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Investigation underway into truck, Bobcat and trailer theft

A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of an intoxicated driver leaving Rimbey en route to Sylvan Lake.
Truck fire - Sylvan Lake firefighters work to douse the smouldering remains of a truck damaged by fire on Industrial Drive Friday morning. The cause of the fire was still being investigated at press time.

February 7

1:26 a.m. - A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of an intoxicated driver leaving Rimbey en route to Sylvan Lake. Police located and stopped the vehicle on Highway 20 at Herder Drive. The female driver exhibited signs of impairment and was detained for an impaired driving investigation. A 24-year-old female, a resident of Sundre, blew a caution and her vehicle was towed at the scene. Child and Family Services were also notified as two young children were present inside the vehicle.

8:16 a.m. - RCMP received a report of mailbox vandalism on Range Road 22 at Township Road 385 in Red Deer County. Three mailboxes were reported to be damaged with a baseball bat. Police patrolled the area but did not observe any suspects or suspect vehicle in the vicinity.

5:40 p.m. - A domestic dispute on 48th Street in Sylvan Lake resulted in police attendance. A 911 call was received by a female advising that she was assisting a friend in moving her items from a residence during a marital breakup when an argument broke out between the couple. The complainant advised that she was concerned that the situation was escalating. RCMP attended and mediation was conducted resulting in no further issues.

February 9

5:12 a.m. - A collision involving a semi and a pickup truck resulted in RCMP attendance. Police were called to Highway 20 at Aspelund Road after reports that a pickup truck hauling a trailer had hit the ditch and a semi-trailer unit was on its side. The semi had struck the rear of the trailer as the driver was attempting to turn east off the highway. Fortunately there were no injuries, however a diesel leak and vehicle parts from the collision were creating a road hazard. An investigation resulted in a fine being issued to the driver of the semi.

February 10

3:32 p.m. - A fine was issued to the owner of a vehicle after a stunting incident was reported on Falcon Ridge Drive in Sylvan Lake. A witness advised police that the driver of a truck was stunting in front of Fox Run School. The vehicle was followed and located parked at a residence on Firdale Road. Municipal Bylaw enforcement conducted a check on the vehicle and the truck was towed due to invalid registration. The owner also received a fine for having invalid registration.

11:00 p.m. - A traffic stop on 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in the registered owner receiving fines. RCMP stopped a SUV after the driver was observed not making a proper stop at two stop signs on 46th Street and on 50th Avenue. A check on the vehicle resulted in no valid registration and the female driver of the vehicle also did not possess a valid driver’s license. Two fines were subsequently laid for driving a motor vehicle while unauthorized and driving a motor vehicle with an expired plate. The vehicle was towed at the scene.

February 11

3:32 p.m. - RCMP seized a vehicle on Sylvan Drive after it was determined that the plate on the car belonged to another vehicle. The owner of the vehicle was questioned and subsequently fined for the unlawful use of a licence plate and for driving while unauthorized. The vehicle was also towed at the scene and impounded for 30 days.

7:55 p.m. - An investigation is underway into the theft of a truck, a Bobcat and a trailer from a rural location in Red Deer County. The owners of the vehicles notified RCMP that the vehicles had been taken from their property but nothing else appeared to have been disturbed. They advised that they did not witness anyone on their property at the time of the thefts.

February 12

11:00 a.m. - RCMP received a call from a resident on Birchcliff Road advising that their neighbour’s seasonal property had been broken into. The complainant advised that a shutter on the residence had been disturbed and a screen damaged. There was no one inside the residence upon police arrival. Nothing appeared missing from inside the residence.


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