11:15 a.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Bentley. A female complainant advised that her daughter had locked herself in a bathroom following an argument. Police arrived and spoke to both parties, resolving the dispute without further incident. The parties were separated with no charges laid.
12:46 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a residence on Range Road 13 in Red Deer County. Police were contacted by the property owner after an alarm was triggered at the residence and a neighbour discovered damage to the front door of the home. The shed door also sustained damage. A suspicious vehicle was spotted in the area by witnesses around the time of the incident.
1:03 a.m. – A checkstop by RCMP on 46th Street at 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in an impaired charge being laid against a male driver. The male consumed alcohol prior to driving and a roadside screening device was utilized. A 24-year-old Sylvan Lake resident is formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.
3:35 a.m. – A serious two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Range Road 22 in Red Deer County resulted in a 19-year-old male from Clive, Alberta being sent to hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses report that a Ford F150 crossed the centre line on Highway 11 westbound into an oncoming semi. The truck sustained major damage with the driver trapped inside requiring extraction. The 59-year-old driver of the semi sustained minor injuries. The semi caught fire, which was quickly extinguished by a witness on the scene. The collision remains under investigation.
11:18 p.m. – RCMP attended an address on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake after a male was reported to be breaching conditions. The 34-year-old male, a resident of Sylvan Lake, was also arrested in relation to an incident in Red Deer. He is formally charged with breaching conditions of an undertaking and uttering threats.
11:48 p.m. – A report of a male walking along Highway 766 in Lacombe County resulted in police attendance. The male was witnessed by a motorist to be walking in the middle of the highway in dark clothing. RCMP located the male just north of Highway 11. He was determined to be sober and advised officers that he was heading back to Sylvan Lake after attending a party. Due to weather and safety concerns, the male was transported by RCMP back to his residence.
1:52 a.m. – RCMP were contacted in relation to vehicle break-ins along Harrigan Street in Sylvan Lake. A witness reported hearing a car alarm go off and saw two people exiting a vehicle and flee down a back alley. Officers attended the location and completed several patrols in the area however the suspects were not located.
10:45 a.m. – A 911 call was received regarding a domestic dispute at a residence in Bentley. RCMP arrived on scene after a female notified police that she had been assaulted by her ex-boyfriend. The two parties and witnesses were questioned resulting in a charge of assault being laid against a 30-year-old Eckville female and a charge of fail to comply with a probation order being laid against a 33-year-old male resident of Bentley.
9:27 p.m. – A tip received by RCMP resulted in a female being charged. A complainant advised police that a female was breaching conditions of a court order at a residence on Hinshaw Drive by being in possession of alcohol and drugs. An officer attended the residence and after questioning the female and conducting a search, a 25-year-old Blackfalds resident was charged with failing to comply with conditions of an undertaking and possession of heroin.
4:14 p.m. – RCMP made four arrests and formally charged two individuals in relation to the theft of several items from Walmart in Sylvan Lake. Police arrested a male who tried to flee while exiting the Walmart in possession of several items under a coat. A second male was stopped at the front door of the store with several items as he could not produce a receipt. He returned a short time later to the store and was arrested by police. One female was arrested while waiting in a vehicle outside the store and another female was arrested while carrying a large bag of stolen items in the parking lot. A 33-year-old Red Deer male is charged with theft under $5000 and a 33-year-old female, also of Red Deer, is charged with theft under $5000, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and obstructing a peace officer.
8:30 p.m. – A New Year’s Eve check stop by RCMP in Eckville resulted in charges being laid against a female for impaired driving. The vehicle was initially checked for a burned out headlight when the driver was noted to have strong indicators of impairment. A roadside screening device was utilized. A 51-year-old female, a resident of Duffield, was formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.
9:19 p.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported to RCMP from a residence on Hansen Close in Sylvan Lake. The owner advised that he checked on his truck to ensure it was locked prior to returning back to his residence. A neighbour witnessed a male enter the vehicle prior to it being stolen. The vehicle was later recovered by police in Penhold. The suspect fled the scene.
2:40 a.m. – A 34-year-old male is facing impaired driving charges in relation to an incident on 46th Street at Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. RCMP observed three males next to a parked vehicle with two of the males holding open liquor. A fourth male, exhibiting obvious signs of intoxication was seated in the driver’s seat and was in possession of keys to the vehicle. The male was arrested at the scene and charged with impaired care or control of a motor vehicle and impaired care or control of a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol level over .08.