Ponoka RCMP

Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property

Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property

Ponoka RCMP worked in conjunction with the Wetaskiwin and Maskwacis detachments

Ponoka RCMP help recover $50,000 worth of stolen property
The second vehicle involved in the Friday night collision had relatively minor damage to it, however, its airbags did deploy. The vehicle ended up in the southbound lane of Highway 2A. An RCMP collision analyst was on scene to determine the cause.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Head-on collision south of Ponoka closes Highway 2A lanes

Fire crews extricated one person with serious injuries

The second vehicle involved in the Friday night collision had relatively minor damage to it, however, its airbags did deploy. The vehicle ended up in the southbound lane of Highway 2A. An RCMP collision analyst was on scene to determine the cause.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

UPDATED: Man dies in collision near Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to a single vehicle collision on the QE2 south of Ponoka

STARS Air Ambulance was called to the scene of a single vehicle collision just after midnight on Thursday on the QE2 south of Ponoka. The cause of the incident is not known, however, crews were on the scene for several hours.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka

17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP are investigating the collision where a 17-year-old Ponoka County boy died

17-year-old dies in collision near Ponoka
The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

Pickup crashes through guardrail near Ponoka

It is believed there were minor injuries to the driver whose pickup ended up in the median

The driver of a pickup is believed to have suffered minor injuries Nov. 22 at 11 p.m. after his truck crashed through a guard rail and into the median. Emergency crews were called to the scene of the collision, which occurred on Highway QE2 just south of the Highway 53 Ponoka exit.                                Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files

Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files

Three Ponoka RCMP files: found bikes, a motorist flees police & stolen truck found

Ponoka RCMP search for owners of found bikes, plus rural police files
Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit

Police allege that Shimwell rammed a police cruiser

Ponoka’s Caleb Shimwell arrested after pursuit
Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted

Naked man arrested for impaired driving

The man allegedly fled the scene of a collision wearing only a sheet. Plus other Ponoka RCMP briefs

Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted
Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted

Naked man arrested for impaired driving

The man allegedly fled the scene of a collision wearing only a sheet. Plus other Ponoka RCMP briefs

Ponoka RCMP charged a man after allegedly fleeing the scene of a collision Nov. 10 wearing only a sheet. Police say the man was charged with impaired driving and was found about 50 feet from the collision in the trees naked except for the sheet. Photo submitted
Serious collision north of Ponoka

Serious collision north of Ponoka

Emergency crews were on scene of a serious collision north of Ponoka on Highway 2

Serious collision north of Ponoka
Hitting the ditch: Shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 5, this semi-trailer unit flipped onto its side after hitting the west ditch in the southbound lanes of the Highway 2 just north of Morningside. Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit members along with EMS and Ponoka County East District Fire units attended the scene. It isn’t know if the driver suffered any injuries and a cause of the incident is still being investigated. Travellers on the highway between Ponoka and Morningside should expect some delays as traffic is being restricted to one lane. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye

BREAKING: Semi truck hits ditch near Morningside, disrupts traffic on QEII

Emergency crews on scene of a single vehicle incident in the southbound lanes

Hitting the ditch: Shortly before 2 p.m. Oct. 5, this semi-trailer unit flipped onto its side after hitting the west ditch in the southbound lanes of the Highway 2 just north of Morningside. Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit members along with EMS and Ponoka County East District Fire units attended the scene. It isn’t know if the driver suffered any injuries and a cause of the incident is still being investigated. Travellers on the highway between Ponoka and Morningside should expect some delays as traffic is being restricted to one lane. Photo by Jeffrey Heyden-Kaye
Ponoka RCMP have charged a 30-year-old woman with the alleged theft of this rail maintenance truck while it was still being fueled up on Sunday afternoon. The hose was ripped off the pump and remained on the truck where it was located north of Ponoka.                                RCMP photo

Woman steals truck from Ponoka gas station while being fueled

Ponoka RCMP pursued and located the woman in a tree after several other incidents

Ponoka RCMP have charged a 30-year-old woman with the alleged theft of this rail maintenance truck while it was still being fueled up on Sunday afternoon. The hose was ripped off the pump and remained on the truck where it was located north of Ponoka.                                RCMP photo
Ponoka RCMP display the nine firearms seized after two men were arrested after an early morning chase on Sept. 18. At least seven of the weapons are believed to be stolen. Image: RCMP

Pair arrested in Ponoka with several weapons, face 98 charges

Two men nabbed after early morning suspicious vehicle reported, stolen weapons found

Ponoka RCMP display the nine firearms seized after two men were arrested after an early morning chase on Sept. 18. At least seven of the weapons are believed to be stolen. Image: RCMP
RCMP have arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ponoka man with several alleged property crimes. A search of a Ponoka property Sept. 12 recovered several items including ammunition and firearms, plus a snowmobile and trailer.                                RCMP photo

Suspicious activity links Ponoka man to property crimes

Ponoka RCMP conduct search warrant and recover several items including firearms and ammunition

RCMP have arrested and charged a 19-year-old Ponoka man with several alleged property crimes. A search of a Ponoka property Sept. 12 recovered several items including ammunition and firearms, plus a snowmobile and trailer.                                RCMP photo
First collision during first snowfall: Emergency crews were called to a rollover Thursday morning near the Highway 2 and Highway 53 interchange. With the first snowfall of the season some of the area highways were slippery. It is believed there were minor injuries in this incident.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka crews called to rollover

Cruise control may have been a factor in this incident, with thankfully minor injuries.

First collision during first snowfall: Emergency crews were called to a rollover Thursday morning near the Highway 2 and Highway 53 interchange. With the first snowfall of the season some of the area highways were slippery. It is believed there were minor injuries in this incident.                                Photo submitted
Ponoka RCMP on lookout for suspicious activity in rural area

Ponoka RCMP on lookout for suspicious activity in rural area

Police looking for man driving a stolen cube van with Edmonton Fast Freight Service Friday morning

  • Sep 7, 2018
Ponoka RCMP on lookout for suspicious activity in rural area
This smashed windshield was submitted by the owner who was called to their car after a man allegedly smashed it in and then set a shed on fire on Aug. 13.                                Photo submitted

Ponoka RCMP arrest man after setting shed on fire

The man used an axe to destroy a shed before setting it on fire

This smashed windshield was submitted by the owner who was called to their car after a man allegedly smashed it in and then set a shed on fire on Aug. 13.                                Photo submitted
Ponoka RCMP seek two arrest warrants after an armed robbery with a knife at Hammy’s Liquor on Aug. 11. One of the three suspects was arrested and identified by Maskwacis RCMP in an unrelated matter. Google Maps photo

UPDATE: Warrants issued – Ponoka RCMP seek arrest warrants in Hammy’s Liquor armed robbery

The armed robbery occurred with a knife on Aug. 11 and one suspect was caught shortly after

Ponoka RCMP seek two arrest warrants after an armed robbery with a knife at Hammy’s Liquor on Aug. 11. One of the three suspects was arrested and identified by Maskwacis RCMP in an unrelated matter. Google Maps photo
Ponoka RCMP arrest man on weapons charges

Ponoka RCMP arrest man on weapons charges

Man taken into custody, facing eight charges after being found unresponsive near rural home

Ponoka RCMP arrest man on weapons charges

UPDATE – Located: Ponoka RCMP ask for assistance locating missing First Nations man

Police say Clayton Paul Gopher, 33, went missing from the Centennial Centre July 7