bentley. Witnesses advised that they heard items being broken near the town office

Saturday, August 10th

1:03 a.m. – RCMP attended a disturbance at Lions Park in Bentley. Witnesses advised that they heard items being broken near the town office and saw people climbing walls of the building. When members arrived on scene several youths were observed running away from the area, however, some remained and admitted to consuming alcohol. The youths were made to clean up the area and were advised not to return as they would be charged.

4:41 a.m. – A 911 call was received from a residence on Laurel Road in Sylvan Lake after a report of males fighting. A group of people were reportedly on a party bus in Red Deer when a fight broke out between four males. The fight was resolved, however, resumed again in the Sylvan Lake area. Police spoke with two of the males involved. One had sustained a large laceration on his face, however, neither wanted to co-operate with police, nor be treated by EMS.

Sunday, August 11th

2:17 a.m. – Police attended Bentley Arena and Curling Club after witnesses reported intoxicated people were leaving the bar and fights were breaking out in the area. A 24-year-old Rimbey male was arrested after a security guard was struck in the face with a ball cap in the performance of his duties. Investigation is continuing.

3:30 a.m. – A 26-year-old Medicine Hat male and a 25-year-old female from Banff were arrested after a call for assistance was made by a conservation officer at Jarvis Bay campsite. The conservation officer was attempting to evict campers from the campsite when he was threatened with death and bodily harm. RCMP attended and arrested the two accused. They were lodged in cells until sober.

6:11 p.m. – A 911 call was made to RCMP of youths attempting to burn down an abandoned house on 50A Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A female in a motorhome witnessed the incident, stopped the vehicle and chased the youths off the property. When police attended, all the youths had left the scene. No damage was visible to the house in the youths’ attempt to light matches to the outside of the residence. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP.

Monday, August 12th

3:02 a.m. – Residents residing at Windsor Gate in Sylvan Lake woke to find their garage doors opened and garage door openers left on their lawns. RCMP attended the locations and had homeowners check their respective properties. Nothing was reported missing or stolen. A male in a grey hoodie carrying a flashlight was observed by a witness in the area. An investigation revealed that none of the car doors were locked at the time of the incident.

Tuesday, August 13th

9:30 a.m. – Fire crews and RCMP are investigating a house fire on Rozier Close in Sylvan Lake. Damage was sustained to the front step of the house with smoke damage in the basement. A red bucket on the front door step was seized. No one was in the residence at the time of the blaze and no injuries are reported. Anyone with information is asked to contact Sylvan Lake RCMP as the investigation is continuing.

Wednesday, August 14th

11:28 p.m. – Several witnesses called in a report of gun shots fired in the area of 50th Avenue in Bentley. Three shots were heard and some individuals were reported to be running eastbound down an alley yelling that someone was shooting at them. RCMP attended a residence on 50th Avenue in Bentley and questioned a male who admitted to discharging his rifle, but not at any individuals. A 32-year-old Eckville male is charged with careless use of a firearm. Five firearms were also seized from the residence.

Thursday, August 15th

2:54 a.m. – EMS called RCMP for assistance after a group of males were reported to be intoxicated on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake near Bamboo Hut. One of the males was bleeding from the right arm and was being treated by EMS. RCMP investigated and found that the window of the former Caribbean Flava restaurant had been smashed resulting in the laceration to the male’s arm. A 24-year-old Sylvan Lake male has been charged with mischief under $5,000.

9:17 p.m. – A 31-year-old Eckville male is facing numerous charges in relation to a domestic dispute on 52nd Avenue in Eckville. A 911 call was placed to dispatch by an 18-year-old female who advised that the male had kicked down the door at her residence and was intoxicated. The male was located by RCMP hiding in the basement of another residence on 52nd Avenue. He is currently charged with assault, failing to comply with a probation order, failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking and mischief under $5,000.

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