Ponoka RCMP investigate theft and break and enter files

Ponoka RCMP investigated several mischief and break and enter files along with thefts in Ponoka

Submitted

Ponoka RCMP investigated several mischief and break and enter files along with thefts of small items from Ponoka stores.

On Jan. 3 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a mischief call at a business along 50th Avenue in Ponoka.

The business had been spray painted along with a couple other buildings in the same area. No suspects or witnesses. This file remains open for further investigation.

Shoplifter

On Jan. 4 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of shoplifting in progress at a store along Highway 2A.

An immediate patrol was made and the suspect was gone on arrival with two bottles of Rockstar energy drinks. The man was described as Caucasian, six feet tall with a shaved head.

He was wearing a blue jean jacket. The complainant followed the male to 55th Street where he was last seen on foot heading behind the apartment buildings into the alley. The suspect had been seen in the store before. The complainant was advised to call RCMP immediately if he returns at anytime. File still under investigation.

Theft of liquor

On Jan. 4 the Ponoka RCMP responded immediately to a complaint of theft of $115.00 of liquor from a liquor store on 54th Street. The man, described as being First Nations was gone on arrival. He was described as having scars on his face, a medium build and short hair.

He was wearing a grey hoodie and was last seen on foot southbound in the alley behind Fas Gas along Hwy 2A. Upon further investigation, and a still photo obtained by video surveillance, a 22-year-old Maskwacis male has been charged with theft under and will appear in court Jan. 25.

Theft of liquor

On Jan. 5 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of theft of liquor from a liquor store along 50th Street.

The complainant had witnessed two men get into a silver Ford Explorer and leave northbound on 50 Street. The first man was described as large with a black jacket and the second male was wearing a grey sweater.

After further investigation and the viewing of video surveillance pictures, one man was arrested and faces numerous charges also out of Maskwacis and Wetaskiwin.

Break and enter

On Jan. 6 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a commercial alarm at a hair salon along 50 Street.

Patrols were made in the area while on route and no suspects were located. Once on scene, lag bolts from the windows above the stairs at the rear entrance where noticed laying on the stairs.

The cash drawer inside was open. A small amount of change was missing from the cash drawer. No suspects, witnesses or video surveillance. This file is still under investigation.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com. You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

NEWS TIPS: Got a news tip or photo? Click this link to reach us.

Just Posted

Young Sylvan Lake hockey player says ‘challenges won’t define her’

Hailey McWhirter posed in a photo shoot to show girls can play hockey, do anything they want

PHOTOS: Young Eckville golfers learn the basics at kids’ workshop

Eckville Rec Board held a golf clinic at Dark Horse Golf Course for kids wanting to learn the sport

Highlights of the Lacombe County council meeting – June 13, 2019

Next Regular Council Meeting is Thursday, June 27

Alberta launches court challenge of federal carbon tax

Province wants a legal opinion on the constitutionality of Ottawa imposing the tax

Jason Kenney hands out earplugs during debate on unions’ bargaining rights

Alberta premier gives earplugs to United Conservative caucus members so they can tune out the NDP

Video shows fireworks shot at swan in Alberta

Alberta Fish and Wildlife is investigating the incident in Grande Prairie

Ponoka County receives update from energy lobby group

CAPP hopes to work with municipalities on property tax issues

Air Canada reviewing how crew left sleeping passenger on parked plane

In a Facebook post, the woman said she woke up ‘all alone’ on a ‘cold dark’ aircraft

Canadians crash out of Women’s World Cup in 0-1 loss to Sweden

Canada missed a chance to tie the game on a penalty shot

Late night fight in Wetaskiwin results in aggravated assault, assault with a weapon charges

Wetaskiwin RCMP investigate armed robbery and aggravated assault

Maskwacis featured in documentary series that unearths Indigenous cuisine

Red Chef Revival’s host visits community, elders and Nipisihkopahk School

PHOTOS: Event marks one year since soccer team rescued from Thai cave

Nine players and coach took part in marathon and bike event to help improve conditions at cave

Fighter Jets light up Bucs’ to take AFL first place

38-3 loss puts Central Alberta into second place in the AFL

PHOTOS: Scamp the Tramp wins World’s Ugliest Dog Contest

‘He’s Scamp the Champ, no longer Scamp the Tramp,’ his Californian owner said.

Most Read