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BONNYVILLE RCMP REPORT: Impaired driving charges laid

Police report for Oct. 2 to Oct. 8
Bonnyville RCMP Report
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While conducting patrols on Oct. 2, Bonnyville RCMP noticed a suspicious vehicle travelling without taillights along 54th Ave. in Bonnyville. The vehicle turned into a field and travelled onto the Iron Horse Trail.  

An investigation led to arrest of a 24-year-old man from Bonnyville after he blew a fail on the approved screening device. The man was arrested for impaired operation, operation over 80, as well as driving with an expired license, according to RCMP. 

The following day, local RCMP also responded to a possibly impaired female in a vehicle parked at the corner of Range Rd. 620 and TWP 453.  

RCMP located a black Ford Focus with a lone female occupant. The female failed a Mandatory Alcohol Screening Demand. 

The woman was brought back to the detachment and provided samples over the legal limit. The driver was arrested for impaired driving. She was released and is set to appear in court on Nov. 17. 

Then, on Oct. 8 RCMP received a report of an intoxicated man in his vehicle in the parking lot of 4912 37 St. in Bonnyville. Officers attended the parking lot and located the man inside his vehicle. 

The 25-year-old man from Frog Lake failed an approved screening device, and he was brought back to the Bonnyville RCMP detachment. At the detachment, the man refused to provide a breath sample. He was charged with refusal and will appear in court in Bonnyville. 

Active Crime Scene 

A 49-year-old man was arrested and is facing drug charges related to possession for the purpose of trafficking, after driving his car through an active crime scene on Oct. 3. 

Dennis Budenski, of Bonnyville, was arrested after he drove his car through police caution tape into an active crime scene of a serious assault, according to RCMP. The incident occurred at about 6:30 a.m. Budenski was arrested for breaching his conditions of being outside of his home during his curfew. 

During a search, members located a bag of methamphetamine, containing about 10 grams of the drug. He was arrested for possession for the purpose of trafficking and was remanded into custody. 

Break-in at convenience store 

On Oct. 4, RCMP responded to an alarm at Eagle Landing Convenience in Kehewin. Police attended and found a window broken at the business. 

Video footage revealed a suspect could be seen breaking the window and stealing about 10 bags of chips. Members attended a nearby house and arrested 24-year-old Douglas John. 

He was released on $2,000 no cash bail by a Justice of the Peace. 

Prohibited driver 

A 27-year-old man was arrested for driving while prohibited, and was also faces drug possession and trafficking charges. 

On Oct. 4, RCMP received a report of a prohibited driver traveling in Bonnyville. Police located the suspect vehicle and found the driver, Travis Gordon, to be prohibited from driving Canada-wide, according to RCMP. 

He was arrested, and during a search of the vehicle police located what is believed to be methamphetamine. Gordon was charged with possession of methamphetamine for the purpose of trafficking, operation while prohibited, possession schedule 1 cocaine, driving an uninsured motor vehicle on the highway, and failing to comply with a release order. 

He is remanded into custody until Oct. 20. 

Possible mailbox theft 

Bonnyville RCMP received a report of mailboxes possibly being broken into at 4302 47th Ave., on Oct. 5. A Canada Post employee reported the incident to RCMP. 

It appeared that someone had attempted to pry open one of the mailboxes. RCMP are unsure if any mail was taken, but would like the public to report any information they may have regarding the incident. 

Stolen items 

A camper was reportedly broken into some time in the two weeks prior to Oct. 2. A 2016 Red Honda 50cc dirt bike, a TV, a stereo, fuel and a battery were stolen. RCMP continues to investigate and any information on the location of these items can be reported to Bonnyville RCMP or Crime Stoppers. 


RCMP is looking for information regarding a bucket attachment stolen from a Bobcat at a construction site. 

On Oct. 6, RCMP received the report of the stolen item. A construction crew from outside the area had left the piece of equipment in an area where they were working and when they went to retrieve it the next day it had been stolen.  

The equipment was taken from the corner of TWP 594 and RR 84. The bucket is valued over $1,500. Anyone with information can contact RCMP or Crime Stoppers.