RCMP arrest man, 30, for threatening to bear spray a child riding a bike

The RCMP have arrested and charged a male after he allegedly threatened to bear spray a child who was riding a bike on 54 Street.

Clinton Roy Green, 30, is facing eight criminal charges in relation to this incident.  His charges include uttering threats, assault with a weapon, assault a police officer and resist arrest.  He remains in custody pending a bail hearing on May 12, 2020.

“While this child was not physically injured, we appreciate it was a scary situation for the child and the family nonetheless,” says Corporal Jeff Sehn of the Ponoka RCMP Detachment. “Incidents like this won’t be tolerated in our community, particularly at a time when citizens may feel vulnerable during this pandemic.”

On May 1 at 5 p.m., RCMP responded to a complaint that an adult male, who was observed carrying a large bottle of liquor, threatened a 6-year-old child.  The male was walking on the sidewalk, and the child was on a bike. Information obtained from witnesses indicates that a dog was growling and the male became agitated and threatened the child. 

The man ran into his nearby residence and remained inside until the RCMP obtained a warrant to enter the residence, located him, and arrested him.  The Police Dog Service was utilized to assist in the arrest of the non-compliant male.