Saturday, August 3rd
2:00 a.m. – Two males are facing drug-related charges after they were observed by RCMP using cocaine on picnic tables in front of Big Moo on Lakeshore Drive. The males were arrested and a small bag of cocaine was seized. A 30-year-old male from Innisfail and a 30-year-old male from Airdrie are charged with possession of cocaine. The arrests also led to charges of trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking being laid against a 24-year-old Benalto male.
9:33 a.m. – A three vehicle collision on Highway 11 at Range Road 20 in Red Deer County resulted in an 80 year old female from Red Deer County being transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses reported seeing an eastbound truck cross the centre line on Highway 11 and collide with a westbound Jeep. The Jeep rolled and ended up on its roof. The elderly female driver was transported to hospital with bruising, cuts and a broken thumb. RCMP at the scene detected alcohol on the breath of the male driver of the truck who admitted to drinking the previous evening. A 35-year-old Red Deer male is charged with dangerous driving causing bodily harm and transporting open liquor. A third vehicle following the Jeep was also damaged as the wheel from the truck landed at the front of this vehicle.
Sunday, August 4th
2:00 a.m. – A 30 year-old Grande Prairie male is facing a charge after he was arrested by police for public intoxication. The male was observed by RCMP on Lakeshore Drive in a heavily intoxicated state and refused to leave the area after he was warned several times. He was arrested and transported to cells. A check on his identity revealed that he had outstanding warrants out of Calgary and he was subsequently charged with breaching conditions of his undertaking.
1:50 p.m. – RCMP arrested a 47-year-old Red Deer male after he was observed by police committing indecent acts around females in the downtown area of Sylvan Lake. The male was reportedly witnessed in transparent shorts performing lewd acts with his genitals as women walked by. The male was arrested and is charged with committing an indecent act under the Criminal Code of Canada.
Monday, August 5th (Heritage Day Holiday)
2:25 a.m. – A 24-year-old Sylvan Lake male and a 22-year-old Red Deer male are facing mischief charges after vandalism was reported at Bamboo Hut restaurant on 46th Street in Sylvan Lake. The males were witnessed walking down the street near the restaurant with blood on their hands and were also observed to be in an extremely intoxicated state. Further investigation revealed that the window at Bamboo Hut was smashed. Both males are charged with mischief under $5,000.
Tuesday, August 6th
3:45 a.m. – RCMP are investigating attempted break-ins to vehicles in the Lakeway Landing area. Two males in dark hoodies were observed by witnesses using a flashlight to see into vehicles parked on the street. One male was reportedly observed exiting a recreational vehicle parked in the area. A lock was punched out on another vehicle but nothing appeared stolen. Anyone who observes individuals in the process of checking vehicles is asked to contact RCMP at 403-887-3333 or 911 where appropriate.
Thursday, August 8th
7:19 a.m. – An investigation is underway into a recent rash of vehicle thefts in Sylvan Lake and Eckville. The first incident involved a Ford truck which was stolen from the Edgewater Inn in Sylvan Lake on Aug. 3rd. The vehicle was locked however a key to the vehicle was left inside, along with cheque books and identification. The second theft occurred on Rainy Creek Road at Range Road 34 near Eckville on Aug. 6th. A Dodge truck was reported missing from rented land and the keys were left in the vehicle. The third incident involved a Dodge truck stolen from a locked compound in Eckville. The vehicle was in the compound for mechanical work when it was stolen. The fence to the compound was cut and the vehicle was driven out of the area. The vehicle was later recovered in Drayton Valley.