A message regarding theft from vehicles

Columbia Valley RCMP detachment Staff Sergeant Marko Shehovac's RCMP report for the week of May 18.

Columbia Valley detachment continue to receive numerous reports of theft from unlocked vehicles.

Cpl. Simpson, who reviews many of the files and is frustrated with the numerous complaints and thefts that are easily avoided, wished me to pass on his personal message when he approached me and stated, “Tell your readers to lock their freagan’ doors.” I could tell he was quite emotional about this.

I tried to explain to Cpl. Simpson that he should look at this as job security.  Please lock your doors and do not keep valuables visible.

May 4

Columbia Valley detachment arrested a 42-year-old male from the Windermere area for obstruction when he provided a false name and ran from the police.  The male was arrested at his residence. A number of warrants were outstanding in Alberta that were serious enough to have the warrants extended to British Columbia.  The male was eventually transported to Cranbrook for arrangements for transport to Alberta.

May 7

Columbia Valley detachment received a report of mischief to a ’97 Green Dodge Caravan near Lake Auto.  The window was damaged along with the wipers and an antenna.

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a two-vehicle accident on 5th St. and 12th Ave.

A 2000 Ford pick-up driven by a 17-year-old female failed to yield to a 2002 Ford SUV driven by a 34-year-old female.  Both drivers reside in the Valley.  No injuries to the drivers or passengers.

The vehicles sustained a fair amount of damage.  The driver of the pick-up was charged with failure to yield as well as driving contrary to her driver’s licence restriction.

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a complaint of dine and dash at Copper City Saloon.

Three adult males from Alberta were spoken to by the police.  The tab was paid and no further action was necessary.

May 8

Columbia Valley detachment members checked a vehicle on the highway near Canal Flats.  The driver, a 38-year-old male from Salmon Arm, displayed signs of having consumed liquor.  An ASD demand was read and the driver blew a fail.  As a result the male’s driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and the ’97 Ford Taurus was impounded for 30 days.




Detachment update:

Two additional Members have recently qualified to operate the police boat which will allow the detachment to have the boat in the water more often.

The detachment will be using the seasonal policing overtime, which will allow officers on their day off to work on the lake.  It is also hoped that officers during their normal work hours will be able to put the boat in the water for a few hours during their shifts.

Boat safety equipment and operator licences will be the main concentration for the officers.




Rotary/RCMP youth Challenge

I have some bad news and some good news.  The bad news is, the detachment did not win the floor hockey championship this year. The good news is Strand’s team didn’t win.

The winner this year is “Reto’s Runts.”   We gave it a valiant try but we just were not there this year.

Issue with goal tending. Also the team is not passing to me as often as they should.