Ontario resident helps apprehend young vehicle burglar

See a summary of recent police activity in this week's RCMP Report, provided by the Sylvan Lake RCMP.

  • Jul. 23, 2015 7:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between July 4 and 10:

July 4

1:25 a.m. – A 911 call was received regarding a fight in the Hewlett Park Landing area of Sylvan Lake. A witness advised that an altercation was taking place between a cab driver and a group of males near the McDonalds. A verbal dispute resulted in the cab driver telling his passengers to exit his cab at which time the incident became physical. Police arrived on scene however no one was willing to provide a statement and the incident was resolved.

1:36 a.m. – A 39-year-old Red Deer male is facing charges in relation to a dispute at a residence on 50A Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A 37-year-old female called 911 to advise that her boyfriend and a friend were under the influence of substances resulting in a verbal and physical altercation in which bear spray was used by the female. There were no serious injuries, however a male was charged with assault and mischief under $5,000

8:58 p.m. – A call was received of an erratic driver on Highway 11A and Highway 20. Sylvan Lake Community Peace Officers observed the vehicle proceed into oncoming traffic and into the ditch at which time the driver was pulled over and the RCMP notified. A 57-year-old male from Penhold is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

July 5

2:14 p.m. – Police responded to a call of a possible intoxicated driver on Highway 11 near Highway 20. The erratic driver was observed to be heading towards Eckville and swerving all over the road. RCMP stopped the vehicle and a 56-year-old Red Deer male was formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

July 6

4:48 p.m. – A 16-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing assault charges. A 17-year-old female reported various incidents of assault involving her boyfriend over a period of time. A warrant was issued for the male’s arrest. He was located the next day and is facing three counts of assault.

July 7

11:51 a.m. – A complaint of a suspicious vehicle resulted in charges being laid against a 22-year-old Sylvan Lake male. Police were advised that a vehicle was parked in an odd location off 49th Street in Bentley. The vehicle was blocked in by RCMP cruisers and Lacombe County Peace Officers after it was determined to be stolen. A lone male was awakened while asleep in the back seat of the vehicle at which time he attempted to flee. He was arrested and is charged with two counts of possession of property; obstructing a peace officer; two counts of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; and possession of crystal meth.

9:30 p.m. – RCMP on patrol in Lacombe County arrested a male driver. Police noted a vehicle to be traveling at a high rate of speed on Range Road 14 near Township Road 400 at which time the vehicle was stopped. The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested at the scene. A 34-year-old Rimbey male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over. 08. He is also charged with speeding.

July 8

3:21 a.m. – A resident of Ontario is credited for assisting in the apprehension of a youth suspected of breaking into vehicles in the area of 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. The witness called 911 after chasing down one of the youths advising that they had ransacked vehicles and had also stolen some money from his wallet. As a result, a 14-year-old male is currently facing charges.

7:05 a.m. – A stolen truck incident is being investigated by RCMP. The owner contacted police to advise them that a Ford F350 was stolen from the driveway of his residence on Bowman Circle in Sylvan Lake. The keys were not in the vehicle and several tools were also stolen.

7:18 p.m. – An investigation is continuing into an incident involving a gun complaint at a residence on 48th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A 911 call was received from a male advising that his vehicle was stolen by a female acquaintance and a male armed with a shotgun. A 27-year-old female from Rocky Mountain House was arrested and the vehicle was recovered. Charges are pending.

10:20 p.m. – A two vehicle collision at the intersection of Highway 11 at Highway 20 resulted in several charges against a 25-year-old Red Deer male. The driver of a truck involved in the collision fled on foot and the Police Dog Service was deployed. The male was arrested and is charged with impaired driving; theft of a truck; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; failing to remain at the scene of a collision; failing to comply with a probation order; and driving while disqualified. A 6-year-old child was transported to hospital with minor injuries as a result of the collision.

July 9

8:00 p.m. – A resident of Edmonton was arrested in relation to a complaint of an intoxicated female on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A witness reported that the female was attempting to gain access to vehicles parked in a strip mall and was subsequently found asleep in a car. She was arrested for breaking into the vehicle however the owner did not wish any charges. A 24-year-old female was lodged in cells until sober.

July 10

6:02 p.m. – RCMP responded to an armed robbery call at the Winks Esso on Lakeway Boulevard in Sylvan Lake. An intoxicated male entered the store and proceeded to take a cell phone charger out of its packaging to use. When confronted by staff, the male indicated he had a knife. Police were called and a 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose; theft under $5,000; and possession of heroin.