Seven deer vs vehicle collisions reported in 4 days
The Cold Lake RCMP would like to remind the public to be cautious of wildlife in the Lakeland. Deers, and other wildlife, often jet onto the highways and can be quite unpredictable. From January 15-19th, seven deer versus vehicle collisions occurred in the Cold Lake Detachment radius. Each incident happened mainly the daylight hours, between 6:30am and 3:00pm. Sgt. Troy Hadland with the Cold Lake RCMP, says this many deer vs vehicle collision is a little out of the ordinary, for such a small time period. Motorist can try to do their part by obeying the traffic laws and being aware of their surroundings.
Speaking of obeying traffic laws…
On January 17th, at 12:50pm, a Cold Lake RCMP member spotted a vehicle travelling on secondary Highway 892 at 165 km/hr in a 100 km/hr zone. The driver of the vehicle received an automatic court date. (Date unknown at this time).
On January 13th, at 11:49pm, Cold Lake RCMP attempted to pull over a vehicle that was speeding. The vehicle did not stop for police and continued to a residence. Once at the residence a male driver, a passenger and two children exited the vehicle and went inside the home. Cold Lake RCMP were able to locate the driver and as it turned out he had a suspended licence. The vehicle was also not insured or registered. The driver received four violation tickets. According to the Alberta traffic laws, a first offence for those caught driving without insurance carries a fine of$2875 to $11,500. A second driving without insurance charge within five years of the first can net a fine of between $5750 and $11,500.
On January 14th, at 2:30am, a member of the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment noted a suspected intoxicated driver on Highway 28 and 54th avenue. The member pulled over the vehicle, which was being driven by an 18 year old female, who displayed visible signs of intoxication. The female blew over the legal limit and was arrested.
On January 13th, at 4:00am, RCMP were called to the Courtyard Marriot Hotel, in Cold Lake, after an intoxicated man was said to be pulling the fire alarms. RCMP responded, however the male had fled the area. Using a description given by hotel employees, a suspect was located a short time later, in the area. A 47 year old man, from Cold Lake First Nations, was arrested for mischief.
From January 15-19th, 2017 five trucks have been reported stolen to the Cold Lake RCMP. Also reported stolen was a Canam Side X Side Commander 1000 from a residential garage and a snowmobile from a separate residential garage.
If you have any information about these vehicles or if you suspect criminal activity, contact the Cold Lake RCMP Detachment 780-594-3302 or Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).