Pedestrian hit and run on Sylvaire Close being investigated

A check stop on 46th Street at 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges being laid against a Sylvan Lake man.

Saturday, Nov. 10th

12:57 a.m. – A check stop on 46th Street at 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges being laid against a Sylvan Lake man. The male was noted to have signs of impairment and was later identified as a person on conditions not to consume or possess alcohol. He was subsequently charged with impaired driving, having a blood alcohol level over .08, obstruction and breach of his recognizance. His vehicle was towed from the scene and seized for three days.

2:30 a.m. – RCMP conducted a bar walk through at Eckville Hotel and located a male with several outstanding warrants. The male seemed cooperative while exiting the bar and then began fighting with police. He was subdued, handcuffed and transported back to the detachment. He is currently facing several charges including impaired driving; dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; operation of a motor vehicle while being pursued by police and obstructing a peace officer.

Sunday, Nov. 11th

7:30 a.m. – Police attended an address on Westwood Court after a Red Deer County enforcement officer reported an impaired driver involved in a collision on 60th Street in Sylvan Lake. The driver was found inside his vehicle in the ditch off 60th Street northbound, where the vehicle had come to rest after shearing off a light standard. There were no injuries involved but the driver was arrested at the scene and charged with impaired driving. An investigation is continuing into whether this incident is also linked to the hit and run damage of a parked vehicle at the Edgewater Inn in Sylvan Lake.

Monday, Nov. 12th

2:45 a.m. – A male is facing a charge of breach of his undertaking after his vehicle was pulled over on 50th Avenue at 51st Street in Sylvan Lake. The man failed his roadside breath test but there was not enough evidence to lay an impaired charge. As a result, the male was charged with careless driving and was given a three day driving suspension in addition to the charge of breaching an undertaking by consuming alcohol.

Tuesday, Nov. 13th

8:33 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a case of arson at an abandoned house just north of Rainy Creek Road in Lacombe County. Only the shell of the house was remaining prior to the fire as the structure has been present since the 1930s. The owner advised that the home is not a property loss for claim and the surrounding area was not adversely affected as a result of the blaze.

Thursday, Nov. 15th

4:22 p.m. – A hit and run investigation involving a pedestrian is currently underway by RCMP. Witnesses called 911 to report that a male had been hit twice by a vehicle and dragged for a short distance on Sylvaire Close in Sylvan Lake. The driver of the vehicle was reported to have fled the scene. The pedestrian was taken from the scene by ambulance advising of injuries to his back as a result of the incident.

9:41 p.m. – Police were contacted after a mailbox was burned down at a residence on Range Road 20 in Red Deer County. The female homeowner returned home to find the mailbox burned to the ground with tire tracks in the snow on her property. Members discovered burned paper inside and on the ground in front of the mailbox. A vehicle description was reported to the RCMP in relation to the incident and Rural Crime Watch has been notified.

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