RCMP Report (October 31)

Police files from the Columbia Valley detachment for the week of October 19 to 25.

There were 60 calls for police service between Friday, October 19 and Thursday, October 25.

On October 20 at approximately 10:55 p.m., Columbia Valley RCMP were in Radium Hot Springs and noted a dark coloured pickup truck pull out of a parking lot at a high rate of speed. The vehicle did not stop for two stop signs. then mildly went into a fish tale when making a turn. The lone driver was stopped and identified, and advised police they had consumed about three or four drinks. RCMP noted the driver had glossy eyes and an odour of liquor of their breath. The Approved Screening Device (ASD) demand was read and the driver provided a sample, which read a fail. The driver has been charged with impaired driving and over 0.08.

On October 20, it was reported to the Columbia Valley RCMP that a seasonal residence was broken into in the Indian Beach Estates area sometime between October 13 and 20, and damage was sustained.  Any new information about this case can be relayed to the Columbia Valley Detachment quoting file 2012-2732.

On October 21 at approximately 1:30 a.m., members of the Columbia Valley detachment were walking amongst people outside Bud’s Bar in Invermere.  A subject well-known to police and connected to a problematic group of people  in the area was in front of the bar. The officers knew this individual is under a condition of no alcohol consumption.  The subject had red eyes and admitted to having consumed alcoholic beverages and was subsequently arrested. Charges have been forwarded for Crown Council’s decision.

On October 22, it was reported to the Columbia Valley RCMP that there was a theft of tools (approximate value $400) and a SIRIUS radio receiver from trucks parked at the residence in the Holland Creek Estates area.

On October 22, a timber stamping hammer was found on a landing near Steamboat Lake. The number on one side of the hammer is 462-8773 and on the other side is the word MIDAN , added to CPIC with the stamp imprint EY7 151. The hammer is presently at the Columbia Valley detachment and will remain here for 90 days.

On October 20 at 2:25 a.m., Columbia Valley RCMP were on patrol in Invermere along the downtown strip.  Members noted a truck drive by them on 7th Avenue and approach the intersection at 9th Street. The vehicle had a burnt-out taillight on the passenger side. A traffic stop was conducted to notify the driver and members noticed the driver had glossy eyes and an odour of liquor on their breath. The driver admitted to having a “few drinks”. The investigating officer formed the reasonable suspicion that the driver had liquor in his body and was driving a motor vehicle. The ASD demand was read, understood and the driver stated they would provide a sample, which resulted in a warn. The officer explained the right to a second test and that the lower result prevailed. The driver understood and requested the second test. The result was a warn. The three-day Immediate Roadside Prohibition was issued. The drivers’ licence was seized and the vehicle was impounded for three days to prevent continuation.