Drayton Valley RCMP weekly report: Jan. 24 – Jan. 31

By rdnewsNOW staff
February 1, 2019 - 7:24am

January 24

8:48 am – Drayton Valley, 50 Avenue/50 Street – complaints of a domestic nature received from two parties against each other. Investigation lead to the male being charged with uttering threats.

10:53 am – Drayton Valley – Driver reported hitting a moose on Highway 22 near Township Road 514.

10:56 am – Drayton Valley, 55 Avenue – Witness reported a suspicious male in the yard of a neighbouring home under foreclosure. Member attended, determined male was hired by property management company.

1:50 pm – area of Cynthia – Oil company employee turned in a folder of paperwork located on a lease site. Paperwork determined to be owned by a man whose truck was stolen in Leduc and later recovered in Beaumont. Papers likely dumped by someone in possession of the stolen truck.

2:34 pm – Drayton Valley – Shoplifting report from Loss Prevention Officer for local store, under investigation.

4:33 pm – Drayton Valley, 50 Avenue – Complaint of a truck abandoned at local motel. Investigation found the truck had current registration, owner having a motel tenant do some work on it.

5:15 pm – Drayton Valley, 43 Street – Mail boxes broken into, Canada Post advised, no suspects.

5:15 pm – Drayton Valley – Attempted fraud. Complainant looking to rent a house on Kijiji, potential landlord claimed to be in Halifax and sought damage deposit. Complainant attended the location and spoke to the current tenants, confirming it was an attempted fraud. No money exchanged. 

10:29 pm – Brazeau County, RR65 – Complainant reported hearing noises in her yard and seeing lights in her driveway. Member attended and determined the noises were likely deer as there were no human footprints in the snow, and the lights may have been vehicles on an adjacent seldom used road.

10:58 pm – Drayton Valley, 50 Avenue – Complaint of a suspicious female wandering around a parking lot, then dumpster diving. Members attended and located the female, who was arrested on unrelated warrants.

January 25

12:41 am – Drayton Valley, Derrick Lounge – Police called to deal with an intoxicated male who had punched a VLT screen in. An 18 year old male from Wetaskiwin is being charged with Mischief. He was held in custody until sober and released on a Promise to Appear in Court at a later date.

4:08 am – Brazeau County, RR73 – Report of a break and enter to a residence that occurred sometime since the previous evening. Still under investigation.

7:26 am – Drayton Valley, 50 Avenue – Report of unknown person lighting a fire on motel deck, fire out but burn mark visible. Still under investigation, but potential witness uncooperative with police.

11:30 am – Drayton Valley, Royal Bank – Disturbance – complainant requesting assistance to remove female who is being belligerent and refusing to leave.  Members attended, female arrested for breach of undertaking.

3:21 pm – Brazeau County – Theft – Complainant reporting theft of ground wire from oilfield lease sites. 

4:00 pm – Drayton Valley, Jocelyn’s Independent – Cannabis Act – Complainant reporting a white Dodge Journey in the parking lot.  When the driver opened the door it smelled of Marijuana.  Member attended, vehicle was gone upon their arrival.

8:00 pm – Drayton Valley, 47 Avenue – Child Custody Issue – Complainant attended detachment requesting advice regarding legal aspects of not allowing children to visit ex. 

8:26 pm – Drayton Valley, Greenwood Trailer Court – Parking offence – complainant reporting party going on with approximately eight or nine people.  Vehicles are blocking main entrance.  Members attended and spoke with individuals who agreed to move their vehicles.

January 26

12:00 am – Drayton Valley, Boston Pizza – Disturbance – Complainant requesting members attend as there was an altercation earlier in the evening and some individuals were asked to leave.  Members attended and waited with complainant until cab picked them up.

6:15 am – Drayton Valley, West Winds Motor Inn – Theft from vehicle – Complainant reporting theft of rifle from Black 2015 GMC Sierra.  Back window broken. 

8:30 am – Drayton Valley – Traffic Offences – complainant reporting flashing their lights at an oncoming vehicle as they felt the lights were too bright.  The oncoming vehicle then flashed a light bar at them. 

5:15 pm – Brazeau County, RR 81 – Recovered Stolen Vehicle – Members on day off were quading and discovered a Black 2000 Dodge Ram which had been reported stolen in November 2018 from Drayton Valley. 

January 27

12:21 am – Drayton Valley, Econo Lodge – Mischief – Complainant reporting individuals involved in fire at coach motel were hiding out at location. 

1:20 am – Drayton Valley, 53 Street – Stolen vehicle – Member on patrol conducted a vehicle stop.  VIN was queried and came back as stolen.  Driver arrested.  Matter is still under investigation.

3:39 am – Drayton Valley, Derrick Lounge – Impaired Driving – Members on patrol observed a vehicle stunting and driving dangerously.  Male driver arrested for impaired driving.

6:05 am – Drayton Valley, Blue Oasis – Break and Enter – Members called to a break and enter in progress.  Complainant advised they heard a loud noise, however, no one was observed.  Members attended, no footprints. 

7:26 am – Drayton Valley, RR 60 – Arson – Complainant reporting a burnt car in the middle of the road.  Members attended, vehicle queried and found to be stolen out of Calgary. 

2:39 pm – Brazeau County, Tidewater Road – Traffic Collision – Complainant reporting they had hit an icy patch on the road and slid into a power pole.  Power line is down.  Fire, and police attended along with FORTIS.

9:53 pm – Drayton Valley, Pleasant View Trailer Court – Unwanted person – Complainant requesting members attend to remove an unwanted intoxicated male.  Members attended, male had already left

January 28

4:41 am – Drayton Valley, 49 Street – Suspicious person – Complainant reporting a suspicious male wandering around and going through back yards.  Complainant chased them away.  Male described as approximately 40 years old, goatee, toque and hoodie all dark colours.  Wearing a back pack and pulling a sled.  Members patrolled area with negative results.

8:38 am – Brazeau county – Break and Enter – Complainant reporting their grader shop at corner of Hwy 759 and Hwy 22 was broken into.  Small items taken.

11:18 am – Drayton Valley, 47 Street – Fraud and Theft from vehicle – Complainant reported that their wallet had been stolen from their vehicle when parked.  Debit and credit cards were used at various locations prior to being cancelled.

1:36 pm – Brazeau County – Hit and run – Complainant reports travelling north on Hwy 22 approximately 1 km north of Boston Pizza when they encountered an oncoming car who veered out of their lane.  Driver was a female approximately 45 years old, dark hair and glasses. 

2:06 pm – Drayton Valley, 43 Street – Fail to Stop – Members on patrol attempted to stop a vehicle speeding through school zone.  Vehicle fled away at a high rate of speed eventually hitting the ditch while turning on to the ring road.  Female arrested and found to be in possession of heroin and fentanyl.  Charged accordingly along with dangerous driving and operating an unregistered vehicle.

2:30 pm – Drayton Valley, 43 Avenue – Child welfare – Complainant reporting young female alone wearing only one boot and one shoe and a hoodie.  Members attended, childs father arrived shortly after.  Child had walked out of the house without fathers knowledge.

4:11 pm – Drayton Valley, McDonalds – Traffic Violation – Complainant reporting a reckless driver in a black Chevrolet truck with a skull and pink Harley Davidson sticker on the back window was driving recklessly, cut the complainant off and then sped away. 

5:09 PM – Brazeau county – Attempt theft of travel trailer – Complainant reported that someone attempted to steal their white 36 foot Keystone Sprinter Trailer.  Suspects attended in a dually and attempted to try and hook onto the trailer with negative results. 

6:25 pm – Drayton Valley – Assault – Complainant called to report an assault.  Complainant was uncooperative and refused to disclose the location of the assault.

January 29

4:39 am – Brazeau County – Suspicious vehicle  - complainant reporting a dark coloured Dodge Dakota in the middle of the road.  Male, bald wearing a face mask advised they were waiting for a cab, then walked away.

5:17 am – Brazeau County, RR 73 – Abandoned vehicle – Complainant reporting a dark small pickup truck hit the fence and is in the ditch. Member attended, no occupants were there upon arrival.  Registered owner contacted who advised they would remove the vehicle.

8:11 am – Drayton Valley, 52 Avenue – Theft from vehicle – Complainant reporting someone broke the drivers side window of their Ford F150 truck and stole some change. 

8:20 am – Drayton Valley, 55 Avenue – Municipal Bylaw – Complainant reporting a vehicle was parked in the bus hub in the parking lot of the school.  Member attended, vehicle was gone upon arrival.

9:32 am – Brazeau county, Hwy 621 – Break and Enter – Complainant reporting that their cabin and seacan were broken into sometime over the past weekend.  Several small items taken, Entry was made by kicking in the front door.

7:36 pm – Drayton Valley, Westview Manor – Assault – Complainant reported that there was a male walking around the apartment complex making loud noises and carrying a knife.  Male had pointed knife at complainant and threatened them.  Members attended and arrested male. 

9:38 pm – Drayton Valley, 49 Street – Assault – Members called to an assault in progress.  Members attended, suspect had left residence.  Suspect located in Entwistle.  Complainant would not provide statement and was uncooperative.

January 30

9:20 am – Drayton Valley, McDonalds – Hit and Run – Complainant reporting a hit and run to a wall mounted sign in the McDonalds Drive Thru.  Suspect vehicle is a red Ford truck.  Driver initially stopped and looked back then took off. 

11:53 am – Drayton Valley, WalMart – Trespassing – Complainant advised that two males and a female entered the store via the exit door for employees after the store was closed and walked around the store until discovered and escorted out.

12:52 pm – Drayton Valley, 47 Avenue – Stolen Licence Plate – Members on patrol observed a vehicle without a licence plate.  Member spoke with owner of vehicle who was unaware plate had been stolen.

8:45 pm – Drayton Valley, 55A Avenue – Traffic Complaint – Complainant reporting a Chevy Silverado doing donuts in the cul de sac.  Member attended location, vehicle not located.

8:49 pm – Drayton Valley, 51 Avenue – Suspicious person – Complainant reported a red Chevrolet Impala with a male inside smoking marijuana.

10:54 pm – Drayton Valley, 53 Avenue – Suspicious person – Complainant reporting a suspicious male with a bike and small trailer was speaking to another person, when they left a snare drum fell out of the trailer.

January 31

2:14 am – Drayton Valley, 44 Street – Suspicious vehicle- Complainant reporting a male has been parked in front of their place for past 20 minutes.  Suspect vehicle is a red Toyota SUV.  Members attended, vehicle had left, patrols made in the area, however vehicle not located.

6:53 am – Brazeau County – Theft of vehicle – Complainant reporting theft of grey 2001 Chrysler Sebring convertible.

Investigators are asking anyone who may have information regarding any of these unsolved occurrences, to contact Drayton Valley RCMP at 780-542-4456. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by internet at www.tipsubmit.com.  You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers, and if you provide information that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward. 

(Gary McKinnon) 






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