Police investigating rash of vehicle break-ins

RCMP are investigating a rash of break and enters into garages and vehicles in Sylvan Lake.

October 31

5:00 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a rash of break and enters into garages and vehicles in Sylvan Lake. The first complaint received was in relation to a garage break in at a residence on Lindman Close. Access was gained to the garage via a remote control from inside an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway. A wallet containing a driver’s license and credit cards was stolen with one of credit cards used at a gas station in Red Deer. Another break in occurred to a vehicle parked in front of a residence on Laurel Road. The victim’s work vehicle was entered and a wallet was stolen from inside the truck. A credit card inside the wallet was used at a gas station in Red Deer.

2:39 p.m. – A break in to a vehicle parked on Lark Close in Sylvan Lake resulted in a few items stolen. In this case, the owner believed that she may have left the vehicle unlocked while it was parked outside her residence. Another break in, this time to a garage at a home on Falcon Close, resulted in some tools being stolen as well as Christmas gifts from a vehicle parked outside the residence.

November 1

10:49 a.m. – RCMP were called to a domestic dispute in Bentley. A couple was reportedly fighting at a residence on 48th Avenue. Members arrived on scene and separated both parties. A 39-year-old male and a 32-year-old female advised that they were having a verbal argument but it had not become physical. An assault was confirmed not to have taken place and both parties separated for the evening with no charges laid.

6:44 p.m. – A 41-year-old Rocky Mountain House resident is facing a Criminal Code charge in relation to a traffic stop. The male was driving a vehicle which was stopped roadside by Lacombe County Peace Officers on 48th Street in Eckville. The driver was confirmed to be prohibited from driving so RCMP officers were called to assist and arrested the male at the scene. He was formally charged with driving while disqualified.

November 2

1:22 a.m. – RCMP conducted a traffic stop on 60th Street at Wildrose Drive in Sylvan Lake after a vehicle was observed being driven erratically. The 49-year-old female driver exhibited clear signs of intoxication and empty alcohol containers were also located inside the vehicle. Damage was also observed on the front of the vehicle which matched damage sustained to a parked vehicle in the vicinity. The accused’s vehicle was seized and towed at the scene. The female was charged with impaired driving; refusing to provide a breath sample; and failing to remain at the scene of an accident.

November 6

5:43 a.m. – Police and EMS were called to the scene of a rollover on Highway 12 at Range Road 4-1 in Lacombe County. A truck had rolled in the ditch and sustained heavy damage. Fortunately, the 42-year-old male driver escaped with minor injuries, mostly cuts to the head, and was transported to hospital for treatment. The cause of the rollover is undetermined.

11:17 p.m. – RCMP attended a location along Highway 11 near Benalto after a report of a male hitchhiker walking westbound just east of Benalto. A complainant advised that the male was dressed completely in black and walking on the edge of the highway making him

very difficult to see by passing motorists. A 28-year-old male was located and was arrested for public intoxication. He was lodged in cells until sober.

November 7

6:22 a.m. – A domestic dispute on 47th Avenue in Sylvan Lake resulted in charges being laid against a 35-year-old Sylvan Lake female. A 911 call was received by a 42-year-old male advising that his ex-girlfriend was damaging property inside his residence. He attempted to escort the female off the property without success and contacted police. The female was found to be intoxicated and was throwing items out of the residence when police arrived. The female fought with police during the arrest and was charged with resisting a peace officer and mischief under $5,000.

6:26 p.m. – RCMP were called to a single-vehicle collision on Range Road 20 in Red Deer County. The vehicle had left the roadway, traveled into a ditch and collided with some trees. A vehicle passenger was found to be on conditions not to be in a motor vehicle unless the registered owner was present and not to have contact with another female who was also a passenger in the same vehicle. As a result, a 19-year-old Red Deer female was charged with three counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

 

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