Stettler RCMP observed a Stettler male on Buffalo Lake fishing from a small boat on Sat. May 6.
Stettler Fish and Wildlife confirmed that the fishing season is currently closed due to fish spawning, not opening until May 15.
The 33 yr. old male has been charged with offences related to impaired operation of a boat and will attend court in Stettler later this summer. Other offences included unsafe storage of firearms and other provincial statutes.
Stettler RCMP would like to remind the public that impaired driving laws pertain to boats, off highway vehicles and any other recrecreational vehicles.
Motorcycle Safety in May
RCMP Coronation Detachment is promoting motorcycle safety in the month of May to coincide with the 2017 Alberta Traffic Safety Calendar.
Police encourage riders to choose the right motorcycle for their skills and abilities, be familiar with your bike’s controls and gauges, and conduct pre-trip inspections.
In Alberta, operators and passengers of motorcycles are required by law to wear an approved helmet.
Motorcyclists are encouraged to dress for safety and the weather, and drive with defensive driving habits.
Other motorists are reminded to share the road with motorcycles, give them space and check your mirrors.
On Tuesday, May 2nd at approximately 7pm, Stettler EMS, Regional Fire Department and RCMP attended the scene involving a motorcycle east of the Erskine on Highway 12.
The motorcycle was travelling eastbound on Hwy 12, did not negotiate a curve in the highway and went into the ditch on the south side of the road, causing the motorcycle to flip.
Passing motorists noticed the motorcycle in the ditch and provided aid until emergency crews arrived.
The 57 year old male operator succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is still under investigation. At this time, it does not appear alcohol was a factor in this collision.
The name of the deceased is currently not being released.
Any witnesses to this collision are encouraged to contact the Stettler RCMP.
Copper wire theft
Killam RCMP are seeking assistance on a theft of copper wire from a business in Forestburg, Ab.
The theft occurred on April 24, between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. The suspect cut a hole in the chain link fence, entered the compound and proceeded to steal copper wire.
Call Cst. Travis Norton at the Killam RCMP 780-385-3509, or Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 or Crime Stoppers.
Killam RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Highway 13 near Range Road 152, east of Strome, Ab. on May 4.
Investigation determined that a west bound SUV with three occupants hit the ditch and rolled multiple times, coming to rest on a Canadian Pacific Rail line.
Train traffic on the CPR line was halted and traffic flow on Hwy 13 was down to one lane of travel during the investigation.
The driver of the SUV was wearing a seatbelt and sustained minor injuries. Two passengers, not wearing seatbelts were both ejected from the SUV. One passenger was declared dead at the scene and the other was flown by STARS to Edmonton with serious injuries.
Alcohol, road and weather conditions were not contributing factors in the collision.
The name of the deceased is not being released.