Ducks stolen days before annual Memorial Gardens release

(Herald file photo)

The Prince Albert Police Service (PAPS) responded to 360 calls this weekend, including a theft, an impaired driver and hit and runs.

On Saturday night, live ducks were stolen from the 1600 block of 17th Street West, which is near St. Michael Community School.

A news release said someone also broke off a faucet in the courtyard and caused flooding.

Children were supposed to release the ducks in the Memorial Gardens later this week for the annual event, where the kids raise the ducks right from infancy before letting them go when they’re old enough.

Officers are still investigating.

Police also arrested a 20-year-old man for impaired driving on Saturday night.

Just before midnight, the vehicle ran into a power pole on 7th Street East, knocking out power for some residents in the area.

Then, on Sunday evening, police charged a 13-year-old boy in connection with two hit and runs.

On the corner of 28th Street East and 2nd Avenue West, a front-end loader ran into a retaining wall in front of a business, causing “extensive damage.”

It was also involved in an incident on Riverside Drive, damaging a parked car.

Police then followed the loader to a business on the 3800 block of 5th Avenue East–near P.A. Fine Foods & Distributors–a few minutes later.

The boy is scheduled to appear in Prince Albert Provincial Court on Wednesday.

Out of the 56 arrests police made between Friday night and Monday morning, 37 were for intoxication.