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Wednesday , 22 September 2021

Bonnyville RCMP respond to report about a male using a slingshot and 140 calls for service last week

The Bonnyville RCMP responded to 140 calls for service last week.

On September 3, an altercation involving a knife took place between two males at a residence in Bonnyville resulting in a 45-year-old male from St. Paul being charged with Assault with a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Uttering Threats, Mischief Under $5000 and two counts of Breaching Probation. He is set to appear in Bonnyville court on September 21.

There were six Break and Enter investigations launched last week. One such investigation was initiated when RCMP received a report of a break-in and theft on the 3900 block of 47 Avenue on September 5th. The homeowners provided RCMP with security camera footage of the suspect and RCMP was able to identify the suspect. The 34-year-old male from Bonnyville is being charged with Breaking & Entering, Theft of bicycle, and 5 counts of Failing to Comply with an Undertaking.

“A Warrant has been issued for his arrest,” Sgt. Sarah Parke Detachment Commander for the Bonnyville RCMP said. “This is an excellent example of how Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) can be effective when good quality home surveillance systems play a role in identifying a suspect.”

On September 6, the Bonnyville RCMP received a report about a male using a slingshot and shooting steel ball bearings at his neighbours’ houses and damaging their property. RCMP attended and arrested the male who has been charged with two counts of Mischief Under $5000, Causing a Common Nuisance and Utter Threats. He’s set to appear in Bonnyville court on September 28.

On September 6, a member of the Bonnyville RCMP observed a vehicle with expired registration running in the parking lot of a local fast-food establishment. There was open liquor observed in the vehicle in plain view. The Novice Driver provided a breath sample resulting in them being charged for impaired driving under Provincial Sanctions, their vehicle was towed and licence suspended.

“The driver was additionally charged with No Insurance which comes with a minimum fine of $2875,” Sgt. Parke said. “The Bonnyville RCMP would like to remind motorists that there is zero-tolerance for alcohol for Novice Drivers.”

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and 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, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner!