Rollover - Westbound traffic on Hwy. 11 near Hwy. 20 was down to one lane after a semi rolled onto its side last Wednesday. RCMP said the semi started veering into the ditch and rolled as the result of overcorrection. No injuries were reported.

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RCMP are investigating an incident involving damage to a taxi belonging to A Plus Taxi in Sylvan Lake.

Saturday, July 12th

2:31 a.m. – RCMP are investigating an incident involving damage to a taxi belonging to A Plus Taxi in Sylvan Lake. A complainant witnessed a male approach the taxi and smash a window on the vehicle with a golf club outside a residence on Rozier Close. There was a fare in the vehicle at the time of the incident but fortunately no one was injured.

3:33 a.m. – A vehicle was stopped near the Boston Pizza in Sylvan Lake for expired registration. The RCMP member also observed the driver throw something out of the window while stopped at Fas Gas. A breath demand was made after an odour of liquor was detected on the driver. As a result of breath samples, the 19-year-old male driver’s GDL license was seized and the vehicle was towed and held for 72 hours.

5:44 p.m. – A police officer attended an address at Range Road 20 at Township Road 382 after a complainant advised that a female appeared to be requiring assistance. The female was asleep in her vehicle with her head out of the window and hadn’t moved in over an hour. A 29-year-old female from Big Valley was arrested at the scene as she was found to be intoxicated. Charges are pending.

7:59 p.m. – RCMP received a report of theft of a truck and a boat on Garden Court in Sylvan Lake. The garage was not locked at the time of the theft. An investigation is continuing.

10:47 p.m. – Police attended a complaint of intoxicated persons acting suspiciously outside Open Range Saloon on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. The complainant advised that an intoxicated female was leaning out of the driver’s side window of a truck parked outside the bar and the male driver also appeared to be intoxicated. A 33-year-old female from Sylvan Lake was arrested at the scene and is charged with two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

Monday, July 14th

1:26 a.m. – RCMP were called to assist the fire department by attending a location on 60th Street at Range Road 20 in Red Deer County. A truck was found fully engulfed in flames in the middle of a field. The registered owner of the vehicle advised that he wasn’t aware that his vehicle was missing from his residence so it was not reported stolen.

9:46 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a vehicle stolen from the parking lot of Sobey’s Liquor Store in Sylvan Lake. A male and a female in their twenties were seen jumping into the vehicle and fleeing the area while the owner was in the liquor store. The vehicle was left running and unlocked at the time of the theft. A backpack was left behind by one of the suspects and the vehicle was located a short time later during a check stop. Both occupants were arrested and charges are pending.

Tuesday, July 15th

10:27 a.m. – Theft of a lawnmower is being investigated. A witness later reported seeing a male and female riding the lawnmower down Highway 11 east of Eckville. The male was driving with the female standing on the back bumper. The owner of the lawnmower advised that it had been stolen from his garage. The lawnmower was found abandoned along the highway a short time later.

Wednesday, July 16th

8:14 a.m. – RCMP attended a semi rollover on Highway 11. The semi driver was passing another vehicle when he over corrected and rolled the unit which ended upside down in the ditch. The driver of the semi was not injured and no other injuries were reported. A 32-year-old male from Calgary is charged with careless driving.

Thursday, July 17th

7:11 a.m. – A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a domestic violence incident. A 38-year-old female attended Sylvan Lake RCMP detachment to report that she had been punched by her spouse. The female sustained a non-life threatening injury. The male is charged with assault and uttering threats.

Friday, July 18th

2:08 a.m. – RCMP charged a male in relation to an incident on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. A male, in a very intoxicated state, was observed by a member exiting a bar and urinating on the wall. He was arrested for causing a disturbance by being intoxicated in public. Following the arrest, the male uttered threats against the police officer. Another threat was made against an officer at the detachment. A 29-year-old male is charged with disturbing the peace, two counts of uttering threats against a person and urinating in public.


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