SANDRA M STANWAY
On Sept. 16th at 9:00 p.m., Brooks RCMP responded to a fatal workplace incident at an industrial building in the Brooks Industrial Area.
Police report that after the investigation it appears as if a 60-year-old Brooks man succumbed to his injuries after a fall.
“There does not appear to be anything criminal in nature and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety has assumed conduct of the investigation,” states a report.
Stabbing during party
An altercation between a group of males in a Brooks residence resulted in two men being stabbed and another receiving an injury that did not need medical attention.
On Sept. 17 at 4:30 a.m. police responded to a report of a stabbing at a residence in Brooks.
Although police did not report the location, it is believed to have been in the Sunnylea area.
Police reported that as a result of the altercation the two men who were stabbed were transported to Brooks Health Centre and treated for non-life threatening injuries and were later released.
A 22-year-old Brooks man has been charged with aggravated assault and the investigation is continuing to determine if further charges will be filed.
“This appears to be an isolated incident as the parties were known to each other,” states the release.
“No public safety concerns stem from it.”
B&E in progress leads
On Sept. 14 at 10:40 a.m. Brooks RCMP responded to a break and enter in progress at a Brooks residence after a man, later identified as Kevin Ramsdale, was seen entering the home through a plywood covered window.
Police attended and Ramsdale had fled. He was located nearby.
The 36-year-old has been charged with mischief, damage to property under $5,000, possession of break-in instruments, unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of weapon for dangerous purpose.
He was released from custody and is scheduled to appear in Brooks court on Oct. 11.
Stolen vehicle recovered
A Chevrolet Silverado that had been stolen from Strathmore in May was found in a Duchess alley on Sept. 12.
Brooks RCMP had received a tip from an observant Brooks resident that a pick-up truck that had been seen on camera stealing a construction heater from Cordon Electric Motors on Sept. 6 may have been parked in the alley.
Police attended and found the pick-up which had been spray painted and included a different licence plate in an attempt to conceal or disguise it.
It was determined to be the same vehicle that was stolen from Strathmore on May 14.
A 41-year-old Medicine Hat man was arrested on scene and will attend court at a later date.
The construction heater was not recovered and efforts to locate that continue.
“Brooks RCMP would like to thank the public’s assistance in locating this stolen vehicle and reporting their observations to police,” states a release.