Woman allegedly threatened with machete in domestic dispute

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

  • Jul. 2, 2015 1:00 p.m.

Sylvan Lake RCMP responded to the following calls for service between June 13 and 19:

June 13

4:44 p.m. – RCMP received a call about attempted property damage at Fox Run School in Sylvan Lake. A teacher at the school witnessed three males throwing something against a door window. The males fled and were not located by police conducting patrols in the area.

11:14 p.m. – A traffic stop on 50th Avenue in Bentley resulted in the arrest of two males on outstanding warrants. While conducting a search of the males a quantity of marijuana was also seized along with drug paraphernalia. A 19-year-old male from Lacombe was charged with possession of marijuana under 30 grams. A 20-year-old male from Caroline was processed for warrants and released.

June 14

1:32 a.m. – A domestic disturbance at a residence on Laurel Road in Sylvan Lake is being investigated by RCMP. Witnesses reported an intoxicated female, known to the male resident of the home, entered into the residence and began a verbal altercation, also damaging property on scene. All parties were questioned including the suspect female. No charges were laid.

2:33 a.m. – A 911 call was received by RCMP dispatch of an intoxicated male driving erratically in the vicinity of 54th Avenue in Eckville. Constables conducted an extensive patrol in the area but the suspect vehicle was not located.

6:20 a.m. – A 22-year-old Sylvan Lake male is facing charges in relation to a domestic assault at a residence on Fulmar Close in Sylvan Lake. RCMP attended the address after a 16-year-old female advised that she was physically assaulted by a former boyfriend. She did not sustain serious injury. Alcohol was a factor. A male is charged with assault and overcoming resistance to the commission of an indictable offence.

2:05 p.m. – A theft from No Frills grocery store in Sylvan Lake is being investigated by police. Several hundred razor blades were stolen from the store by suspects driving a green Pontiac vehicle. A male and female were observed by witnesses stealing numerous items from the shelves at the pharmacy before fleeing the location.

6:31 p.m. – A structure fire at Parkview Apartments in Sylvan Lake resulted in an evacuation at the location. Police and fire crews attended the complex on 50th Street where residents were evacuated as a precaution. A pot left on a stove in one of the apartments was the cause of the alarm. There were no damages or injuries.

7:06 p.m. – RCMP attended a residence on 45th Street Crescent in Sylvan Lake for a domestic dispute in progress. A 45-year-old female told police that she had been threatened with a machete by her 52-year-old common law spouse. She did not sustain life threatening injuries. A male is charged with assault with a weapon and uttering threats against a person.

June 15

10:58 p.m. – A traffic stop for a vehicle maintenance infraction has resulted in multiple charges against a 21-year-old female. The vehicle was determined to be stolen from Blackfalds. Various items including drugs were located in the vehicle. A Red Deer female was subsequently charged with possession of crystal meth; possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; mischief under $5,000; and other offences under the Traffic Safety Act and Gaming and Liquor Act.

June 16

4:44 p.m. – Three males were arrested in relation to a traffic stop in Sylvan Lake. RCMP observed a driver speeding on 47th Avenue at which time the vehicle was stopped. A strong smell of marijuana in the vehicle resulted in a search. A 26-year-old Sylvan Lake male was charged with driving at an unreasonable speed and possession of marijuana under 30 grams. A 20-year-old male from Sylvan Lake was arrested on outstanding warrants and an 18-year-old male passenger was released without charge.

June 17

10:57 a.m. – A construction crew contacted police after the driver of a van drove through a restricted zone almost striking a flag person. A photo was taken of the vehicle and plate and forwarded to the RCMP. The driver of the vehicle, a 53-year-old Sylvan Lake male, was notified of the infraction and was subsequently charged with distracted driving.

June 18

7:04 p.m. – A 911 call from a residence in Lacombe County resulted in the arrest of a female. RCMP investigated the call and determined that a verbal dispute had occurred between a 65-year-old male and a 50-year-old female. The female refused to cooperate with police and was arrested for obstruction of a peace officer and breach of peace. She was transported to cells where she remained until sober.

9:07 p.m. – A 21-year-old Sylvan Lake male was charged under the Traffic Safety Act in relation to a collision on Wildrose Drive at Wilkinson Circle in Sylvan Lake. A truck collided with a light standard at the location causing damage. Fortunately, there were no injuries. The driver was charged with driving carelessly.

June 19

10:54 p.m. – RCMP attended a residence on Old Boomer Road after a 911 call was dispatched regarding a youth involved in a physical altercation with occupants of the home. A 17-year-old youth was determined to be under the influence of a substance and was arrested and charged with refusing to comply with conditions of a court order. He was transported to hospital by EMS for observation.


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