Vandalism, vehicles thefts keep police busy

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

  • Aug. 27, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between Aug. 8 and 14:

August 8

2:23 a.m. – A complaint was received by RCMP dispatch regarding a fight in progress outside a liquor establishment on 50th Avenue in Bentley. Approximately a dozen people were reportedly involved. When police arrived the altercation had subsided with two males, aged 27 and 41, having sustained minor injuries. Neither male wished to pursue charges.

August 9

1:58 a.m. – RCMP attended a liquor establishment on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake after a report of a male being assaulted. Staff at the bar advised that some guests of a wedding party were attempting to start a fight inside the bar. None of those involved wanted charges and they were asked to leave the area.

2:22 a.m. – A 911 call in the area of 50th Street at 52nd Avenue in Bentley resulted in RCMP attendance. Numerous people were witnessed in the middle of the street having a physical altercation however they dispersed before police arrived. No serious injuries were reported.

4:44 a.m. – Two males were arrested in relation to a disturbance in Bentley. A group of intoxicated males were involved in a fight on the street. No one was injured. A 20-year-old male was transported home by friends. The other male, aged 18, was transported to cells.

11:03 a.m. – A stolen vehicle from an address in Benalto was recovered by police. The owner reported that his Ford truck was stolen in the early morning hours while it was parked behind his residence. The vehicle was recovered by Red Deer RCMP.

3:33 p.m. – The vandalism of a truck on Westview Drive was reported to RCMP. The locks were punched out of a Ford truck but no entry was gained and no further damage was reported.

August 10

2:04 a.m. – A male is facing several charges in relation to a traffic stop on 50th Street at Sylvan Drive in Sylvan Lake. A Ford truck without headlights was observed by RCMP stopped in the middle of the street. The driver, who was questioned by police, gave a false identity. A 21-year-old Sylvan Lake resident has been charged with obstructing a peace officer. He was also issued several Traffic Safety Act fines.

5:05 p.m. – Several mailboxes were broken into on Range Road 11 at Highway 11A in Red Deer County. The thefts occurred sometime over the weekend.

8:20 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a stolen vehicle complaint on Highway 11 at Range Road 25 in Red Deer County. The owner advised that his Ford F150 was stolen from his property. They keys were inside the vehicle at the time of the theft.

11:54 p.m. – A loud party on Range Road 14 in Lacombe County was reported to RCMP. A group of approximately 20 people were reportedly having a bonfire and playing loud music. Police arrived and disbanded the party. The fire was extinguished with no further issues reported.

August 11

11:26 a.m. – A complaint of a speeding and erratic driver on Highway 12 in Lacombe County resulted in a charge being laid. Witnesses reported a truck traveling at excessive speeds and passing six vehicles on a solid line near Gull Lake. The driver was located and fined under the Traffic Safety Act.

6:38 p.m. – A 911 call from a resident on Woodland Crescent in Sylvan Lake required RCMP attendance. A 37-year-old male reported that a 39-year-old male acquaintance visited his residence and started to damage his property which escalated into a physical altercation. The suspect then fled when the complainant contacted police. An investigation is continuing.

August 12

2:19 a.m. – A break and enter at the Eckville Super Service station is being investigated by RCMP. An alarm was reported at the front of the business on 50th Street. Police arrived to find the front glass door smashed. Some items inside the store were stolen.

10:20 a.m. – RCMP received a report of a stolen vehicle from a residence on Range Road 10 in Red Deer County. The owner advised the Chevrolet Silverado was left unlocked with the keys inside prior to its theft.

9:44 p.m. – A report was received of a disturbance on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. Witnesses reported a group of intoxicated males fighting in the street in which a lawn chair and a baseball bat were used. Police conducted extensive patrols but the suspects had already left the area.

August 13

6:30 a.m. – Sylvan Lake Storage in Lacombe County reported the theft of some property from their facility. The owner advised that a suspect truck drove through fencing at the location, hooked up an enclosed trailer and fled the site. A Ford F350 was also stolen.

12:16 p.m. – RCMP received a report of a break and enter into the Fireside Lounge restaurant on Lakeshore Drive in Sylvan Lake. Entry was gained through a patio door and some alcohol was stolen. A 44-year-old male was identified and is facing charges.

5:20 p.m. – A 32-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing multiple charges in relation to a traffic stop on 47th Avenue at 47th Street in Sylvan Lake. RCMP on patrol noticed a vehicle with a covered plate and conducted a stop. An investigation resulted in the male driver facing charges of obstructing a peace officer; possession of marijuana; driving while disqualified; and three counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

August 14

7:53 a.m. – A Ford F350 truck was stolen from an address on 51st Avenue in Bentley. The vehicle was parked in a back alley behind a garage. The truck was later recovered by RCMP in Rocky Mountain House.


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