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Friday , 20 May 2022
Arthur C. Green/Lakeland Connect

Bonnyville RCMP briefs

The Bonnyville RCMP was involved in 148 investigations between March 25 and April 1.

On March 26, just after midnight, the Bonnyville RCMP were dispatched to a residence in Kehewin for reports of a male breaking into the residence. The 24-year-old male from Saskatoon, SK threw multiple items through windows, attempted to kick down the door, and climb into the residence.

“The male also struck the homeowner with a piece of siding from the house,” Staff Sgt. Sarah Parke said. “Police arrested the male and he was brought before a Justice of the Peace who released him.”

He is set to appear in Bonnyville court on April 19.

On March 27, just after midnight, the Bonnyville RCMP initiated a roadside check with a motorist on Highway 28 at Range Road 475.

“The motorist was pulled over for speeding but she turned out to have a Canada-wide Driving Prohibition and had an active Lac La Biche Warrant out for her arrest,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “The member arrested her and the 31-year-old female from St. Paul was charged under the Criminal Code for Driving while Prohibited.”

She is set to appear in Bonnyville court on May 17.

“It should be noted that she was given warnings for Speeding, Failing to provide proof of Insurance and Registration,” Staff Sgt. Parke said.

On March 29, just before midnight, a member of the RCMP St. Paul / Vermilion Traffic Services unit conducted a roadside check with a motorist on 50th Avenue in Bonnyville for having a licence plate so dirty it was not visible. The member conducted Mandatory Alcohol Screening with the female driver who provided a breath sample that revealed she had a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit.

“The 31-year-old from Frog Lake was issued Provincial Sanctions for operating a vehicle while impaired and a violation ticket for breaching the conditions of her driver’s licence and for transporting alcohol within easy reach,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “Furthermore her licence was automatically suspended for 90 days and her vehicle seized for 30 days.”

On March 30, at 11:00 p.m., the Bonnyville RCMP was patrolling 44th Avenue and located a suspicious truck repainted in black with a licence plate that did not match.

“The passenger was arrested for Failing to Comply with Conditions relating to another incident and the driver was arrested for Breaching conditions not to be in a motor vehicle without registration documents and Drive while Prohibited,” Staff Sgt. Parke said. “The Driver also refused to provide a sample of his breath upon demand.”

The 21-year-old driver from Bonnyville was charged under the Criminal Code for Driving while Prohibited, Failing to Provide a Breath Sample, and Failing to Comply with a Release Order.

His court date for those matters is set for April 19. He was further issued Provincial Traffic Violations for Driving an Uninsured Motor Vehicle, Driving an Unregistered Motor Vehicle, Transporting Liquor in an Open Container, and Driving a Vehicle with a non-compliant windshield.

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.