Three charged with impaired driving; stolen truck recovered in Red Deer

RCMP attended McDonalds in Sylvan Lake after a complaint of an intoxicated male at the front counter.

Saturday, February 1st

8:27 p.m. – RCMP attended McDonalds in Sylvan Lake after a complaint of an intoxicated male at the front counter. The male was identified by employees as having driven a vehicle to the restaurant to order food. Police arrived prior to the male exiting the restaurant and he was detained for questioning. He was determined to be intoxicated and was arrested. A 36-year-old Rimbey male is facing charges of impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

Sunday, February 2nd

10:00 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break, enter and theft at Railside Bowl on 50th Avenue in Sylvan Lake. Some items, including cash, were stolen. There was no obvious damage to the property. An investigation is ongoing.

10:03 p.m. – A 911 call was placed to RCMP as a result of a fight involving three males at an address on Hunter Road in Sylvan Lake. Members attended and settled the dispute which involved a father and his two sons. The males had been consuming alcohol throughout the day. One of the siblings wanting to drive to a location within town initiated the altercation. Two 19-year-old males were arrested for causing a disturbance and public intoxication and lodged in cells until sober. None of the parties involved wanted charges.

Monday, February 3rd

1:00 a.m. – RCMP members on patrol along 46th Street and 50A Avenue in Sylvan Lake observed a vehicle going the wrong way down the street. A traffic stop was conducted and the male driver was detained for impaired driving. The vehicle was towed from the scene. A 21-year-old Sylvan Lake male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

Wednesday, February 5th

2:23 a.m. – A vehicle stolen from a residence on Hendrickson Bay in Sylvan Lake resulted in an extensive search by RCMP. The 39-year-old owner reported he witnessed his truck heading towards Red Deer after leaving the residential area where it was parked. A barking dog alerted him to the theft. The vehicle was unlocked and its keys were left inside the vehicle at the time of the theft. The truck was later recovered in Red Deer.

Thursday, February 6th

11:30 p.m. – A 49-year-old male from Kelowna, B.C. is facing charges after a complaint was received of an impaired driver at Fas Gas on Hinshaw Drive in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle was observed by RCMP members travelling erratically on Highway 11 at Range Road 283 where it was stopped. The driver exhibited obvious signs of impairment and was arrested after providing roadside breath samples. The male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.