Impaired driving charges; fraud and theft charges; assaults

A 48-year-old Leslieville male is facing impaired driving charges after a 911 call was placed to RCMP.

Saturday, March 8th

4:11 a.m. – A 48-year-old Leslieville male is facing impaired driving charges after a 911 call was placed to RCMP. Police were called to Rainy Creek Road and Range Road 35 after a report of a vehicle off to the side of the road with what appeared to be flat tires. A male was found passed out in the truck due to intoxication. His vehicle was towed at the scene and he is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over 80 mg.

6:21 a.m. – RCMP were called to a location across from Wild Rapids Water Park on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. A vehicle was abandoned in the back alley after rolling over a snowbank and a small tree. The vehicle was left running and in reverse. A passerby entered the vehicle, put it in park and turned it off after contacting police. The vehicle was towed at the scene and the registered owner is charged with failing to report a motor vehicle collision.

8:54 p.m. – Two males were reported to be fighting outside a residence on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake. A witness reported seeing a male chase after another male, throw him down to the ground and assault him. The assailant then walked away toward Hinshaw Drive and the other male left the area in the opposite direction. A 51-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with assault.

9:33 p.m. – Two males are facing charges in relation to a theft and fraud at Sylvan Lake Walmart. An employee and a customer were charged after the employee only partially rang through items with the rest of the items not entered. The customer was leaving the store with the items when he was arrested. The cashier was also arrested. A 17 year old Sylvan Lake male is charged with theft over $5,000 and fraud over $5,000. A 52 year old male of Sylvan Lake is charged with theft under $5,000.

Sunday, March 9th

3:13 a.m. – Another check stop resulted in a male being charged with impaired driving charges. He was stopped on 49th Avenue at 46th Street in Sylvan Lake and exhibited obvious signs of impairment including having open liquor in the vehicle. The male was transported to Sylvan Lake detachment and his vehicle seized. He is charged with impaired care or control of a motor vehicle and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

6:35 a.m. – RCMP investigated a motor vehicle collision involving a light pole at the fire hall located on 43rd Street in Sylvan Lake. A witness heard a crash and a dark coloured SUV was seen exiting the area. Four male youths in their late teens were later observed parking a vehicle with a similar description and front end damage in front of a residence on 48th Street. A 15-year-old youth is facing charges under the Traffic Safety Act.

7:05 p.m. – RCMP conducted a check stop on 46th Street at 49th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A strong odour of marijuana was detected on the male driver and he exhibited signs of impairment. A 24 hour suspension was issued to an 18-year-old Sylvan Lake male.

9:47 p.m. – A complaint was made to RCMP after a vehicle was seen being driven erratically on Highway 11 at Range Road 25A in Benalto. The vehicle was pulled over by police and the male driver was arrested for impaired driving after exhibiting signs of intoxication and failing a roadside screening device. A 34-year-old Kelowna, B.C. male is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

Monday, March 10th

6:09 a.m. – An investigation is underway into a vehicle stolen from a residence on Fenwood Close in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was taken from the driveway and a second vehicle on the property was also rummaged through. An extra key was kept in the vehicle and is believed to have been used to steal the car.

Wednesday, March 12th

2:00 a.m. – A routine patrol by RCMP has resulted in impaired driving charges against a 35-year-old Sylvan Lake female. A truck was observed to have skidded off the road and was stuck in a drainage ditch on Highway 20 at Herder Drive in Sylvan Lake. The female driver was located inside and was administered a roadside screening device. She was then charged with impaired driving and her vehicle was towed at the scene.

9:13 p.m. – RCMP were called to a domestic dispute on Ross Close in Sylvan Lake. A 49-year-old female advised police that her spouse was intoxicated and had attempted to strike her with a broom. She had exited the residence to wait for assistance. The 57-year-old male followed the complainant outside and was subsequently arrested and charged with uttering threats.