Monday , 6 December 2021
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP respond to 153 calls last week

The Bonnyville RCMP and its partners dealt with 153 calls in the last week.

Sometime overnight on October 20, a business on the 6000 block of 47th Avenue was broken into. The matter is still under investigation.
Sgt. Sarah Parke is the Detachment Commander for the Bonnyville RCMP.

“Sometime between October 17-19 a rural residence 12 miles Northwest of Iron river was broken into two nights in a row,” Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect. “Suspects cut the chains/locks to the yard, Quonset and granaries as well as pryed the front door of the house.”

A 1992 Yamaha 400 quad, two arc welders, and various tools were stolen. Anyone with information on these brazen break and enters is urged to contact Bonnyville RCMP or Crimestoppers.

On October 18, at 4:00 p.m. a Bonnyville RCMP member was on patrol and noted a suspicious vehicle that evaded the member.

“The member located the vehicle minutes later at a residence on 66 Street on the West end of Bonnyville,” Sgt. Parke said. “The vehicle was determined to be stolen and the driver exited the vehicle and attempted to flee but was caught and arrested.”

The 63-year-old male from Bonnyville was charged with nine Criminal Code Offences including Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Possession of Stolen Property, Drive a Motor Vehicle while Prohibited, Obstruct a Police Officer, five counts of Failing to Comply with a Release Condition, and one Traffic Safety Act count for Driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle.

“He has been remanded in custody and is set to appear in court on October 26,” Sgt. Parke said.

On October 21, just after noon, a 21-year-old female from Frog Lake attended a residence on the 5500 block of 55 Street and knocked on the door.

“When the homeowner answered the door the female punched her in the face then fled,” Sgt. Parke said. “RCMP located her shortly after and she was found to be on Warrants for other matters, arrested and held her for a bail hearing in which the Justice of the Peace released her on a no cash promise to pay.”

She is set to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on November 16. The police believe this incident to have been targeted and do not have a concern for the public.


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!