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Slave Lake, AB – During the week of December 22nd – 30th the Slave Lake RCMP received eighty-nine (89) calls to service. Of these calls, impaired operation of a motor vehicle, mischiefs, and assaults were the most prevalent. The following are a sample of some of these calls:
December 23rd, 2019 – Break & Enter
The RCMP were made aware of a residential break and enter in progress. Members attended and found two individuals inside the home. Both suspects were arrested and released on court documents. They are scheduled to appear in court February 5th, 2020.
December 24th, 2019 – Impaired Operation of a Motor Vehicle
The RCMP received a call about a motor vehicle in the ditch. Members attended and found the driver in the vehicle, unconscious but breathing. Members conducted an impaired investigation and the driver provided a breath sample which was over the legal limit. The driver was released on court documents and is scheduled to appear in court in the new year.
December 30th, 2019 – Vandalism
The RCMP received a report of vandalism at a financial institution in town. Members attended and photographed the vandalism which was in the form of words and vulgarities, written in chalk on the walls. The institution provided footage and the vandalism is currently being investigated.
December 30th, 2019
The RCMP received a report of an assault that occurred. Members attended and arrested the female suspect. She was taken back to the detachment to prevent the continuation of the offence and released without charges at the victim’s request.
During the week, that Slave Lake Detachment received 14 reports of individuals using unoccupied businesses to loiter / consume alcohol. The RCMP are reminding businesses to lock their doors to prevent these individuals from enter the premises. If the problem continues, providing these individuals with ban notices would allow the RCMP to charge and issue violation tickets under the Trespass to Property Act which carry a fine of $287.