The front doors of Sport Chek at 5001 19th St. in Red Deer were struck by a truck Sunday evening.

It was a weekend of crash and smash in Red Deer

One incident knocked out power downtown overnight

Red Deer RCMP officers were busy on the weekend dealing with three unusual and unrelated vehicle collision incidents.

One collision knocked out power overnight for some residents, another one damaged the entrance of store, and a third one involved another store’s front door backed in so thieves could gain access and make off with goods.

Red Deer RCMP said in a statement on Monday that police were called to the area of 48th Avenue, between 53rd and 54th Streets, shortly after 11 p.m. on Saturday after a mini-van struck a power pole and several parked vehicles.

The collision resulted in parts of the downtown core being without electricity until Sunday morning. The driver of the van, a 42-year-old Red Deer man, was trapped in his vehicle for approximately 20 minutes while emergency crews removed the power pole.

He was taken to hospital for examination but did not suffer any serious injuries. RCMP continue to investigate. Charges have not been laid at this time.

In the other collision, police were called to the Sport Chek at 5001 19th Street shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday after a white Dodge Ram truck struck the store, smashing through a window near the entrance.

City of Red Deer Emergency Services attended and checked the driver, age 53, for injuries before releasing him. As a result of the investigation, the driver was issued a 24-hour roadside suspension and charged with careless driving. No one was injured.

A 4:45 a.m. on Monday, RCMP responded to break-in attempt after a white Ford truck backed into the front door at Moores The Suit People, located at 6320 50th Ave. The suspects stole some clothing from the store and departed before police officers arrived. RCMP continue to investigate.

If you have information about any of these incidents, contact Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report it online at

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