Police warn males following snowmobile ride on the beach

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

  • Aug. 6, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between July 18 and 24:

July 18

12:20 a.m. – A 30-day suspension was issued to a 29-year-old Bentley resident in relation to a vehicle stop on 46th Street in Sylvan Lake. A male was stopped by police and issued three violation tickets after entering a crosswalk while someone was crossing. Fortunately, there were no injuries.

2:41 a.m. – RCMP conducting patrols along Lakeshore Drive were approached by patrons of a local liquor establishment advising that an intoxicated female was attempting to drive a vehicle from the location. A 46-year-old Edmonton resident was arrested and charged with impaired driving. She also received a municipal bylaw violation for causing a disturbance in public.

11:08 a.m. – The theft of a truck was reported to Sylvan Lake RCMP. A white Ford 2500 truck was stolen from outside a residence on Old Boomer Road in the overnight hours.

11:21 a.m. – RCMP received a report of a break and enter to a property off Highway 766 in Red Deer County. The locks on the doors to a cabin and a shed were cut off and access was gained, however it was unclear if anything was stolen.

3:08 p.m. – A single vehicle rollover fortunately did not result in injuries. Police were called to Range Road 21 after a truck rolled into a ditch and ended up on its side. The 25-year-old male driver advised he experienced a mechanical malfunction prior to the collision.

5:19 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a possible impaired driver in Bentley. RCMP attended 50th Avenue and found an intoxicated male lying in the grass near his motorcycle. The officer warned the male of the implications of impaired driving and escorted the male to a nearby hotel for lodging as a safety precaution.

11:25 p.m. – A 36-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a complaint of a male slumped over the wheel of his truck on Highway 11A near Range Road 22. RCMP attended the scene and the male is facing charges including refusing to provide a breath sample.

11:25 p.m. – RCMP attended a residence on Reid Court in Sylvan Lake after a witness reported a possible domestic dispute as sounds of screaming were coming from the home. A 32-year-old male was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of breach of a court order.

July 19

12:20 p.m. – A traffic stop on a known suspended driver resulted in charges against a 25-year-old female resident of Sylvan Lake. Police conducted the stop on Ryders Ridge Boulevard. The vehicle was seized for 30 days and the driver charged with driving while unauthorized and operating a motor vehicle without registration.

4:14 p.m. – A 911 call was received of a motorcycle collision near Sylvan Lake. RCMP attended Highway 11 at Range Road 24 after a motorcyclist struck a deer. The deer was deceased at the scene while the driver sustained a broken leg and was transported by ambulance to hospital.

6:18 p.m. – RCMP were called to assist EMS after a male was observed getting out of a vehicle and falling into a back alley behind a restaurant on Lakeshore Drive. The male was being attended to by EMS when police arrived. He was transported to cells and lodged until sober.

6:53 p.m. – A domestic dispute on 47th Street in Sylvan Lake resulted in multiple charges being laid against a 71-year-old male. Witnesses overheard a female being assaulted and saw the accused drive away in a vehicle. The male was located and is charged with assault; impaired driving; overcoming resistance to the commission of an indictable offence; and three counts of breach of a recognizance.

July 20

9:42 a.m. – Red Deer County patrol contacted RCMP after they observed a vehicle parked at a stop sign on Range Road 382 at Highway 781 near Sylvan Lake. A female driver was asleep in the vehicle. The vehicle was towed at the scene and a 38-year-old female was fined under the Traffic Safety Act for operating an unregistered and uninsured motor vehicle.

2:04 p.m. – A report of suspicious activity on Petro Beach in Jarvis Bay resulted in police attendance. Witnesses reported two males unloading snowmobiles onto the beach from 4×4 trucks and running the machines up and down the beach. One of the skidoos entered the water and sank but was later recovered by the owner without any obvious environmental damage to the lake. The males were issued a warning by police.

July 21

12:18 a.m. – Witnesses reported a stunting incident along Ryders Ridge Boulevard in Sylvan Lake. A truck was observed being driven fast and erratically in a construction area. The plate and description of the vehicle was obtained and a fine issued to the owner.

1:26 p.m. – A vehicle stolen on Herder Drive was quickly recovered by RCMP. A white Dodge Ram was parked outside a residence on Herder Drive with the doors unlocked and the keys left inside the vehicle. The vehicle was located abandoned a short time later in the Sunbreaker Cove area.

July 22

11:26 a.m. – A break and enter at a residence in Sylvan Lake is being investigated by RCMP. The owner of a home on 47th Avenue returned to find several items stolen including a Chevrolet Suburban and a holiday trailer.

July 23

8:16 a.m. – RCMP recovered a stolen trailer in Red Deer County. A trailer was found abandoned on a farm property on Township Road 370. The owner was unaware that the vehicle had been stolen until being notified by police. It was returned in good condition.

July 24

1:29 a.m. – An 18-year-old Springbrook male was charged with breach of probation after he was located sleeping near the Winks Esso station in Sylvan Lake. The male had outstanding curfew conditions to remain in his residence. He was arrested at the scene without incident.

11:47 p.m. – Jarvis Bay Park authorities contacted RCMP after an intoxicated male was observed inside a vehicle. The male complied when advised to exit the vehicle. Police checked the vehicle and it was determined to be stolen. A 42-year-old male from Medicine Hat was formally charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000.

Please note that there will not be an RCMP Report in next week’s paper (Aug. 13).

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