Impaired driving and drug charges laid as result of check stop

A male is facing four charges of impaired driving as well as possession of cocaine and marijuana.

  • Jun. 7, 2012 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12th

12:08 a.m. – RCMP attended a party on Hallgren Drive following a complaint of teens partying in the backyard of a residence. The residents were asked to keep the noise down and the owner complied.

2:48 a.m. – A male is facing four charges of impaired driving as well as possession of cocaine and marijuana. A vehicle was stopped during a check stop on Westview Drive at Falcon Ridge and the male was arrested at the scene.

7:51 a.m. – Police attended a location on Highway 11 at Range Road 33 near Eckville following a report of two people unconscious in a parked vehicle. RCMP members found a male and female passed out from intoxication. The vehicle was towed with the occupants transported to a residence in Eckville. The male was issued a fine under the Gaming and Liquor Act.

4:35 p.m. – A routine stop resulted in a male being charged with possession of marijuana. A bylaw officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle during the stop and RCMP members confiscated a grinder and baggy containing marijuana.

Monday, May 14th

10:32 a.m. – RCMP are reviewing evidence in relation to a break-in at Bentley Storage on 52nd Street in Bentley. The back fence was cut open and various locks were cut off of lockers. The owner advises it is unlikely anything was stolen but the investigation is ongoing.

Wednesday, May 16th

12:29 a.m. – A male has been charged with assault and forcible confinement in connection with a domestic dispute on 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The female complainant told police the accused attempted to smash out her car windows. A struggle later ensued after the complainant was prevented from leaving their residence.

2:14 a.m. – RCMP were called to assist a male hitchhiking on Highway 12 between Range Road 4-1 and Range Road 4-2. The male was found to be intoxicated with no shirt or shoes, only jogging pants. He told police his clothes and wallet were stolen by acquaintances, but he did not wish to press charges.

The male was lodged in cells until he was sober.

Thursday, May 17th

10:54 a.m. – Police are stepping up patrols near Rainbow Park in Sylvan Lake after complaints of numerous vehicles being broken into over the past couple of weeks.

RCMP are reminding people not to keep valuables in their vehicles, and to keep their vehicles secure at all times.