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BONNYVILLE RCMP report: Man asking RCMP for a lift leads them to abandoned car he was driving

Bonnyville RCMP report
Bonnyville RCMP Report

BONNYVILLE – A man looking for a ride from Bonnyville RCMP led them to a stolen car.  

On Nov. 11, a male stopped members in Kehewin asking for a ride and mentioned there was a vehicle in the ditch up the road.  

“Through investigation, the members determined that the male had been the one in possession of the vehicle, which was found to be stolen,” detailed Bonnyville Sgt. Kim Hillier.   

The 27-year-old from Goodfish Lake was arrested and released on documents for court in Bonnyville on Jan. 26.  

Man wanted on outstanding warrants arrested  

When local RCMP members attended a house looking for a wanted man, they were greeted by someone in the residence running up the stairs yelling ‘cops.’  

After securing a special warrant to enter the residents, officers from Bonnyville and the Lakeland Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) located 40-year-old Darryl Fontaine hiding under a mattress.   

He was arrested for resisting an arrest and obstruction. He was also the subject of outstanding warrants.  

Fontaine was taken before a Justice of the Peace, who released him on a $500 promise to pay with no conditions.  

He’s required to attend Bonnyville Provincial Court on Dec. 1.  

RCMP receive call of intoxicated women  

There was a 911 report concerning a female at the Red Apple store in town that smelled like she was intoxicated.   

According to Hillier, police were already looking for the suspect as there had been complaints about her condition and driving.   

Members attended and located a 33-year-old woman from Lac La Biche who was displaying multiple signs of impairment.   

When she supplied breath samples, she blew over the legal limit.   

She’s scheduled to appear in Bonnyville Provincial Court on Dec. 22.  

Suspected drunk driver arrested  

A complaint was received on Nov. 15 of a suspect driving a burgundy Ford Escape with no license plate while intoxicated and drinking beer.  

When members located the vehicle, the driver gave samples over the legal limit.  

The 50-year-old male from Kehewin was arrested, the vehicle was towed, and a suspension was issued as well as tickets issued for no insurance.  

The driver was charged with impaired operation and impaired over .08.  

He was later released for a court date in Bonnyville.   

Vintage telephone taken

Bonnyville RCMP received a report of a break and enter that occurred at a rural property on Hwy. 55 west near Rge Rd. 474 on Nov. 14.  

The break and enter occurred 12:12 p.m. on Nov. 7, according to the victims' security cameras.  

“The complaint was able to see on his security cameras two males who drove up to the residence on a white Dodge truck with cardboard or wood covering the rear passenger side window,” Hillier detailed. “The passenger was carrying a rifle and after getting out of the truck, went into the complainant's residence.”  

All of the rooms in the house were ransacked and it appeared the suspects were looking for something in particular. During their time ransacking, the suspects stole a vintage telephone, which is estimated to cost roughly $2,000.  

Any information can be provided to the Bonnyville RCMP at 780-343-7200 or through Crime Stoppers.  

Traffic stop finds a man on Canada wide driving probation  

After observing a man driving with no seatbelt, a traffic stop finds a man on a Canada-wide driving prohibition.  

Kevin Morfitt, 57, of Hay River, NT was on a five-year prohibition when RCMP members pulled him over on Nov. 15.  

Morfitt was arrested and released on an appearance notice for Dec. 22.  

Tribal Chief Child and Family Services building broke into  

Bonnyville RCMP is looking into a report received on Nov. 13 of the Tribal Chief Child and Family Services building being broken into.  

“Suspects are unknown at this time,” Hillier noted. “Any information can be reported to the Bonnyville RCMP or to Crime Stoppers.”  

Truck Zone reports failed theft  

“An employee from Truck Zone called to report that overnight one of the trucks in their yard had been broken into and culprits attempted to steal it but were unsuccessful,” Hillier explained. “Video cameras in the area are being reviewed for possible evidence.”  

License plate was stolen  

RCMP received a report of a license plate that had been stolen and replaced with a stolen one on Nov. 9.  

“The complainant didn’t realize her license plate was stolen until she received a photo radar ticket in the mail,” Hillier said. “The recovered plate had been swapped out and was stolen from the Three Hills area.”   

Robynne Henry, Bonnyville Nouvelle