Police disperse out-of-control party in Eckville

A 911 call was received of an out of control party in Eckville. RCMP attended an address on Range Road 35

August 30

2:53 a.m. – A 911 call was received of an out of control party in Eckville. RCMP attended an address on Range Road 35 at Township Road 393 where approximately 200 people were located. Fist fights had broken out due to the large crowd and the level of intoxication. The party was dispersed by police without incident with the exception of one youth who was arrested after resisting RCMP members and fleeing into the bush. The 15-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with three counts of failing to comply with a court order and resisting a peace officer.

8:26 p.m. – A traffic stop in the vicinity of Broadway Rise and Memorial Trail in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges being laid against the male driver. A Sylvan Lake peace officer stopped the vehicle for an expired plate violation when the driver was noted to be under the influence of marijuana. The male admitted to possessing marijuana at which time a quantity was seized from the vehicle. A 21-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with failing to comply with an undertaking and possession of marijuana. He is also facing Traffic Safety Act fines for driving an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

August 31

1:04 p.m. – RCMP were called to an address on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake after a report of an intoxicated female on the street. The female was found sitting on a curb near the Seventh Day Adventist Church. The 48-year-old female, a resident of Calgary, was arrested for public intoxication and was lodged in cells until sober.

September 1

1:57 p.m. – A 52-year-old male from Carbon, Alberta is facing impaired driving charges in relation to a 911 complaint of an erratic driver on 48th Avenue at Westview Drive in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was stopped by a Sylvan Lake peace officer. Breath samples were taken by RCMP and the male was formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

5:19 p.m. – RCMP attended a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle and a truck on Township Road 392 at Highway 766 in Lacombe County. A truck hauling hay bales had lost part of its load and the driver was attempting to clear the debris off the highway. Another truck behind the unit pulled out when a motorcyclist traveling in the same direction attempted to avoid a collision, struck the back of the pickup and rolled over several times in the ditch. Alcohol was not a factor. A 63-year-old Red Deer male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. An investigation is continuing.

September 3

10:57 a.m. – An incident involving vandalism and attempted arson is being investigated by RCMP at Eckville Elementary School. Several window screens were ripped off the building and damaged. Some cardboard was also found burned and shoved through a bathroom window. The acts of vandalism were discovered by staff upon their official return to work at the school.

September 4

8:21 a.m. – A 29-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing a charge in relation to ongoing harassment against his 28-year-old ex-girlfriend. The female reported that the male refused to refrain from sending various calls and texts after warnings not to do so. The male was subsequently charged with criminal harassment.

September 5

12:03 p.m. – A 911 call was placed to police after a suspicious male was seen loitering around the Mac’s store on Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. Witnesses reported seeing the male with knives in his pant legs and in his backpack. RCMP arrived and arrested the male. A 16-year-old Red Deer male is charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace; obstructing a peace officer; and failing to comply with a condition of an undertaking.

11:42 p.m. – A traffic stop in Sylvan Lake has resulted in charges against a 37-year-old Calgary man. A vehicle was witnessed by RCMP operating at night without headlights. The vehicle was stopped at which time the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol. A roadside screening device was utilized and the male was formally charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.