Ponoka RCMP were dispatched to a report of a break and enter in progress on Township Road 434 in Ponoka, Alta on Friday, July 29.

The homeowner arrived home where they discovered at least two suspects in their yard and in their garage. The homeowner reported to police they were observing the suspects loading a truck with his personal property.

As police were en route, one of the suspects assaulted the homeowner with a weapon and fled the scene on foot. Wetaskiwin RCMP Police Dog Services attended but the suspect was not located. The second suspect sustained injuries in their attempt to flee and was arrested without incident. Investigation revealed that the truck being used by the suspects was reported stolen from the Edmonton Airport.

A 44-year-old male from Strathmore has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Theft Under $5,000
  • Possession of Break In Instruments

He was released on conditions to attend Ponoka Provincial Court on Sept. 9 of this year. 

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