Sunday , 16 January 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Mounties kept busy in Bonnyville

The Bonnyville RCMP responded to 155 calls for service last week.

On Aug 15, at 8:28 a.m., the RCMP received a call reporting a vehicle parked on the side of the road with the wipers on which seemed unusual. Members arrived on the scene and located the driver asleep in his vehicle with open liquor. The driver was asked to submit to mandatory alcohol screening which showed him to be impaired. Through the investigation, it was determined that the driver was also a suspended driver. Provincial sanctions were applied and the 29-year-old male from Glendon was subject to a 30-day vehicle seizure, a $1000 fine, and a further licence suspension.

On Aug 16, at 3:38 p.m., the Mounties were attempting to execute an arrest warrant on 60-year-old Murray Schwartz, he decided to attempt to evade police by running from them. He was quickly located and arrested for the arrest warrants and the new offence of resisting police and he was transported back to cells where he was released by a justice of the peace on $500 cash bail.

Also on Aug 16, at 3:35 p.m., a complainant attended the Detachment to report that two vehicles had been damaged while parked in the east end parking lot of 4101 46th Ave in Bonnyville. An unknown suspect had damaged the rear wipers of the vehicles. Members attended to investigate and are looking for any information from the public concerning this incident.

On Aug 17, at 3:16 p.m., a complainant attended the Bonnyville detachment to report his motorcycle had been stolen from his girlfriend’s apartment on 53rd Street in Bonnyville. The steering wheel was locked, turned left and the keys were in his apartment. The vehicle is a 2009 yellow Yamaha FZ6R, with handlebar end mirrors, and a sticker on the frame. The vehicle has been added to CPIC and any information the public may have concerning this theft can be reported to the local RCMP or Crime Stoppers.

On Aug 18, at 5:44 p.m., an RCMP member located a possible stolen vehicle in the area of Glendon, members attended and located the vehicle, a brown Ford F350 that had been stolen from Bonnyville on August 17. A 21-year-old male from Edmonton and an 18-year-old female from Bonnyville were arrested on scene and are facing charges of possession of property obtained by crime. The male, 21-year-old Desmond Spence was taken before the Justice of the Peace and he was released on ten dollars cash bail for each of his offences.

On Aug 19, 2:05 p.m. a third party caller (employee of Royal Bank) advised the RCMP that two individuals were consuming alcohol and doing drugs outside while sitting on a bench. The Mounties attended and found one of the subjects of the complaint to be on an outstanding warrant out of Cold Lake for a 2020 impaired investigation.

On Aug 19, at 8:03 p.m., a person reported to the Bonnyville detachment and advised the fence has been cut at the Co-op Agro Centre and two flashlights left behind. The Mounties attended and documented that the corner of the fence was cut and pulled back. Evidence was secured and the RCMP is requesting any information that the public may have concerning the break and enter to report it to the local detachment or Crime Stoppers.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.