County of Wetaskiwin council heard about a commercial truck that was alleged to be 20 tons overweight and traveling down a municipal road. The report was made by Assistant CAO Jeff Chipley in his regular enforcement services report at the regular council meeting Jan. 28.
“On a monthly basis, Administration provides Council with a reporting of the various developments and occurrences that have occurred within the Protective Services Department of the County of Wetaskiwin,” stated the report.
“In order to keep Council informed and apprised of the details surrounding enforcement, animal control, and community protection throughout the County of Wetaskiwin, the following Protective Services Reports have been provided for review by Council: Community Peace Officer Occurrence Report for December 2019, Community Peace Officer Patrol Report for December 2019, Animal Control Report 2019 and Bylaw Enforcement Report 2019.
“Some of the highlights of incidents that were dealt with by the Community Peace Officers (CPOs) of the County of Wetaskiwin in the month of December were as follows:
“A CPO responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian collision on Highway 795 in Division 4. The pedestrian was struck at high speed while assisting another motorist. The CPO assisted with the patient until EMS arrived on scene, then maintained road closures. The pedestrian was without vital signs upon arrival and was pronounced deceased at hospital.
“Protective Services received a request for patrols in Division 1 following a theft of firearms and Off Highway Vehicles (OHVs) from a rural property. Patrols were made over several days with no further activity observed or reported. CPOs contacted the resident to inform them that the individuals responsible for the recent thefts had been apprehended.
“While on patrol in Division 1, a CPO stopped a commercial vehicle hauling a large excavator from Maskwacis to Camrose via Range Road 240. The vehicle was found to be almost ten (10) tons overweight and had no authorization to be on County Roads. The driver was charged.
“A CPO conducted a traffic stop in Division 5 with a vehicle traveling at night without any headlights or taillights. The driver failed to immediately stop and drove well into a secluded yard. The male was found operating while suspended in Alberta. A summons was issued and the vehicle was seized for thirty (30) days.
“The Protective Services Department participated in numerous charitable events over the holiday season, including the Wetaskiwin Charity Check Stop, Millet Food Bank Drive/Light up the Tree Event, and the Canadian Pacific (CP) Railway Holiday Train. These events raise several thousand dollars for worthy charitable organizations that help those in need during all times of the year within the County of Wetaskiwin and beyond.”