Man charged after approaching young boys

RCMP intercepted a vehicle travelling from Blackfalds after a report of a possible intoxicated driver.

  • Sep. 13, 2012 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1st

2:09 a.m. – RCMP intercepted a vehicle travelling from Blackfalds after a report of a possible intoxicated driver. Members stopped the vehicle on Highway 781 at Beacon Hill Drive and arrested the driver. A male from Red Deer is charged with impaired driving. His vehicle was towed and seized for three days.

12:16 p.m. – A report of mischief was called in to police after two young males were caught attempting to start some boxes on fire in the bushes near 54A Avenue near Eckville. The males fled when the complainant approached them and put out the small blaze. Fortunately, there were no injuries or significant damage.

Sunday, Sept. 2nd

9:16 a.m. – A vandalism incident resulted in damage to a vehicle on Woodland Crescent in Sylvan Lake. The owner of the vehicle advised that the top of the vehicle’s trunk was damaged with a hole made in the vehicle, possibly from a screwdriver. RCMP are investigating the matter.

Monday, Sept. 3rd

9:12 p.m. – RCMP received a call of youths damaging property at Mother Teresa School in Sylvan Lake. The youths tore off a section of handrail located at the rear of the school and were working on another section when members attended. Police addressed the situation with the youths involved and also spoke to their parents regarding vandalism and possible charges.

Thursday, Sept. 6th

6:36 p.m. – A male has been charged with breaching the conditions of his recognizance after he approached two 11-year-old boys on Lakeshore Drive near the Big Moo in Sylvan Lake. The male offered them money and peanuts. He was checked by police, arrested at the scene, and charged for breaching conditions not to have contact with children under the age of 16 years old.