Knife pulled in construction site fight; charges laid

A routine patrol by RCMP in Bentley resulted in charges being laid against a 32-year-old male.

Saturday, July 27th

1:15 a.m. – A routine patrol by RCMP in Bentley resulted in charges being laid against a 32-year-old male. An officer noticed a male running across 50th Street into a playground near the town office and followed him to discover that the male was attempting to assist a female who had been assaulted. Her clothes had also been partially torn off. The 29-year-old victim told police that she had been punched and kicked by her boyfriend following a verbal argument in their backyard. The female fled to get away from the assault. A Bentley male is currently facing a charge of assault.

2:18 a.m. – RCMP attended Eckville Hotel after a report of an intoxicated male causing a disturbance. The male was escorted out of the establishment by staff and patrons but was still in the area when police arrived. The 29-year-old Lethbridge male was taken into custody and was found to have outstanding warrants out of Calgary. He was released on conditions and was also issued a fine under the Gaming and Liquor Act.

3:59 a.m. – A dispatch call was placed to RCMP of three male youths trespassing at Wild Rapids Waterslides Park in Sylvan Lake. The males were witnessed by security with tubes and were headed into the towers to use the slides. Police arrested the males for public intoxication and they were transported to cells until sober. The males, aged 20 and 21, from the Sylvan Lake area, were issued trespassing violation fines upon release.

Sunday, July 28th

2:18 a.m. – A 23-year-old Benalto male is facing a charge of obstructing a peace officer after he was arrested by police at Chef Francisco Pub and Grill on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. The male was on a conditional sentence order with numerous alcohol-related and other conditions. The male gave police a false name and date of birth and was immediately charged with obstruction. The matter is still under investigation.

1:17 p.m. – RCMP received a call from staff at Best Western Chateau Inn on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake after two intoxicated males created a disturbance at the hotel and were belligerent with staff. The males were asked to leave and police located them in the back parking lot, drinking alcohol on the tailgate of a truck. Both males were arrested and alcohol and marijuana were seized. As a result, two 24 year old males from Calgary are charged with two counts each of possession of marijuana and cannabis resin in addition to liquor fines.

Thursday, August 1st

9:32 a.m. – A fight resulted in RCMP attendance at a construction site along Memorial Drive. Witnesses advised that a male approached the construction crew and started a fight with one of the crew members, pulling a knife on him. The male left the scene in a vehicle heading eastbound on Memorial Drive. The suspect was located a short time later. A 20-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Friday, August 2nd

11:01 p.m. – A member on patrol at Marina Bay in Sylvan Lake pulled over an erratic driver. The male was issued a breathalyzer and failed the device. He was arrested at the scene and his vehicle towed. A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.