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RCMP REPORT: Two people stabbed in dispute

Two people suffered life-threatening injuries following a stabbing over the weekend that resulted in a 34-year-old Edmonton man being charged.
Bonnyville RCMP Detachment SUMMER

BONNYVILLE - Two people suffered life-threatening injuries following a stabbing over the weekend. 

Both victims were transported to the Royal Alex Hospital after a fight on June 5 resulted in a stabbing. 

Christopher Podgorney, 34 of Edmonton, has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a weapon. 

He was released from custody on $1,000 no cash promise to pay with a court date in Bonnyville on June 20. 

Tools, hunting pack, hatchet stolen during break-in

A resident in Bonnyville is missing two drills, a battery charger, hunting pack, hatchet, and shears after a break-in to a garage.

The property owner called RCMP to report the items, which are valued at over $700, as stolen on May 30. 

Barricading themselves in

Officers attended a break-in in progress at a vacant building on June 1. 

The suspect, who was later identified as 37-year-old Ashley Klassen, had barricaded himself behind multiple barriers. 

Klassen was arrested and released on a $500 no cash promise to pay. He is scheduled to appear in court June 22. 

Boat and trailer stolen from yard in Moose Lake

On June 3, RCMP were notified that a boat and trailer had been stolen from the yard of a resident in the area of Moose Lake Model Developments. 

The 1997 Maxim motorboat with a blue cover, 200 hp mariner outboard motor, and EZ loader trailer have not been located. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact the Bonnyville RCMP detachment. 

Suspicious vehicle

A resident called police on June 6 to report a suspicious black F-150 with a First Nations male, approximately 50-years-old, driving in the area of Range Rd. 470 in Bonnyville. 

Officers conducted patrols for the vehicle, which bore Alberta license plate BZG2161, but were unable to locate the suspect. The vehicle was determined to be stolen.

Vehicle stolen near Hwy. 55

On June 9, a complainant attended the Bonnyville RCMP Detachment to report their 2009 grey Toyota Tacoma was stolen while parked just off of Hwy. 55. 

The vehicle, which was parked at the nearest crossroad of Range Rd. 451 near La Corey, remains outstanding. 

Break-in to unoccupied residence

Local police are investigating a break-in to an unoccupied residence. 

Sometime overnight on June 9, an unknown person broke the lock box and damaged the door of an unoccupied residence.

Nothing was stolen from the property located on 39 A St. near 41 Ave. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact RCMP. 

Police investigate impaired drivers

A woman recorded  a "caution" reading on her breathalyzer test on May 31 after she was reported as a possible impaired driver. 

A complainant called police about an impaired driver who just left the Bonnyville hospital area then returned before members arrived. 

Officers located the vehicle and driver and conducted a roadside screening.  The 'caution' means the 48-year-old North Battleford female is subject to provincial sanctions for a first offence. 

Officers patrolling on June 9  pulled over a vehicle being driven by a. 49-year-old male from Edmonton. The driver was determined to be a suspended driver. He  refused to comply with a breathalyzer demand. The male was processed under provincial sanctions and as a result had his vehicle towed, received a $1,000 fine, and a further license suspension. 

Meagan MacEachern, Bonnyville Nouvelle