Truck hits ditch after trying to evade police

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

  • Sep. 10, 2015 9:00 a.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between Aug. 22 and 28:

August 22

2:34 a.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP of a single-vehicle rollover on Highway 11 at Range Road 282 in Red Deer County. A complainant advised that he was tracking his stolen Dodge truck when the driver of a Ford truck tried to run him off the road and ended up rolling into the ditch. The male then fled the rolled vehicle and entered into the stolen Dodge truck and fled to Red Deer. The vehicle was subsequently involved in a collision and was recovered by Blackfalds RCMP. The suspect had fled the scene. An investigation is continuing.

3:05 a.m. – Two males are facing charges in relation to an incident on 46 Street at 50 Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A group of five males was observed leaving a liquor establishment near the Sylvan Lake Medical Clinic whereby two of the males began to damage a parked vehicle. A 22-year-old male and a 26-year-old male, both of Red Deer, are charged with mischief under $5,000.

3:14 p.m. – A RCMP member on patrol on 46 Street in Sylvan Lake observed a vehicle on the side of the road with the passenger side door open. A check on the vehicle’s registered owner showed multiple warrants out of Red Deer for possession of stolen property; theft; and failing to attend court. A 26-year-old Red Deer male was arrested at the scene.

9:49 p.m. – A Sylvan Lake Community Peace Officer notified RCMP of a possible impaired driver stopped on 47 Avenue just east of Ryders Ridge Boulevard in Sylvan Lake. RCMP questioned the male and a roadside screening device was utilized. A 29-year-old Innisfail male is charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over .08.

August 23

1:18 a.m. – A 40-year-old male is facing charges in relation to a check by police on a storage facility in Sylvan Lake. RCMP on patrol along Industrial Drive observed two males inside the compound at a storage unit. The males were questioned and the accused was found to be in breach of two conditions of a court order. A 40-year-old male is charged with two counts of failing to comply with conditions of a recognizance.

12:09 p.m. – RCMP are investigating damage to a vehicle on Firdale Road in Sylvan Lake. The owner of a Ford truck advised that the locks on his vehicle were punched out and the ignition had also been damaged. A suspicious white Ford F350 was observed in the area at the time of the theft.

11:03 p.m. – A domestic dispute on Reynolds Road in Sylvan Lake has resulted in multiple charges against a 22-year-old Edmonton male. A male and female were drinking at a local restaurant and were walking back toward the carnival grounds when the female was assaulted. As a result, the male is charged with assault and five counts of failing to comply with a court order.

August 24

7:31 a.m. – A resident on 45 Street Close in Sylvan Lake reported the attempted theft of a vehicle. The owner advised that sometime overnight, an unknown person attempted to break into his Ford F250. The ignition switch was ripped off and no further damage is reported.

11:38 a.m. – A vehicle was damaged on Ross Close in Sylvan Lake. The vehicle’s window was smashed and the passenger lock was also damaged. Nothing was stolen.

1:57 p.m. – RCMP recovered an abandoned stolen vehicle on 50 Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A Ford Escape was located by Community Peace Officers who contacted RCMP. A short time later, a Dodge truck was reported stolen by a male also on 50 Avenue who was working in his yard when a suspect entered into his residence and stole his truck keys as well as some personal items. An investigation has resulted in multiple charges against a 33-year-old Red Deer female, including breaking and entering with intent; several counts of possession of property obtained by crime; theft of a truck; and several counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

11:39 p.m. – Two stolen trucks were recovered by RCMP after a complaint of suspicious vehicles in the Sylvan Lake industrial area. In an attempt to avoid police, one of the vehicles crashed into a ditch at which time the driver fled on foot. He was arrested a short time later by police. The second stolen vehicle was located by police and the female driver arrested. Charged with possession of stolen property obtained by crime; possession of break-in instruments; and other offences is a 22-year-old male and a 26-year-old female out of Whitecourt.

August 25

8:09 a.m. – A 28-year-old Eckville male is facing a charge of assault and failing to comply with a probation order in relation to a domestic dispute. RCMP attended 52 Avenue in Eckville after a 20-year-old female reported that she had been assaulted. The male was arrested after finally surrendering to police. Some weapons, including a .22 rifle, were seized at the scene.

August 26

7:33 a.m. – A 911 call was received of a collision involving a cyclist in Sylvan Lake. RCMP attended 47 Street at 46 Avenue where a male was being attended to by EMS. The male appeared to be under the influence of several substances and was transported to hospital. There was no confirmation that any other vehicle was involved in the incident.

August 27

1:40 a.m. – A stolen vehicle was reported in the Woodland Crescent area of Sylvan Lake. A 911 call was received that a Ford F150 was stolen from outside a residence. The vehicle was later recovered by Blackfalds RCMP.

7:45 a.m. – RCMP are investigating a stolen vehicle from 50A Avenue in Sylvan Lake. A black Chevy Avalanche was reported stolen from an office stall at Rainbow Park.

August 28

1:07 p.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch to request the removal of a male outside a residence on Sylvan Drive. A complainant advised that an intoxicated male was banging on the doors of his residence and wanting access. The male fled when police arrived but was later arrested for public intoxication and lodged in cells until sober.