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Fines and vehicle seizures for drivers

Bonnyville RCMP weekly report
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BONNYVILLE - While on patrol on Dec. 23, an officer noted a driver sitting at a stop sign in Glendon. A vehicle stop was conducted and the driver was found to be a GDL driver.

"The driver provided a breath sample that registered a reading. A GDL driver must not register a reading on the approved screening device as there is a zero tolerance for GDL drivers - no alcohol at all," according to Sgt. Kimberly Hillier of Bonnyville RCMP.

As a result, the vehicle was seized for seven days, a $200 fine was levied, and the driver was given a 30-day licence suspension under provincial sanctions.  


A call to RCMP on Dec. 24 from someone who noted an intoxicated man was not able to get into his vehicle was received by RCMP. Members attended and detained a 63-year-old man from Bonnyville.

The man provided two samples of his breath and both resulted in "fail." The driver was subject to a 30-day vehicle seizure, 90-day license suspension and a $1,000 fine under provincial sanctions.

Theft from shed

On Dec. 22, Bonnyville RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a shed. A leaf blower and air compressor were reported to have been taken.

A neighbour's security camera showed a van in the area that was not known to the locals. The theft occurred on the 52nd block of 36 A street, in Bonnyville. Any information about the theft can be directed to the Bonnyville RCMP.


A report to RCMP on Christmas day resulted in pending charges against a man for assault, break and enter, and mischief.

While visiting a friend, the complainant reported being kicked and punched multiple times by a 48-year-old man, who then left in a taxi cab.

"Members attended the residence and obtained statements, which led to the arrest of a male from Bonnyville," according to Hillier. 


A Bonnyville hotel manager called RCMP on Dec. 26, saying two men were fighting in the back alley of the hotel with bear mace.

"Members attended and arrested one of the males, while the other was transported to hospital by EMS. A charge of assault with a weapon are pending against a 37- year-old man from Bonnyville," according to Hillier.


Mailboxes were again targeted in the area on Dec. 28. A complaint of three mailboxes being broken into in front of the Seniors' Centre in Bonnyville was received.

RCMP attended the scene and confirmed three boxes with forced entry. It is unknown if anything was stolen. The time of day of the break-in was also unknown. The post office has been notified, according to RCMP.

The damage and possible theft occurred at 4813 47th Ave in Bonnyville.

Phone charger

A call was received from the 7-Eleven store in Bonnyville stating a young man had stolen a phone charger on Dec. 31.

"Police attended and spoke with the complainant and obtained a description of the thief," according to Hillier. The suspect was later located near 46th St. and 50th Ave. The 18-year-old man from St. Paul was intoxicated and found to be on outstanding conditions.

"He was lodged until sober and released with a court date of Feb. 23," according to RCMP.