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Friday , 27 May 2022

The Bonnyville RCMP were involved in 134 investigations between January 14-21

The RCMP in Bonnyville is committed to keeping the community safe. Between January 14-21 the Mounties were involved in 134 investigations.

On January 14, at 2:50 p.m. a local liquor store reported that a male had stolen hundreds of dollars worth of alcohol.
Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke is the Detachment Commander of the Bonnyville RCMP.

“A member of the Bonnyville RCMP attended and reviewed the surveillance footage and positively identified the suspect,” Staff Sgt. Parke told Lakeland Connect in her weekly update. “The 17-year-old male youth from Elizabeth Metis Settlement has been charged with Theft Under $5000 and a Warrant has been issued for his arrest.”

On January 17, just before 2:00 a.m., the Bonnyville RCMP received a 911 call of suspicious vehicles.

“A member attended and found a vehicle partially in a snowbank idling,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “The suspect was sleeping in the vehicle which was determined to have been stolen and the member identified him as being Wanted on Warrants.”

He was arrested and brought before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody.

“The 35-year-old male from Bonnyville has been charged with Possession of Stolen Property Over $5000, Driving while Prohibited and 10 counts of Failing to Comply with a Release Order. He also faces Provincial Sanctions for Impaired Care or Control of a Vehicle,” Staff Sgt. Parke said.

His next court date is scheduled for January 25.

On January 18, at 2:20 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP received a complaint of an intoxicated driver sitting in a truck in the 4000 block of 43 Ave in Bonnyville.

“A member and found the suspect sleeping in the truck in the driver’s seat,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “The male was intoxicated and had a bottle of vodka sitting on the seat next to him.”

He was arrested for impaired driving and refused to provide a breath sample.

As a result, the 25-year-old male from Kehewin was charged under the Criminal Code for Failure to Provide a Breath Sample and Impaired Driving.

“He was additionally Charged Provincially and served violation tickets for Driving While Suspended and having Open Liquor in his truck,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “His truck was seized for 60 days given this was his second Suspended Driving offence.”

On January 18, at 9:15 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP were called to an apartment complex on the 4100 block of 43 Avenue in Bonnyville for a fire alarm and a foggy substance in the hallway.

“Members attended and learned an intoxicated male had discharged a fire extinguisher for fun then had fled foot,” Staff Sgt. Parke said.

The 18-year-old male suspect from Bonnyville was later located, arrested, and brought before a Justice of the Peace for a bail hearing where he was released and is scheduled to attend Bonnyville Provincial Court on February 8.

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.