In the first week of the year for the Unity, Wilkie and Macklin RCMP reported one impaired driving charge, fuel theft and a vehicle fire.
During a traffic stop in Unity, a 48-year-old man from Sylvan Lake, Alberta was charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle. Meanwhile in Macklin, officers responded to a complaint of theft of fuel from a local gas station and also attended a vehicle fire north of Macklin on Highway 17. The fire was extinguished by the Macklin Fire Department and both instances are still under investigation.
Additionally, between the three detachments, there was a total of 12 false 911 calls.
Other calls for service for the area included:
• RCMP received a complaint of a muskrat in a residence backyard. Members contacted the complainant who stated the animal had been dealt with by a family member.
• CN Police reported a railway crossing malfunction near Senlac. Reported for information purposes.
• A 72-hour roadside suspension was issued to a vehicle driver during a traffic stop.
• RCMP attended the sudden death of a 59-year-old female from the Wilkie area. The death was not suspicious in nature.
• Members assisted Emergency Medical Services with a patient.
• Police received a report of breach of peace but there was insufficient evidence to proceed.
• RCMP received a report of a missing person. Members located the subject of complaint.
• There were also two false 911 calls and three false alarms.
• RCMP received a complaint of harassing communications. Members contacted the subject of complaint and issued a verbal warning.
• Police received a report of a single vehicle collision in Macklin. There were no injuries and no charges were laid.
• An individual turned in a wallet that was located on a roadway.