OnStar helps locate stolen truck in Ponoka

Ponoka RCMP files include the theft of a 5,000 kg transformer, plus other files

The activation of a stolen truck’s OnStar program helped locate it.

Ponoka RCMP stated that on Dec. 28 investigators converged on a residence on 52 Avenue in town where the stolen pickup was found.

“The vehicle had been stolen from a residence on Range Road 255 and upon leaving the residence in the stolen vehicle the suspects had sideswiped a trailer that was parked beside the truck,” say police.

OnStar was turned on and the truck was found. Police say the file is under investigation.

Learn More: Ponoka crime mapping tool allows public to notice trends

Transformer stolen

On Dec. 31 the Ponoka RCMP were called to investigate the theft of a transformer weighing 5,000 kg from a Fortis Alberta site. File currently under investigation.

Break and enter

On Dec. 31 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a complaint of a break and enter to the Ponoka Fertilizer.

The gate to the property was heavily damaged. File is currently under investigation.

No injuries in Christmas Day collision

On Dec. 25 the Ponoka RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on QE 2 at approximately 11:30a.m.

Two northbound vehicles were approximately 15 kms north of Ponoka when one vehicle lost control causing the vehicle to fishtail and swerve left and into the lane sideswiping a second vehicle. Upon impact the vehicle that initially lost control was pushed into the ditch. There were no injuries sustained.

If you have information, please call the Ponoka RCMP at 403-783-4472. If you want 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 to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest(s), you may be eligible for a cash reward.

Just Posted

First official speed skating competition held at Setters Place this weekend

More than 100 junior speed skaters from across Alberta competed in the Jeremy Wotherspoon Open

Get your healthy on

Healthy Living Expo promotes sustainable, innovative and healthy lifestyles

WATCH: Team Alberta visits Red Deer this weekend to prepare for Canada Winter Games

About 250 Team Alberta athletes toured venues and tested out facilities Saturday

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

PHOTO: Eyes turn to heavens to witness super blood wolf moon

These two photos show the lunar eclipse about 30 minutes apart from each other.

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Group challenges ruling for doctors to give referrals for services that clash with beliefs

A group of five Canadian doctors and three professional organizations is appealing

Major winter storm wreaks havoc on U.S. travel

Nearly 5,000 flights were cancelled Sunday around the country

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Most Read