Accidents and golf fights keeps RCMP busy

Columbia Valley RCMP staff-sergeant Marko Shehovac's RCMP report for the week of June 1.

May 19

Columbia Valley detachment received a complaint of assault that happened at the Riverside Golf Course in Fairmont. A group in front were asked if others could play through.  This resulted in an argument and one male assaulting another.  The victim is a 56-year-old male from St. Albert, Alberta and the male being investigated for the assault is a 32-year-old male from Vancouver.

May 21

As a result of checking a vehicle in the 1300 block of 13th Ave., a 30-year-old male displayed signs of having consumed alcohol. An ASD demand was made and the male blew a fail.  His driver’s licence was suspended for 90 days and his ’93 Ford was impounded for 30 days.

An intoxicated male refusing to leave the area and causing a disturbance by making threats and yelling resulted in the police attending the scene. On arrival, it was learned the male had fled the scene. A search of the area failed to locate the male.

Police attended a two-vehicle accident on Hilltop Rd. in Windermere.  A blue 2009 Ford Flex driven by a 24-year- old male from Calgary lost control and collided with a parked Ford F150.  The male received some injuries and was taken to the hospital. Police attended the hospital and noted that the male had been drinking.  The male was given a 90 day driving prohibition. This same male just prior to this accident had entered a residence in the 1000 block Baltac Rd. in Windermere appearing confused.  The owner of the home escorted the male out of the house.

Columbia Valley detachment responded to a two-vehicle accident at the corner of Timbermount Rd. and Timber Heights Rd. A 50-year-old driver of a 2003 Nissan was turning left when an ’86 Toyota driven by a 19-year-old male from Invermere began to pass the Nissan, striking it as the vehicle was making a left turn.  The driver of the Toyota was charged with passing left when unsafe.

May 22

Police attended the Lakeshore Resort Campground and assisted staff in evicting a group of campers.

A 2004 BMW was checked in the Dry Gulch area for speeding.  The 31-year-old driver from Kelowna displayed signs of having consumed liquor and was given an ASD demand and he blew a fail.  His licence was prohibited for 90 days and his vehicle impounded for 30 days.

Detachment Open House

I would like to thank all those that attended the open house. Our thanks to the Windermere and District Lions club and Tim Hortons for sponsoring this event.  The Lions club hosted the beef-on-a-bun dinner and I believe they fed about 100 people.  Tim Hortons provided the coffee and treats along with some Tim Horton bears to give away to the kids.  We estimated approximately 130 people attended the event.

Our thanks also to all the grade three classes in the Valley who drew all the pictures that were posted throughout the detachment.  We also appreciate all the detachment volunteers who assisted with the open house.  Unfortunately, due to a couple of ongoing emergencies  at the same time, we were unable to open up the main office area as it was being used.  Our volunteers and Lions club members did double duty. Cpl. Sullivan and his dog Rambo were a big hit.  Kids got to pet Rambo. Thanks to his demeanor that day, no civil law suits for biting anyone.  The kids however seemed to be more interested in the cell block area and the machines we had in the back parking lot.  Although busy that day, my thanks to those officers that took the time to come out and mingle with the people.  Finally, to those parents and grandparents that came with kids, thanks for not leaving them behind.