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Ponoka RCMP lay charges following aggravated assault

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August 21, 2019

Ponoka RCMP lay charges following aggravated assault

 

Ponoka, Alta. – The RCMP arrested and laid charges against one male following an aggravated assault that occurred on August 13, 2019.

At 7:47 p.m., Ponoka RCMP responded to a 911 call that an assault had just occurred downtown in Ponoka.  RCMP members located the victim at a residence and launched an investigation.  The victim was suffering serious, but not life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

Witness statements were taken and a search warrant conducted at a residence revealed the suspect weapon and other evidence of the offence.

22-year-old Taylor Hart of Ponoka is charged with four criminal offences:

–      Aggravated assault

–      Assault with a weapon

–      Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

–      Fail to comply with a Recognizance

Hart was subject to a judicial interim release hearing.  He was remanded for a first court appearance on August 16, and remains remanded.  His next court date is August 23, 2019

The victim was a 29-year-old male from Ponoka.  The two subjects were known to each other and preliminary investigation indicates that this was not a random attack.

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Sawed off shotgun, drugs, weapons seized by police at Innisfail

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From Innisfail RCMP

Innisfail RCMP- Seize drugs and Firearm during a search warrant

Innisfail Detachment with the support of the General Investigation Sections from Innisfail and Blackfalds executed a search warrant in the town of Innisfail on the morning of February 15, 2020.
Quantities of cocaine, psilocybin (magic mushrooms), ecstasy (MDMA) and other unidentified drugs were seized along with a loaded sawed off shotgun (a prohibited weapon), sets of brass knuckles, ammunition and drug trafficking paraphernalia was seized.
A couple, both 41 years old from Innisfail have been charged. The female was home at the time and arrested and released by police. A male, August Baker from Innisfail is wanted on warrant.
This investigation was conducted by the Innisfail General Investigation Section with support from Blackfalds GIS, SCAN (Safe Communities and Neighbourhoods), and Innisfail Detachment.
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Red Deer Woman to be honoured for helping other women through her photographraphy

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From the Central Alberta Soroptimist Club

Central Alberta Soroptimist Celebrate International Women’s Day

Soroptimist International of Central Alberta is please to host their International Women’s Day Garden Party on Sunday, March 8 from 2 to 5 pm at the Penhold Memorial Hall in Penhold.  Tickets are $25.00 each and available on Eventbrite.  Our guest speaker will be Councillor Teresa Rilling from the Town of Sylvan Lake.

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Soroptimist International is a women’s organization that goes to great lengths to promote concerns, challenges and achievements of women everywhere. With the multiple award programs of the organization, deserving women and girls in the community are recognized and honoured.

“We are very pleased this year to present Ashley Jackson with our “Ruby Award: Women helping Women”, said Sherri Smith, of Soroptimist International.  Ashley Jackson Boudoir is a Red Deer portrait studio that focuses on female empowerment.  This award honours a woman that has worked to improve the lives of women and girls through their professional and volunteer work, and Ashley says that sums up her life’s goal in one magical sentence!

The club will also present the first “Live Your Dream Award” to Adra Mckenzie, a single mom of two boys from Lacombe.  She is enrolled at Burman University taking her Bachelors BioMedical Sciences with the intention of one day becoming a pharmacist.  The second “Live Your Dream Award” will be presented to Cheralee von Gunten, a single mom of four from Red Deer.  She is currently enrolled at Athabasca University taking her Bachelor of Arts in English and Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies.  She intents to pursue a career in writing, or in a field that contributes to addressing women’s issues.  The third “Live Your Dream Award” will be presented to Lindsey Steeves, a single mom of two from Eckville.  She is currently enrolled at Grant MacEwan University completing a Correctional Services Diploma.  Her goal is to obtain a career that will allow her to support her children and pursue a career within the Correctional System of Canada.

The Violet Richardson Award (for young girl volunteers) will be presented to Santera Ogles of Blackfalds, a Grade 10 student at Ecole Secondary Lacombe Composite High School.  Her volunteer effort include the Red Deer Regional Hospital, JS McCormisk School and fundraising projects for Safe Harbour.

For more information about the International Women’s Day Garden Party or Soroptimist International, call Sherri Smith at 403-391-7912 (cell) or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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