Youths questioned after BB gun shot at vehicle

RCMP attended Sylvan Lake McDonalds after a report of a disturbance.

Saturday, September 14th

1:15 a.m. – RCMP attended Sylvan Lake McDonalds after a report of a disturbance. A complainant reported seeing three people smash the windows on a female’s vehicle and flee in a suspect vehicle heading toward Sylvan Lake. McDonalds’ staff advised that they did not witness anything unusual outside the restaurant; however a cab driver reported that his fare was engaged in a verbal altercation with someone in another vehicle in the parking lot but there was no damage witnessed. No specific damage was observed by RCMP and no further reports were received.

Sunday, September 15th

1:46 a.m. – A regular patrol along Lakeshore Drive resulted in an assault charge against a 33-year-old Sylvan Lake male. Members noticed a male and female having an argument near Fireside Restaurant and turned their vehicle around to assist when a female witness approached them advising she saw the male lift the female up by the neck against the wall of the restaurant. The male was arrested on scene and is charged with assault. The 38-year-old Sylvan Lake female victim was not seriously injured. Alcohol was a factor.

Monday, September 16th

7:37 a.m. – A two vehicle collision resulted in injuries on Highway 20 at Highway 12 just outside of Bentley. Police were already dispatched to a break and enter and were en-route when they were also called to the collision between a car and SUV. Witnesses say they saw the driver of the SUV cut across the path of the car which was heading northbound on Highway 20. A 28-year-old pregnant female from Ponoka, who was driving the car, sustained non-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision. The driver of the SUV, a 31-year-old female resident from Rimbey, was not injured. Investigation into the matter is continuing.

Tuesday, September 17th

7:56 p.m. – A resident of Jarvis Bay Drive called police after youths shot at and damaged the window of his vehicle with a BB gun. The 24-year-old male called 911 to report that he was following the youths who shot at the front passenger window of his vehicle. He tracked two of the youths back to a residence on Jarvis Bay Drive. RCMP attended the residence and spoke with two males, aged 13 and 16, and also with their parent. The youths advised they were present but did not commit the offence. Police also attended a residence on Hillman Way in Sylvan Lake. Another 16-year-old male was questioned in the presence of his parent and it was agreed that they would pay for the damages. RCMP advised the youths that they would receive community service.

Thursday, September 19th

7:01 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter into an Eckville residence. The homeowner returned to his residence to find both the front and rear doors open. Valuables, including jewelry, were stolen from the residence. An investigation is underway.

Friday, September 20th

8:09 a.m. – A 31-year-old Red Deer male is facing impaired driving charges after his vehicle was stopped by RCMP on Highway 20 at the traffic circle near Sylvan Lake. Rimbey received a call of an erratic driver heading out of their area toward Sylvan Lake where the male was stopped and provided a breath sample. He was charged with impaired driving and having a blood alcohol level over. 08. His vehicle was towed from the scene.

4:51 p.m. – RCMP are investigating a break and enter into a cottage in Lacombe County. The homeowner checked on his property to find the garage door damaged with entry gained. A tractor and tools were stolen. Investigation is ongoing.