RCMP Report (August 8)

Police files from the Columbia Valley RCMP detachment.

July 27

The Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of theft of two side-by-side ATVs stolen from a residence at Panorama. One is a Polaris Razor 9’ by 4.5’, 800 CC, red in colour with Mag tires. This ATV has a winter kit and a fully enclosed system. A winch is also on this ATV. The second ATV is described as a Polaris Raxor, silver in colour with red, black and white colouring — also a 800 CC with Mag tires.

At 4:15 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment responded to assist BC Ambulance in regards to a call about a male who was having a bad reaction to drugs taken. A friend with the 24-year-old male later advised the police his friend had taken some chemical type drug. The male began acting irrationally and, prior to the ambulance and police arriving, the male jumped from the upper deck of the pool and landed on cement from a height of approximately 20 feet. The male suffered multiple internal injuries, the most serious being a head injury.  The male from Sherwood Park was stabilized at Invermere & District Hospital and flown to Calgary Foothills Hospital. His condition is serious.

Later that evening at 11:50 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment observed a speeding vehicle near 7th Avenue and 14th Street. The 2007 Chevrolet pickup driven by a 20-year-old male from Invermere was stopped and displayed signs of impairment. An ASD demand was read at which time the male blew a fail. The male’s driver’s licence was suspended and the vehicle impounded.

July 28

The Columbia Valley detachment responded to a complaint of a 2005 Pontiac Grand Am in the ditch near Forsters Landing Road on Horsethief Creek Road. The driver, a 49-year-old male from Radium was located. His driver’s licence was suspended for two hours and his vehicle was impounded for 24 hours. The male was also given a ticket for speed relative to road conditions.

July 29

At 3:17 a.m., a Columbia Valley detachment member observed a vehicle speeding in the area of Laurier Road. The ‘97 Acura driven by a 23-year-old male from Calgary was stopped on Athalmer and Sarah Road.  The driver displayed symptoms of drinking and an ASD demand was read. The male refused the test. His licence was suspended and his vehicle was impounded for 30 days. The driver was also charged for driving without insurance.

A wallet was stolen out of vehicle while parked at Kinsmen Beach.  The doors were locked, however, the windows were down enough for someone to reach in and unlock the door. Keep your valuable items out of sight. Better to secure them in the trunk.

Two quads were reported stolen in the area of Galena School Road in Spillimacheen. One is a green Bombardier 400 and the other a red Yamaha. With the good weather, our thieves are driving about and valuable items such as the ATVs and quads reported are easy prey.

At 10:37 p.m., the Columbia Valley detachment members responded to a report of two males prowling in the area of houses near Eacrett Road. Patrols by the police were negative.

July 30

At 1:30 a.m., Columbia Valley detachment members responded to an accident involving a 2006 Dodge Caravan van driven by a 33-year-old female from Canal Flats and a semi-trailer truck driven by a 57-year-old male from Radium. The semi had entered the highway from Burns Avenue in Canal Flats to travel northbound. The van was southbound and entered into the path of the semi. Fortunately, the semi driver was able to reduce his speed. The 33-year-old female was found to show signs of being impaired. At the detachment, a breath demand was read at which time the female blew over .08.  The driver is charged with driver over .08 and impaired driving with a court date set for October 9.