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

WATCH: Blackfalds Days Parade takes over community

Floats from all over central Alberta wows crowd

PHOTOS: Blackfalds Minor Baseball Tournament

Teams from all over the province squared off in Blackfalds

City of Lacombe, WCPS recognize teacher Steve Schultz for his recent Prime Minister’s Award

Schultz has pioneered student-led initiatives through the Ecovision Club and the URL Club

Alberta Education Minister Adriana LaGrange stops by Lacombe

LaGrange takes questions from Grade 6 students

City of Lacombe recognizes outstanding volunteers

City events rely heavily on volunteers

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

Cabinet is expected to announce its decision on the expansion of the Alberta-to-B.C. pipeline by Tuesday

Alberta Mountie found not guilty of dangerous driving causing pedestrian’s death

RCMP Const. Michelle Phillips also found not guilty of dangerous driving causing bodily harm

Three Albertans land ‘monster’ sturgeon in B.C.’s Fraser River

For angler who landed the exceptionally large sturgeon it was an ‘incredible dream come true’

Toronto Raptors and their diverse team celebrated worldwide

Team is made up of players from the U.S., Canada, Cameroon, the Republic of Congo, and Spain

Further murder charge laid after alleged targeted hits in two Alberta cities

Jimmy Truong, who is 27, has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting of Louie Angelo Mojica

Pot edibles, topicals and extracts to hit shelves no earlier than mid-December: Ottawa

Health Canada wrapped its public consultation on the draft rules for cannabis products in February

We the North: Delirious fans celebrate as Raptors win NBA title

Supporters from all over Canada cheer Toronto’s triumph

Excited, anxious fans prepare for Raptors to play in Game 6 of the NBA Finals

The Raptors currently lead the Warriors 3-2 in the best-of-seven series

Most Read